Monday, August 15, 2011
The researchers [who analyzed several surveys spanning 20 years] examined "agreeableness" using self-reported survey data and found that men who measured below average on agreeableness earned about 18% more-or $9,772 more annually in their sample-than nicer guys. Ruder women, meanwhile, earned about 5% or $1,828 more than their agreeable counterparts.
Someone better pay me at the end of the week.
An FBI SWAT team busted 50-year-old Paul "Doug" Peters (that's a shitty nickname, Paul) at his ex-wife's house outside Louisville on Monday afternoon. Peters, an Australian businessman, had apparently fled there from Australia a few days after the attack, before police had begun to suspect his involvement. There's no word on motive, and police aren't looking for anyone else.
He has a court appearance tomorrow, at which police will ask that he be extradited to Australia.
[Guardian/AP; image via AP]
You know how when you're at a party and you don't know anyone, so you pretend to be texting all your cool friends about the famous exclusive club you're all going to later? You're not the only one.
According to a new Pew study about Americans and their cell phones, 13% of cell phone owners "pretend to be using their phone in order to avoid interacting with the people around them."
Some of you might be confused, because you've never heard of people pretending to be using their cell phones to avoid interacting with others. Bad news: you're the people we're trying to avoid interacting with. Now if you'll excuse me, I must text my movie star friend about his movie premiere, which I will be attending later with a hot model, whom I must also text.
[Image via Yourdon's Flickr]