Lighter Side

Eating Spicy Food Linked to a Longer Life

Nicholas Bakalar:

After controlling for family medical history, age, education, diabetes, smoking and many other variables, the researchers found that compared with eating hot food, mainly chili peppers, less than once a week, having it once or twice a week resulted in a 10 percent reduced overall risk for death. Consuming spicy food six to seven times a week reduced the risk by 14 percent.

This is great news! I'm eating buffalo wings this week to celebrate.

(HT: David Chartier[1])

From Most Lucrative to Least Lucrative in One Major Change

The Most and Least Lucrative College Majors Yesterday my wife sent me a link to an NPR Planet Money blog post which highlights the most and least lucrative college majors.

She sent me the post because the major I began college with, Chemical Engineering, and the major I ended with, Religious Studies, are both represented in NPR's graphs.

You'll notice I moved from one extreme to the other in a decidedly southward direction.

We had a good laugh about it—she obviously didn't marry me for my money or earning potential.

April Fools Day + The Internet = Awesome

Technology and the internet make April Fools Day so much fun. Each year I look forward to seeing what new pranks and jokes will make their way online on April 1. All this April Fools Day fun doesn't come without a price, however. If you're like me, then you approach all links with caution on this day for fear that you might be RickRoll'd.

This year certainly didn't disappoint. For a breakdown of some of the web's best April Fools Day pranks, check out these posts from Lifehacker, Mashable, GigaOM, and The Next Web.

Of course, don't forget about The Resurgence team, which announced the release of a Church Planter: The Video Game:

Ed Stetzer also had some April Fools Day fun on Twitter this morning. You can read about it on his blog.

Sadly, the day is almost over. We must wait yet another year until a new wave of creative and hilarious internet pranks emerges. At least we can wait paranoia-free. Or can we?

Finally, before you go, here is one more page I recommend checking out. Enjoy!

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