What’s More Impressive? The Beefcake in the Foreground, or the Old Dude in the Background?

What’s More Impressive? The Beefcake in the Foreground, or the Old Dude in the Background?

Some guy who’s in crazy shape posted a video where he does handstand push-ups while balancing on a bunch of dumbbells that are stacked ten feet high. But it’s mostly a hit online because of what’s going on in the background.

He’s in the middle of a gym, and there’s an old, white-haired guy shooting free throws behind him. He takes five shots in 40 seconds, and never misses.

Oxford English Dictionary Is Adding ‘Merica, Moobs, and YOLO

Oxford English Dictionary Is Adding ‘Merica, Moobs, and YOLO

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The Oxford English Dictionary is adding a bunch of new words, and it’s a pretty good round-up this year.  Here are the ten best ones . . .

1.  Fuhgeddaboudit.  Like how Tony Soprano would say “forget about it.”

2.  ‘Merica . . . meaning America without the “A” at the beginning.

3.  Bracketology.  Which you hear a lot during March Madness.

4.  Clickbait.  And another new one is “clicktivism” . . . when you support a cause online, but don’t actually go out and DO anything.

5.  Moobs . . . short for ‘man boobs.’

6.  Non-apology.  When you act like you’re apologizing, but don’t actually say you’re sorry.

7.  Swirlie.  When you dunk someone’s head in a toilet and flush it.  Which seems like it could have been added 50 years ago.

8.  YOLO.  Which stands for “you only live once.”

9.  Squee.  It’s Internet slang for when something’s cute.  They traced it back to an online discussion about Ewoks from 1998.

10.  Kegerator.  A refrigerator with a tap on the front, and a keg of beer inside.

(Here’s the full list, which includes a few R-rated entries.)

(Time / OED.com)

A Study Finds the Best Pose to Help You Attract People in Online Dating

A Study Finds the Best Pose to Help You Attract People in Online Dating

Whether or not someone swipes right on you on Tinder usually comes down to a matter of SECONDS. They glance at your picture, make an instant judgment, and swipe. So you’d better make that picture count.

A new study out of Princeton University found the best pose for getting dates. And the trick is . . . to spread yourself out.

The researchers found that people who had pictures where they held their arms out to the sides or put their feet on a desk and leaned back with their hands behind their head had more success than people who crossed their arms or kept their arms in tight.

And the difference is significant: People who stretched themselves out in their photos got almost TWICE as many messages as people who closed themselves off.

The researchers say that basically, you’re just like a peacock. Quote, “In the animal world, taking up more space and maximizing presence is used as a signal for attracting a mate.

“By exerting dominance, they’re trying to signal, ‘I am able to do things, I have a space, I have access to resources.”

(CNN

(Here are two good “open” poses and two bad “closed” poses.)

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Today’s the Best Day of the Year to Find Fresh Meat on Online Dating

Today’s the Best Day of the Year to Find Fresh Meat on Online Dating

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Did you finally pull the trigger and spend last night hunched over your computer creating a Match.com profile? So did everyone else. And that means today is OPEN SEASON on tail, my friends.

According to Match.com and PlentyOfFish.com, the first Sunday evening after New Year’s is ALWAYS the busiest time of the year.

Which means today, there’s more fresh meat on the online dating sites than ANY other day until next January.

The stats also say that people who decide to do online dating in January are 15% more likely to meet someone compared to starting any other month of the year.

It takes men an average of 10 weeks to get into a relationship through online dating . . . it takes women an average of eight weeks.

(Mashable)