Better not eat your wheaties.
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Who says it's all about giving?
Surely this is an honor New York State deserves, to make up for the fact that Miss New York never seems to win enough national pageants. But nooo! The five most stressed out states, according to a new survey, happen to be: West Virginia, Rhode Island, Kentucky, Utah, and Massachusetts. How can th ... More >>
"Honey get me a beer." According to a recent study by the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, marriage means more drinking for women and less for men. Married women actually drink more than previously married women, but married men drink less than previously married men.
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Where to find chow mein and dinosaur bones
An international study has proven what many a New Yorker has had an inkling of for a long while: People who live or were raised in cities are different. The study, conducted by researchers at University of Heidelberg and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute at McGill University, fou ... More >>
Today in stereotype-reinforcing studies, we get this: Guess what? The stress levels of married women drop when their husbands help them with chores. But married men relax most when their wives are busy doing things besides relaxing. Hm! And we wonder why women seem to be less interested in ge ... More >>
Here is your justification for being a slacker this chilly Friday. If you are a Type-A agro nerd, you're going to experience greater levels of stress and strain than the totally "whatever" Type C-/D , according to a new study in the Journal of Applied Psychology, says the Wall Street Journal. ... More >>
The power of a dog in shoes! (Not Monty)Yale Law, maybe one of the most stress-filled of places in an already far too stress-filled world, is introducing a pilot program that will offer a "therapy dog" named Monty for checkout from the library, where many students flock to be stressed. The Ne ... More >>
Scientists have accidentally discovered a five-day treatment that reverses baldness in mice, ABC News reports. Does this mean you will never have to tell someone his thinning hair looks "dignified" ever again? Maybe. Dr. Mulugeta Million and his team of scientists (we'll call them "The Millio ... More >>
$24 of happy is SO happy.Paul Zak, a researcher at Claremont Graduate University, claims he knows what makes women happy. It's a natural hormone called oxytocin (also known as the "cuddle hormone," or, more colloquially, the crack cocaine of nature) that can boost trust and empathetic feeling ... More >>
As of yesterday, the MTA planned to lay off two bus drivers currently at war in Iraq and Afghanistan. In a humanitarian move, perhaps realizing that the stress of war need not be coupled with the stress of job loss -- or that they would be getting some very bad publicity -- the MTA changed it ... More >>
The University of Adelaide in Australia has determined that boy and girl babies have totally different reactions in the womb to a variety of stressors, from asthma, pre-eclampsia, and cigarette smoke to psychological stress in the mother. "The male, when mum is stressed, pretends it's not h ... More >>
Costco will start accepting food stamps nationally after it started to accept them in New York earlier this year. The program should be operational in half the company's 407 warehouse-style stores by Thanksgiving, according to company officials. [NY Times] Small corner grocery stores in Newa ... More >>
Like we keep telling our editors: "Regular Moderate Alcohol Intake Has Cognitive Benefits in Older Adults." A Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center study of 3,069 individuals over 75 years of age who were still sharp found that codgers who had eight to 14 drinks a week -- that's a few drinks ... More >>
It's never too early to worry about Valentine's Day. An alarming number of releases we've received take a recessionary angle. For example, from February 10 through February 15, participants in T.G.I. Friday's "Give Me More Stripes" promotion will receive free Spiced Up Cupcakes with the purchase of ... More >>
"Sue Masaracchia-Roberts has had all kinds of bosses, but only one gave her an intestinal infection." This jumped right off the RSS reader, but when we followed the link to its source, we found the headline "Your Boss Could Be Killing You" -- still good, but confusingly unrelated to anal. Then we f ... More >>
The Barney's Warehouse Sale, where you can see a lot of skinny bitches looking stressed out in their undies, starts tomorrow. We've been hitting this baby for years, and the snagged some of our favorite things there in the early days. Recently it has mostly seemed like a great opportunity to buy siz ... More >>
Cruising over to work was never so easy
Food for thought