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If your pre-sleep ritual is surfing the Internet until your eyes fall out, you’re not alone. A new survey reveals that practically the entire country of Britain falls asleep cradling their laptops with 9 out of 10 of them admitting that they would rather forgo a relaxing night’s sleep so they can discover the end of the Internet.
Several new studies just dissolved the notion that Adderall-induced study binges were what led you to the promised land of a passable GPA. It turns out that while ADHD medication does help its users boost concentration and improve short-term memory, it doesn’t sharpen students’ grades. In the long-run, students who used (and abused) the drugs scored roughly the same as those who didn’t.
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Google Glass is predicted to become the next “it” product, so start saving unless you prefer feeling like a total social reject. According to Forrester Research, more than 22 million Americans — or 12 percent — are expected to purchase Glass when it’s released. In short, the $1,400 devices are on track to become as popular as the iPhone.
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Here’s apparently a real problem that’s affecting those lucky enough to be in a relationship: “Netflix Adultery.” The condition, as coined by the Cut, is when a partner watches ahead or finishes a television show instead of waiting to watch it with their significant other on the streaming service.
Of the 2,000 American adults polled, who convinced themselves this was a legitimate issue, about 12 percent confessed to this unforgivable act of adultery. And you could be living with a cheater without even knowing it: 51 percent said they would watch a program even though they agreed to wait for their partner.
So, there’s a very real illness that’s destroying the lives of mothers everywhere. It’s called “Pinterest stress,” and it reportedly affects 42 percent of mothers. A crippling condition that is yielding a lot of sad BBs in the world, ”Pinterest stress” leads people to worry that their pins are not crafty or creative enough (also known as the Brit Industrial Complex?).
Touted as an exclusive survey by Today, a once-popular morning show that nursing homes use to override the bleak silence of near-death, the results show that nearly half of the 7,000 mothers they talked to claim they stay up until the wee hours of the morning clicking, repinning and saving pins in a mad attempt to recreate intricately crafted centerpieces from Michael’s.
It’s election season, which explains the higher-than-usual incidence of poll-pegged stories we’re seeing in our inbox. And hey, guess what? The Internet now has cultural relevance beyond enabling politicians to send citizens pics of their junk.
And so The Atlantic wound up with a couple of interesting little factoids, as part of its massive state-of-the-union study (co-commissioned by the Aspen Institute). The most alarming? Lots of youths are letting the Internet influence their ideas about morality.
From a post summing up the results: