“Gratitude has sweet side effects” study shows

Most of us think of gratitude as a sweet emotion, but researchers say there’s a downside to being thankful: it can make us crave sugary treats. “Gratitude has sweet side effects,” says Ann Schlosser, professor of marketing at the University of Washington. “This study finds evidence that feeling grateful for the helpful—or metaphorically ‘sweet’—actions of […]

For Black Friday ads screen size matters

The screen size of a smartphone can change how much we trust advertisements, which could influence what we purchase, researchers say. “While people are using smartphones—and these days, smartphone screen sizes are becoming bigger and bigger—they may think that the larger screen sizes are actually enhancing their experience and increasing the amount of information they can take in, but […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

The dinner has been served, the naps have begun and the game is on…but on behalf of the North Dallas Gazette staff, we want to wish each of you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Why we gobble up specific foods on Thanksgiving

United States lore has it that the first Thanksgiving was in 1621, when Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag Indians shared a harvest feast. Several American presidents since then had called for days of thanks, but it was President Abraham Lincoln who made Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, during the height of the Civil War. […]

SMU is offering celebration of lights for the holidays

Twinkling white lights will illuminate the SMU campus Nov. 30-Jan. 3 for Celebration of Lights, the University’s annual holiday celebration. Beginning with the annual campus lighting ceremony on SMU’s Main Quad at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30,  the Dallas community is invited to enjoy SMU’s centennial holiday lighting, beginning at the SMU campus entrance on […]

Are Black Friday deals really that special?

Americans are obsessed with deals. Why else do we camp outside our favorite stores after a big holiday feast or force ourselves awake at ungodly hours to browse the virtual shopping aisles for Black Friday deals? Truth is, many of us find pleasure in buying merchandise at the deepest discounts and knowing we beat our […]

5 Things to do in DFW during Thanksgiving weekend

Once the turkey is done, dishes put away and nap is over what are you going to do Thanksgiving weekend in DFW with your family and friends in town? Here are 5 things to do DFW for the holidays: #1 The Dallas Arboretum Enjoy the grandness of the Dallas Arboretum with The Artistry of the Nativity exhibition […]

All aboard the Trains at NorthPark!

For nearly 30 years one of the Dallas favorite family holiday traditions is seeing the Trains at NorthPark. This year should not disappoint with over 1,600 feet of track visitors will enjoy a trek across America. Naturally it will feature plenty of popular Dallas landmarks. The Cityscapes include downtown Dallas, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the […]

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