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Trophy Wives an Urban Legend?

That seems to be the case if you accept the sample population.

"McClintock analyzed the traits of about 1,500 couples in their early 20s... "

Personally, anecdotally, etc I feel the stereotype emerged from older generations when women had less opportunity. Think 50+ yrs ago. Women didn't have the opportunity to impress with an amazing professional career. Skip forward to the 21st century and women, while still fighting for true equality, are much more independent and gender roles not what they used to be.

Now, I may be lacking personal experience from the time period I point towards but I am in my 20s so I can say that I consider the (dating, marriage, etc) game to be different from my parents' period.

What do you all think? Yay or nay on my hypothesis? I think this study would have different results if considered more historical data.
 
A new study compared qualities like level of attractiveness and socioeconomic status and found almost no evidence of the trophy wife stereotype that attractive women tend to marry rich and successful men.
A new study compared qualities like level of attractiveness and socioeconomic status and found almost no evidence of the trophy wife stereotype that attractive women tend to marry rich and successful men.
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Comparison of SAS vs R vs SPSS

In reality, though, R is probably the only choice for the independent statistician or data miner, since the other two options are quite costly. For those that have the budget of a business they can consider all options.
 
Statistical Language Wars
#SAS vs #R vs #SPSS  
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Apparently, Atheism is the New Theism

So, apparently there is an entire book out there on the premise that an Atheist can believe in a god. I could have saved everyone a lot of time and money by giving the guy a dictionary.

Atheism is the disbelief or lack of belief in the existence of God or gods.

On that single definition, this guy should have been laughed at by publishers and corrected by those around him.

As commenter Blessed are the Cheesemakers puts it, "Franks next book is Why I am monogamous in my multiple se.xual [sic] relationships."
Opinion by Frank Schaeffer, special to CNN (CNN) -- All the public debates between celebrity atheists and evangelical pastors are as meaningless as literary awards and Oscar night.
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Accident, like Rape, Happen...

Also, if the rape is truly legitimate, the body can shut down to prevent pregnancy.

Source: Indian and US Republican politicians. 
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+Sean McGuire exactly... You can't just accidentally hold down someone and... Force them.... That's ridiculous
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Thank you, +BBC News.
 
Less blunt version: The BBC Trust has looked at its coverage of science and concluded that there was a problem: when news and current affairs presenters are covering science issues and don't have enough knowledge of what's going on, they may create false impartiality by "presenting the views of tiny and unqualified minorities as if they have the same weight as the scientific consensus."

More blunt version, from our friends at The Telegraph: "stop inviting cranks onto science programmes."

There's a lot more in here, because simply telling reporters not to do that is useless if they don't have a way to know when one side is a nutty fringe group and when there's a genuine lack of consensus. The BBC has been sending its executives to workshops, talking to wide ranges of experts in many fields, and creating long-term channels for BBC reporters and executives to have access to a genuinely wide range of experts. (Full report: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/assets/files/pdf/our_work/science_impartiality/trust_conclusions.pdf

Overall, I'd say this is a great move on the BBC's part, and now I only hope that many other news organizations around the world follow suit.

h/t +Christine Paluch.
The BBC Trust published an update on an years-old report questioning the "over-rigid application of editorial guidelines on impartiality" in science reporting. Or, as the Telegraph put it, they were told to "stop inviting cranks onto science programmes." Which seems slightly harsh.
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Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Sound familiar to anyone?

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NFC and Wi-Fi PSK Hack

This awesome idea allows a user to use a truly random PSK without the hassle of memorizing anything. While this guy only uses one wifi network, I would recommend setting up a guest network that does not have access to your personal shares.

Caveat, for the paranoid:
This doesn't stop intruders, or those with physical access to your home. All that hard work to secure your wifi is only good until someone you don't like swipes the NFC token.
 
For maximum security, I use a randomly generated, 64-bytes-long character sequence as WPA password for my home WiFi network. As you can imagine, that creates somewhat of a challenge whenever I want to share my internet connection with guests. Here's a cheap, practical, and yet stylish way I've come up with to deal with this problem. The main ingredients are:
- a small MUJI magnetic photo frame,
- a writable NFC tag,
- a printer,
- a pair of scissors.
Android users can associate to my network simply by tapping the photo frame, thanks to the NFC tag embedded within. IPhone users can instead flip it around and use a QR code scanner app to read my wireless password. Either case: no tedious, error-prone typing involved!
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There are a lot of issues with unions today, but it would be naive to completely write them off.
 
Yeah! People, stop taking power over you away from the people who lord it over you! Stupid!
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Lol
 
You really can't argue with the results, I guess.
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Guffaw!
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True story.

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