Saturday, December 29, 2012

Reddish-orange diamond sets world records

This 3.15-carat reddish-orange diamond set two world records when it sold for $2.1 million, or more than $600,000 a carat, at Christie’s New York on Monday.

A study of soldiers in the University of Denver

A study of soldiers in the University of Denver:
Handwritten mail delivers more cheer than an electronic exchange, according to the study. It also reduces the emotional load of unknown or frightening circumstances. In a study of 193 soldiers recently returned from deployment, those who received letters from family and friends had fewer symptoms of post-traumatic stress than those who had communicated through email, instant messaging and video chat. "These days, letters are relatively rare, so writing and sending one is a sign of commitment," says coauthor of the study Howard Markman, Ph.D., University of Denver

Wednesday, December 12, 2012