6:15 So pretty much, you give a guy a beer and he'll give you a grin. Cool.
Really it has a lot more to do with approval in social contexts.
Here's the first part of the article:
Consuming alcohol may make smiles more contagious for men, a new study suggests. The new research in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, indicates that drinking an alcoholic beverage can make men respond more to smiles from others within their social group. The findings indicate that among men, alcohol contributes to enhanced sensitivity towards rewarding behaviors such as smiling, and could help to expose risk factors that play a role in problem drinking among men.
Catharine Fairbairn, psychological scientist and lead researcher, of the University of Pittsburgh, said in a statement, "This experimental alcohol study, which included a social context, finds the clearest evidence yet of greater alcohol reinforcement for men than women."
Get the full info here:
6:45 Things that aren't so fun after you're 25. Can I get an AMEN?
It's from Cosmo, what do you expect?
Da Club. I can listen to Usher and despise humanity in my own house, for free, without heels.
Eating hedonistically. Because pizza every day is delicious when you have the digestive system of a young woodland sprite, and back then maybe a very greasy diet did not feel like death. But now you have an old(er) person's digestive system and metabolism. Some still have iron stomachs, and power to them, but I cannot have Spaghetti-O and Gatorade dinners like I used to.
Staying out late. I'm still young! I'm still young! I'm still y— Aaaand I'm asleep at the bar. (yeah, this was me. Last night I went to a play in Columbia and I got lost coming home. So I didn't walk into the door until 11:10pm. Not smart when your first alarm goes off at 3:52am. )
Shots. What's that thing where you make the poor decision to do something that you used to be able to handle fine just to prove you can still handle it, and then next thing you know you're puking in a cab? Oh right, shots.
7:15 52 PHRASES THAT WOULD HAVE MADE ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE 20 YEARS AGO
Get the whole list: http://www.eonline.com/news/580653/52-phrases-that-would-have-made-absolutely-no-sense-20-years-ago
1. "Arnold Schwarzenegger will be governor of California"
2. "I have angry birds on my phone."
3. "I store my contacts in the cloud."
4. "Aw man, I accidentally liked her photo."
5. "All those people from high school you never thought you would see again? Well, you still won't talk to them but you will see pictures of their kids every day."
6. "My Internet is down so I can't watch TV."
7. "I hope the new Star Wars movies won't be as bad as the last ones."
8. "I really think he likes me because he retweeted my joke about cronuts."
9. "My phone died so my alarm didn't go off."
10. "There are cars on the road that don't have any engines and don't need gas to run."
8:15 Replace Your Device Battery with Chewing Power
A pair of mechanical engineers in Canada says they are developing a wearable device that could one day take the place of batteries in Bluetooth headsets, earpieces and hearing aids. All a person has to do to make it work is chew.
According to a report by the BBC, Dr. Aidin Delnavaz and Dr. Jeremie Voix at the École de Technologie Supérieure in Montreal have built a chin strap that harnesses energy from chewing and turns it into electricity.
The strap is made from a "smart" material that becomes electrically charged when stretched through the simple act of chewing.
When Dr. Delnavaz chewed gum for 60 seconds, they measured up to 18 microwatts of generated power. That's not a lot of juice, but the duo believes that adding layers of the material will make it efficient enough to generate useful amounts of power. Twenty layers of the material would have a total thickness of just six mm.
The pair acknowledges the device would never be able to recharge a smartphone, but they do envision it being used in situations where people are already wearing a strap, such as individuals who work with heavy machinery and wear helmets and earpieces, and soldiers who wear head protection and communicate using earpieces.