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Science has proven that women are more attracted to men with bigger penises! I don’t know if I want to say “Go Science!” or “Du-uhrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.”Male Homo sapiens have an almost disproportionately large penis when compared to other large mamamals. (An adult guerilla’s penis averages 1.5 inches long.) Apparently, it is far larger than it needs to be for its function, but may have become that way due to evolution: Many generations of prehistoric women choosing well-endowed men.
A client was very upset with me. We had sold him software a few weeks ago, and he called because he needed help. When I explained to him that all of our services are offered at an hourly rate, he was shocked. “You mean I have to pay you to help me with this lousy software?” he yelled. “I’ve never heard of such a thing before! This is outrageous!” I get this infrequently from “shocked” clients who’ve “never heard of this thing before.”And each time this happens I know exactly how the airline industry feels.
Historically, Philadelphia has had a bad case of cainophobia. Whether we’re talking about building a highway or bumping up trash day, Philadelphians generally don’t react to change too well. “It’s my city,” we say, “I like it the way it is.” Reinvention, alteration—these things are a threat to the very identity of native Philadelphians everywhere. Progressives, generally speaking, we are not.
Math is not my strong suit, but something seems wrong here: A new study tells us that one-third of Americans are cutting back on gluten, but less than one percent of the population suffers from celiac disease, the condition that is the only reason for omission of gluten from the diet. So, why is everyone else buying gluten-free foods when they don’t have to?
Class is a funny thing. To most people it speaks to economics: There's the haves and the have-nots. But while income and wealth are important class indicators, they rarely tell the whole story. I was raised on the Main Line by Ivy League-educated parents and spent my summers in the Hamptons where my father's family owned a vacation home that was attended by a full-time, uniformed maid.
I just read the second news story in as many weeks about a new trend in parenting: the family as corporation. The idea, according to a couple of new books that are out there, is to bring home the principles that make your company run smoothly and apply them to your spouse and kids. And it is a terrible idea.
The most recent issue of Marie Claire magazine featured an interview with Anastasia Danias, the president of the NFL. She talked about gender differences in management styles: "I think one of the mistakes that many women make, and one that I made early on in my career, is a tendency to be apologetic. I can't tell you how many women come into my office and say, 'I'm sorry to bother you with this.'"
Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk / I’m a woman’s man – no time to talk. —"Stayin’ Alive," Bee GeesResearchers who claim that men talk less than women have never been within earshot of a gay boy in J. Crew 484s.American neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine, for example, says the average man speaks about 7,000 words a day, while the average woman clocks in at 20,000. What’s up with that?
This past week, The Atlantic published “An Explanation for the Gender Gap in Biking.” I, a bike novice, did not realize that anyone was even studying girl-to-boy biker ratios, but this post cited a recent research project at Ohio State University, in which 2,000 students and faculty on the Columbus campus were surveyed about their “commute behavior.”