Makeup Makes Women Appear More Competent: Study New York Times. Aargh
Bilingualism may buffer against Alzheimer’s CBCNews (hat tip reader Peter J)
Naked mole rat genome may point way to long, healthy life Washington Post (hat tip reader furzy mouse). Yes, but I saw Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control. They have hive minds too. Just undereat and lift weights big time. One of my past endocrinologists was an anti-aging guy (he eventually turned his entire practice over to anti aging, which is why I quit seeing him). He went to an anti-aging conference and one of the presenters gave a list of 20 biomarkers, stuff like resting pulse, lung capacity, blood pressure, insulin sensitivity, body mass index, body fat %, cholesterol, cortisol (stress hormone). They were asked if they could rely on only one measure, which was the best predictor of biological, as opposed to chronological, age.
#1 was strength. #2 was muscle mass.
Perry Officials Censored Climate Change Report Mother Jones (hat tip reader Carol B)
The “very scary” Iranian Terror plot Glenn Greenwald (hat tip reader Jim Haygood)
China wrestles its slowdown MacroBusiness
IMF official ducks egg attacks in Turkey PressTV (hat tip reader 1SK)
‘Indignant’ protests to sweep across world Raw Story (hat tip reader Tom Hickey
Troubles of West Take Toll on Emerging Economies Wall Street Journal (hat tip Joe Costello)
Occupy Sydney protest set for Martin Place Sydney Morning Herald (hat tip reader Crocodile Chuck)
Occupiers on Bank Law: Fix It Alan White, Credit Slips
That Giant Sucking Sound Jon Walker, FireDogLake
Rabbit-Hole Economics Paul Krugman, New York Times. Yours truly saw most of the debate (I normally studiously avoid such exercises in torture) and indeed felt like I had entered an alternative reality.
Taxpayers Fuming About State Trip To France KOCO (hat tip reader James P). This in Oklahoma.
Did Fannie Cause the Disaster? Jeff Madrick and Frank Partnoy, New York Review of Books
Bernstein Liebhard LLP Announces Filing of a Class Action against MERS and Its Members MarketWatch (hat tip reader Lisa Epstein)
Bailed-out banks issued riskier loans Michigan Today (hat tip reader Douglas W)
Mortgage Servicing – Examination Procedures Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Ooh, this is going to turn the servicing industry upside down. The CFPB is going to look at whether services have been complying with laws they have heretofore been ignoring.
Rajaratnam sentenced to 11 years in jail Financial Times
Bill Gross Suddenly Finding It Hard to Attract New Money Wall Street Journal. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.
Antidote du jour. Our Richard Smith just got a pair of new kittens in the last month, brother and sister, and one got away. Ironically he escaped when Richard was coming back from the pet suppliers with a name tagged collar. But his enterprising wife recruited some street kids, and they found the kitten (provisionally named Fisher). He was rather pleased and effusive after returning from his adventure, which probably means he’ll be keen to try it again.