"Shivering in the cold sparks a series of biochemical reactions deep within the body that alters fat cells and bolsters metabolism, much as formal exercise does, according to a fascinating series of new experiments. The findings intimate that exercise and shivering are related in ways not previously suspected." —Unfortunately, this study also finds that working out in the cold is no better than working out in a comfortable environment. Also God clearly does not want us to be healthy; every conceivable route to a fitter body is littered with land mines of pain and discomfort. Just stay in bed and order a delivery meatball sandwich. It's what He [...]
"Feeling smaller makes people feel paranoid, mistrustful and more likely to think that people are staring or talking about them, a study by Oxford University finds."
"'People really do use sex as a way to get over or get back at their ex-partner in the aftermath of a breakup,' said study researcher Lynne Cooper, a psychologist at the University of Missouri."
"'The creative elements needed to produce humor are strikingly similar to those characterizing the cognitive style of people with psychosis – both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder,' said Gordon Claridge of the University of Oxford's department of experimental psychology, who led the study. "Although schizophrenic psychosis itself can be detrimental to humor, in its lesser form it can increase people's ability to associate odd or unusual things or to think 'outside the box. Equally, manic thinking – which is common in people with bipolar disorder – may help people combine ideas to form new, original and humorous connections."
Having sex may make you smarter, although any increase in intelligence you obtain will almost certainly be offset by the fact that you learned about this story from the Daily Mail.