....of the "And this research got somebody their Ph.D.; sigh." series; in Spain, crack researchers have found that men's heart rates go up when they're introduced to a beautiful woman.
I don't know what's most depressing; that someone paid for this "proof of the obvious" to be done, that an actual academic agreed to perform it, or that people are reporting on it as if it's not completely obvious.
Giving up something for Lent - There is a great piece on Lent in the Federalist by my friend Todd Peperkorn. He makes an excellent case for the helpfulness of giving stuff up during Lent...
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