Though you might feel a strong inkling toward loading up on sugary snacks during final exams or those last few hours of work, that might be a bad idea. Binging on sugar for as little as six weeks can actually make you dumber.
No, you're not supposed to be doing party drugs, but it turns out that one such drug could actually help those suffering from depression. That drug would be ketamine, known to the young folks as Special K. Before you go out and order a boatload of Special K, it's important to read on.
To the disappointment of fashion-forward folks everywhere, eyeglasses might be a thing of the past. I have to admit a pathetic bit of me died when I read the news and found out I might not need my spectacles. But there may be a cure for nearsightedness on the way.
They say sex is the most powerful incentive. I'm not sure who "they" are, exactly, but turns out they're wrong, at least when it comes to Internet-Age folks. Those same folks (probably) also say cigarettes are the most addictive thing on earth. Wrong-o. Turns out, social media can replace both those things.
Lasers are becoming more ubiquitous in our daily life, which is great for strong proponents of laser tag (who tend to be 11 years old) but not so much for pilots. In fact, people shooting lasers at airplanes and helicopters has gotten so bad, the FBI has created a special task force to deal with it.
Here's some good news for just about everybody on the Internet. Researchers at Hiroshima University have discovered that looking at photos of cute baby animals actually helps raise productivity and make people perform their jobs more efficiently.
California once again finds itself on the cutting edge of technological advances, at a legislative level. Only this time, it's with education: Governor Jerry Brown has signed a proposal into law that allows students to download digital copies of textbooks for free.
Urban Outfitters has taken a full-on dive in the 21st century (which is apparently run by Apple). The company announced that it won't be using those old-fashioned cash registers anymore. Instead, it will switch to iPods and iPads only.
Individuals with dyslexia, which is one in ten people according to the International Dyslexia Association, have an understandably difficult time with most web pages. Since most pages are text-based, those with dyslexia have a harder time processing them. So Aberlardo Gonzalez decided to create a free font to change this.
While this might not be the most groundbreaking news you've ever heard, it does shine a light to the state of our online relationships. Mostly the fact that we consider them relationships. Turns out, the more you use Facebook, the more likely you are to ruminate and become depressed when someone unfriends you.