It's Called The Ostrich Effect — And It's Real

It's understandable why people behave this way, but — it's dangerous!

It strikes me as more than a little wiggy that in this study people chose to avoid information that could be relevant to the health of sexual partners. It seems like these test results would put them face-to-face with an ethical decision every time they had sex with a new partner, but they didn't want to deal with that "stress." THAT's worrisome. They don’t talkabout it in this interview, but it’s my takeaway. Makesyou think twice, doesn’t it?

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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21

Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.

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This article originally appeared on 09.08.16

92-year-old Norma had a strange and heartbreaking routine.

Every night around 5:30 p.m., she stood up and told the staff at her Ohio nursing home that she needed to leave. When they asked why, she said she needed to go home to take care of her mother. Her mom, of course, had long since passed away.

Behavior like Norma's is quite common for older folks suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Walter, another man in the same assisted living facility, demanded breakfast from the staff every night around 7:30.

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