Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger, No Coke, Pepsi!

You have to watch the classic SNL skit "Olympia Restaurant" in order to get into the right mood for National Cheeseburger Day, which is September 18th! And in honor of National Cheeseburger Day here are a few fun facts about everyone's go-to grilling favorite.
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Birthday Traditions Around the World

When I was little my uncle would always joke on my birthday about what order I wanted things done in. "Games, cake, presents? Presents, games, cake?" To this day whenever he calls to wish me "happy birthday" he still asks how I plan on organizing our family's birthday traditions. Every family has their own unique way to celebrate someone's birthday, but countries/cultures at large have some pretty interesting traditions!
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Why Giving Feels So Good

Yes, real researchers have done real research behind why people like to give gifts (almost as much as they like to get them!) When you are kind to another person, your brain's pleasure and reward centers light up, as if you were the one reaping the benefits of that good deed as opposed to being the one doing the good deed, according to research from Emory University. This phenomenon has earned the nickname “helper's high” among psychologists who study generosity, and some researchers theorize that this "high" is due to a release of those feel-good chemicals, endorphins. A 2008 study by Harvard Business School professor Michael Norton found that giving money to someone else lifted participants’ happiness more that spending it on themselves, even though participants’ predicted that spending the money on themselves would make them happier.
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Why Do We Crave Sweets?

When I was young, my mom used to joke about our "dessert stomachs." It seemed like no matter how big our dinner was and how much we refused to eat our greens because we were so stuffed, there was always room for ice cream...or a few cookies...or a slice of cake. It's still a feeling that happens today, years after my mom stopped being sure I ate my dinner before dessert. And I'm sure many others have experienced that sensation. You know you're not hungry; your stomach feels plenty full, but you're still crazing something sweet. Why do sweets have such a hold over us?!
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