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It’s a curious saying: “Cold hands, warm heart.” It proposes that people whose hands are usually cold actually have kind and loving personalities. There is no counterpart as far as I can tell. That is, people with warm hands aren’t reputed to have cold hearts. They’re just regular folk whose body temperatures hover at the norm of 98.6 degrees F.
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Perhaps there is something about the RSVP itself that lends itself to a sort of social silence.
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Q: Why is New York City the most populous city in the United States?
A. Because it was America’s most populous city in 1900.

Q. Why was New York City America’s most populous city in 1900?
A. Because it was America’s most populous city in 1800.
Q: Why is New York City the most populous city in the United States? A. Because it was America’s most populous city in 1900. Q. Why was New Yor
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"major gateways for immigration"
basically says it all.
cities on major routes always have people coming over
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How are social technologies changing the experience of death for those charged with remembering?
Ed Note: Another flashback from the archives of AiP this Friday, though a sombre one at that. It's rainy and dreary here in New York City, ...
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How is it that some animals transitioned from food to friends, and what is the significance of this relationship?
Ed. Note: Another favorite this Friday about those furry members of our family—no, not your Grandpa Ed, but your pet. This post was selected as an ...
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I forget the author, (okay, I looked it up--Al Herzog) but a while back I read an interesting book on this subject. Title: Some we Love, Some we Hate, Some we Eat.
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Bora Zivkovic has an interview with me up at The Network Central. You’ll surely want to head over there and give it a read—it’s short and you’ll learn about my fishing adventure involving a striped bass at least 2/3rds my size.
Every week (or so) I post a quick Q&A with one of our bloggers on the network, so you can get to know them better. This ...
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"Comments might be gold, but “Likes” are a serious currency in terms of self-esteem. And to post negatively, to hint that anything might be wrong with the carefully crafted image of our fabulous lives of parties and relaxation and happiness, would mean that people would have less to Like. And if there is less to Like digitally, then our real world selves are exposed."
“Go ahead,” he said. “I know in a little bit you're going to go post some smart ass comment on Facebook.” He could not keep the scorn from his voice. “And everyone will sympathize with you. And I&...
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From the top shelf to the supermarket shelf, the red plastic cup captures and contributes to the spirit of the occasion. It helps make bitter alcohol a more pleasant experience. After all, how can it be distasteful if it’s delivered from the study depths of the cheerily colored vessel? Packaging matters! Drinking practices carry their own distinct rules and expectations relating to the age, gender, and status. The red plastic cup crosses many of these boundaries to figure prominently in American drinking customs.
Who here has not enjoyed a cold, refreshing drink from a red plastic cup? Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages alike find themselves comfortably enclosed within the confines ...
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Why Popcorn Smells Like a Bearcat’s Butt - When +Brian Switek deviates from his usual paleo stuff, it's always totally weird and awesome.

Binturongs smell like popcorn. Or popcorn smells like binturongs. I guess it depends on your perspective. Either way, when I stopped by the enclosure of the large, blue-grey bearcat at the San Diego Zoo last month, the warm, buttery scent was unmistakable. What I heard celebrity zookeeper Jack Hanna say on television for so many years was true – the big viverrid smelled like a movie theater lobby.
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+Leo Campos Scicurious blogs about weird science every Friday: http://scientopia.org/blogs/scicurious/
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Were the Maya on to something?
Ed Note: We have a guest today! AiP is pleased to host this post by Dr. Kevin Birth, who is a professor of anthropology at Queens College, CUNY and an expert on time. His forthcoming book, Objects of ...
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You know the old saying that parenting doesn’t come with a handbook? Well, maybe it doesn’t need one—there’s Facebook.
You know the old saying that parenting doesn't come with a handbook? Well, maybe it doesn't need one—there's Facebook. In many ways I feel as though I'm ...
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How do we weigh the costs of helping?
I boarded my commuter train with all of five minutes to spare, so I knew my prospects for getting a seat were slim. That didn't bother ...
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I do read the signs, but I've never contributed to any panhandler. I have bought food in line at a store when asked, and I have given a blanket from my car unasked on a cold rainy night. Momentary generosity, however, is generally against "my rules". Instead, I support institutions that can help continuously. I contributed to them more in the past when I could better afford it. These days, I'm more likely to be a consumer. I have health insurance today only because Minnesota taxpayers subsidize it.
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