Tag: health

Mindful Chocolate and Other Adventures in Olfaction

By Ellen Langer, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, author, widely regarded as founder of the academic field of mindfulness Many of us may know that the perception of scent (olfaction) is 85% of flavor perception. When we have a stuffy nose, food simply loses some of its appeal. As Ausiello and Edwards write in […]

In Hotels, Health and Spas Equals Wealth

By: Andrea Foster & Jenna Finkelstein Business is back for hotels across the United States with occupancy levels surpassing long-run averages and hotels raising room rates more aggressively. According to PKF Hospitality Research (PKF-HR)’s forecast, occupancy is estimated to be above the long-run average in 49 of the 55 U.S. markets they track, 14 of […]