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It's been a difficult week for videogames, with tragedies and major struggles dominating the news. This week at Replay, let's take a look at what's happening and what might happen next.

The Esports World is Reeling After a Tragedy Strikes

We start with some hard news: a mass shooting last weekend at a Madden NFL 19 tournament in Jacksonville, Florida. David Katz, a 24-year-old man from Baltimore, opened fire at the tournament, injuring 11 people and killing two competitors, as well as himself. Katz was also a competitor at the tournament, which occurred at the GLHF Game Bar.

It's a terrible turn of events that has sent the esports space into a bit of a tailspin, along with games at large. Everyone from pundits to players have scrambled to evaluate gaming tournaments and events in light of the violence: what security is needed, what could have been done to stop it, what it means for future gatherings. This is the first notable mass shooting to occur at a gaming event, and for those of us in games it's a stark reminder that, with America as it is right now, nowhere is really completely safe.

Riot Games Promises Change, So Here's Hoping

Riot Games, developer of the immensely popular League of Legends, has recently come under heavy scrutiny due to a massive, damning expose from Kotaku diving into an alleged culture of serious sexism at the company. Now, Riot has published a blog post promising a laundry list of changes and sharing what reads as a sincere manifesto about wanting to change.

True, decent apologies can be hard to come by in the tech space, and all of Riot's suggestions for change here are solid: expanding diversity programs; reviewing the language used in all levels of corporate communication; and creating anonymous means to file complaints, among others. It's not nearly enough to be certain that change is coming—talk is only talk, after all, and we've heard lip service from other companies facing down scandal—but it's still encouraging. Hopefully talk won't be talk for too long.

Recommendation of the Week: Lucah: Born Into Dreams

Some games are built to tackle adversity. They're games about suffering, about fear and pain, and about beating back the darkness. Lucah is one of those games. A 2D hack-and slash game shrouded in mystery, shadow, and religious intrigue, it's a fascinating, dense experience. I'm still working through it, beguiled and a little baffled, fighting my way through a bevy of hand-drawn monstrosities and twisted clerics. Created by melessthanthree and released recently on PC, it's a strange but accessible little action game worth checking out if you need some catharsis. I know I do.


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It's been a difficult week for videogames, with tragedies and major struggles dominating the news. This week at Replay, let's take a look at what's happening and what might happen next.

The Esports World is Reeling After a Tragedy Strikes

We start with some hard news: a mass shooting last weekend at a Madden NFL 19 tournament in Jacksonville, Florida. David Katz, a 24-year-old man from Baltimore, opened fire at the tournament, injuring 11 people and killing two competitors, as well as himself. Katz was also a competitor at the tournament, which occurred at the GLHF Game Bar.

It's a terrible turn of events that has sent the esports space into a bit of a tailspin, along with games at large. Everyone from pundits to players have scrambled to evaluate gaming tournaments and events in light of the violence: what security is needed, what could have been done to stop it, what it means for future gatherings. This is the first notable mass shooting to occur at a gaming event, and for those of us in games it's a stark reminder that, with America as it is right now, nowhere is really completely safe.

Riot Games Promises Change, So Here's Hoping

Riot Games, developer of the immensely popular League of Legends, has recently come under heavy scrutiny due to a massive, damning expose from Kotaku diving into an alleged culture of serious sexism at the company. Now, Riot has published a blog post promising a laundry list of changes and sharing what reads as a sincere manifesto about wanting to change.

True, decent apologies can be hard to come by in the tech space, and all of Riot's suggestions for change here are solid: expanding diversity programs; reviewing the language used in all levels of corporate communication; and creating anonymous means to file complaints, among others. It's not nearly enough to be certain that change is coming—talk is only talk, after all, and we've heard lip service from other companies facing down scandal—but it's still encouraging. Hopefully talk won't be talk for too long.

Recommendation of the Week: Lucah: Born Into Dreams

Some games are built to tackle adversity. They're games about suffering, about fear and pain, and about beating back the darkness. Lucah is one of those games. A 2D hack-and slash game shrouded in mystery, shadow, and religious intrigue, it's a fascinating, dense experience. I'm still working through it, beguiled and a little baffled, fighting my way through a bevy of hand-drawn monstrosities and twisted clerics. Created by melessthanthree and released recently on PC, it's a strange but accessible little action game worth checking out if you need some catharsis. I know I do.


More Great WIRED Stories

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Afghan policeman launched attack that killed American soldier, US official sayshttps://allabout.pw/afghan-policeman-launched-attack-that-killed-american-soldier-us-official-says/ Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:42:21 +0000 https://allabout.pw/?p=2435
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The attack killed Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy A. Bolyard, the Pentagon said.

An attack on U.S. troops in Afghanistan that killed one American was carried out by a member of the Afghan national police who is now in Afghan government custody, a U.S. official said Tuesday. It was the second so-called insider attack there this summer.

Lt. Col. Martin O'Donnell, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition in Kabul, said in a telephone interview Tuesday that the American was killed in eastern Afghanistan by an Afghan policeman. Another U.S. service member was wounded; O'Donnell said that person's wounds are not life-threatening.

On Tuesday evening the Pentagon said the soldier killed was Army Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy A. Bolyard, 42, of Thornton, West Virginia. It said he died of wounds sustained from small arms fire in Logar Province, but it provided no other details about the incident.

Bolyard was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, based at Fort Benning, Georgia. His brigade was sent to Afghanistan early this year as part of a revamped American strategy to bolster the Afghan security forces by placing U.S. military advisers with Afghan troops closer to the front lines.

When the Monday attack was announced, the coalition termed it an apparent insider attack. The new U.S. commander of coalition forces, Army Gen. Scott Miller, called the death "a tragic loss for all who knew and all who will now never know him."

O'Donnell said in a telephone interview Tuesday that it now has been "definitely" determined that the attacker was an Afghan policeman. The shooter fled the scene but was apprehended by Afghans, he added.

Separately, the U.S.-led coalition in Kabul announced that a U.S. service member died in a "non-combat incident" Tuesday, also in eastern Afghanistan. That service member's name has not yet been released.

U.S. SERVICE MEMBER IN AFGHANISTAN DEAD IN APPARENT 'INSIDER ATTACK'

The threat of attacks on U.S. and coalition troops by Afghan soldiers and police is a persistent worry, although such violence is far less common than several years ago. There was an epidemic of attacks in 2012, with dozens of Americans killed and wounded in shootings almost weekly by the very troops the U.S. was fighting alongside. U.S. troops since 2014 have been mainly in an advisory and training roles, rather than combat.

The 2012 rash of killings led to the development of new procedures and precautions by coalition forces, including the use of "guardian angels" -- armed U.S. forces keeping watch whenever their fellow soldiers interact with Afghan forces. The reasons for such attacks are often not determined conclusively, but officials have said they sometimes reflect resentment by Afghans of the presence of foreign forces. U.S. troops have been in Afghanistan since 2001.

TALIBAN: FOUNDER OF HAQQANI NETWORK DEAD IN AFGHANISTAN

The previous insider attack this summer was against one such U.S. protective soldier, Cpl. Joseph Maciel of South Gate, California. He was killed and two other Americans were wounded in an attack July 7 by an Afghan security force member at an airfield on the military base at Tarin Kowt in southern Uruzgan province, a Taliban hotbed.

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The attack killed Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy A. Bolyard, the Pentagon said.

An attack on U.S. troops in Afghanistan that killed one American was carried out by a member of the Afghan national police who is now in Afghan government custody, a U.S. official said Tuesday. It was the second so-called insider attack there this summer.

Lt. Col. Martin O'Donnell, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition in Kabul, said in a telephone interview Tuesday that the American was killed in eastern Afghanistan by an Afghan policeman. Another U.S. service member was wounded; O'Donnell said that person's wounds are not life-threatening.

On Tuesday evening the Pentagon said the soldier killed was Army Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy A. Bolyard, 42, of Thornton, West Virginia. It said he died of wounds sustained from small arms fire in Logar Province, but it provided no other details about the incident.

Bolyard was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, based at Fort Benning, Georgia. His brigade was sent to Afghanistan early this year as part of a revamped American strategy to bolster the Afghan security forces by placing U.S. military advisers with Afghan troops closer to the front lines.

When the Monday attack was announced, the coalition termed it an apparent insider attack. The new U.S. commander of coalition forces, Army Gen. Scott Miller, called the death "a tragic loss for all who knew and all who will now never know him."

O'Donnell said in a telephone interview Tuesday that it now has been "definitely" determined that the attacker was an Afghan policeman. The shooter fled the scene but was apprehended by Afghans, he added.

Separately, the U.S.-led coalition in Kabul announced that a U.S. service member died in a "non-combat incident" Tuesday, also in eastern Afghanistan. That service member's name has not yet been released.

U.S. SERVICE MEMBER IN AFGHANISTAN DEAD IN APPARENT 'INSIDER ATTACK'

The threat of attacks on U.S. and coalition troops by Afghan soldiers and police is a persistent worry, although such violence is far less common than several years ago. There was an epidemic of attacks in 2012, with dozens of Americans killed and wounded in shootings almost weekly by the very troops the U.S. was fighting alongside. U.S. troops since 2014 have been mainly in an advisory and training roles, rather than combat.

The 2012 rash of killings led to the development of new procedures and precautions by coalition forces, including the use of "guardian angels" -- armed U.S. forces keeping watch whenever their fellow soldiers interact with Afghan forces. The reasons for such attacks are often not determined conclusively, but officials have said they sometimes reflect resentment by Afghans of the presence of foreign forces. U.S. troops have been in Afghanistan since 2001.

TALIBAN: FOUNDER OF HAQQANI NETWORK DEAD IN AFGHANISTAN

The previous insider attack this summer was against one such U.S. protective soldier, Cpl. Joseph Maciel of South Gate, California. He was killed and two other Americans were wounded in an attack July 7 by an Afghan security force member at an airfield on the military base at Tarin Kowt in southern Uruzgan province, a Taliban hotbed.

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50 Facts About Love That Will Seriously Make Your Heart Smilehttps://allabout.pw/50-facts-about-love-that-will-seriously-make-your-heart-smile/ Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:15:30 +0000 https://allabout.pw/?p=2431
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50 Facts About Love That Will Seriously Make Your Heart Smile

Did you know that love actually is blind? And that men are more likely to say “I love you” before their female partner does? Neither did we, until we started researching the wonderful and mysterious world of falling in love and having feelings for another human being. Love hold so much space not only in our lives, but in our psychology, in our biology, and in our history. Here, we’ve outlined 50 facts about love that will help you to understand it, and maybe even find it in your own life.

Food

1. Eye contact is key.

Some extraordinary research has found that couples who are in love and bond in a romantic relationship synchronize their heart rates after gazing into each others’ eyes for three minutes.

2. Love works fast.

It only takes up to 4 minutes to decide whether you like someone or not.

3. Love can be addictive.

Falling in love is much like taking a dose of cocaine, as both experiences affect the brain similarly and trigger a similar sensation of euphoria. Research found that falling in love produces several euphoria-inducing chemicals that stimulate 12 areas of the brain at the same time.

4. There’s a reason why cuddling feels so good.

Oxytocin, the so-called love or cuddle hormone, is produced during an embrace or cuddle.

5. Your heart can actually break.

Research has provided evidence that intense, traumatizing events, such as a break-up, divorce, loss of a loved one, physical separation from a loved one, or betrayal can cause real physical pains in the area of one’s heart. This condition is called the Broken Heart Syndrome.

6. Biologically, your love changes with time.

It is estimated that romantic love, which is linked with euphoria, dependence, sweaty palms, butterflies and alike, only lasts about a year. After that first year begins the so-called “committed love” stage. The transition is linked with elevated neurotrophin protein levels in newly formed couples.

7. Love goes hand in hand with stress.

Studies show that people at an early stage of love have lower levels of serotonin, which is associated with feelings of happiness and well-being, and higher levels of cortisol, associated with stress.

8. Priorities change when looking for a long term companion.

There’s evidence that when looking for a fling, the body wins over the face on a physical attraction basis. The opposite is true, however, for those who are looking for a long-term relationship partner.

9. Feelings make life that much sweeter.

Researchers looked at a group of people, and found that those who were thinking about love said a specific kind of food was sweeter than those thinking about jealousy or something neutral.

10. Some people can’t feel love.

Some individuals who claim never to have felt romantic love suffer from hypopituitarism, a rare disease that doesn’t allow a person to feel the rapture of love.

11. Your body has a “vein of love.”

Engagement rings are often worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because the ancient Greeks maintained that that finger contains the vena amoris, or the “vein of love,” that runs straight to the heart.

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12. Sometimes, your emotions play tricks on your heart.

Getting dumped often leads to “frustration attraction,” which causes an individual to love the one who dumped him or her even more.

13. Love is chaos.

The enduring symbol of love, Cupid (or Eros) is said to have come from Chaos (“The Yawning Void”) and represents the primitive forces of love and desire.

14. ‘Love’ is a word derived from Sanskrit.

The term “love” is from the Sanskrit lubhyati, meaning “desire.”

15. The parent trap.

Some psychologists argue that we fall in love with someone who is similar to the parent with whom we have unresolved childhood issues, unaware we are seeking to resolve this childhood relationship in adulthood.

16. Add a little adventure to your life.

Studies show that if a man meets a woman in a dangerous situation (and vice versa), such as on a trembling bridge, he is more likely to fall in love with her than if he met her in a more mundane setting, such as in an office.

17. Sometimes, timing really is everything.

Timing significantly influences love. Individuals are more likely to fall in love if they are looking for adventure, craving to leave home, lonely, displaced in a foreign country, passing into a new stage of life, or financially and psychologically ready to share themselves or start a family.

18. Women like testosterone.

Women around the world are more likely to fall in love with partners with ambition, education, wealth, respect, status, a sense of humor, and who are taller than they are. Women also prefer distinctive cheekbones and a strong jawbone, which are linked to testosterone levels.

19. Eye contact is key.

Scientists suggest that merely staring into another person’s eyes is a strong precursor to love. In an experiment, strangers of the opposite sex were put in a room together for 90 minutes where they talked about intimate details and then stared into each other’s eyes without talking. Many felt a deep attraction for each other, and two married each other six months later.

20. Attraction is evolutionary.

Men in love show more activity in the visual part of the brain, while women in love show more activity in the part of the brain that governs memory. Scientists speculate that men have to size up a woman visually to see if she can bear babies, while women have to remember aspects of man’s behavior to determine if he would be an adequate provider.

21. Slow and steady wins the race.

The longer and more deliberate a courtship, the better the prospects for a long marriage. People who have intense, Hollywood-type romances at the beginning are more likely to divorce.

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22. Men and women feel love differently.

Women often feel loved when talking face to face with their partner; men, on the other hand, often feel emotionally close when they work, play, or talk side by side.

23. Love is a journey.

Scientists suggest that most people will fall in love approximately seven times before marriage.

24. Love literally makes you grow.

The act of falling in love is known to have a calming effect on a person’s body and mind. This, in turn, will raise levels of nerve growth for about a year.

25. Opposites don’t attract.

Individuals who appear similar and at the same level of attractiveness are more likely to end up together than people who look significantly different. Many social researchers indicate that there is a pattern in how people chose their mates or romantic relationships. This is demonstrated through a Matching Hypothesis, which indicates that people are more attracted to others who share a similar attraction level with them.

26. Butterflies are a real, stress related, thing.

The expression of having butterflies in your stomach is a real feeling that is caused by an adrenaline rush. When and if you fall for someone, it will probably be hard to avoid the feeling of butterflies dancing and fluttering around in your stomach. This happens as a body’s response to a fight-or-flight situation.

27. Lady in red.

For reasons that are not yet clear, studies consistently show that when the same woman wears red versus a different color, men are more inclined to engage her in deeper conversations. This is true even when the clothing styles are otherwise identical.

28. Love & sex influence us differently.

Research has shown that thinking of love influences creativity and abstract thoughts, as well as long-term planning. Thinking of sex however influences immediate decision making and attention to momentary details.

29. The “I love you” moment.

Statistically, men are more likely to say “I love you” in a relationship than women. Men are also more likely to be more emotionally affected by break-ups than women are.

30. Kissing extends your lifespan.

Men who kiss their wives in the morning are thought to live up to 5 years longer.

31. Love potions are made from human sweat.

Historically, human sweat has been used to make love-attracting perfumes, and even love-potions. Though sweat contains pheromones that are key ingredients in attraction, the efficacy of sweat in perfumes and potions is questionable at best.

32. Symmetry is everything.

Symmetry is how our brains judge beauty. A symmetrical faced man will begin having sex four years earlier, have more sex, affairs, and lovers than those with asymmetry in their faces. Women will also experience more orgasms with symmetrically faced men.

33. Food > romance.

According to a study, brain scans reveal that women are more responsive to romantic stimuli after eating a meal than before.

34. You have to be supportive.

Studies have found that one of the most crucial factors in a relationship is how you celebrate your partner’s good news.

35. A Rabbi created speed dating.

Speed dating was invented by a rabbi in 1999, based on a Jewish tradition of chaperoned gatherings of young Jewish singles.

India

36. Love is blind.

When someone looks at a new love, the neural circuits that are usually associated with social judgement are suppressed. So in a way, love really is blind.

37. The heart hasn’t always represented love.

The heart symbol was first used to denote love in the 1250. Prior to that, it represented foliage.

38. Don’t fall in love if you have things to do.

It’s scientifically proven: being in love makes you a less productive person.

39. Love & OCD.

Romantic love is biochemically indistinguishable from having a severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.

40. Some people are afraid of love.

Philophobia is the fear of falling in love.

41. Time to get online.

23% of the couples who meet through online dating end up marrying.

42. A lot of people are looking for love.

There are about 3 million first dates every day worldwide.

43. Do anything for love.

In India, there is a vigilante group called the “Love Commandos” that offers protection from harassment to couples from different castes who fall in love.

44. Reliability helps you thrive.

People with relatively prudent and reliable partners tend to perform better at work, earning more promotions, making more money, and feeling more satisfied with their jobs, according to research.

45. Kicking a bad habit, or falling out of love?

Recovering from a break-up is like a kicking an addiction to a drug, researchers found from looking at the brain scans of the broken-hearted.

46. Do soulmates exist?

A survey revealed that 52% of women say their husband is not their soulmate.

47. Love is a huge part of your life.

The average human will spend 6.8% of their lives socializing with someone they love, or the equivalent of around 1,769 days.

48. A vote for your birthday suit.

Those who wear nothing in bed are more content in their relationships than those who cover up, according to a poll.

49. Love is healing.

Research shows that long-term couples with deep, strong connections can successfully soothe each other in stressful situations or when one of them experiences pain simply by holding hands.

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50. Love is everything.

A marvellous 75-year long study, which was conducted by a group of Harvard researchers, has shown that love is really all that matters. The participants’ lifelong experiences revealed that happiness and life fulfillment revolved around love or simply searching for love.

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January Nelson is a writer, editor, dreamer, and occasional exotic dancer. Her work has appeared on Facebook, ...

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50 Facts About Love That Will Seriously Make Your Heart Smile

Did you know that love actually is blind? And that men are more likely to say “I love you” before their female partner does? Neither did we, until we started researching the wonderful and mysterious world of falling in love and having feelings for another human being. Love hold so much space not only in our lives, but in our psychology, in our biology, and in our history. Here, we’ve outlined 50 facts about love that will help you to understand it, and maybe even find it in your own life.

Food

1. Eye contact is key.

Some extraordinary research has found that couples who are in love and bond in a romantic relationship synchronize their heart rates after gazing into each others’ eyes for three minutes.

2. Love works fast.

It only takes up to 4 minutes to decide whether you like someone or not.

3. Love can be addictive.

Falling in love is much like taking a dose of cocaine, as both experiences affect the brain similarly and trigger a similar sensation of euphoria. Research found that falling in love produces several euphoria-inducing chemicals that stimulate 12 areas of the brain at the same time.

4. There’s a reason why cuddling feels so good.

Oxytocin, the so-called love or cuddle hormone, is produced during an embrace or cuddle.

5. Your heart can actually break.

Research has provided evidence that intense, traumatizing events, such as a break-up, divorce, loss of a loved one, physical separation from a loved one, or betrayal can cause real physical pains in the area of one’s heart. This condition is called the Broken Heart Syndrome.

6. Biologically, your love changes with time.

It is estimated that romantic love, which is linked with euphoria, dependence, sweaty palms, butterflies and alike, only lasts about a year. After that first year begins the so-called “committed love” stage. The transition is linked with elevated neurotrophin protein levels in newly formed couples.

7. Love goes hand in hand with stress.

Studies show that people at an early stage of love have lower levels of serotonin, which is associated with feelings of happiness and well-being, and higher levels of cortisol, associated with stress.

8. Priorities change when looking for a long term companion.

There’s evidence that when looking for a fling, the body wins over the face on a physical attraction basis. The opposite is true, however, for those who are looking for a long-term relationship partner.

9. Feelings make life that much sweeter.

Researchers looked at a group of people, and found that those who were thinking about love said a specific kind of food was sweeter than those thinking about jealousy or something neutral.

10. Some people can’t feel love.

Some individuals who claim never to have felt romantic love suffer from hypopituitarism, a rare disease that doesn’t allow a person to feel the rapture of love.

11. Your body has a “vein of love.”

Engagement rings are often worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because the ancient Greeks maintained that that finger contains the vena amoris, or the “vein of love,” that runs straight to the heart.

Food > romance

12. Sometimes, your emotions play tricks on your heart.

Getting dumped often leads to “frustration attraction,” which causes an individual to love the one who dumped him or her even more.

13. Love is chaos.

The enduring symbol of love, Cupid (or Eros) is said to have come from Chaos (“The Yawning Void”) and represents the primitive forces of love and desire.

14. ‘Love’ is a word derived from Sanskrit.

The term “love” is from the Sanskrit lubhyati, meaning “desire.”

15. The parent trap.

Some psychologists argue that we fall in love with someone who is similar to the parent with whom we have unresolved childhood issues, unaware we are seeking to resolve this childhood relationship in adulthood.

16. Add a little adventure to your life.

Studies show that if a man meets a woman in a dangerous situation (and vice versa), such as on a trembling bridge, he is more likely to fall in love with her than if he met her in a more mundane setting, such as in an office.

17. Sometimes, timing really is everything.

Timing significantly influences love. Individuals are more likely to fall in love if they are looking for adventure, craving to leave home, lonely, displaced in a foreign country, passing into a new stage of life, or financially and psychologically ready to share themselves or start a family.

18. Women like testosterone.

Women around the world are more likely to fall in love with partners with ambition, education, wealth, respect, status, a sense of humor, and who are taller than they are. Women also prefer distinctive cheekbones and a strong jawbone, which are linked to testosterone levels.

19. Eye contact is key.

Scientists suggest that merely staring into another person’s eyes is a strong precursor to love. In an experiment, strangers of the opposite sex were put in a room together for 90 minutes where they talked about intimate details and then stared into each other’s eyes without talking. Many felt a deep attraction for each other, and two married each other six months later.

20. Attraction is evolutionary.

Men in love show more activity in the visual part of the brain, while women in love show more activity in the part of the brain that governs memory. Scientists speculate that men have to size up a woman visually to see if she can bear babies, while women have to remember aspects of man’s behavior to determine if he would be an adequate provider.

21. Slow and steady wins the race.

The longer and more deliberate a courtship, the better the prospects for a long marriage. People who have intense, Hollywood-type romances at the beginning are more likely to divorce.

harvard

22. Men and women feel love differently.

Women often feel loved when talking face to face with their partner; men, on the other hand, often feel emotionally close when they work, play, or talk side by side.

23. Love is a journey.

Scientists suggest that most people will fall in love approximately seven times before marriage.

24. Love literally makes you grow.

The act of falling in love is known to have a calming effect on a person’s body and mind. This, in turn, will raise levels of nerve growth for about a year.

25. Opposites don’t attract.

Individuals who appear similar and at the same level of attractiveness are more likely to end up together than people who look significantly different. Many social researchers indicate that there is a pattern in how people chose their mates or romantic relationships. This is demonstrated through a Matching Hypothesis, which indicates that people are more attracted to others who share a similar attraction level with them.

26. Butterflies are a real, stress related, thing.

The expression of having butterflies in your stomach is a real feeling that is caused by an adrenaline rush. When and if you fall for someone, it will probably be hard to avoid the feeling of butterflies dancing and fluttering around in your stomach. This happens as a body’s response to a fight-or-flight situation.

27. Lady in red.

For reasons that are not yet clear, studies consistently show that when the same woman wears red versus a different color, men are more inclined to engage her in deeper conversations. This is true even when the clothing styles are otherwise identical.

28. Love & sex influence us differently.

Research has shown that thinking of love influences creativity and abstract thoughts, as well as long-term planning. Thinking of sex however influences immediate decision making and attention to momentary details.

29. The “I love you” moment.

Statistically, men are more likely to say “I love you” in a relationship than women. Men are also more likely to be more emotionally affected by break-ups than women are.

30. Kissing extends your lifespan.

Men who kiss their wives in the morning are thought to live up to 5 years longer.

31. Love potions are made from human sweat.

Historically, human sweat has been used to make love-attracting perfumes, and even love-potions. Though sweat contains pheromones that are key ingredients in attraction, the efficacy of sweat in perfumes and potions is questionable at best.

32. Symmetry is everything.

Symmetry is how our brains judge beauty. A symmetrical faced man will begin having sex four years earlier, have more sex, affairs, and lovers than those with asymmetry in their faces. Women will also experience more orgasms with symmetrically faced men.

33. Food > romance.

According to a study, brain scans reveal that women are more responsive to romantic stimuli after eating a meal than before.

34. You have to be supportive.

Studies have found that one of the most crucial factors in a relationship is how you celebrate your partner’s good news.

35. A Rabbi created speed dating.

Speed dating was invented by a rabbi in 1999, based on a Jewish tradition of chaperoned gatherings of young Jewish singles.

India

36. Love is blind.

When someone looks at a new love, the neural circuits that are usually associated with social judgement are suppressed. So in a way, love really is blind.

37. The heart hasn’t always represented love.

The heart symbol was first used to denote love in the 1250. Prior to that, it represented foliage.

38. Don’t fall in love if you have things to do.

It’s scientifically proven: being in love makes you a less productive person.

39. Love & OCD.

Romantic love is biochemically indistinguishable from having a severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.

40. Some people are afraid of love.

Philophobia is the fear of falling in love.

41. Time to get online.

23% of the couples who meet through online dating end up marrying.

42. A lot of people are looking for love.

There are about 3 million first dates every day worldwide.

43. Do anything for love.

In India, there is a vigilante group called the “Love Commandos” that offers protection from harassment to couples from different castes who fall in love.

44. Reliability helps you thrive.

People with relatively prudent and reliable partners tend to perform better at work, earning more promotions, making more money, and feeling more satisfied with their jobs, according to research.

45. Kicking a bad habit, or falling out of love?

Recovering from a break-up is like a kicking an addiction to a drug, researchers found from looking at the brain scans of the broken-hearted.

46. Do soulmates exist?

A survey revealed that 52% of women say their husband is not their soulmate.

47. Love is a huge part of your life.

The average human will spend 6.8% of their lives socializing with someone they love, or the equivalent of around 1,769 days.

48. A vote for your birthday suit.

Those who wear nothing in bed are more content in their relationships than those who cover up, according to a poll.

49. Love is healing.

Research shows that long-term couples with deep, strong connections can successfully soothe each other in stressful situations or when one of them experiences pain simply by holding hands.

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50. Love is everything.

A marvellous 75-year long study, which was conducted by a group of Harvard researchers, has shown that love is really all that matters. The participants’ lifelong experiences revealed that happiness and life fulfillment revolved around love or simply searching for love.

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Kelly Clarkson Calls Out iHeartRadio On Twitter For Not Playing Her Music – Ouch! – Perez Hiltonhttps://allabout.pw/kelly-clarkson-calls-out-iheartradio-on-twitter-for-not-playing-her-music-ouch-perez-hilton/ Mon, 24 Sep 2018 04:37:03 +0000 https://allabout.pw/?p=2428

Kelly Clarkson is one of the nicest folks in show business. But she’s also one of the realest.

The American Idol all-timer called out iHeartRadio on Thursday for playing up her appearance on their concert schedule following her TV show news — but still not embracing her music.

Video: Kelly Explains Her Show To Jimmy Fallon

First, they tweeted:

And Kelly followed that up with:

DAYUM!

We love that she hash-tagged “see ya Saturday” — pointing out she’s still a pro and intends to play the show.

What do YOU think of Kelly airing out that dirty laundry??

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Kelly Clarkson is one of the nicest folks in show business. But she’s also one of the realest.

The American Idol all-timer called out iHeartRadio on Thursday for playing up her appearance on their concert schedule following her TV show news — but still not embracing her music.

Video: Kelly Explains Her Show To Jimmy Fallon

First, they tweeted:

And Kelly followed that up with:

DAYUM!

We love that she hash-tagged “see ya Saturday” — pointing out she’s still a pro and intends to play the show.

What do YOU think of Kelly airing out that dirty laundry??

[Image via Patricia Schlein/WENN.]

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Raab attempts to break Brexit deadlockhttps://allabout.pw/raab-attempts-to-break-brexit-deadlock/ Sun, 23 Sep 2018 22:00:37 +0000 https://allabout.pw/?p=2423
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Image caption The Brexit secretary is preparing for a marathon meeting with his EU counterpart

Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab is meeting the EU's chief negotiator in an attempt to break the deadlock in talks.

He and Michel Barnier are set for six hours of talks in Brussels ahead of the crucial EU summit on 17 October.

Both sides are hoping to agree a divorce deal and a statement on future trading relations before the summit.

But ex-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Theresa May's plan to follow EU rules on trade in goods, unpopular with many Tory MPs, must be "chucked".

Mr Johnson, who quit the cabinet in July in protest over the PM's proposals, hammered out at her country residence Chequers, said he agreed with Mrs May's former aide Nick Timothy, who urged her to ditch the plan.

Mr Timothy wrote on Thursday that she would have to make further concessions to get EU backing for it and this would be unacceptable.

And Stuart Jackson, the former Tory MP who until recently was an aide to Dominic Raab's predecessor David Davis, said the Chequers plan "has not really got any friends" on either side.

"For the EU, it's outside their core principles and undermines the integrity of the single market," he told BBC Radio 4's Today. "In the UK, people believe it is Brexit in name only."

The UK is due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019.

Mr Raab vowed to increase the frequency of talks with Mr Barnier when he took over the job in July, following the resignation of David Davis.

The meeting comes after the most senior member of Theresa May's cabinet, David Lidington, called for the EU to back the prime minister's Brexit plan or risk a no deal scenario.

On Thursday evening, Mr Raab met with the European Parliament's Brexit representative, Guy Verhofstadt.

The former Belgian prime minister called the meeting "productive", tweeting that he wanted a "close future association" with the UK after Brexit that "respects the EU's core principles".

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Mr Raab told a Lords Committee earlier this week that he had a "good professional and personal rapport" with Mr Barnier, adding that he was "confident that a deal is within our sights".

But he suggested that the October deadline could slip, saying there was a "possibility that it may creep beyond" that date.

Speaking in Berlin on Wednesday, Mr Barnier said the EU was "prepared to offer Britain a partnership such as there never has been with any other third country".

But, he added, it would not permit anything that weakened the single market.

"We respect Britain's red lines scrupulously. In return, they must respect what we are. Single market means single market... There is no single market a la carte," he told reporters.

France's European minister told the BBC the consequences of the UK leaving without a deal would be "tough" for both sides but neither did the EU want a "bad deal" just for the sake of it.

Nathalie Loiseau said the UK could not expect a deal which gave it both the economic "benefits" of a Norway-style association agreement with the EU but the lesser "obligations" of a Canada-style free trade deal.

"There is something in-between but there has to be a balance between the rights and obligations in relations with the EU," she told BBC Radio 4's Today.

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BBC Radio Image copyright AFP
Image caption The Brexit secretary is preparing for a marathon meeting with his EU counterpart

Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab is meeting the EU's chief negotiator in an attempt to break the deadlock in talks.

He and Michel Barnier are set for six hours of talks in Brussels ahead of the crucial EU summit on 17 October.

Both sides are hoping to agree a divorce deal and a statement on future trading relations before the summit.

But ex-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Theresa May's plan to follow EU rules on trade in goods, unpopular with many Tory MPs, must be "chucked".

Mr Johnson, who quit the cabinet in July in protest over the PM's proposals, hammered out at her country residence Chequers, said he agreed with Mrs May's former aide Nick Timothy, who urged her to ditch the plan.

Mr Timothy wrote on Thursday that she would have to make further concessions to get EU backing for it and this would be unacceptable.

And Stuart Jackson, the former Tory MP who until recently was an aide to Dominic Raab's predecessor David Davis, said the Chequers plan "has not really got any friends" on either side.

"For the EU, it's outside their core principles and undermines the integrity of the single market," he told BBC Radio 4's Today. "In the UK, people believe it is Brexit in name only."

The UK is due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019.

Mr Raab vowed to increase the frequency of talks with Mr Barnier when he took over the job in July, following the resignation of David Davis.

The meeting comes after the most senior member of Theresa May's cabinet, David Lidington, called for the EU to back the prime minister's Brexit plan or risk a no deal scenario.

On Thursday evening, Mr Raab met with the European Parliament's Brexit representative, Guy Verhofstadt.

The former Belgian prime minister called the meeting "productive", tweeting that he wanted a "close future association" with the UK after Brexit that "respects the EU's core principles".

BBC Radio 4

Mr Raab told a Lords Committee earlier this week that he had a "good professional and personal rapport" with Mr Barnier, adding that he was "confident that a deal is within our sights".

But he suggested that the October deadline could slip, saying there was a "possibility that it may creep beyond" that date.

Speaking in Berlin on Wednesday, Mr Barnier said the EU was "prepared to offer Britain a partnership such as there never has been with any other third country".

But, he added, it would not permit anything that weakened the single market.

"We respect Britain's red lines scrupulously. In return, they must respect what we are. Single market means single market... There is no single market a la carte," he told reporters.

France's European minister told the BBC the consequences of the UK leaving without a deal would be "tough" for both sides but neither did the EU want a "bad deal" just for the sake of it.

Nathalie Loiseau said the UK could not expect a deal which gave it both the economic "benefits" of a Norway-style association agreement with the EU but the lesser "obligations" of a Canada-style free trade deal.

"There is something in-between but there has to be a balance between the rights and obligations in relations with the EU," she told BBC Radio 4's Today.

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