The most important question to motivate taking action on big issues: "If not now, when?"
Statistical analysis suggests that punting in football doesn't pay off. Teams should never punt. A Time Magazine "best invention" of 2009. http://bit.ly/7Ktn6g
The "Sky King" paper airplane holds the world record for staying aloft indoors (27.9 seconds). http://bit.ly/8yvDiY
Research Psychologists have shown that couples in which the woman is more attractive than the man tend to be happier. Psychology Today http://bit.ly/at9OQO
So many people claim to be "spiritual, but not religious". Why not create a church that provides community, ritual, and moral guidance, but isn't tied to biblical (or other) scripture?
New York Times writer Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter more have to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, optimism, and self-control. http://bit.ly/1nvsImr
On Kayak.com you can submit a price, time and desired activities, and it makes suggestions on what you can afford. http://www.kayak.com/explore
Researchers at North Carolina State have studied the physics of successful free-throws. Release the shot at 52 degrees, have a slight back spin, and aim near the back of the rim.http://bit.ly/bG7Gn5
Researchers show that in basketball, teams that are trailing at halftime by small margins are more likely to win. They surmise that teams that are behind try harder. Boston Globe http://bit.ly/bIDEcd
Empty beer bottles are better weapons than full ones. http://www.nytimes.com/projects/magazine/ideas/2009/#e
Researchers show that lying is a normal developmental stage for kids - but certain parental approaches can minimize lying in the future. WSJ http://bit.ly/bIXhWy
British researchers show that encouraging compulsive gambling is most effective not by allowing people to win, but by allowing them to almost win. Economist http://bit.ly/aaEWWX