A few short weeks ago, Chris Harrison, a man who has spent almost 20 years as the host of The Bachelor , was forced to step down from his throne in the franchise. Harrison's face has been a part of our Monday night memories for as long as we can remember. He was likable enough, good-looking enough, and quite honestly, one of the most famous-for-no-good-reason celebrities I can think of. The only thing Harrison seemed to bring to the table was the appearance that he had developed a true, deep friendship with the contestants on the show. The show then took off when ABC realized that the secret to success was to exploit Harrison's affable nature by recycling past contestants as the next Bachelor or Bachelorette, which deepened the viewer's investment in the adorable and unlucky past-season cast-off finally finding true love. This. Source: James Eades/Unsplash This season it was announced that former contestant Matt James would be The Bachelor, and more … [Read more...] about Chris Harrison, Subconscious Racism, and Celebrity Worship
Home Home n garden Decor Decor oi-Staff By Staff on February 26, 2009 A latest breakthrough in environment friendly homes, is a 600 year old medieval home in which heat is retained from the sun while naturally cooling in summer. Any extra energy requirements are provided by the solar panels on the roof and a wood chip boiler. The design originated in Spain and the structure is dome-shaped design based on medieval techniques. This eco-friendly home costs up to 445,000 pounds to build, but with the renewable technologies set to plummet, it could be the most affordable and practical option for the future. The construction involves environment friendly materials like the locally sourced timber and recycled newspaper for insulation. The building of the house is an easy task. The arched building is essentially one large vault spanning 65 feet (20 metres), covered on the outside with earth and plants to camouflage it and help … [Read more...] about Eco-Friendly Homes, Easy To Built
Source: WikiImages / Pixabay It is summer of 1954 and the kids in a small camp in Robber's Cave State Park (in Oklahoma) are divided into the "Eagles" versus the "Rattlers." We had a version of this called "color wars" when I went to camp back in the 1970s. The counselors and other camp staff used every trick in the book to, in a friendly way, get the teams to build strong bonds within their groups and to truly despise (again, in a kind of benign way...) everything and everyone connected with the other group. Competition between the groups was fostered and strong ingroup favoritism and outgroup hostility (see Billig & Tajfel, 1973) were quickly and easily elicited. For days on end, in the woods of Oklahoma in the summer of 1954, those Rattlers just hated the Eagles. And vice versa. This ingroup/outgroup effect corresponds to a general tendency for people to favor others who are "on their team" or who "share their identity " in some sense relative to others who … [Read more...] about Us Versus the Virus
Source: Photo by K. Thalhotter/123RF “Poop is central to the story of how dogs came into our lives," write Duke University dog researchers Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods in their wonderful new book, Survival of the Friendliest: Understanding Our Origins and Rediscovering Our Common Humanity . I think they may be right. Molly, our beloved Labrador retriever, certainly loved to eat poop. Sometimes she would chow down on her own feces, and at other times, she preferred excrement of the cows that lived behind our house. Mary Jean and I found this practice ( coprophagia ) disgusting. We were not alone. Ben Hart and his colleagues at the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine surveyed nearly 3,000 dog owners about their pet’s penchant for poop. Twenty-three percent of the owners had observed their dog eating feces, and 16 percent said their dogs did so frequently. Not surprisingly, many owners were grossed out by their pet’s dietary preferences. … [Read more...] about Did Eating Human Poop Play a Role in the Evolution of Dogs?
Home Astrology Horoscope Horoscope oi-Deepannita Das By Deepannita Das on February 16, 2021 Read your daily horoscope to know what changes will come in your life today. Aries: 21 March - 19 April Today is going to be very busy for you on the work front. If you are an employee, your workload may be increased as you may be assigned some additional tasks. Try to handle all your tasks better. Traders may also have to work hard today for a new deal. However, you are very likely to get fruitful results from your hard work. Financial situations can be tensed as you may face some money loss. It will be better to handle your financial matters mindfully. Talking about personal life, the mood of your spouse may not be right. Use your words very carefully while talking. The day is likely to be mixed in terms of health. Lucky Colour: Pink Lucky Number: 3 Lucky Time: 4:00 pm to 8:15 pm Taurus: … [Read more...] about Daily Horoscope: 16 February 2021