WARNING: Happiness is highly contagious... as is obesity and quitting smoking. Quote:
Looking for life in all the right places: First earth-like exoplanet found (and it's very close to us!) "The environment on COROT-7b is probably too extreme to support life. But it’s helping to tell us that these things must be pretty common."Well-connected nodes in the graph (i.e., people with more friends) are more likely to be happier than less-connected nodes, even when the edges represent more distant friendships. Individuals quitting smoking, or becoming obese, influence not only their immediately connected friends but also friends of friends, with the effect sometimes skipping the intermediary node. The contagion effect is most noticeable when a tendency is passed from one person to another of the same sex — friends of the opposite sex, including spouses, are not as influential.
Salvation is from the Jews... as are the Wild Things.
China breaks ground on its fourth space center.
Ramadan is wrapping up for Muslims.
The Framers were Gamers... the U.S. Constitution as game design. (What successful game doesn't have finely tuned checks & balances?)