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If you are reading this while watching TV, talking on the phone or listening to a podcast, you may want to consider focusing only on this article: According to research from Stanford University, multitasking is really bad for you. Not only does it hurt overall productivity, your ability to recall information and slows you down, additional research shows that it even lowers your IQ. From Forbes: “IQ drops of 15 points for multitasking men lowered their scores to the average range of an 8-year-old child.”

Also, this is terrifying: A team of researchers looked at MRI scans of people who spent a lot of time doing things like texting and watching TV at once, and found that they had lower brain density. Though they stop short of saying that multitasking physically re-shaped brains (the people with less thick brains could be more predisposed to multitasking), the combination of all the research is enough for neuroscientists to warn that your brain isn’t made for doing multiple things at once. There, now you can commence your TV watching ... Discuss

Sometimes, in life, the little things can end up being a source of frustration and even insurmountable difficulty. You may see others struggling with this challenge and think that surely you, with all your strength and cunning, will not have a problem overcoming this obstacle, only to find yourself bested, lying in a heap of your peers. Of course, next time, you'll be wiser about the ways you take on life's little hurdles, but we don't have that video metaphor. We only have this one ... Discuss

New research paints a pretty unflattering picture of how men view the opposite sex as they grow older. Generally, as women age, they continue to find men around their age the most attractive. But as men age, they continue to find women 20-24 most attractive. "From the time you're 22 you'll be less hot than a 20-year-old, based on this data," OKCupid co-founder Christian Rudder said to a group of women at a recent talk, according to FiveThirtyEight. "So that's just a thing." The findings were based on data collected from OKCupid's notoriously obsessive info-gathering process, and published in Dataclysm, Rudder's new book on the importance of data-collection.

Rudder clarified the findings for NPR. "This is just measuring people's opinions, not what they actually go out and do ...What you see when you actually look at what people do, you see the realism set in. So these 40-year-old guys … the people they actually have the courage to actually go out and message are a lot older: it's 30, 35-year-old women" ... Discuss

The team at BusinessInsider.com has created this large infograph outlining the best jobs for each one of the 16 personalities described in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test. Obviously, the list isn’t perfect, but it does provide some interesting insight into information that they claim “about 80% of the Fortune 500 and 89 of Fortune 100 companies use” to analyze their employees. For the infograph data, they teamed with one of the authors of Do What You Are, Paul Tieger, and applied the methodology of the book. You can see the whole chart here ... Discuss

You'd have to be crazy to not get a little nervous in the days leading up to your wedding. It's a big commitment, and it's important to take those pre-marriage jitters seriously. Most likely, they just mean you're human, and you've got some perfectly normal anxieties. But if you have real doubts about the wedding, you may have to make some drastic decisions. Such was the case of Connecticut's Tucker Blandford, who was engaged a Brit named Alex Lanchester. Tucker had some doubts about the wedding and decided to call it off in dramatic fashion: by calling Lanchester, lowering his voice to mimic his father's, and telling her:

Alex, this is Tucker’s dad. There’s no easy way to say this… I am sorry to say that Tucker is dead.”

Tucker explained that his "son" had been killed in a car accident. Lanchester was obviously beside herself and called Tucker's mother to mourn with her, which is where Tucker's story fell apart. His mother informed Lanchester that Tucker was perfectly fine, other than the fact that he is a terrible liar, very bad at faking his own death and maybe not the best marriage material. “All I ever did was love him,” Lanchester told reporters. “After this I’m not sure I can trust a man ever again" ... Discuss

Man. The noblest beast. Through courage and cunning, man has forged rivers, crossed oceans, ascended mountains and even dared to set foot on the very moon and beyond. And though greatness beckons, it is our destiny to sometimes stumble and fall in the tendrils of our nature. This is one such moment as Max, the crowning achievement of creation, reckons with the unfairness of the world around him. In time, he too will join humanity in the sun. But today is not that day ... Discuss

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