What if everybody ran? Good question.
Max Andrucki, an assistant professor of social and cultural geography at Temple, is looking for area trans individuals willing to take part in a new study called “transhomesproject,” which seeks to understand how “trans* identities are expressed in private spaces.” The study will evaluate:
- Trans* people’s diverse experience of home (including not having one) and about the process of finding a home.
- How everyday activities, like housework and gardening, are re-negotiated and experienced differently by folks in trans* households.
- Home decor and whether it has anything to do with your identity.
- How moments of transition have impacted your living space, and whether there’s any correlation between the two.
Kim Kardashian isn’t the only one who employs a bit of Photoshop magic on her selfies before posting them on social media. A new survey from the Philly-based Renfrew Center Foundation found that half of selfie takers retouch their photos before posting them to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.
Some might think that looking at puppy pictures is a waste of time, but those Debbie Downers would be wrong: Studies show that looking at photos of cute animals can actually make you more productive at work. And I think it’s a safe bet to say they boost your happiness factor, too.
So take a two-minute break, right now, and enjoy these outrageously adorable photos of this year’s Puppy Bowl pooches, who will star in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl X on Sunday during the Super Bowl. Your boss (and your brain) can thank me later.
If you thought losing your six-pack was the worst thing that could come from sitting on the couch all day, think again: Turns out, all the sitting we do isn’t just changing the way our abs look, it’s also transforming our brains—and not in a good way.
• Think lifting weights won’t give you a good calorie burn? Think again. New research reveals that strength-training activities burn twice as many calories as previous thought, putting some moves, like push-ups, on par with cardio activities. Click through for a workout that uses the highest-calorie-burn strength training moves. [Runner's World]
It likely won’t come as a shock to those acquainted with people on the autism spectrum. But until a group of scientists at Vanderbilt University conducted a study on how perceptions of visual and auditory events differ in those with autism and those without it, no one could say exactly what the differences were.
I guess we’re called “gay” for a reason. A new survey of 5,000 adults in the U.K found that childless gay couples have happier relationships than their hetero counterparts, and that they tend to view simpler things as more romantic and cherish-able — like their partner bringing them a cup of tea in the morning, or watching TV together.
Ironically, though, gay couples are less likely to show affection toward one another in public. “Many LGBQ couples, especially the younger ones, say they would not hold hands in public for fear of reprisal.” says report co-author Dr Jacqui Gibb.