Tipping in restaurants is a widespread practice in need of reform, according to a new study by University of Guelph professors.
Why should I consider buying “ugly” produce?
The next time you go grocery shopping, don’t turn up your nose to an asymmetrical apple or a forked carrot; they’re just as nutritious as more perfect-looking produce and they cost less. Loblaw introduced “Naturally Imperfect” produce last year, offering up to a 30-per-cent discount to whet consumers’ appetites. The line has since expanded to
Mock retail space explores food-purchasing behaviour
A new mock retail space at U of G will allow researchers to explore consumers’ food purchasing, consumption and reaction to food advertising.
Making fish farming more efficient
More sustainable aquaculture in Canada and abroad is the goal of a novel research project that brings together experts in fish nutrition and engineering.
New high-tech driving simulator strengthens research in road and motorist safety
Psychology professor Lana Trick hasn’t driven since grad school. But the prospect of saving lives, and preventing injury and costly damage on the roads, will fuel her studies of motorists’ behaviour and performance with a new state-of-the-art driving simulator at the University of Guelph.
Selfless people have more sex
New research from U of G and Nipissing University shows that people who help others are more desirable to the opposite sex, and have more sexual partners and more frequent sex.
Working toward a password-free world
Keeping your mobile phone secure and protected is important to avoid identity theft and other security compromises. But phone passwords can be hard to remember, and current authentication methods are cumbersome.
Homeless youth with pets less depressed, less likely to use drugs
A new study led by researchers at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) shows that homeless youth with pets are less likely to engage in potentially harmful behaviour, are three times less likely to be depressed and are more likely to open up to veterinarians about their personal challenges.
My lawn is overrun with weeds – what can I do?
If the grass is always greener on the other side of your fence, plant agriculture professor Katerina Serlemitsos Jordan has tips to help you grow your own healthy lawn. An avid golfer, she has a PhD in turf pathology and now works with golf courses, athletic fields and sod farms to diagnose and treat lawn
Program to reduce childhood obesity has extended benefits
An educational program offered to parents and young children at community centres may provide benefits beyond its initial goal of reducing childhood obesity, according to a new study published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health.