Thursday March 23, 2017

Archive for the ‘Advice’ Category

If you do the crime, don’t post proof on Facebook

Anyone who uses social media has heard the advice: If you want to keep something secret, don’t post it on Facebook. Which is why Manhattan DA Cy Vance is absolutely right to defend his office’s bid to seize data from 300-plus “private” user accounts in a criminal investigation.  More…

Letter Frank Sinatra wrote George Michael advising him to ‘loosen up’ over fame

Frank Sinatra wrote George Michael a letter shortly after the pop star complained about the pitfalls of fame in an interview. ’The tragedy of fame is when no one shows up and you’re singing to the cleaning lady in some empty joint,’ Sinatra wrote.  More…

The care you get from your doctor may depend on his or her political views

A new study from researchers at Yale University details significant differences in the way primary care physicians from across the political spectrum approach medical issues that touch on hot-button topics, such as abortion and gun control.  More…

Taxpayers are fleeing New York in droves

In 2014, 126,000 New York tax filers fled to other places in the United States — more than from any other state, according to the study. Illinois lost the second-largest number of people to other states with 82,000 people moving elsewhere in 2014, followed by California, which saw 57,900 ­residents depart.  More…

Thumb-Sucking, Nail-Biting Kids May Have Lower Allergy Risk

Young children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails may be less likely to develop allergies later in childhood, according to a new study that spanned three decades. Although the results do not suggest that kids should take up these habits, the findings do suggest the habits help protect against allergies that persists into adulthood, the researchers said.  More…

The best hot dogs in America

Choosing America’s best hot dogs is a chalenge: from simple-but-satisfying griddled links with a simple swipe of mustard to custom-made wild game sausages loaded with house-pickled vegetables, hot dog aficionados from Seattle to New York can find satisfaction. Still, some stand out above the rest: These are the best hot dog restaurants in America.  More…

Study: Eating pasta can help you lose weight

Eating pasta is not fattening and actually decreases the chances of becoming obese, a new Italian study has found. For centuries Mediterranean diets have enjoyed a healthy reputation, but in recent years more and more people have been shunning pasta, believing it to be fattening. A new survey of more than 23,000 people, however, has linked pasta consumption to both lower body mass and waist-to-hip ratio.  More…

Big Science is broken

Advocates of the existing scientific research paradigm usually smugly declare that while some published conclusions are surely false, the scientific method has "self-correcting mechanisms" that ensure that, eventually, the truth will prevail. Unfortunately, William Wilson makes a convincing argument that those self-correcting mechanisms are broken.  More…

Detectives question lack of autopsy in Scalia death

Veteran homicide investigators questioned the way local and federal authorities in Texas handled the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. “It’s not unreasonable to ask for an autopsy in this case, particularly knowing who he is,” retired Brooklyn homicide Detective Patricia Tufo.  More…

Mark Cuban’s advice for the Powerball winner

“Don’t take the lump sum. You don’t want to blow it all in one spot. If you weren’t happy yesterday, you won’t be happy tomorrow. It’s money. It’s not happiness. If you were happy yesterday, you are going to be a lot happier tomorrow. It’s money. Life gets easier when you don’t have to worry about the bills.”  More…

Politically correct universities ‘are killing free speech’

A whole generation of students is being denied the “intellectual challenge of debating conflicting views” because self-censorship is turning campuses into over-sanitised “safe spaces”, they say.  More…

For the love of God, stop dressing like crap

Kylie Jenner may have been wearing a classy “Eat Me Out” T-shirt, but at least she wasn’t at the theater. Tell that to the slobs who turn up at New York Broadway shows dressed as though they’d just walked in from a tailgating party — one with a three-figure admission price, mind you.  More…

Robert De Niro to NYU grads: ‘You’re f—ked’

Hollywood heavyweight Robert De Niro delivered a heavy dose of reality to graduates of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts — telling them, “You made it. And, you’re f–ked. “A new door is opening for you. A door to a lifetime of rejection,” he said. “It’s inevitable. It’s what graduates call the real world. … How do you cope with it? I hear that Valium and Vicodin work.”  More…

Selfie-hating Deneuve says real stars are ‘discreet’

Selfies and social media have been the death of film stars, iconic French actress Catherine Deneuve said. “A star is someone who must show themselves only a little and remain discreet.” “We see a tremendous amount of people who are very famous, with millions of followers, and who have done absolutely nothing.”  More…

Study Finds There Are Too Many Studies

A growing number of scientific studies is making it harder for researchers to keep track of all their content. ‘Attention decay in science‘, a new paper published by professors from universities in Finland and California, reports that “the attention that can be devoted to individual papers measured by their citation counts, is bound to decay rapidly,” due to the overwhelming number of studies.  More…