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The 4 Big Myths of Profile Pictures

The 4 Big Myths of Profile Pictures
Hello, old friends. I am back from dark months of data mining, here now to present my ores. To write this piece, we cataloged over 7,000 photographs on OkCupid.com, analyzing three primary things: Facial Attitude. Is the person smiling? Staring straight ahead? In looking closely at the astonishingly wide variety of ways our users have chosen to represent themselves, we discovered much of the collective wisdom about profile pictures was wrong. One of the first things we noticed when diving into our pool of photos is that men and women have very different approaches to the camera. Women smile about 50% more than men do and make that flirty-face four times as often. Now, you’re always told to look happy and make eye contact in social situations, but at least for your online dating photo, that’s just not optimal advice. Notice that, however, that flirting away from the camera is the single worst attitude a woman can take. Maybe women want a little mystery. Weird. The Cleavage Shot

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A 3-Step Cure for Digital Packrats, and How to Know If You’re On Post written by Leo Babauta. I have a confession to make: until recently, I was a digital packrat. While my outer life has become fairly simple, as I declutter my home and workspace, and my paper files have also become pretty simple, my digital life was a mess. I had all kinds of files on my hard drive, just because I thought I might need them.

100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School – Eternal C [via onlinecolleges.net] With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for you, so why not latch onto the wide world that Google has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google hacks specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time. Search Tricks

In Woman’s Day Magazine: How To Get A Raise At Work? Clean Your Vagina Yes, you read that title correctly, and no it’s not The Onion spoofing anyone: via the Meeting Boy Tumblr, I found Want a raise? Wash your vagina (dailykos.com). In a post today, Daily Kos’s dhonig points out that one of the nation’s top-read conservative women’s magazines Woman’s Day is running a large ad from Summer’s Eve that combines advertising and editorial, telling women “how to ask for a raise” with the first and top suggestion being that women should thoroughly clean their vaginas the morning they plan to assert their worth in the workplace and ask for higher wages. Yes: we now know the *real* reason women are paid less. Summer’s Eve is a company that primarily sells vaginal douches.

7 stupid thinking errors you probably make The brain isn’t a flawless piece of machinery. Although it is powerful and comes in an easy to carry container, it has it’s weaknesses. A field in psychology which studies these errors, known as biases. M. Bison I finished up M. Bison. I realize he needs posing and that it could go on forever but i'm finishing him up now, and hopefully I will get back to rigging/posing etc.. laterOriginally I did a bust for a GA SF sculpting competition. Later looking back at it I got motivated to take it all the way.The full run of images can be seen here: LINK TO FULL SET Sorry if the images are too big. Here are some renders of the High Poly.

How to feel better now What makes you happy? I find directly pursuing happiness is difficult to do. Many times the things we think will make us happy fail to do so. Instead I like to focus on growth and developing a strong life philosophy that can guide you through tough times and help you enjoy successes. But what about feeling good right now? Optimizing µTorrent for Speed Introduction This guide shows how to speed up downloads in the freeware bittorrent client, µTorrent. All bittorrent programs need to have their incoming and outgoing communications flow freely in order to achieve the highest download speeds and that is what this guide is about. This guide will also work for users of the BitTorrent client as the µTorrent and BitTorrent clients are identical. This guide was put together using information given by the developers of bittorrent programs at their forums, guides and FAQs. There are no secret tricks, just the real basics of proper set up of a bittorrent program.

How to become an early riser By Leo Babauta I’ve found that waking early has been one of the best things I’ve done as I’ve changed my life recently, and I thought I’d share my tips. I just posted about my morning routine, and thought you might like to know how I get up at 4:30 a.m. For many years, I was a late riser. I loved to sleep in.

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