Freud’s passé. All too many people have never had the benefits of a wise grandparent, and far too few of today’s grandparents are wise. That means, notwithstanding the advent of Prozac and its cousins, that there is a market out there for psychology "lite" — and where there’s a market, there’s a research opportunity! Here’s a delicious bit of claptrap that we missed when it was first reported. Summation of "study"? Dwelling too much on your problems tends to make them seem worse. Thank God for modern research!
Crack. Fizz. Gulp. Ahhhhhh. Is there a drinking experience more classically Australian than ripping the ring-pull off a beer? "The visceral pleasure from that first crack of a beer can is identical to popping a champagne cork," says wine and drinks writer Mike Bennie. "There's also huge appeal in the tinnie's nostalgia factor."