January 12th, 2009

Illuminati

Bullying and friends

This post rang a lot of bells with me. I was bullied a lot by boys (at an all boys school) - and nowadays a large chunk of my friends are female. I don't think it's nearly as simple as that, but I'm intrigued.

Bullying

I was bullied a lot as a child and most of my friends are the same gender as me.
7(14.0%)
I was bullied a lot as a child and most of my friends are the opposite gender to me.
26(52.0%)
I wasn't bullied a lot as a child and most of my friends are the same gender as me
7(14.0%)
I wasn't bullied a lot as a child and most of my friends are the opposite gender as me
10(20.0%)
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Delicious LiveJournal Links for 1-12-2009

  • An interview with the man who managed $200Bn of US debt to China. Nice to see the Chinese now make more sense on capitalism than the US do :->
  • In the face of love's potential destructive fury, you're left with three options. 1) Pull down the emotional shutters and try to avoid it. 2) Find someone you admire or like, rather than love, and try to make do, rendering both of you miserable in the process. Or 3) Throw caution to the wind and gingerly place your fragile, beating heart in the hands of another human being and hope they don't crush it in their fist for giggles. On paper, the first option seems like the only sensible choice.
  • For more than eight years, a team at Cambridge University's autism research centre has been observing and testing the development of a group of 235 children whose mothers had an amniocentesis during pregnancy. The procedure involves drawing off fluid surrounding the baby in the womb using a fine needle and is offered by hospitals to pregnant women over 35 or 37 to test for Down's syndrome. The age and circumstances of the women have been taken into account in the research. Dr Bonnie Auyeung, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen and colleagues, who publish their findings today, say they have consistently found a link between higher testosterone levels in the womb and autistic traits, such as a lack of sociability and verbal skills, in the children.
  • What happened the day someone at Microsoft decided to send an email to 25,000 people, and then people hit reply-all...