Sunday, March 06, 2011

The Week In My Google Reader

Why Are Men Angry: "this is bitterness from guys who find the young women they might have hoped to hang out with entitled, dishonest, self-involved, slutty, manipulative, shallow, controlling—and did I mention gold-digging?"  Yes, it can be better to be alone.

Even though there are a number of enjoyable burger places around, I cannot wait for In-N-Out to open out here.

Face blindness. Do you have it?

Why Speed Dating Rarely Works: "Speed dating presents individuals with such an unnatural number of choices that people either usually avoid making selections or choose the wrong person, according to a study in the latest Royal Society Biology Letters.

The findings indicate people, and also non-human animals can only handle so much variety before decision-making skills fall apart. The phenomenon helps to explain why lengthy restaurant menus, long retail offerings, and other situations muddle our minds."

41 Songs By Randy Newman You Should Listen To Before You Bitch About Music Written Expressly For A Childrens' Movie.

Simply put, the reason I don't like public sector unions.

Be happy.

Why Bad Teachers Survive.

The Science Behind Traffic Jams.

The More Secure You Feel, the Less You Value Your Stuff: "In their experiments, the researchers measured how much people valued specific items, such as a blanket and a pen. In some instances, people who did not feel secure placed a value on an item that was five times greater than the value placed on the same item by more secure people.
'People value possessions, in part, because they afford a sense of protection, insurance, and comfort,' Lemay says. 'But what we found was that if people already have a feeling of being loved and accepted by others, which also can provide a sense of protection, insurance, and comfort, those possessions decrease in value.'"

Breast milk ice cream? Yes, it initially sounds repulsive. But the more you think about it, it kinda makes sense. Or does thinking so make me repulsive?

Babe's inclusion makes this a valid list.

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