Mean and lean

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Fresh from finding out why pizza tastes so good when it is cold (it's the enzymes), the restless quest to push forward the frontiers of human knowledge in American academe cannot be held back for long. According to the very latest research from the United States, what you eat could affect your chances of getting a job. At interviews conducted over lunch, male bosses are likely to consider women who order a chicken salad rather than a quarter pounder and regular fries more employable. Eating lean chicken meat impresses US employers, presumably because those who eat poached poulet are thought to be mean and lean (funny people, Americans).

Fresh from finding out why pizza tastes so good when it is cold (it's the enzymes), the restless quest to push forward the frontiers of human knowledge in American academe cannot be held back for long. According to the very latest research from the United States, what you eat could affect your chances of getting a job. At interviews conducted over lunch, male bosses are likely to consider women who order a chicken salad rather than a quarter pounder and regular fries more employable. Eating lean chicken meat impresses US employers, presumably because those who eat poached poulet are thought to be mean and lean (funny people, Americans).

More recent research has come up with some even more remarkable findings. People who turn up at job interviews having recently consumed garlic bread and baked beans, especially in large quantities and washed down with six pints of lager, may find that their presidency of the university abseiling club and outstanding record of voluntary work on their CV are overlooked.

Cheese and onion crisp, anyone?

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