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A Remote Control For Dogs - Science News - redOrbit

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Scientists writing say they have created a way for humans to control a dog using a remote control.
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Trust warps memory to keep love strong - Futurity

Trust warps memory to keep love strong - Futurity | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it
NORTHWESTERN (US) — Trust fools us into remembering our partners as more considerate and less hurtful than they actually were, … Continued
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Can a bribe lure us to eat less? - Futurity

Can a bribe lure us to eat less? - Futurity | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it
People are more likely to eat smaller portions of a meal if they're offered a small bribe for doing so. Experts call it the "Happy Meal Effect."
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Watch This Guy Speak 9 Languages Like A Native

Watch This Guy Speak 9 Languages Like A Native | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it

i WISH i Matthew Youlden speaks nine languages fluently. Check out this video in which he speaks English, Irish, German, French, Hebrew, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, and Italian

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I'm working on just learning one other language and that's tough!

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Life's good when you're good-looking - Futurity

Life's good when you're good-looking - Futurity | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it
U. TEXAS-AUSTIN (US) — Beautiful people are generally happier than their unattractive counterparts. Economists say it’s largely because they get … Continued
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Selfishness can spread to the socially minded - Futurity

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U. MISSOURI (US) — Individuals don’t want to be “suckered” into giving if others in the group get away without … Continued
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Older adults pedal faster when they multitask - Futurity

Older adults pedal faster when they multitask - Futurity | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it
Who says you can't do two things at once? Older adults who rode an exercise bike while doing cognitive tasks pedaled faster and kept up their mental skills.
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Not so surprising being on a stationary bike as you don't have to concentrate on steering or avoiding obstacles. Plus the activity is stimulating blood flow to the brain anyway.

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Go Forth And Pwn For Shizzle, Word List Guardians Tell Scrabble Players

Go Forth And Pwn For Shizzle, Word List Guardians Tell Scrabble Players | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it
Also on the list of 6,500 new Scrabble words: aji (the pepper), coqui (the frog) and the more old-fashioned ixnay and zowee. Or you could just say yeesh — if you've got the right tiles.
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Everybody's working for the 'weekend effect' - Futurity

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“Workers, even those with interesting, high status jobs, really are happier on the weekend,” says author Richard Ryan, a professor … Continued
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What If You Stopped Going Outside? (Video)

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You Have More Willpower Than You Think | Big Think

You Have More Willpower Than You Think | Big Think | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it
One of the trendiest ideas in popular psychology in the last few years has been that of “ego depletion” or willpower as a limited resource. Many different books have been written on the topic, with the most recent being field luminary Roy Baumeister’s magnum opus on the topic, aptly entitled ...
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Tango improves mobility in Parkinson’s patients - Futurity

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WASHINGTON-ST. LOUIS (US)/strong>—Dancing the tango may improve balance and mobility in people with Parkinson’s disease. A study by researchers at … Continued
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7 Time Management Lessons I Learned from Mountain Climbing

7 Time Management Lessons I Learned from Mountain Climbing | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it
William Blake once wrote, "Great things are done when men and mountains meet." Climbing mountains can teach you a lot about life, but no area more so than time management. Time is precious. Everyone's day has 24 hours. No more and no less. So how you tackle those 24 hours can make the difference between…
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Blame genes if mosquitoes like the way you smell - Futurity

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How likely it is that you'll get "eaten alive" by mosquitoes may depend on your body odor genes, according to a new study with twins.
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Parents help underage kids join Facebook - Futurity

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NYU (US) — Many parents know their underage children are on Facebook in violation of the site’s age restrictions and … Continued
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These mittens are made from slaughterhouse scraps - Futurity

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Demand for natural fibers is on the rise. A new method makes gelatin fibers, then yarn and textiles, from collagen-rich slaughterhouse waste.
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Amazing research!

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Distraction skews actions and perception differently - Futurity

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What's more distracting: something overt or something subtle? Experiments yielded unexpected results. "We didn't predict this," says Jeff Moher.
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Why we crave data when things go wrong - Futurity

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A new book looks at our cultural and scientific fascination with accidents like plane crashes, particularly our need to explain what's often unexplainable.
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Why we blow up when we argue about politics - Futurity

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Even political squabbles between family and friends can turn downright nasty. The reason why: politics activate the brain's "us vs. them" circuitry.
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CristinaSkyBox: A Contribution for Our Todays

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iPhones at the playground are giving parents guilt - Futurity

iPhones at the playground are giving parents guilt - Futurity | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it
As their kids ask to show off a monkey bar trick for the tenth time, parents at the playground are feeling guilty. Why? They can't put down their phones.
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Fanfic Star Anna Todd on How the Internet Made Her Famous

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, May 16, 5:33 PM


Davey Alba:  "Todd and the online writing community Wattpad are proof that the Internet is sweeping away old notions of what it means to be famous."

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Snooze before tackling the to-do list - Futurity

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WASHINGTON U.-ST. LOUIS (US)—When it comes to following through on all those intentions, it’s best to think it over, then … Continued
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Toddlers act different when grown-ups look angry - Futurity

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Toddlers are quick to change their behavior when they sense that adults are angry.
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Think days, not years, to fight procrastination - Futurity

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A shift in time metrics can motivate people to accomplish their goals, report researchers.
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Texting a stranger during surgery reduces pain - Futurity

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Letting people use their phones to text or play games during minor surgery might be an easy way to reduce the need for narcotic pain medication.
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