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  2. theatlantic:

    Cheerleader Effect: Why People Are More Beautiful in Groups

    Who should I hang out with if I want to look the most attractive? And how many of said people must I acquire?

    The basic idea of research published this week in the journal Psychological Science is that our asymmetries and disproportionalities tend to “average out” amid a group of faces, and our weird little faces are perceived as slightly less weird.

    Read more. [Image: LM Otero/AP]

     

  3. "It’s only inside a private, anonymous space, away from judgmental eyes, that people can violate orthodoxy and explore new boundaries, Greenwald argues. “The private realm is where creativity, dissent, and innovation exclusively reside,” he says. Even the most radical exhibitionist has parts of their life that they want kept hidden, he reasons. “If you eliminate that private realm, you breed conformity. When all your behavior is public, then you’re going to do the things that the society insists you do and nothing else,” Greenwald says, “and you lose so much of who you are as a human being.”"
     
  4. "Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!" (at Prudential New Jersey Properties - Somerset)

     

  5. "

    Q: Can you imagine yourself going down with just a cameraman and sound man and half a dozen people and shooting a film?

    Kubrick: Sure I can. In fact, any contemporary story is best done just that way. The only time you need vast amounts of money and a huge crew is when you require complex special effects, as in 2001, or big battle or crowd scenes, as in the Napoleon film. But if you’re just dealing with a story set in modern times, then you could do it very easily with both limited funds and a limited crew.

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    Stanley Kubrick

    See that? Stanley says go make a movie. Just you and your friends.

    (via lonelysandwich)

    (via seanbonner)

     

  6. "

    "If you’re waiting to find a candidate you’re going to agree with every time, go home and look at the mirror," Christie said. Or, "if that’s your most important issue, then you can vote for the other person."

    [Bueno] asked if he would sit down with a group of gays and lesbians to allow himself to be convinced of the other side.

    Christie demurred. “I have relatives who are gay. I have friends who are gay. I can sit down and have a conversation, but I don’t think it’s going to change my view,” the governor said.

    Bueno softened. “I appreciated this interaction,” she said.

    I returned to Bueno’s table and asked if the charged but cordial conversation with Christie had changed her mind about him. Would you vote for him, I asked?

    "F*** no," she said.

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  7. Screaming Females. Asbury Lanes 9/28/13 (at Asbury Park)