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Anyone Who Says Looks Don't Matter is Lying To You

There’s a crucial reason first impressions have become so vitally important in today’s world. The introduction of  the Internet from our computers into our phones, texting, and 24/7 availability has shaped a culture of ‘throw aways’. Companionship and even relationships have become disposable commodities.

There’s always someone else out there, so why sit down and get to know someone? We live in a culture of instant gratification. And there is nothing more instant than looks. Generalizations exist  because people don’t have time to spend time with everyone, so they fill in the blanks themselves.

It’s becoming increasingly easier in the modern age to not bother ever talking to someone on a personal level. You just click on a profile, glance at the one dimensional picture and various interests/likes and decide a whole reality. People think they are ‘connected’, but they are farther apart than they ever have been.

It’s a Facebook world, and people care more about their status updates than the welfare of another human being. Just this past Wednesday, TV icon Bill Nye ‘the Science Guy’, collapsed mid-sentence giving a lecture to an audience of hundreds at the University of Southern California.

Do you think students:

A. Rushed onstage to help?

B. Called emergency services?

C. Logged on Twitter and updated their statuses, while letting a man possibly die….

Sadly the answer is C.

Alastair Fairbanks, a USC senior in attendance for Nye’s presentation, told the Los Angeles Times that “nobody went to his aid at the very beginning when he first collapsed — that just perplexed me beyond reason.” The student added, “Instead, I saw students texting and updating their Twitter statuses. It was just all a very bizarre evening.”

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20101117/sc_yblog_thelookout/if-the-science-guy-passes-out-and-nobody-tweets-it-did-it-happen

Since Facebook/Twitter has reduced our social interactions into photos and streaming thoughts, we have no choice but to dive further into the superficial. In a Facebook world, people live behind a camera at all times, all events must be captured and shot in order to be uploaded online in a modern day version of ‘keepin’ up with the Joneses’.

The better looking the person, the more interesting the photos. Subconsciously an attractive person will look good doing anything, and this attribute will correlate to them  positively at other areas. This is where we will learn the importance of The Halo Effect.

Tomorrow, stay tuned for an introduction to The Halo Effect and how it affects our daily everyday lives!

-Nir Regev

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The Greatest Motivational Video of all Time. I watch this multiple times a week and it makes me want to work that much harder every time. Arnold is a role model for me, listen to his words.

As an actor they told him he would never make it, ‘your name is too long, too heavy an accent, too big compared to other movie stars of the time’. He ignored it all.. And went on to be the biggest action film star of all time.

‘Determined to be unique. Driven to Think big and Dream big’


Arnold’s Six Rules of Success –

1. Trust Yourself

2. Break the Rules

3. Don’t be Afraid to Fail

4. Don’t Listen to the Naysayers

5. Work as Hard as Humanly Possible

6. Give Back

-Nir Regev


What is BroScience?

Research takes time. Time people don’t have!

If you’re sitting in class right now secretly reading this on your laptop, take a look around. 99% of your classmates wouldn’t even read the cliff notes to Clifford the Big Red Dog. Lettuce be reality.

Say you had to write a 10 page essay on why ole’ Cliffy is so damn big, would you:

A. Visit the local library?

B. Read the material?

C. Hit up girls on Facebook till 4 in the morning. Find barely related quotes off reputable academic resources like AskJeeves. Copypasta. Nine pages double spaced. U mad?

If you chose C,

Congratulations Future Brofesor Brah!

You’re well on your way to a BroScience Ph.D in BS from the University of BroScience! Kudos!

*If you chose A or B, well I guess NASA is hiring, them and Starbucks. Guess which one you’ll be working for!

Here’s Some Cliffs:

BroScience is when someone makes an unsupportable claim, without evidence, support from academic institutions (well maybe Phoenix Online University) or backing from years of non-research.

It is speculation based on gut feelings, presented as fact. Originally coined in bodybuilding circles to explain superstition or progress.

Classic BroScience Examples:
Does eating late make me fat?
Does eating carbs make me fat?

Welcome to the world of BroScience!

-Nir Regev


Top 10 Types of Blinds for Nerds

1) First Day of College

It’s your first day of college and you’re ready for action! Are looks hurting your game with the ladies? Darken the place up and even the playing field with all new Roller Shades! Then when you ask that pretty redhead, “You wanna roll with this nightelf?” She’ll undoubtedly say yes.

2) Holidays

What better way to say season’s greetings than with your very own Darth Vader Blind set?!

Block out pesky sunlight the way only the dark side can. Be the envy of all your friends, nerds and hipsters alike! Simply buy some Roman blinds, D.I.Y spraypaint, and before you know it you too will be apart of society’s Imperial Elite.

*Emo glasses, skinny jeans, and unemployment sold separately*

3) On A Date

It’s your first time and it’s the most action you’ve gotten since carpel tunnel syndrome!

That’s right you have a date, but before you break out the Lord of the Rings DVD set, you might wanna set the mood just right with Honeycomb Shades.

Cause there’s  nothing sweeter than honey, mom told you about the birds and the bees, time to put this hypothesis to the test!

4) At The Office

“What are you doing in there?!” Getting bothered by your boss again?

Being accused of looking at internet pornography when you’re just playing World of Warcraft? Put down the Mountain Dew because you’re gonna want  All New 1 Inch Mini Blind designed for the Geek on a budget! Gain confidence and proudly yell to the world I have a 1 Inch Mini!

5) The Honeymoon

What better way to spend a honeymoon than with your first love, videogames?

Mario never judged you on looks, and neither will your blinds! Cause when you bask in the warm glow of Princess Toadstool you’re gonna want to focus on the pixels that matter and not the sun.

That’s why you need the essence of Wood.. Wood Blinds that is!! Never again will a spec of light fluster your casual Friday Night date with the Princess.

6) The College Mixer

Talk nerdy to her! It’s time to break out your vast knowledge of exotic cultures by showing your Bamboo Blinds! After all, she may come to your dorm room for the Dragon Ball Z but if you play your cards right she’ll stay for the bamboo!

7) Mom’s House

Who needs blinds when you live in your mom’s basement? Why you of course!

Get the feel of a realistic 3D world from the comfort of your basement with Darkening Mini Blinds! It’s almost like actually being upstairs!

8 ) At the Movies

Who needs to go thru the hassle of lines and confusion when you can watch movies from the comfort of your own home or basement!

13 dollars for a movie ticket? Pssh, you have Netflix and enough Hot Pockets to feed a small village in Africa!  Just remember to shield yourself from the sun’s violent rays and you too can live long and prosper.

9) Birthday!

Spend your birthday how it was meant:  In a Chucky Cheese custome!

That’s right you grew up going to Chucky Cheese to play videogames and eat pizza and now you’re going to play videogames and eat pizza.. But for minimum wage! Ah the joys of adulthood.

It gets hot in there! So protect yourself by casting a shadow over other youngsters dreams with Wood Blinds!

10) Bachelor Party

Cause every party is a Bachelor Party! That’s how you roll, so prepare for this summers get together with Summer Roller Shades! Because the only Vitamin D you’re getting this July is Sunny D.

-Written by Nir Regev


Top 7 Types of Kids at Restaurants

1) OMG Text Girl

Who are these kids texting, Obama? Cell phones are the worst things to happen to kids since child labor laws and Justin Bieber.

2) Anytime at California Pizza Kitchen

It always starts off the same, you book a nice romantic dinner for two and order. Sound good? Wrong! California Pizza Kitchen time bitch!!! Expect 500 kids to stampede in out of nowhere.

3) Mr. Class

In the 90s parents dressed up their kids with classy suits and bowties. In the 2000s they have fauxhawks, eyeliner, and their sisters jeans. Neither generation scored.

4) Master of Comedy

The master of comedy does not realize food is not for playing with, because kids these days are total dumbasses. 6000 kids googled instructions for ‘How to eat’ while you read this article.

5) Troll Baby

Troll baby is so alpha he can openly ruin your dinner from birth. WAHHHHHHHHHH!!! WAHHHHAAHAH! U Mad?

6 ) Like Father, Like Son

Nothing worse than a parent who joins in and tries to be a kid again. Kid at heart…. I’ll be over there calling security.

7) Hungry Boy is Hungry

These days a serving size means an entire table.


-Written by Nir Regev