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The Nightcap

Nightcap for August 22nd, 2017

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“Ideas shape the course of history.” – John Maynard Keynes



The Math of Love

I’m not good at math. Or relationships for that matter. So, when I came across this article which suggested relationship experts and behavioral scientists have come up with a mathematical equation to determine the likelihood that your marriage will last, my first thought was, “Huh. That’s pretty cool they were able to use deductive reasoning to establish a baseline for something so subjective and emotional.” My second thought was, “Wait, do I have to do math to figure this shit out? Because I’d rather take my chances and wing it.”

To be clear, the contributors and findings of the following article aren’t based on hard science. In other words, regardless if you follow the suggestions of the scientists, if you are an asshole throughout your marriage, it’ll probably end in divorce.

I’m not an expert in relationship advice but I’m pretty sure “don’t be a dick” is pretty solid advice and will guarantee longevity in your relationship. However, if you need more evidence-based guidance than mine, feel free to take a gander at this article. Just be warned – you may need a calculator.



What about Science?

To watch the news right now, you would think there was nothing going on in the world aside from anything connected to Trump. And whether you are a staunch supporter or condemner of the current President, there is little doubt that the pulse of politics and media centers around what Donald Trump’s next move will be.

While it is important to stay current on social and political issues, the hyperfocus on it has caused new developments in the science community to fall to the wayside. That’s unfortunate because some really cool things are happening in the medical and scientific field; positive things that give us high hopes for the future.

For example, did you know that the first head transplant is scheduled to take place December of this year? A man named Valery Spiridonov was born with a degenerative muscle disorder that left his body totally incapacitated. Dr. Sergio Canavero, an Italian neurosurgeon, will be performing a head transplant where he will attach Spiridonov’s head onto the body of a man who has been in a coma. Some of you may be thinking that’s some crazy medical voodoo shit, but there is little denying it’s pretty freaking cool that we’ve come this far (assuming it takes).

And that’s just one of the many remarkable advances in science right now. To read more, click here.


Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, and Conan Share A Lyft Car

Who is funnier than Conan O’Brien, Kevin Hart, and Ice Cube hiring a Lyft to get them some weed? The answer is probably nothing.

Watch Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, and Conan Share a Lyft Car



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