A study carried out at the University of Kansas found that Christians are more likely than the irreligious to feel guilty after sex. On some kind of scale of feeling dirty, Mormons came the hardest, scoring on average 8.19 out of 10, "followed closely" by Jehovah's Witnesses, Pentecostals, and Baptists. Cathlolics and Lutherans were clustered around 6/10, while atheists and agnostics came in under 5/10.
Informing the numbers: almost a quarter of people raised in very religious homes reported being 'shamed or ridiculed' for masturbating as a youngster. They are also more likely to learn about sex from pornography.
Atheists have 'better sex lives than followers of religion who are plagued with guilt' [Daily Mail via The Awl]
Seletti’s Hybrid Collection “reflects on the historical production of Chinese and European Bone China and its influences between Western and Eastern aesthetics” — they’re made in Italy and they ain’t cheap, but they really tickle my aesthetic sense.
Behold, the Blue Marlin, a “semi-submersible heavy lift ship” that is capable of hoisting and transplanting other, full-sized ships (that is ships as big or bigger than a US Destroyer-class vessel) all around the oceans.
Mister Alphabet is an action-figure designed to cleverly bend and contort into every letter of the Latin alphabet; the website is long on trademark warnings and arty Instagram photos, but short on details, like, “Is this an object of commerce?” and “If so, where does one buy it?” (via Kottke)
Thread count isn’t like one of those deceiving metrics like camera megapixels or Facebook friends—more threads are always better if you can afford them. If price was no object, we would all be snoozing soundly bundled up in 1.8 kilo-thread sheets every single night. Guess what? Price doesn’t have to be an object with this […]
Maybe it’s entirely because of podcast ads, but drag-and-drop tools like Squarespace have gotten immensely popular in recent years. While it’s definitely a great tool for any non-coders who want to get a small website up and running quickly, managing content with a primarily visual interface can become a pain once you have more than […]
When you can’t wait for the world’s longest meeting to end, the mindless leg bouncing makes your boredom obvious and just annoys everybody else. Everyone knows the TPS reports need the damn cover sheet, but some sadistic colleague keeps forgetting, probably on purpose just to eat into your lunch hour. Enough is enough!While serving a […]