Why do men prefer nice women?: Responsiveness and desire
-- Good description of study.Science of dating: why playing hard to get only works for men
-- Not so good description. It's not that "[m]en should play hard to get if they want to attract the opposite sex on a first date otherwise women will see them as unmanly or manipulative," it's that being overly responsive & agreeable will set off red flags. On a first date? Ingratiating oneself is never a good mating strategy, but many women will indeed see it as such: a mating
strategy, not one for building a relationship (especially not between equals).
Lesson: Don't be smarmy.Man dressed as Spider-Man punches NYPD cop in Times Square, authorities say
-- I love how the Daily News just uses a pic of a random guy in a Spidey suit, not of the alleged criminal himself so outfitted.2 injured when cable on Ohio amusement park ride snaps
| Two people hurt after cable snaps on Skyhawk at Cedar Point
-- Bad news for my favorite amusement park. Never been on that ride, though, and probably won't any time soon.Learning the smell of fear: Mothers teach babies their own fears via odor, U of Michigan research finds: Research in rats may help explain how trauma's effects can span generationsMy Rapist Was a Sweetheart
-- I'd been avoiding Huff Post since their posting access restrictions changed. Against my better judgment, I clicked on this, mainly because the subject is part of the national conversation right now. This article is really not good, not for its content per se, but for its structure
. I'm not just talking about mechanical errors (though those irk me, especially as the byline lists the author as an "editor"); no, the main problem is that it starts out as anecdote, then abandons that midway through. What happened the rest of the way home with her friend? What did they talk about after Terry Richardson came up in conversation? Did they have a blow-up? Are they still friends? You don't abandon a story midstream. Tie loose ends, dammit.