Month: August 2014

She argues that humans need face-to-face contact, as they need air and water. We have evolved for it, to the extent that those surrounded by a tight-knit group of friends who regularly gather to eat—and, crucially, gossip—live an average of 15 years longer than loners. Quality face-to-face contact is essential for a social species, Pinker writes, citing research that shows it fortifies immune systems, calibrates hormones and increases chances of surviving heart attacks, strokes, AIDS and cancer.

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London 2014 (by Karl Gunnarsson)

It rains in Aarhus.

What even is this? Why is this a thing? And it’s Danish even. This needs to just go away.

Hello sheep. I just ate your cousin. He was delicious.

our notion of privacy, when conceptualized in relationship to “public,” does a disservice to both concepts