Thursday, July 30, 2009

Make Sure You Have a Photo of a Baby In Your Wallet!!

University of Edinburgh psychologists have determined that you stand the best chance of getting back a lost wallet if there's a picture of a baby in it. They "planted" 240 wallets on highly trafficked city streets, and were pleasantly surprised to find that almost half of them were returned. Even more surprising, the rate of return appeared to be connected to the photos the researchers had inserted in the wallets. Eighty-eight percent of those with a photo of a baby were returned. Fifty-three percent of those with a photo of a puppy were returned. Forty-eight percent of those with a photo of a happy family were returned. Twenty-eight percent of those with a photo of an elderly couple were returned. And only 15 percent of the wallets with no photos at all were returned.

The researchers believe the overwhelming response to the photos of the baby reflects a compassionate instinct toward helpless infants that evolved in humans to ensure the survival of future generations.

(Source: Times Online via Early to Rise)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I Love My New Summer Playlist

It doesn't get any better than summer. It's so fun-filled and happy and downright American. To celebrate my favorite season, I've created an entire summer playlist so that I can have a little summer soundtrack for all the festivities. Feel free to turn it on, turn it up, and enjoy the final weeks of summer!
Also, I've enabled group contributing, so if you can think of a song I've missed, feel free to add it and make my summer soundtrack even better by clicking on this link:

Friday, July 24, 2009

Now Johnny Is In My Dreams and My Nightmares...

I'd follow this guy down the rabbit hole anyday:

This guy, not so much...

You can see the trailer for next year's Alice in Wonderland here.

The New Natural Wonders of the World

Definitiely time to get a passport!!

The New Natural Wonders of the World
Organizers of the competition to name the “New 7 Natural Wonders of the World” have narrowed down the choices to 28 finalists, after considering 77 sites (from an original list of more than 250 candidates) that received the most votes in a global poll. Winners of the three-year contest are expected to be announced in 2011.
- From MSN Travel

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Will Smith: "I'm not afraid to die on a treadmill."

"The only thing I see that is distinctly different about me is I'm not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will run. I will not be outworked. Period. You might have more talent than me. You might be smarter than me. You might be sexier than me. You might be all of those things. You got it on me in 9 categories. But if we get on the treadmill together, there's two things: You're getting off first or I'm going to die. It's really that simple."
- Will Smith

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Need a Laugh??

I might end up feeling a little silly for posting this.

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But admit it.... you smiled too.