Researchers scanned the brains of couples who had been together for at least 20 years, and others who had recently met. After being shown a picture of their mate, 10 percent of the older couples displayed the same burst of pleasure-producing dopamine as the new couples did.
Previous research suggests that this giddy, can't-keep-your-hands-off-each-other brain reaction starts to fade after about 15 months.
While we are very happy for the lucky 10 percent whose passion for each other burns eternal, we do have an important piece of advice for any and all older lovebirds: Get a room.
Developmental psychologist Douglas Gentile was skeptical at first that there was such a thing as video-game addiction, but when he applied criteria used to diagnose pathological gamblers to a comprehensive survey of the habits of young video-game users, he found convincing parallels.
According to Gentile, video-game addicts display classic characteristics of addictive behavior, such as lying to friends and family about how much they play, using video games to escape their problems and getting into (real) fights.
Clearly, there are also folks over 18 who are addicted to video games. Most can be identified by their dreadful lack of hygiene.
Samsung I7500 Specs:
- Android 1.5 (Cupcake)
- Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity
- Tri-band UMTS/HSPA connectivity (900 / 1700 / 2100 MHz) - this allows the handset to run on T-Mobile USA’s network
- 3.2 inch capacitive AMOLED display with HVGA (480 x 320) resolution
- 3.5mm headset jack
- 5MP camera with LED flash
- 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7200A CPU
- MicroSD card support
- 8GB of internal memory
The Samsung i7500 will be available in Europe Market from June 2009. The retail price of Samsung i7500 is around 300Euro ($398).
In addition to boasting famous guests including six presidents along with the likes of Bette Davis and Al Capone, the hotel's ground floor men's restroom recently topped a poll of the country's classiest crappers.
The luxurious lavatory boasts black-and-green glass-tiled walls, Art Deco fixtures and, we're going to presume, abundant, pillowy-soft toilet paper.
The thrones fit for a king are apparently a minor tourist attraction in Music City, with women even ignoring the bathroom's inferior female counterpart in favor of a sneak peak at the famed facilities. Which must make the Hermitage the only place in the entire world where the men's bathroom is nicer than the ladies'.
THINGS THAT ARE DIFFICULT TO SAY WHEN YOU'RE DRUNK:
THINGS THAT ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO SAY WHEN YOU'RE DRUNK:
THINGS THAT ARE DOWNRIGHT IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY WHEN YOU'RE DRUNK:
Thanks, but I don't want to have sex
Nope, no more booze for me
Sorry, but you're not really my type
Good evening officer, isn't it lovely out tonight
The pattern created in a Swedish forest by logging tracks and trees downed by Hurricane Gudrun
in January 2005.
"It's as if the heavens had sent a message to the forest industry reminding them that, in this area, deciduous trees would have withstood the winds much better than pine."
—Joakim "Jocke" Berglund, who took this photograph from a Cessna aircraft