Wednesday, January 24

Recent Studies Show.

I read an article last night that researchers at the United Kingdom's Open University examined how much people's mood rose after eating chocolate, sipping a cocktail, watching TV, listening to music, or looking at photographs. The music and chocolate left most people's moods unchanged, alcohol and TV gave a slight lift of 1%. The big mood lifter? Looking at photographs, which made people feel 11% better. Photographs can evoke many emotions, make us laugh or cry, spark a distant memory and very often, inspire. I knew I was addicted to flickr for a reason. Here's some pics that made my day better.


*Photos above compliments of me, and the rest of these talented flickr photographers. Click on their link for a larger view of their pretty pictures and increase your good mood by 11%. picnic by ellie, sammybee, rebecca~james, mazzie22,paperbullet, willpower, youngna, designcracker, thrifting girl,

The lovely top row shots by _Smith_, simply photo and astrid.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Help! Please tell me which flickr owner the 3rd picture in the top row belongs to?

LeS said...

Oh my!
I would LOVE to add those shoes to my humble collection :)
Do you mind telling me who they are by?
Thanks.

victoria@sfgirlbybay.com said...

The top row photo of the painting is from _Smith_; the shoes are from astrid. and i think they may be vintage. :)

Anonymous said...

oops sorry, should have clarified. I meant in the flickr grouping right below the post. The one with 2 large windows and white curlique iron loveseat?

victoria@sfgirlbybay.com said...

no problem - that one's from mazzie22. cute, isn't it?

trendoffice said...

It is quite natural - visual impact is the most immediate one - and that is what advertisers rely mostly on:)