As I was sitting at my desk with dark clouds and rain pouring outside, the only topic that motivated me to write was the effects of sunshine on behavior. Where I live is still deciding whether or not to make the switch to summer and I recently found
- We are nicer on sunny days. People pay others higher tips and are more willing to take surveys on sunny days.
- College admissions favor socially strong students on sunny days and academically strong students on cloudy days.
- The stock market is 3x’s more likely to go up on the days it is sunny in the city of the exchange.
- Lottery ticket sales increase on cloudy days because the poorer moods associated with bad weather decrease self-control and people are more willing to give into temptation.
- On cloudy days people consume more chocolate and comfort foods as an attempt to improve one’s mood.
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I love the sun! There is clearly substantial research that proves the benefits it has on our moods. Thus, I encourage anyone who is blessed with the sun today and the ability to read to go outside and read a book to give yourself a mood boost!
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We should all move to Arizona. Seriously. It's sunny 95% of the time. When I'm there, so many people tell me they moved there because they were so much happier when they came to visit. I can see why.
El Monte Dentist said
I do find ppl in a better mood during sunny days, for what's it worth, clients tend to be nicer on a sunny day.