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Dubious by DubiousForever
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Much Is Explained.
by DubiousForever
Aug 09, 2012 | 301 views | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Stressed...LOL!
Stressed...LOL!
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In this study, published Wednesday in the journal PLoS ONE, researchers at the University of Westminster in London subjected 41 men to a stress-inducing task. After this task, the researchers asked the men to rate the attractiveness of female bodies ranging from emaciated to obese.

Compared to a control group of 40 men who did not undergo the stress task, the stressed men rated a significantly heavier female body size as the most attractive, and they rated heavier female bodies as more attractive in general.

"Our body size preferences are flexible and can be changed by environment and circumstance," explains Martin Tovee, one of the study's authors. "We need to understand the factors shaping body preferences."

In this case, it appears that stress alters the classic stereotype that men prefer thin women in general.

Researchers not directly involved with the study said the finding is consistent with what past work has shown regarding the way stress influences our perceptions.

"Stress, both acute and chronic, has profound effect on how we process new information both cognitively and emotionally," explains Dr. Igor Galynker, associate chairman of the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Beth Israel Medical Center.

In fact, earlier research has shown that men also prefer heavier body sizes when resources are unpredictable or unavailable. Certain evolutionary theories suggest this may be because when times are tough, a thin woman may be ill, have irregular periods, and may be unable to support pregnancy.

"If you live in an environment where food is scarce, being heavier means that you have fat stored up as a buffer and that you must be higher social status to afford the food in the first place," Tovee explains. "Both of these are attractive qualities in a partner in those circumstances."

The study also found that the stressed men gave higher ratings to a wider range of female figures than did their unstressed counterparts. This may have implications about how we choose the people to date and marry. For example, do men in high-stress jobs look for overweight mates, or are their standards lower?

"In this case, mate selection criteria may become more liberal as a way of preserving the species," explains Scott M. Bea, clinical psychologist and assistant professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. "We have some proverbs that reflect this idea such as, 'Any port in a storm.'

"This is probably not just true of physical attractiveness or mate selection. For instance, if one is homeless, we might accept lodging that others would view as inferior."

As for how this research might be useful, understanding how different factors influencing peoples' body shape preferences and ideals may prove valuable in the treatment for body image disorders. After all, if body shape preferences are flexible, thinness may not be the ideal body type that we think it is.

"The information from this article could be useful in therapy of anxiety and eating disorders," Galynker says.

"The information could be an alternative to thoughts such as, 'I am fat; no man would find me attractive.'"

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DubiousForever
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August 09, 2012
That explains the uni-directional thinking of the Three Teabaggers.

Kitty-Kam Kontroversy.
by DubiousForever
Aug 08, 2012 | 292 views | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
I still seez you...
I still seez you...
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You better hide...
You better hide...
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Keep coming this way...
Keep coming this way...
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LUNCH TIME!
LUNCH TIME!
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PR Newswire

Alley Cat Allies Criticizes Extremist Bird Group's Response To University Of Georgia Research

Says American Bird Conservancy's campaign of misinformation detracts from the real threats to wildlife

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, today criticized the American Bird Conservancy for grossly misinterpreting new research being done at the University of Georgia and using it to support misleading claims that cats are one of the main reasons for bird species decline.

University researchers used "kitty cams" to follow 55 pet cats in suburban Athens, Georgia. In one week, the cats caught five birds. As the research team's graduate student, Kerrie Anne Loyd, told Alley Cat Allies, "We studied pet cats, not stray cats and feral cats…We did not attempt to extrapolate wildlife captures beyond our study community."

"The American Bird Conservancy's propaganda is just more of the same­­—spreading fictions about outdoor cats and making wild 'extrapolations' about their imagined impact on other species," said Becky Robinson, president of Alley Cat Allies. "They've used unpublished data to fuel their extremist agenda of killing cats. But there just isn't evidence that shows cats have any negative impact on bird populations.

"What the evidence does point to is people—habitat loss, pollution, and urban sprawl are the top reasons that bird populations are declining."

Robinson noted that the American Bird Conservancy's campaign to eradicate cats is shortsighted and ineffective. "Killing one species to save another can never be the answer," she said. "People are interested in humane approaches for cats, and it's time that everyone in the animal-loving community acknowledges that."

About Alley Cat Allies

Alley Cat Allies is the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats. Founded in 1990, today Alley Cat Allies has more than 260,000 supporters and helps tens of thousands of individuals, communities, and organizations save and improve the lives cats and kittens nationwide.

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Here is what I found on my Kat-Kam with narration...LOL!

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DubiousForever
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August 08, 2012
Here doggy doggy...Bwhahahahaha!

What This Blog Section Needs...
by DubiousForever
Aug 07, 2012 | 311 views | 2 2 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
I gotta a fever...
I gotta a fever...
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Doh!
Doh!
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Reader comment.
Reader comment.
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Editorial comment.
Editorial comment.
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is more Catbell!...LOL!
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LiberatedWoman
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August 07, 2012
... is more cheez-burger! Some catnip might also help. LOL!

The Day In Review.
by DubiousForever
Aug 06, 2012 | 306 views | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Just wondering...
Just wondering...
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Robbed!
Robbed!
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Venus asking...
Venus asking...
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C h e e z b u r g e r s  In Space!
C h e e z b u r g e r s In Space!
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It was a strange alien kind of day...LOL!
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DubiousForever
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August 07, 2012
Congratulations to NASA!

Touchdown!
by DubiousForever
Aug 06, 2012 | 557 views | 3 3 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
The Curiosity rover has landed safely on Mars.  Updated this morning to show first pictures.  In black and white you can see the rover's shadow, wheel, and the Martian horizon, the color pictures are a few days away.
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DubiousForever
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August 06, 2012
Just added a new picture of the descent from satellite imagery.

Random Poll.
by DubiousForever
Aug 06, 2012 | 302 views | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
You can't park there!
You can't park there!
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Who's driving that thing?!
Who's driving that thing?!
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Looks tasty.
Looks tasty.
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Bwhahahahaha!
Bwhahahahaha!
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What do you think of the Curiosity rover landing on Mars?
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DubiousForever
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August 06, 2012
Didn't ANYONE call ahead and make reservations?...LOL!

Pass The Peanuts.
by DubiousForever
Aug 05, 2012 | 274 views | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
A chance of rain today.
A chance of rain today.
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Football tonight.
Football tonight.
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Curiosity landing late night.
Curiosity landing late night.
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Ernesto later.
Ernesto later.
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A look at the events of the day.
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Caturday Night Live!
by DubiousForever
Aug 04, 2012 | 309 views | 2 2 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Woo Hoo!
Woo Hoo!
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Rockin'!
Rockin'!
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Teach your cat to drink responsibly.
Teach your cat to drink responsibly.
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Wake me when it's time...LOL!
Wake me when it's time...LOL!
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Some goings on...LOL!
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LiberatedWoman
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August 04, 2012
See if you spot any teabaggers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQkL9LpvKl0

Caturday Afternoon.
by DubiousForever
Aug 04, 2012 | 352 views | 2 2 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Super Kitteh Rocks.
Super Kitteh Rocks.
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About Hater Blogs By Trolls...LOL!
About Hater Blogs By Trolls...LOL!
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Yeah, right there.
Yeah, right there.
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Quit whining!
Quit whining!
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For the Haters...LOL!
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LiberatedWoman
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August 04, 2012
Butt the next blog will annoy them more. ROTFL!!!

Democatic Support.
by DubiousForever
Aug 04, 2012 | 313 views | 2 2 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
A new poll shows that President Obama has overwhelming support from the Democats.
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LiberatedWoman
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August 04, 2012
As a registered Democat, I can tell you that I'll be there to vote.

I never thought Chik-Fil-A was that good so I'm happy to have a cheezburger. Please add sauteed mushrooms, jalapenos, guacamole and bacon to my order. 86 the onions and mayo.

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