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Cerebus Valentines - For That Special Void in Your Life
If you don't know Dave Sim/Cerebus then this will make no sense. If you do, then this is awesomely funny.
comics  funny  feminism  love  parody  relationships  cerebus 
february 2010 by andrewducker
Man sues over lack of 'Lynx effect'
I'd actually like this one to stand up in court...
india  advertising  funny  love  attraction  marketing 
november 2009 by andrewducker
Love is not blind - even when the people are.
When I was a teenager, I went to a boarding school for blind children where the sound of wildly rushing male and female hormones could be heard on every corridor. I particularly remember a new girl arriving. No one took much notice in her first few weeks... until one lad said they'd heard she was blonde.

She may have been a quiet shrinking violet but she suddenly started getting a lot of attention after her hair colour was made known. Of course, few of her admirers could see her crowning glory, or even knew that blonde was a kind of light yellowy brown, but because "blondes" are talked about as desirable, and dare I say thought more attractive than darker haired people, she became very popular.
love  beauty  disability  blindness  anthropology 
may 2009 by andrewducker
Stephen Fry's letter to his 16-year-old self
I am perhaps happier now than I have ever been and yet I cannot but recognise that I would trade all that I am to be you, the eternally unhappy, nervous, wild, wondering and despairing 16-year-old Stephen: angry, angst-ridden and awkward but alive. Because you know how to feel, and knowing how to feel is more important than how you feel.
stephenfry  love  sexuality  emotion 
may 2009 by andrewducker
Why we can never recover from first love
Over-generalising, and doesn't really apply to me (for instance) - but interesting nevertheless
love  brain  emotion 
january 2009 by andrewducker
Anti-Love Drug May Be Ticket to Bliss
“If we give an oxytocin blocker to female voles, they become like 95 percent of other mammal species,” Dr. Young said. “They will not bond no matter how many times they mate with a male or hard how he tries to bond. They mate, it feels really good and they move on if another male comes along. If love is similarly biochemically based, you should in theory be able to suppress it in a similar way.”
brain  neuroscience  love  chemistry 
january 2009 by andrewducker
MRI scans of Love
The findings fit nicely with a large, growing body of literature describing a generalized reward and aversion system in the brain, and put this intellectual construct of love directly onto the same axis as homeostatic rewards such as food, warmth, craving for drugs.
research  science  love  brain  relationships 
december 2008 by andrewducker
Love really is blind, or at least blinkered
Students primed with thoughts of love took significantly less time to identify shapes after viewing an attractive face of the opposite sex, compared with those who had written essays on happiness.
love  neuroscience  psychology  science 
july 2008 by andrewducker
Story Minute: Dealing with a broken heart
A lovely little one-page comic from Carol Lay
love  comic 
october 2007 by andrewducker
Geeks in Love
A music video. And a lovely one at that.
animation  love  funny  geek  geekery  song  video  music 
september 2007 by andrewducker

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