Posts Tagged: mortality

It Took 12 Years to Make This 164 Minute Movie

So there's a movie that's like having a child and watching it grow up, but without actually having to have the child, and the watching it grow up part takes less than three hours? Sounds pretty perfect to me.


Unemployed Man's Aptitude at Nut-Opening Rewarded By Health Benefits

Since losing my job as an editor at a music magazine last year, I've been thinking a lot about what else I could do to earn a living. I have a lot of records and I can write pretty good and I edit okay with the help of spellcheck. But these things do not seem to be as lucrative in today's market as they might have been in the past. (They were never really that lucrative in the first place, I don't think.) More than once, I've had the conversation with my wife like the famous one from Seinfeld, wherein George and Jerry are talking about what kind of [...]


Lazy Scientists Don't Know Why Coffee Will Make You Live Forever*

"In this large prospective study, coffee consumption was inversely associated with total and cause-specific mortality. Whether this was a causal or associational finding cannot be determined from our data." *Not actually "forever" at all. (via)


This Thanksgiving, Remember You Will Die

"When your relatives force you to look at photos on their phones, be thankful they no longer have access to a slide projector. When your aunt expounds on politics, rejoice inwardly that she does not hold elected office. Instead of focusing on the dry, tasteless turkey on your plate, be grateful the six-hour roasting process killed any toxic bacteria." —Science has some tips on how to handle Thanksgiving. Your main takeaway? Be more grateful. I can actually endorse this idea, although not necessarily in the way it is suggested here. My personal technique for coping with the holiday is to remind myself that even though I had the [...]