Finally a Sunday to clean out all the stuff that was bookmarked and never read... just a couple of gems from Slate.com to share:
An intriguing look at the many ways beautiful people have it easier; some studies seem to suggest that beautiful people are actually smarter than unattractive people, one reason of course being that more people - including school teachers - give them attention.
And oh is this a non sequitur: the facts behind the theory that suggests Britney Spears shaved her head to avoid getting caught in a drug test for her child custody case. Key fact: urine samples only show drug traces for about a week or so. Hair retains toxins for pretty much forever, so apparently a woman with "shoulder-length hair carries around a two-year record of her drug use". Ouch. Hit me baby, one more time.
Finally, as often as I've heard the phrase "the camera adds ten pounds", I've never actually heard a good explanation why. Well, here it is.