Wednesday, February 26, 2014

9 Ways That Sex Is Good For You (Of The Day)

Like you needed an excuse. From the Mirror.
1. Sex makes you smarter

Scientists using mice in their research have discovered that lovemaking greatly increases the creation of neurons located within the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for the formation of long-term memory. And stopping the mice from having sex led to a fall-off in their intelligence, psychologists from the University of Maryland found.

2. Sex makes you look younger

Dr. David Weeks, clinical neuropsychologist at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, says his research found that older men and women with an active love life looked five to seven years younger than their actual age.

3. Sex keeps you fit

A Canadian study last month found that a half hour of sexual activity could burn more calories than walking on a treadmill. In one study, men in a 25-minute sex session burned an average of 100 calories, the women 69--or roughly the same as playing doubles tennis or walking uphill for 20 minutes or doing 40 minutes of yoga.

4. Sex lowers men's cancer risk

The good news for men - for older men, anyway - is that regular sex may be linked to a lower risk of prostate cancer, according to a study from Nottingham University. Men who kept up a regular sex life in their 50s – ejaculating more than 10 times a month – were at a lower risk or prostate cancer.

5. Sex can cure headaches

The age-old excuse of a headache may now be obsolete as research has found that orgasms in women might actually get rid of headaches. Apparently orgasm is associated with an upsurge of blood flow in the brain which could reduce headaches.
6. Sex boosts your mood

A study published in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour found that young women felt more depressed the longer they hadn't had sex. Stuart Brody, a professor of psychology specialising in sexual behaviour at the University of West Scotland, says that the absorption of hormones in semen could help improve the mood of women

7. Sex boosts your self-esteem

A survey taken at the University of Texas found that people who had sex more regularly felt more confident about their bodies.

8. Sex can prevent a heart attack

Researchers at Queen's University in Belfast found that having sex three times a week could halve your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, while a study in Israel found that women who had two orgasms a week were up to 30% less likely to suffer from heart disease as those who did not have an orgasm.

9. Sex sets you up for the day

People who enjoy a bit or morning passion are more upbeat for the rest of the day and also have a stronger immune system than those who decide to have an extra snooze instead of a smooch. American scientist Dr. Debby Herbenick found that adults who made love first thing in the morning enjoyed a mood boost that carried right through until night time.

Vid Of The Day: Lip-Sync Battle Between Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon

Both great but I gotta go with Paul. Link from Julie Martin.

10 People From Your Past Who Will Haunt You On Facebook

I was looking at one of my h.s. yearbooks the other day and read this note from a dear old friend (misspellings and all):

Hey C-man! Was this a GREAT year or WHAT? You made Trigg tolerible. I'll never forget the raisins. Kincaid will miss us next year. You're a rad dude. Stay cool.

Friends forever,


Yeah, friends forever, Steve -- whoever da fuck you are.

I have zero recollection of Steve. None. Not a clue. Nor do I remember any shenanigans involving dried fruit with this Steve or anyone else.

I looked up all the Steves in my class -- there were three -- and I knew none of them (my school was huge). I remember Trig, I remember Mrs. Kincaid, I don't remember Steve.

Maybe someone was playing me. I hope so. I don't want Steve to find me on Facebook and have to pretend I remember him and all the wacky fun times we had in Trig. I hated Trig.

Other people from your past who will find you on FB:


What They'll Say:

Dear all,

It's with deep regret that I must inform you that our friend from high school, Gordon Porgle, was involved in a car accident.

You may remember Gordon as the quiet person who would spend his time in the library rather than waste his time with us outside. One of my favorite memories of Gordon was that time at the school talent quest when he played GnR on the classical piano. It was hilarious.

He is in intensive care, but is expected to make a full recovery. I will be sending a card soon. If you would like your name to be included, please let me know.

What They'll Really Mean: I've atoned for being an asshole at high school by caring about the uncool kid. I'm better than you.


What They'll Say:

Hi all!

This is just an update for everybody about the reunion. I'm still waiting for a few people to get back to me about when the best time is, but it's looking like it'll be held between Jan and June.

I've found a few more people from class and added them to the list. If this is the first time you've received one of these emails, some of us who are still in the old neighborhood will be hiring out the gymnasium at the high school for a get together.

Please let me know when you can make it back to town.



What They'll Really Mean: Remember how I was popular in high school? I'm better than you.


What They'll Say:

Good friend from a yesteryear passing.

I was simply running my tired eyes over the complexities of human existence in the electronic age − fashion, dot-coms, recipe indexes − when I stumble across the musings of a brother from the past.

It is with great pleasure that I share the love of God with you and offer you my shankra. The sublime Lord has allowed love of humans to spread as energy, which is why He/She (?) allowed the Network of Hope to be created.
I am floating an egg for you and hope you will share with me your comings and goings; toings and frowings; wins and deaths, so we shall once again share.

What They'll Really Mean: I'm in a cult and we're recruiting new members.

(See the rest at Cracked)


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