Saturday, August 8, 2009

Your Brain Thinks Money Is A Drug

Study: Your Brain Thinks Money Is A Drug : NPR: "If you've ever thought of money as a drug, you may be more right than you know. New research shows that counting money — just handling the bills — can make things less painful.

'It is surprising,' says Kathleen Vohs, a professor of marketing at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management who participated in the research. 'It still surprises me.'"

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Men Who Do The Housework Are More Likely To Get The Girl

Men Who Do The Housework Are More Likely To Get The Girl: "According to an Oxford economist, marriage and cohabiting rates in developed countries can be linked to attitudes towards the roles of men and women, and views on who is responsible for doing the housework and looking after the children. Both men and women have shown they are more likely to want a live-in relationship with the opposite sex if they think their partner will do a share of the housework and childcare duties."

Army of Sea Urchins

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Poll: Brits prefer 'real men' to 'metros'

Poll: Brits prefer 'real men' to 'metros' - "A British survey suggests women prefer 'real men' with beer bellies and hairy chests to 'metrosexuals' with tight shorts and manicures.

The survey of 5,192 women, conducted by Lion Bar Ice Cream, found 80 percent of respondents now consider metrosexual traits including hair straightening and frequent sunbathing to be turn-offs, The Sun reported Tuesday.

The poll also found one in 10 women questioned in the survey like the smell of beer on a man while a fifth of those polled said they are attracted to men with 'a bit of body odor.'"

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies

The 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Feature - Total Sci-Fi: "The movies on this list are a good indicator of just how diverse the science fiction genre is. From the epic philosophical ideas of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Solaris to the joyful space opera of Star Wars and Flash Gordon, the films here are linked by their ability to explore time and space with imagination, flair and audacity."

Reset Your Sleep Cycle In One Night

How to Naturally Reset Your Sleep Cycle In One Night | Wise Bread: "Not eating for 12-16 hours can help people quickly reset their sleep-wake cycle, according to a study from the Harvard Medical School. This discovery can drastically improve a person's ability to cope with jet lag or adjust to working late shifts.

Scientists have long known that our circadian rhythm is regulated by our exposure to light. Now they have found a second 'food clock' that takes over when we are hungry. This mechanism probably evolved to make sure starving mammals don't go to sleep when they should be foraging for food."

Monday, August 3, 2009

Giant Bat-Eating Centipede

The Top 100 Web Sites of 2009

The Top 100 Web Sites of 2009 - PC Magazine

Our picks for the hottest Web sites and Web trends of the year, plus some old favorites to enjoy.

Human Migration