Quotes & Links #40

1) vox.com: This is your brain on love
A good summary how love works on a biochemical(?) level. Does it work in any different way though? I think the most interesting part is how long-term love is different from short-term love and how they both interact.

2) theguardian.com: Football is no longer England’s – this country is just the backdrop (via @egghat)

International viewers liked the look of the fans at English games. The cameras would make a point of picking out families, women and children especially, along with diverse, non-white faces. He mentioned the group of Sikh fans often glimpsed over the manager’s shoulder at Old Trafford. Such a happy contrast with the Bundesliga, where crowd shots tended to consist of “white, male fans in their twenties, usually behind a metal fence”.

3) qz.com: To be truly happy, researchers say find a mate who is just like you

But more recent work challenges this simple “opposites attract” approach. For example, while men are often labeled as preferring multiple partners, these preferences are inappropriately assumed.

4) qz.com: In Apple, Elon Musk has finally attracted a worthy competitor

5) bbc.com: The surprising downsides of being drop dead gorgeous
Basically, there are none.

6) bloombergview.com: Happy Valentine’s Day! Now Cut Your Losses
Not sure why she only focuses on females? Reminds me of: “Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person“. Maybe we should all “pull a Henri de Rouvroy” and marry/love on contracts…

7) imgur.com: European Herb Map

8) hani.co.kr: Mind-healing vending machine

9) fivethirtyeight.com: Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me A Spreadsheet

OKCupid discovered earlier than most what data could tell us. As data has become more entwined with our humanity, and vice versa, it’s easy to forget what the point of it all is.

Unrelated-to-the-quote-note:The graph about attractiveness is nothing new. I think I even linked it before? What he’s not saying is the variance of the age. One shouldn’t infer too much from them.

His real contribution isn’t that he offers 100 different insights into the way humans behave; it’s that 90 of the 100 are things we had a sense of already.

Hm. Hm.


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