Athletics and the theatrical arts have always gone hand in hand. And if you don’t believe me, then you certainly have not been keeping up with your World Cup soccer.
The art of drawing a foul or eating up the clock is part of the game. That, or we need to harness these athletes’ healing abilities.
According to a German study, this flair for the dramatic eats up a lot more time in the men’s matches.
If you’ve been watching the FIFA Women’s World Cup this may come as a surprise, since there certainly has not been a shortage of theatricality in these matches.
However, the study found that women don’t drag out their performances for quite as long, and are quicker to restart the game.
In other words, they know when it’s a lost cause.
Speaking of moving on, we’re officially in the final hours before the end. Assuming that you’re not curled up in the fetal position, humming the Harry Potter theme to yourself, surrounded by a fortress constructed out of your blood, sweat, tears, and all seven books, then you’re probably ready for this final chapter.
Just remember, don’t think of this as the end. This is the beginning of a life full of cats, dogs and children named Albus, Neville, Hermione, Ronald and, of course, Harry Potter (over 200 to choose from).
More on the Story: Msnbc.com
…just for fun:
Another victory has been claimed in the battle of the sexes. And the winner of this round is…women.
What are we better at now?
Sorry men, but that’s it. There’s even a study to back this fact up.
So, what makes us so fabulous at everything? Some favorites are:
1. Not over confident (or at least we don’t let you know it)
2. Less likely to get struck by lightning (smart enough to get out of the rain)
3. Higher pain tolerance (this one is so true)
The list goes on, but seeing as humility is another one of our amazing qualities, I will stop there.
Don’t worry guys I’m sure there will be something else that you can claim superiority in (not everything?).
More on the Story: TIME
…just for fun:
Even Pixar is finally catching on-
Ladies I have some bad news. Wikipedia wants you…to start editing their pages.
It seems that this publicly edited information database is a bit heavy on the testosterone…and coverage of baseball, football, hockey, and the Simpsons.
In fact, 87% of Wikipedia editors are male.
Of course with such a dramatic gap between the sexes in Wikipedia contributions, one can’t help but ask, “Why?” and more importantly, “Why do we care?”
If women don’t want to volunteer their time to fill in the blanks on Wikipedia, does it really matter? Apparently, yes.
Of course, drawing any legitimate conclusions from the large gap in editorship leads to uncertain waters. In other words, no one wants to be accused of sexism.
So instead they decided to imply that fact seeking is an inherently male quality, along with Internet searches and general tech savvy.
Way to dodge that sexist bullet guys, because saying that the friendship bracelet and “Sex and the City” pages need some help would just be insulting.
Executive director of Wikimedia, Sue Gardner, offers no real answers, only that they hope to increase that sad 13% to 25% by 2015.
I think to figure this thing out we’ll have to go the source…I present a Wikipedia search (by me, a female) soliloquy:
Me: Gee, I wish I knew more about [search term]. Let’s see what the Internet has to say about [search term].
Oh look, Wikipedia has the first thirty links on [search term]. Let’s see what sources they used.
Wow! there’s a legitimate link to a reputable source down at the bottom of this page regarding [search term].
It seems I have arrived at an analytical crossroads with [search term]. Should I abandon this lovely stepping stone of a reference and use the legitimate source on [search term] instead or should I spend the next several hours contributing to this incomplete page instead of working on my original project concerning [search term]?
“Define Gender Gap? Look Up Wikipedia’s Contributor List “: New York Times
“Dude-centric Wikipedia Needs More Women”: MSNBC
Science has done it again.
They’ve unriddled a mystery you or I probably didn’t know was riddled to begin with.
Todays topic: Chemistry (both in the literal and eHarmony sense.)
Ever wonder what the chemical impact of emotional tears is on the opposite sex?
Fear not (ladies). Science wondered for you.
Ladies…they figured us out…in the chemical sense…of course. Turns out emotional tears are a big turn-off.
Gasp! Sobbing, snotting up, weeping, and bawling are not the huge turn-ons we thought they were…well, golly gee willikers mister.
I suppose as long as we stick to those completely platonic weepies we’ll be OK (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).
Thank you science from women everywhere.
Shockingly, there’s no word on the chemical impact of male tears on women…
But don’t worry they found a really good crier…so results should be in soon.
“Stop the waterworks, ladies. Crying chicks aren’t sexy”: Really MSNBC Really?!?!?!
“In Women’s Tears, a Chemical That Says, ‘Not Tonight, Dear’”: New York Times
Good news for all of our female readers, you can skip the makeup ladies, another study has found a beauty solution for us. Look down…
No not right now…back up here…eyes up please.
It seems that women who hold their head with their chin slightly downward are perceived as more attractive.
I don’t know about you but this is a little vague for me. What kind of angle are we talking here?
Is it a couple of degrees of a tilt, or a full-on submissive, I bow before thee tilt?
Shockingly (or not so much) the study found that a slight upturn of the chin looks best on men.
Now let’s all take a moment to consider the implications of this…and moving on.
No word yet on the side tilt, but not to worry that is next up on the docket for this research duo.
Until then, I say to you ladies and gentleman, chin up, or down or wherever you want your chin to be…oh and one last thing…REALLY?!?!?
“The Body Odd”: MSNBC