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on sarcasm

No wonder my sarcasm is lost on so many people.  Understanding sarcasm requires “complex thinking.”  Enough said.

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quote of the day

There really is no patch for human stupidity.

~ Microsoft security official on why phishing is such a problem

*sigh* true, so true…

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need a boyfriend?

Leave it to the Japanese to invent the boyfriend arm pillow, a pillow that’s shaped like the chest and arm of a guy for women who like sleeping with their heads on their boyfriends’ chests.  Sounds much more comfy than the real thing and eliminates all the other annoying stuff that comes with having a relationship.

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i’m addicted to knowledge

Just what I needed to brighten my day up a bit! Knowledge –> natural opium-like substance release in the brain. No wonder I’m such a knowledge junkie. More knowledge, please. The harder to understand the better because then I’ll get a greater high when I eventually figure it out. :)

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on shyness

It’s known that shy people’s brains (the parts responsible for negative emotions) react more strongly to scary/new situations. New nifty brain research shows that the striatum (involved in reward) is also more active in shy people, implying that shy people may experience emotions in general (both positive and negative) more strongly than others. This may predispose them to emotional disorders (d’oh), but may also lead them to be more successful because they experience success more strongly than others (whoo-hoo!).

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Scary if true…too much artifical light just might cause breast cancer. Time to get rid of that nightlight.

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» The 10 dirtiest jobs in science.  Hey, they forgot to include being your major professor’s bitch.  Okay, I guess that isn’t quite as literally dirty as those on the list, but it sure feels like it is. # 0

» Yum!  Now that’s something I can live with: eating curry to stave off cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease.  Researchers in Singapore found that people (aged 60-93) who ate curry even only occasionally scored higher on the Mini Mental Status Exam (MMSE) than those who never ate curry.  The curry spice, turmeric, contains curcumin, which has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  And the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease in the elderly in India is fourfold less than that in the United States. # 0

» There’s a great article today about how the MIT Dean of Admissions wants to reduce admissions anxiety in teenagers.  How about parents getting off of their kids’ backs?  That would help.  But I do admire her for trying to create a friendlier system that might just ease the pressure enough to not give parents such reason to push their kids so hard.  Too bad it probably won’t happen any time soon.  And go ahead and try to tell Asian parents to stop pushing their kids to the point of insanity.  I dare you. # 0

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