Why We Do the Things We Do

Crying, planting, eating, making silly decorations from marshmallow treats

I feel for tears — they’re usually looked down upon or feared, their producers shunned or coddled, but I guess that’s also part of their power. A neuroscientist has conducted an experiment that gives a little more insight into how people respond to and interpret the sight of tears.

In today’s “duh” news, sitting there at your desk reading this on your lunch break is making you a little bit fatter.

This is really where technology gets us: to the efficient production of delicious Easter candy. (Plus, bonus Easter candy item! How to make a Peeps wreath. I kind of really want one of these.)

Also in today’s links: parasites breed and library patrons read.