Faculty Tips Archives - October 2010

  • Candy Culture: Cashing in on Halloween

    10/19/2010

    According to the National Retail Federation, the average American will spend $66.28 on Halloween this year. Second only to costumes, candy eats up the largest chunk of this budget with American families spending an average of $22 each Halloween on confections.


  • A Special Time in Philadelphia Baseball History

    10/19/2010

    As the Philadelphia Phillies play the San Francisco Giants for the National League Championship Series title, the team is already making baseball history.


  • That’s Gross: Uncovering the Creepy and Crawly

    10/19/2010

    Everyone knows this popular Halloween game: turn out the lights, pass around a dried apricot and it’s easy to believe it’s a human earlobe. Peel some grapes and in the dark they feel just like human eyeballs. It’s a game that tricks the senses and it’s something Saint Joseph’s University psychologist Alex Skolnick, Ph.D., has been doing in his lab for the last several years.


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