Weekly Random Links

How to Win at Rock-Paper-Scissors

A team of social scientists in China say they have identified a few simple strategies to increase your odds at winning a game of rock-paper-scissors, and it seemed only fair to share them here. After watching 360 students each play 300 rounds of the game, the researchers observed the following:

Swords and lightsabers fly in this cinematic duel supercut

En garde! Battles are extra spectacular when swords and lightsabers are the weapons of choice. Catch 60 of the greatest movie duels in one giant sword fight thanks to this exciting supercut video.

People With This Special Quality Can Control Their Dreams

Neuroscientists have found that self-reflective people — those who tend to notice their own thoughts — are more likely to have lucid dreams. Lucid dreams are those in which the dreamer has some control over what happens in the dream. The level of control can vary from a simple awareness of being in a dream up to having some control over what happens.

This Is The Ultimate Routine For A Perfect Work Day

You might think the perfect workday includes a promotion or a raise, or perhaps your evil boss getting fired. Sadly, such monumental events don’t happen very often. The good news is that there are plenty of little things you can do to improve both your productivity and your happiness if you feel stuck at your desk all day. One simple trick is to structure your time better — which includes taking more breaks. In fact, the highest performers work for 52 minutes consecutively before taking a 17-minute break, according to a recent experiment conducted by the productivity app DeskTime.

Read the Whole Bible? (RJS)

Earlier this month Becker put up a post worth some discussion: Why You Don’t Need to Read the Whole Bible. Not surprisingly the post drew some attention, especially on Christianity Today where her blog is hosted. Her point is straightforward – and makes sense. To set up this post I’ll clip just a little – fleshed out much more completely at the link above.