My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2014-3-9) From Last.fm -
Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
The Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Plastics [via Longreads] -
"It reported that “almost all” commercially available plastics that were tested leached synthetic estrogens—even when they weren’t exposed to conditions known to unlock potentially harmful chemicals, such as the heat of a microwave, the steam of a dishwasher, or the sun’s ultraviolet rays. According to Bittner’s research, some BPA-free products actually released synthetic estrogens that were more potent than BPA."
television zenith (by pbo31)
DSC_00311 by Vince31 (Aka Hartstone) on Flickr.
Dolores park 2014-03-04
(Source: Flickr / joped)
Sam our Whippet pup by Rob van de Peppel on Flickr.
Kevin Bacon, at a restaurant that specializes in Bacon. (Austin, TX SXSW) - Imgur
(via Solar System Cutting Board)
THAT’S RIGHT, PLUTO, MOTHERFUCKERS
Anatomy of an Earworm : The New Yorker -
"University of Western Ontario, she says, “we’re working with the hypothesis that people are getting earworms to either match or change their current state of arousal—or a combination of the two.” She adds, “Maybe you’re feeling sluggish but need to take your child to a dance class, so it could be that an earworm pops into your hear that’s very upbeat, to help you along. Or working in reverse, can earworms act to calm you down?”
Thurston Moore: Twilight of the Idol -
"One can only imagine how hard it must be to decide that your marriage of 25 years is over, and clearly, only Moore and Gordon really know what went on in their relationship. But still, it’s not because Thurston Moore has turned out to be human that this whole sorry business is disappointing; it’s because it looks suspiciously like he turned out to be a dick. It’s that, by the sounds of it, he was cheating on Gordon for years, and seems to feel the need to tell the world about this. It’s that by his own timeline, he may well have already been getting it on with his new love when he and Gordon appeared in Bust’s annual Love Issue in 2007, talking about how great their marriage was. And so on."
Why High-Impact Exercise Is Good for Your Bones - NYTimes.com -
"So, Dr. Tobias says, young people and healthy adults should probably pound the ground, at least sometimes. Sprint. Jump off a box 15 inches or higher at your gym and jump back up. Hop in place. A study by other researchers published in January found that women between 25 and 50 who hopped at least 10 times twice a day, with 30 seconds between each hop, significantly increased their hipbone density after four months. Another group of subjects, who hopped 20 times daily, showed even greater gains."
10 Common Mistakes Parents Today Make (Me Included) -
"Children care about short-term gratification, but we, as parents, know better. We know that what will matter at 25, 30 and 40 is not how far they once threw the football, or whether they made cheerleader, but how they treat others and what they think of themselves. If we want them to build character, confidence, strength and resilience, we need to let them face adversity and experience the pride that follows when they come out stronger on the other side."
Some of the participants were asked to log in to Facebook and spend 20 minutes on the site. The rest were asked to spend that 20 minutes researching ocelots on Wikipedia, and watching a video of an ocelot on YouTube. —
Study: Facebook Use Patterns That Predict Disordered Eating - Atlantic Mobile
Man, that first group got shafted. Ocelots are adorable.