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  • Flashy Cars Help Land Dates, Not Wives

     
    Women are more attracted to men who engage in frivolous spending ??? like buying exclusive supercars ??? but only briefly, according to the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. I???m sure it didn???t take a rocket scientist to figure this...
  • Your Luxury Car Will Make You Happier...Sometimes

     
    Driving a luxury car should make you feel good, right? It stands to reason that if a vehicle rides better, comes with more gadgets and features, and has one of those status-elevating branding symbols ??? say, a Mercedes-Benz, BMW or...

    A 'free play' experiment

    A 'free play' experiment
    My friend Kendra recently conducted a short but nerve-wracking experiment with her two boys, ages 7 and 9. “Go out and play,” she told them. “Don’t come in until dinner time.” One of her boys wasn’t sure what to do....

    Mark Kleiman, pot's go-to guy

     Mark Kleiman, pot's go-to guy
    Come New Year's Day, in Washington state and Colorado, marijuana will be legit, courtesy of two ballot initiatives. How do you create a legal business out of an illegal one? After 13 years of Prohibition, the country at least had an earlier legal liquor...

    Author covers all the roads in 'Traffic'

    Q: I'm writing not to ask a question, but to recommend a book I'm sure you'll enjoy, and would recommend to your readers. The book is 'Traffic: Why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us,' by Tom Vanderbilt. This eye-opening, fascinating...