(said your mom)
Ritz-Carlton has just unveiled The Cake. The hotel brand doesn’t even need a more specific name than that, because this new chocolate-orange cake is now the signature confection for the brand.
Eating a meal, any meal, reliably makes an animal, any animal, calmer and more lethargic. This means humans, too. Hunger makes animals alert and irritable, which explains why couples always fight about where to eat dinner. This emotional response encourages the animals to find food.
But all this is only in the broadest, most primal “eating = good, not eating = bad” way. The details of the relationship between foods and moods end up being a little contradictory and a lot complicated.
What we tend to think of as “emotional eating” is a specific kind of eating and a specific kind of emotion—eating sugary, fatty, carb-y, unhealthy foods as a coping mechanism for feeling upset. In reality, “emotional eating” is a much broader term.
“We eat for a variety of different emotions and we eat in a variety of different circumstances which are in turn connected with emotions,” Meryl Gardner, a marketing professor at the University of Delaware, says.
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Scrubby. 2006. Photo from a hoarding situation: original owners took him to a country vet because he had fly eggs growing in his neck. (Gross.) They never followed up on his aftercare, and his stint got infected. Kalamazoo Animal Rescue pulled over 40 kittens from that house. I fostered him, and he peed his way into my heart. #tbt #cat #catsofinstagram #adopt (at Scrubby’s Rafter House)
Tough day. Falls asleep while playing with her fish. #cats #catsofinstagram (at Scrubby’s Rafter House)
Now take this list to your favorite dive bar, enjoy reading it over a shot and a beer and maybe make plans to visit one of the 13 dives we included this year.
Maybe dive bars mean something else to other people? I know that I’m no longer a resident of Chicago, but I don’t agree with this list at all.
My dear friend Steve Browne testified on Capitol Hill, today, about something that is very important. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a proposed rule that will change the policies governing union elections.
Here’s an overview of the story. Here’s a link to the current election process and the proposed changes.
Reasonable people can have reasonable disagreements about unions; however, reasonable HR people should read more about the proposed changes before they pick a side. Not all unions are bad. (Just like not all CEOs hate their employees.) And you can be a strategic HR business partner and see the value in streamlining and improving the complicated and burdensome election process.
I’ve said for a very long time that HR sits at the intersection of work, power, politics and money. Steve’s appearance in DC confirms the important role of HR. I would hate to have some human resources generalist blow it—and try to appear strategic by siding with her CEO—just because she’s too afraid (or too lazy) to research an issue and develop an informed opinion of her own.
Steve worked hard to gain the knowledge he needed to testify before a subcommittee. It would be nice to see you honor his work by studying up on this issue before you offer an opinion.
Was going to make Ken a heart-shaped cake … in 1999. That never happened. But Molly likes the pan. #cats #catsofinstagram (at Scrubby’s Rafter House)
Sacked out. #cats #catsofinstagram (at Scrubby’s Rafter House)