You know what "hangry" means, right? Hungry + angry = Give that bitch a cupcake and back away until she finishes it. (What, just me?) It's when you're so hungry it makes you cranky. And someone just went through the trouble of explaining a phenomenon the rest of us thought was fairly obvious. Professor Paul Currie says the hormone ghrelin causes anxiety that goes away when we eat. "When you're truly hungry and watching everyone else eat, you're going to get a little bit emotional and anxious. Irritable, angry certainly, and the longer you deprive, there will be an increase in emotional response." And in the time it took me to write out those sentences I could have eaten something instead. Now all I can think about is that cupcake I mentioned at the beginning of this paragraph and it's making me feel... SIGH.
Let's shift gears, shall we? Now that we know what causes hangry (duh), let's discuss the tell-tale signs of hanger.