Manhattan Has the Most Hipsters, According to Not Very Scientific Survey

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According to an important statistical analysis of New York City's hipster makeup, you may be incorrect if you've held to the common perception that Brooklyn is New York's hipster-est borough. In fact, the survey suggests that there may be significantly more hipsters in...Manhattan. WTF, survey?

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More Idiots Than Ever Are Being Injured by Walking With Headphones

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Not so euphoric, young lady.
The latest in things that your mom and probably Mayor Bloomberg have been telling you are bad for you for ages (though of course you've failed to adhere to their recommendations to stop doing them) is...walking with headphones. Yep, walking around with your own very special theme song piped into your ears to the exclusion of any other sounds is not only the only way we want to live, it also might lead to your demise. According to the journal Injury Prevention, which has a vested interest in such things, "the number of people killed or seriously injured as a result of not being aware of their surroundings due to ear buds or headphones has tripled in the past six years." (Probably, the number of people traveling with personal musical devices plugged into their ears has also tripled, but no matter: Knowledge saves lives!)

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Yes, There Are Still Fewer Men Than Women in New York City. So What?

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It's that time of year when we dredge up old stats and check them again! And in so doing, we can confirm, via Census data and the New York Post, that women outnumber men in the city "by 52.5 to 47.5 percent," translating to 410,045 more women then men overall, and nearly 10 percent more women than men among 25- to 29-year-olds. This, says the Post, echoing many, gives "scientific evidence" to the age-old moan and groan that you can't find a good man in this city, which, paradoxically, they dub "a man's city." Earlier this year I wrote some words on the subject; you can read all that here, but the subject seems worthy of some new discussion.

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Sex-Obsessed Scientists Find That Men Don't Think About Sex as Much as We Thought

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Despite the character-defaming rumor that men think about sex every seven seconds of every day, a figure that would make for "more than 8,000 thoughts about sex in 16 waking hours," scientists have determined that actually, guys don't think about sex that much! According to a recent study that asked men and women to track their thoughts about eating, sleep, and sex in a golf tally counter every day for a week, the median number for thinking about sex was 19 times a day for guys and 10 per day for women.

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New York Declared Pretty Good City for Mustaches

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Your mustache is calling.
Along with its numerous and evident charms that extend beyond the facial hair variety, New York is good with mustaches. The American Mustache Institute (yes!) has published the results of a two-year study on which cities people with mustaches would most feel comfortable residing. The methodology is extensive! First, the researchers created the AMI City Index to determine mustache-friendliness. They looked at employment (whether employers had "proven track records of hiring Mustached Americans" for example); transportation (motorcycles, monster trucks, and four-wheelers FTW); entertainment and sport (pluses for casinos, beaches, shooting ranges, skeet clubs, and pontoon boats); "culinary" (Miller Lite in restaurants, plus lots of Applebee's); and education (GEDs, community colleges, vocational schools).

Based on these criteria, AMI considered 100 U.S. municipalities through on-the-ground engagement, thousands of volumes of legal documents, relevant statistics, and U.S. Census data to identify the cities deemed most appreciative and supportive of the sexually dynamic Mustached American lifestyle, as defined by AMI.

Chicago won. But New York came in eighth!

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Nearly Half the Population of New York City Has Never Been Married

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According to data released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau in their annual American Community Survey (via WNYC), New York state has the highest percentage of women who have never married in all of America. While the percentage statewide is 34.8 percent (that counts New York women 15 and over, which seems a bit young to us, but, then, we're not crunching the numbers), that statistic is supported largely by the women of New York City, where never-married ladies make up 41.7 percent of the population.

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Cyclists Injure 500 People Yearly in New York City; Cars Injure 70,000

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According to a new study from two Hunter College professors, approximately 1,000 pedestrians are hit by cyclists and sustain injuries severe enough for hospitalization yearly in New York state. About half of those -- 500 -- are in New York City. In reporting these stats, CBS mentions the city's new bike-sharing program and how this news "may have some wanting [Bloomberg] to hit the brakes." Yet, it bears mentioning that far more cyclists and pedestrians are hit by drivers in the city than people are hit by cyclists, and, in fact, research supports bike-friendly cities being better for everyone on the road.

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34 Minutes of Complaining a Day Is Strictly for Amateurs

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The Daily Mail has said it, so it must be true. Monday is the worst day of the week, according to a survey by Flomax Relief, which sounds like it knows what it's talking about. A spokesman from the company, which conducted the study among 2,000 adults, said that one in three hated Mondays, and the average respondent spent an average 34 minutes each Monday complaining. In comparison, respondents complained just 22 minutes daily the rest of the week. Today, dear cranky people, is Monday.

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More Americans are Buying Lotto Tickets, Should You?

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With unemployment rates at a standstill and the economy still withering, one financial sector just had a banner year: lottery tickets. According to USA Today, 41 state lotteries saw a sales increase from the last fiscal year, with 17 states recording record-high ticket sales. A 2004 Cornell University study purports that people are more inclined to purchase lotto tickets when the economy is bad. This study is flawed, however, as it does not account for this really good feeling we have about 5 16 8 39 6 and 12 for the Mega Millions.

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Men Prefer Brunettes

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Today in news that you can share with all of your mousey, muddy, or raven-haired friends, finally conquering those years of blonde-envy that have been eating you up inside, MEN LIKE BRUNETTES THE BEST. This groundbreaking study was done by the social network site Badoo, which asked 2,000 British guys what they found most attractive, lookswise, in the opposite sex. 60 percent of the men liked brunettes better than blondes. There you go, then. These particular men liked redheads least. Poor gingers. Except, anecdotally, men who like redheads really like redheads, so that helps.

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