Some surprises. Like what organic food does to your judgment.
Organic foods may make you less generous. In a study published in Social Psychology and Personality Science, Kendall J. Eskine had people look at organic foods, comfort foods or a group of control foods. Those who viewed organic foods subsequently volunteered less time to help a needy stranger and they judged moral transgressions more harshly. ...David Brooks, NYT
And this weird discovery:
High unemployment rates may not hurt Democratic incumbents as much. In the American Political Science Review, John R. Wright looked at 175 midterm gubernatorial elections and four presidential elections between 1994 and 2010. Other things being equal, high unemployment rates benefit the Democratic Party. The effect is highest when Republicans are the incumbents, but even when the incumbent is a Democrat, high unemployment rates still benefit Democratic candidates. ...David Brooks, NYT
Gee, I wouldn't want to leave out this news about Democrats.
A new PPP poll shows that 44 percent of American voters believe Santa Claus is a Democrat, compared to only 28 who believe he is a Republican, and the remainder who didn't feel like dignifying that with a response. ...Daily Intel
This part is important though. Santa does commute using a "carbon-neutral magic reindeer sleigh."