June 18, 2012

Round-up: how many gays, new indentured class, shoes, exercisers, aging well, smart people

Another round-up to close out some tabs.

Is it any wonder that a very high percentage of Americans think a quarter of the country is gay when reality shows it's probably less than 2 percent.
From the Atlantic, Americans Have No Idea How Many Gay People There Are

Our indebted graduates are the modern indentured class. with little prospect of finding well-paying work or servicing their enormous college debts.

A robotic exoskeleton allows Dr. Eugen Alford, a paraplegic, to walk upright giving new hope to people with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities.

New studies from Germany on How to Age Well.  Learn how to let regrets go, especially those you have little opportunity to fix.

People who exercise more, earn more, about 9% more.  They have more discipline, more energy and a better attitude.  Study here.

Shoes as a source of first impressions

Research shows that the smarter people are, the more susceptible they are to cognitive bias.  They make more 'thinking errors'.

Scientists create the healthiest meal ever.  fresh and smoked salmon terrine,  mixed leaf salad with a dressing of extra virgin olive oil, chicken casserole with lentils and mixed vegetables,  yogurt-based blancmange topped with walnuts and a sugar-free caramel-flavoured sauce.

Facebook pays out $10 million to five users for putting advertisements in their Timelines

TV remote and light switch are germ hotspots in hotels.  News you can use.

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