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Today in DMs from @keplyq

Today in DMs from @keplyq

From my Aunt Jane

From my Aunt Jane

This is what you get for $126 a night in Grenada. The country is still recovering from Hurricane Ivan in 2004. Their federal courthouse still has no roof. But they love tourists and have tons of flowers and nutmeg.

A local guy said these monkeys will steal the sunglasses off your face, then jump into a tree and slowly twist and break them while staring at you.

A local guy said these monkeys will steal the sunglasses off your face, then jump into a tree and slowly twist and break them while staring at you.

Here is episode 3 of our If Our Bodies Could Talk series, featuring me and Spencer Kornhaber, but really all done by our wonderful video editors.

What is a good name for a sort-of absurd health video series?

What is a good name for a sort-of absurd health video series?

Pre Chicago Marathon with mother

Pre Chicago Marathon with mother

I got to fly a helicopter for my birthday. This was the first step toward launching that urban helicopter-sharing business I’m always talking about, Zipcopter.

I got to fly a helicopter for my birthday. This was the first step toward launching that urban helicopter-sharing business I’m always talking about, Zipcopter.

Hi, John!

Hi, John!

theatlantic:

Sleep Deprivation Makes Us Appear Unattractive and Sad

Have you ever wanted to tell someone they look sleep-deprived, but then just before you do, stopped yourself? Because, wait, are they really sleep-deprived? Or is that just how their eyes usually look? Also, remember, not everyone likes to be told they look tired. 
In 2010, researchers at the University of Stockholm found that people who appear tired are also more likely to be perceived as unhealthy and less attractive. (So, yes, “You look tired” is an unambiguous insult.) The Sweden-based research team published even more specific details in the academic journal Sleep this week to help us sort the inexorable facts on the link between how we sleep and how we appear.
Read more. [Image: junctions/flickr]

theatlantic:

Sleep Deprivation Makes Us Appear Unattractive and Sad

Have you ever wanted to tell someone they look sleep-deprived, but then just before you do, stopped yourself? Because, wait, are they really sleep-deprived? Or is that just how their eyes usually look? Also, remember, not everyone likes to be told they look tired. 

In 2010, researchers at the University of Stockholm found that people who appear tired are also more likely to be perceived as unhealthy and less attractive. (So, yes, “You look tired” is an unambiguous insult.) The Sweden-based research team published even more specific details in the academic journal Sleep this week to help us sort the inexorable facts on the link between how we sleep and how we appear.

Read more. [Image: junctions/flickr]

theatlantic:

Why Don’t We Just Kill All the Mosquitoes?

Answers to every possible mosquito question.
Read more. [Image: USDA/AP]

theatlantic:

Why Don’t We Just Kill All the Mosquitoes?

Answers to every possible mosquito question.

Read more. [Image: USDA/AP]