Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

The trouble with men

Having sons shortens the mother’s life, and also affects younger siblings. Ouch.
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=FAEB4508-E7F2-99DF-329AA2F69CCB6D5C

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October 16, 2007 Posted by | anthropology, evolution | Leave a comment

Dilute the lure of muslim extremists dogma

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1663851,00.html

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October 16, 2007 Posted by | economics, news | Leave a comment

How to eat less

“…use small plates, keep junk food in inconvenient places, avoid eating directly from a package, be the last one at your table to start eating, and–if his own life is any guide–gross yourself out with piles of refuse in your backseat.”

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http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1666274,00.html

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October 16, 2007 Posted by | behaviour | Leave a comment