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March 7 2020
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Men of the cloth: James Mason, Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre, and Paul Lukas in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 1954.

You might not want to bother with mood lighting or fancy wine for your next dinner party. Simply invest in a tablecloth and your guests will find your food much tastier, a study suggests.

Diners were more satisfied with their meal, lingered over it longer, and ate more when linen was used. It had a far greater effect than low lighting, often seen as essential for a special dinner.

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