Identifying gender by handwriting — you're probably not as good at it as you think

Posted by Troy Mathew on Dec 6, 2013 9:11:13 PM

Although linking handwriting to psychology is considered pseudoscience, there’s some merit in predicting a person’s gender based on their scrawlings.

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Topics: Consumer Behavior, Miscellany

The great peanut butter debate: 57% of people prefer creamy over crunchy

Posted by Troy Mathew on Oct 10, 2013 1:24:16 PM

Deep dish versus thin crust, white versus wheat, and skim versus two percent are all heated food debates. But creamy versus crunchy peanut butter is arguably the most contentious.

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Topics: Consumer Behavior, Miscellany, Public Opinion

Are Americans proud to be from their state? California and Oregon get a 'Yes,' Arizona and Indiana not so much

Posted by Troy Mathew on Oct 4, 2013 1:27:03 PM

While U.S. citizens undoubtedly have cause to wave their state flag, each of the 50 states also has its share of less than brag-worthy traits.

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Topics: Miscellany, Public Opinion

What will happen to Walter White? We collected predictions from 700 'Breaking Bad' fans

Posted by Troy Mathew on Sep 26, 2013 1:30:26 PM

As "Breaking Bad" careens violently toward its series finale, many plot points are still up in the air: Will Walt escape the law? Will he reclaim his money from the Aryan Brotherhood? Does baby Holly stand any chance at avoiding severe psychological trauma?

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Topics: Miscellany, Public Opinion

Science or sacrilege? Atheists and agnostics are 76% more likely than Christians to believe in the existence of extraterrestrial life.

Posted by Troy Mathew on Sep 19, 2013 1:34:05 PM

Ever since Copernicus formulated a heliocentric model of the universe in the 16th century, scientific discovery has posed uncomfortable questions for the religious faithful. The modern age is no different, as NASA's Mars rover Curiosity  and other evidence suggest the possibility that Earthlings are not alone in the universe — which many find to be at odds with fundamental theological teachings.

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Topics: Consumer Behavior, Miscellany

How accurate are Americans at estimating calories?

Posted by Chris Kelly on Dec 18, 2012 1:55:47 PM

The holiday season is officially in full swing. For some that means decorating a tree; for others, buying presents. But for everyone, it means food - lots and lots of food. Perhaps the American tradition of late December binge eating is why losing weight is perpetually a top New Year's Resolution, and why NBC is already heavily promoting its next season of The Biggest Loser that starts in January.

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Topics: Consumer Behavior, Miscellany