1. A female Wall Street banker writes a piece comparing men across various Wall Street occupations for their ability to provide quick and dirty flings for on-the-go banker chicks. She prefers traders. (h/t Business Insider)
2. The U.S. women’s beach volleyball team reduced an Italian opponent to tears. In other news, no men have been spotted crying during an Olympic beatdown. Suck it up buttercup.
3. Heartiste tweets a paper about cyclical patterns in social phenomena such as civil unrest and criminal behavior. One particular scientist observes a 50 year cycle and predicts that 2020 will see a spike in violence. ‘Cliodynamics’ as it’s called is viewed skeptically by scientists, but it’s always fun for the layman.
4. A simple point is usually avoided in the discussion of whether men and women can be platonic friends. In general, the more attractive the women the harder it will be for her to maintain platonic friendships with men. Of course men and women can be friends, but the chances of this happening are greater when the woman is not blazingly attractive.