New Study On Parental Happiness Shows The Third Time Isn’t The Charm

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Sorry, Danny, but your parents were happier when your sisters were born. Source: Manny Photography

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.

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Highlights From The World Beard And Moustache Championships

Overall Winner World Beard and Moustache Championships

Overall winner at the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships. Source: Daily Mail

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.
 

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Beard and Mustache Awards

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Psychedelic Facial Hair

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Awesome Sideburns World Beard and Moustache Championships

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Cheeto Beard at World Beard and Moustache Championships

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Beards from World Beard and Mustache Championships

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Zoolander-Inspired Facial Hair

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Bizarre Beard

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Pirate Facial Hair

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Cheeto Beard

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Long Beard at World Beard and Moustache Championships

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Fancy Beard

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Bizarre Moustache

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Bizarre Beard at Mustache Championships

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Behind the Scenes Beard and Moustache Championships

A bearded female fortune teller entertains contestants. Source: Yahoo News

Overall Winner World Beard and Moustache Championships

Overall winner at the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships. Source: Daily Mail

The Most Incredible Short Film On Turkey You’ll Ever See

Crossing Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Istanbul and Knoya, director Leonardo Dalessandri brings us the rich, frenzied facets of Turkish culture in one amazing short.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Lemurs

Like humans, lemurs tend to avoid risk. In a study performed by scientists at Duke University, a group of lemurs were given a choice between two images. If the lemur chose the first picture, he/she would either get several sugar cubes, or none. By choosing the other picture he/she was guaranteed one sugar cube every time. Lemurs, repeatedly and overwhelmingly, chose the picture that corresponded with one sugar cube. Concrete Online

Like humans, lemurs tend to avoid risk. In a study, lemurs could pick one of two pictures. If the lemur chose the first picture, he/she would either get several sugar cubes, or none. By choosing the other picture he/she was guaranteed one sugar cube every time. Lemurs, repeatedly and overwhelmingly, chose the picture that corresponded with one sugar cube. Concrete Online

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.

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