There Are Four Types of Drunks, Says Science

Alcohol has different effects on us all and, according to a new report, many can be put into four categories after enjoying that glass of wine or pint of beer.

Psychologists have identified four different types of drunk people: the Hemingway, the Nutty Professor, the Mary Poppins and the Mr Hyde.

Source: An irresponsible Mr Hyde or a caring Mary Poppins: What sort of drinker are you?

If “Mr Hydes” made up 23% of the drinkers – two thirds of which were female…  When you’re that bad, they call you Mr?  364 people isn’t the smallest sample, but still not worth painting any gender related implications.  I thought Hemingway meant depressive…

There’s not a lot to the article, not even a break down of how many men vs women in the sample.

Compassion: Changing the World and Ourselves

…what if recognising our shared humanity was more than just a sentimental ideal? What if consciously practising kindness could change the wiring of your brain and make you live longer?

This is neuroscience’s latest frontier – a growing body of research that shows compassion could be the key to improved health, happiness and longevity.

Brain imaging reveals that exercising compassion stimulates the same pleasure centres associated with the drive for food, water and sex.

Other studies show it can be protective against disease and increase lifespan.

Source: Changing the world and ourselves through compassion

Interesting read, but light on the science.

And you have nice hair!

Sorry, but I don’t believe altruism exists.  Doing something compassionate to be seen as such is in fact selfish.  And I’ve seen compassion make people rather myopic, sneering at what they’d label as socialism – social programs to support the aftermath of their political views.