Tag archive for ‘human behavior’
By Web On Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Facebook’s Telescope on Human Behavior

MIT’s Technology Review has an interesting interview explaining Facebook’s efforts to mine its piles of data and why it says the effort can help explain why people act as they do.  More...

By Bartel Scheers On Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Feel Like a Barbie, Be Like a Barbie

We have seen some pretty crazy obsessions before. People have gone out of their way to fulfill their ambitions to look like their favorite stars. One of the most common ones out there seems to be for Barbie dolls. More...

By Bartel Scheers On Friday, February 17th, 2012

The Headless Chicken Solution

You think putting “human-derived gelatin” into marshmallows, candy and other desserts is disgusting? Messing around with pig stem cells so it produces human blood is cruel? Engineering a stock of sheeps, pigs More...

By Bartel Scheers On Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
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Happy Valentine

It’s Valentine’s Day so time to eat tons of chocolate, buy roses, or show your secret admiration for your neighbor’s wife. But Valentine’s day originally used to be the day when the Romans More...

By Bartel Scheers On Monday, February 13th, 2012
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Hidden Treasures Of Faded Time

While in certain parts of the modern world you will be executed for expressing your opinion about religion in a single tweet there are nations where the ‘old days’ no longer set the moral standards. More...

By Bartel Scheers On Sunday, February 12th, 2012
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DANGER: Freedom of Expression

Malaysia has deported Hamza Kashgari, the Saudi journalist and blogger accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in comments made on Twitter, Al Jazeera reported. Kashgari, a newspaper columnist based in Jeddah, More...

By Bartel Scheers On Monday, January 30th, 2012
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Now That Is One Cool Grandma

Story from a Minnesota State Trooper: I made a traffic stop on an elderly lady the other day for speeding MN State Highway 210 at Mile Marker 197 just East of McGregor, MN. I asked for her driver’s license, registration, More...

By Bartel Scheers On Monday, January 30th, 2012
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All Wet And All Drunk

Imagine yourself being 20, all drunk at a party and you say ‘yes’ to the challenge to participate in a wet T-shirt contest. Nothing new here, happens all over the world and some of you might even have More...

By Bartel Scheers On Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
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Drinking, Eating, Texting

Human society clearly has entered a transitional time. And with transition comes chaos. Old things must go, for new things to rise; to get organized. Political structures abandoned, morals adjusted. Global systems More...

By Bartel Scheers On Thursday, August 25th, 2011

The Hunt Is Over

Since researchers spoiled my belief that spraying myself with fragrances containing human pheromones would invoke instant “Axe-experiences” I felt a little lost at the nightlife hunt for bodily success. More...

By Bartel Scheers On Sunday, August 21st, 2011


The New York Times has a excellent piece on the culture of plastic surgery in Brazil by anthropologist Alexander Edmonds. Edmonds notes that surgery is not considered to be a correction or salve against the sagging More...

By Bartel Scheers On Monday, July 18th, 2011

The Day After

There’s a crowd arguing that today’s society is too much dependant on technology. That humanity enhanced with technology has nothing to do with evolution, or natural progress but all with extensive consumerism More...