The law of diminishing marginal utility might be an economics term, but according to a recent study it might apply to families, too. An 18-year-long study on parental happiness (the longest running study ever performed on the subject) revealed that the birth of a third child child produces a “negligible” increase in the happiness of parents. Compare that to a two-year-long surge in parental happiness surrounding the birth of a first child, and about half that at the birth of a second child, and we may have a new kind of “Middle Child Syndrome” vying for our attention.
Following decades of forced removal and ethnic cleansing on behalf of the US government, by the time the 20th century rolled around most indigenous North Americans were living west of the Mississippi…
More than 300 men with sculpted beards and lengthy mustaches attended the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships, which took place in Portland, Oregon this past Saturday. Representing nine countries, the men competed in 18 beard and mustache categories, ranging from freestyle to best full groomed beard. Blowing away the competition with his mane of dark, coarse facial hair, contestant Madison Rowley (seen above) earned the title of overall winner.
Forget No Shave November—we promise that the facial hair from the World Beard and Moustache Championships is unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
Crossing Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Istanbul and Knoya, director Leonardo Dalessandri brings us the rich, frenzied facets of Turkish culture in one amazing short.
Lemurs are small prosimians, or primitive primates, best known for their huge, adorable-bordering-on-creepy eyes. They’re native only to the island of Madagascar and the neighboring Comoro Islands, and the word “lemur” comes from lemures, a Latin word that means “spirits of the night.” While lemurs are related to modern primates, they more closely resemble an older ancestor of primates which existed tens of millions of years ago.