Does the visibility of a fiery ball 93 million miles away really affect your mood?

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2005/07/21 11:15 -04:00, original URI:

The title of this post is a question I asked a few months ago of Anna Tholse, one of the very cool developers on the NLS team, whose office is right next door to mine.

(We were talking about the benefits of window offices, and the benefits of a place that sees more sun than Seattle.)

She paused, thinking about it seriously, since it seemed like I was asking seriously.

Then she smiled like an angel and said "Yes!" :-)

And in case there was fear of bias on Anna's part, Raymond Chen has pointed to a study that proves it objectively. :-)

# Michael S. Kaplan on 21 Jul 2005 5:10 PM:

I should clarify one point here, since I have been asked the "smiled like an angel" thing.

Anna had a very "innocent" smile when she answered. It was not a smirk or a sarcastic look. She took my question seriously and answered it seriously, but with a smile (probably because she was thinking of those same sunny days that make people feel better according to that study!).

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