I just watched this TED talk on the effects of stress. The short version? The presenter is showing statistics which argue that the negative effects of stress can be pretty much negated by connecting and sharing with other people. In other words, the negative effects of stress are largely the result of how we deal with the stress. People that seek help from others and people who help others largely don’t experience stress’ negative effects.
You know, I don’t think I realized until 2011 just how much crap almost every woman goes through on a very regular basis. I mean, I knew this stuff happens, but I didn’t realize how common it is. If you’re a guy, please follow the link below and know that people you care about are putting up with this on a regular basis.
Saw this one on Eyeore’s LJ and of course was compelled to steal it. 🙂
(I got 80% right, BTW)
Your result for The Ultimate 80’s Pop Music Test…
80’s Music Encyclopedia
If this was a class in high school, you just broke the curve. I bet people come up to you all the time wanting answers to all of their 80’s music questions, after all, you know practically everything there is to know about the best decade in music! You, sir or ma’am, are the platinum standard when it comes to 80’s music knowledge. Congratulate yourself (and don’t let it go to your head)!
Take The Ultimate 80’s Pop Music Test at HelloQuizzy (link defunct)
while watching The Big Lebowski with Amy, which we’ve never seen before…
Wow. He’s gonna unpimp her auto.
Here’s your linkfood for tonight. I found an online file system service called rsync.net. It’s probably most commonly used for backups, but it could work for a lot more things. I’m considering signing up, simply because it’s so flexible. It’s quite a bit more expensive per GB of data stored than Amazon S3, but they support lots of cool applications for accessing the files.
Well, after lots of time making sure the design was okay and more time building the back end and more time getting enough content to reach “critical mass”, the Huntsville Master Chorale web site is now open for business.
Here’s your random link for the day:
Where do Hollywood babies come from?
My vote for the most bizarre detail from this article:
Screen Actors Guild guidelines do cover condiment usage. Grape, red currant, and cherry jelly can be used to simulate birth-related fluids.
If anyone in our group of friends is going to post about it, it would be me:
Boston lead singer found dead in his home (archived copy on archive.org)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to be released in July. (archived copy on archive.org)
Thomas (link defunct) for the cool link that got me started on this one.
First, anyone who watches Mythbusters must see
this Flash animation. (link defunct)
Seen it? Okay. Jamie’s technobabble over the big diagram reminded me of an old electrical engineering in-joke: the turboencabulator. I have known for a long time about a video incarnation of this joke apparently made by some folks at Rockwell: The Rockwell Automation Retroencabulator.
However, what I didn’t realize is that Chrysler took a shot at this old joke even earlier: The Chrysler Turboencabulator. Keep listening. There are some screw-the-customer jokes at the end.
I love how this old joke just keeps coming back.
Bonus for the Mythbusters fans
Do pretty girls fart?
I hope they pay the poor girl well.