August 8, 2010

Forget Men in Black

1 Women Like Men Who Wear Red

Women are attracted to men in red clothing, says a new study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology and reported in the Daily Express. Men who wear red are perceived by women as sexually irresistible, powerful and attractive. Researchers surveyed women in the UK, US, Germany and China and asked them to rate photos of “moderately attractive” men wearing clothing of different colors. Men sporting red clothing were found to be the most attractive. Said study author Andrew Elliot of Rochester U, “Our findings suggest the link between red and sex also applied to men,” referring to a study that found that men perceive women who wear red as attractive. He added, “A man who wears red my feel dominant, which influences his self-confidence and behavior, and may impress women.”

More at Stylist.com | Posted 7 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Ovulating Women Buy Sexier Clothes

Tags: What Women Find Attractive, Men in Red, Red Clothing, Andrew Elliot, Rochester University, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Daily Express

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Enough of Tat

2 Hepatitis C Risk Increases with Tattooing

Individuals who use their bodies as canvases and cover large areas with tattoos are at greater risk of contracting hepatitis C and other blood-borne illnesses, finds a U of British Columbia study. Researchers found that the more tattoos one has, the higher the risk for contracting hepatitis C. "Since tattoo instruments come in contact with blood and bodily fluids, infections may be transmitted if instruments are used on more than one person without being sterilized or without proper hygiene techniques," says lead author Dr. Siavash Jafari. Plus, tattoo dyes are not always kept in sterile containers and may transmit infection. Researchers hope their study will increase awareness among consumers and result in infection-control guidelines for tattoo artists and their clients.

More at Eurekalert.org | Posted 7 years ago by Melody Lesser

Tags: Hepatitis C, Infection, University of British Columbia, Blood Borne Disease, Dr. Slavash Jafari

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Cool Dumpster Diving

3 New Yorkers Swimming in Dumpsters

New Yorkers are enjoying healthy exercise inside three dumpster pools on the east side of Park Avenue. The summer fun was provided at no cost to the city by Macro-Sea, a Brooklyn company that designed the pools. While there are no diving boards or shallow sections for babies, the converted dumpster pools are clean and feature filtration and protective liners. The Bloomberg administration is helping to provide the pools for the first three Saturdays in August, reports New York Times. The above ground pools, located between 40th and 41st Streets, are offered along with changing rooms, and portable toilets and showers. The fitness gym Crunch is donating lifeguards.

More at New York Times | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Dumpster Diving, Dumpster Swimming, Unique Swimming Pools, Cooling Down, New York Swimming, Healthy Exercise in Summer, Converted Pools, Fitness Gym Crunch, Macro Sea

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Fat or Just Really Buff?

4 More NFL Linemen Weigh 300 Pounds

Now more than ever, NFL players are super heavy! MSNBC reports that an analysis of league rosters reveals that the number of 300-pound players has risen from just one in 1970 to 394 players in 2009. In 1980, there were three players who weighed in the 300-pound range, and by 1990 that number had risen to 94. The weight comes with additional dangers when combined with heat. In 2001, Korey Stringer, a player weighing 335 pounds, died of a heat stroke during practice. According to MSNBC, there were more than 500 players in the over 300 pound group going into the 2010 training camps. Many NFL players today have BMIs that are on the threshold of obesity, but some argue that BMI is an unfair gauge for players since they lift weights extensively and have large frames.

More at MSNBC | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: BMI, NFL League Rosters, Obese NFL, Football Player Weights, Muscle Weight, NFL Players Weighing 300 Plus, Overweight NFL Players, League Rosters, Korey Stringer

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