At first glance, the study out of the University of Toronto that shows that exposure to fast food makes life less pleasurable might seem like the most obvious scientific discovery of all time. The surprising part is that the results had nothing to do with the calories, trans fats, sodium, and high-glycemic carbs in fast-food fare. The researchers merely showed subjects images of hamburgers and that was enough to diminish the feelings of happiness that come from experiencing art, nature, or music. Scientists surmise that the food represents the high-stress fast-paced modern lifestyle that quietly exacts a toll on our human experience. So if you think that meal prepping every Sunday makes your life miserable, think again. Put on some music while you chop those vegetables and revel in the simple, slow pleasures of life.