Saturday, November 28, 2009

Stress and neurodegeneration

Terribly compelling video (unfortunately) on how stress makes glucocorticoids and glucocorticoids destroy your neurons + other nastiness. Seems like a downer until the end. (The takeaway here is take care of your mental/emotional life otherwise bad things happen chemistry-wise in your body.) Interesting throughout.

Monday, November 2, 2009

online dating for all the womens out there

If you're a woman on a dating site (and more of you should be, it's a mistake for your life not to be), please fill out your profile with something I can start a conversation about. I need a hook to start a real conversation and for some reason I really dislike starting out with "Hey, how are you?" or "u r hawt, wut's up?"

Give me little bits of something that may be interesting, never that:
1) you like to laugh,
2) your friend is making you do this (we know you're lonely, just like the rest of the human race)
3) you're laid back,
4) you're happy going out or staying in

And listing 40 bands on your profile is a mistake, it's too much text and I skip it.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Both young women and middle aged men are punished for their sexuality. And conversely, older women and young men are encouraged.