Piece argues that it's all about the hormones.
"A 13-Year-Old Made A Revolutionary Invention Out Of Legos And Now Intel Is Investing In His Company"
I can't decide whether this is good news or bad news. Good news: we have a country where a 13-year-old with a terrific idea can be honored and rewarded for it (and attract investment from one of the world's largest companies).
Bad news: where were all the adults? Why did it fall to a 13-year-old to think of this?
An outstanding collection, one that gives evidence that TV advertising can be, at least occasionally, be great.
A bigger collection at the LA Times, with a lot of overlap, but with some great ones missed in the previous collection, including the E-Trade babies ad.
Also on Super Bowl ads: "The unsustainable economics of Super Bowl ads".
Founder of Tangerine Dream. Post is accompanied by audio of one their compositions, "Love On a Real Train" from Risky Business. (Great scene, great movie.)
If you want to know the difference between the accents of the Upper West Side and The Bronx and Brooklyn (and more), listen here.
"The following video apparently shows footage through the view of Tullia’s heads-up display that day, and around the 3:00 mark, you can hear the warning beeps that a missile is locked on. Although the video is a bit grainy, the real focus should be on the hair-raising radio chatter, which, coupled with his heavy breathing, makes you realize that fighter pilots need to be in peak physical condition to do what they do."
Studies have shown that straight women overestimate the importance of thinness in heterosexual men’s perception of female beauty. That is to say, women think men prefer ladies much thinner . . . than they actually do.
Related: "Why Do So Many Women Wear So Much Makeup?"
The female participants thought the models looked better with slightly more makeup than the male participants did. However, all of the participants thought male observers would want the models to be wearing more makeup than female observers would.
They were wrong—men and women preferred the same amount. And that amount was less than the models had actually applied.
For my money, a fine list.
For anybody who studied a foreign language in American schools, I recommend Tom Parks's bit. It describes my experience exactly.
"Variations in the sun’s output may explain some of the natural changes in Europe’s climate during the past 1,000 years, including the deadly, cold winters of the 16th and 18th centuries. Earth scientists recently discovered that as solar output dipped, so did temperatures in the North Atlantic, which then may have cooled the climate in Europe."