Monday, October 15, 2012

Palo Alto vs.Toronto weather

Palo Alto, CA:
Toronto, ON:

Normally, I would refrain from blogging about something as mundane as the weather but I'm so overjoyed by the beautiful sunshine and warm afternoons that I can't help expressing this to someone besides grocery shop clerks and bank tellers. 

It's hard to be in a bad mood here. It's almost always sunny (I've literally seen one day of rain here) and people have correspondingly sunny attitudes. There have been many studies on whether climate affects one's mood with contradicting results. While some concluded that the effect is small if not nonexistent, others found that whether does have psychological effects, particularly pleasant weather in the spring.

Interestingly, there's also no consensus on how weather affects productivity. Some argue that bad weather leads to low energy and irritability while others find that good weather is a distraction from work responsibilities. 

Well, whether I've been sufficiently productive is for my professors to decide but I'll take sunny California weather over variable cloudiness and showers any day.  

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