Popping vitamins may do more harm than good, according to a new study that adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting some supplements may have health risks.
There's an interesting article at Yahoo about the placebo effect and how people fool themselves into believing that certain things such as walk signal buttons work, when they actually don't.
We hate to break it to you, but big companies aren't just going to let a chilly employee crank the heat up whenever he or she pleases. But if they simply locked the thermostat or put the controls out of reach, the employees would constantly complain.
The solution: A thermostat that doesn't actually do anything but placate the chilly masses.
"In many offices the controls on the wall don't do anything," says McRaney. "Some bosses and landlords feel like they can't trust people not to fiddle with the temperature all day and thus cost them money, so they install dummy thermostats which give people the illusion of control. They work really well, as most people fool themselves into believing they feel the change."
Read full article: http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/113610/things-you-think-work-but-actually-dont-mainst
Elevator "close doors" buttons don't actually work? Vitamins are not good for you? What should a person believe in? Hashem and the words of the Torah.