Speaking a Second Language Could Keep You from Getting Dementia

Wait, speaking multiple languages keeps your brain young? Goddamnit. The closest I ever came to learning a second language is that my mom speaks passable Norwegian when she's drunk (I suppose I'm glad my childhood wasn't one long Drunkmomwegian immersion program), which means that I am impenetrably, painfully… » 1/09/13 2:10pm 1/09/13 2:10pm

Why You're Such an Indecisive Screwball

You know how there are those people who just know what they want? And then they take it? And then they're happy with their choices!?!!?!??? Yeah, those people are like aliens to me. I'm forever in this weird space of simultaneously wanting all of the stuff and wanting none of the stuff. And then people are like, "Just… » 12/10/12 6:15pm 12/10/12 6:15pm

Looking at High Heels and Electric Razors Changes Your Perception of…

Hey, did you know that your brain is completely crazy and does all kinds of far-out shit like some kind of weird goopy wizard that rides around in your skull doing magic tricks? It's true! A new study that found that when people spend a bunch of time staring at heavily gendered objects (like bras, or neckties*), and… » 9/28/12 10:25am 9/28/12 10:25am