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Monday: August 1, 2011

New York City according to various scenes from American Psycho.New York City according to various scenes from American Psycho.

Scouting New York has an awesome article entitled 'Patrick Bateman’s New York: What Happened To The World of American Psycho' in which they investigate the many top NYC spots mentioned in the movie. You'll get a look at some of the locations used in the movie and what they've become today as well as expected difficulty in getting reservations at each place. And no, you will never get a reservation at Dorsia (spoiler alert, it doesn't exist).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 1:53 PM | Tags (8) | nyc | manhattan | scoutingnyc | spoiler | movie | american | psycho | patrickbateman |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 11, 2011

The science behind why we tend to screw up when the pressure is on.The science behind why we tend to screw up when the pressure is on.

Article goes into some detail regarding just what our brain does under certain times when stress levels may be heightened. Continue reading over the full article over at New Scientist if you want more information about stuff like cognitive horsepower and spatial problem solving. You know, for science.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 9:53 AM | Tags (8) | psychologist | newscientist | heat | pressure | science | screwup | brain | cognitive |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 2, 2010

New study shows that happiness can come with some negative side effects.New study shows that happiness can come with some negative side effects.

Turns out that there is a correlation between your overall happiness and the level of selfishness you exhibit from a result of said happiness. Article covers some tests that were run that show some interesting and unexpected results.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:09 AM | Tags (7) | abc | effects | happiness | negative | psychology | selfish | side |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 29, 2009

New study finds out that there might be a link between creativity and psychosis.New study finds out that there might be a link between creativity and psychosis.

Volunteers with the specific variant of this gene were more likely to have higher scores on the creativity assessment and also greater lifetime creative achievements than volunteers with a different form of the gene.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:42 AM | Tags (5) | creativity | link | psychosis | science | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 8, 2009

A list of the top ten video games that nobody actually bought.A list of the top ten video games that nobody actually bought.

Pyschonauts makes it onto a list like this yet again. It's available on XBLA for those of you looking to give it a spin. Bonus: here's a great video review from Zero Punctuation sums up everything nicely.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:49 AM | Tags (4) | gaming | psychonauts | timschafer | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 48 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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