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In today's Blog: Ironman 70.3 this week-end in Boise; Women's fashion trends that men hate; The "Me" generation- study on selfishness;  A "Fah-get About It!" pill-getting over traumatic experiences.

 

Ironman 70.3 Boise will feature a unique 2PM start!

 

 The course will utilize a variety of Boise's scenic areas including: Lucky Peak Reservoir, Sandy Point Beach, the Boise Greenbelt and the downtown area.Ironman 70.3 Boise will serve as one of more than 26 worldwide qualifying events for the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Clearwater Florida.

 

Since Sex & the City hit theaters, it seems all anyone can talk about is fashion. 

What they love and what they hate. And since a lot of guys got dragged out to see the movie since last week, they're now lashing out and telling the women how they truly feel. And what better way to do that than with a survey?! The UK's Daily Mail has a list of 10 popular women's fashion trends that men absolutely hate. Topping the list is harem pants; you know, those linen pants that are tight around the ankles and super-baggy everywhere else.      Then there's the jumpsuit, that basically negates the natural womanly shape. Ugg boots made the list of don'ts, as well as gladiator sandals, leggings, female tuxedos, overalls, and oversized sunglasses. Oh, and fringes on handbags and shoes. 

 

 

 

 

 

ME, SELFISH?

Are we too selfish? A new study meant to coincide with National Volunteers Week has found that, yes, yes we are. Seven out of ten adults admit being selfish, and one in five say they commit up to three selfish acts every day. One-sixth of those questioned say they've never even thought about giving their time to do some volunteer work. According to the survey, the most popular acts of selfishness include throwing people under the bus to look better, avoiding donating to charity, cutting in line, not holding the door for the next person, and not letting cars pass ahead while driving. Oh yeah, and not offering to get anyone else coffee if you're going out to get some. What's up with this Me Generation? There might be some hope, though: 75-percent said they recognize they could do more to put other people first.

We all have some memories we'd like to forget.  (Like Waterworld)

Heartbreak, traumatic experiences, that really bad haircut in Junior High... Well what if you could just wipe those haunting memories right out of your brain. Think Eternal Sunshine, sans the radiation. Scientists are currently developing a pill that would do just that. It's called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF. What it does, basically, is fill the mind with feelings of security while suppressing fear. In lab tests, mice stopped being afraid of a buzzing sound they associated with the being electrocuted. Researchers hope it could help people with post-traumatic stress disorder and crippling phobias. How about lovesick teenagers who just got dumped? Not likely, say the critics; erasing bad memories could prevent people from learning from their mistakes.

 

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