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    Women have known this since the beginning of time. Now psychologists at

    McMaster University in Canada have figured it out, too. A beautiful woman can make a guy stupid.

    According to New

    Scientist, pretty women scramble men\'s ability to assess the future. Scientifically, it\'s known as

    \"discounting the future.\" Seen frequently in animals, it means preferring an immediate, lesser reward to a

    greater reward in the future.

    Here\'s an example: If someone offered to give you $10,000 now or the same amount

    five years from now, you would choose to take the money today because there is no value in waiting. But if someone

    were to offer you $10,000 today or $50,000 in five years, you would probably opt to wait for the higher amount. This

    is called \"rational discounting.\" If you were to take the $10,000 today, it\'s called \"irrational

    discounting.\"

    The study: McMaster University researchers Margo Wilson and Martin Daly wanted to find out if

    sexual mood influenced discounting behavior. They showed 209 male and female students pictures of attractive and

    not-so-attractive people of the opposite sex. Each was then offered a chance to win a prize. They could accept a

    check for between $15 and $35 tomorrow or one for $50 to $75 at some point in the future.

    The results for the

    men: After a man viewed pictures of women who were of average attractiveness, they made a rational decision about

    the prize money and accepted the larger amount to be received in the future. But when they had just seen pictures of

    beautiful women, they discounted the future value of the reward in an irrational way and opted instead for the

    immediate and smaller cash outlay. In other words, after seeing a very attractive woman, the men were more likely to

    make dumb choices.

    The results for the women: Viewing the photographs of men--whether they were sexy hunks or

    just run-of-the-mill guys--had no effect on women\'s ability to make rational decisions.

    Why the difference?

    Wilson and Daly don\'t know, but they suspect that viewing pictures of pretty women is mildly arousing for men. If

    that\'s the case, it would activate neural mechanisms associated with cues of sexual opportunity. Tommaso Pizzari,

    an evolutionary biologist at Leeds University, offered another possible explanation to New Scientist: \"If

    there\'s the prospect of getting a very attractive partner it may pay a man to take more risks than if an average

    partner was available.\"

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    Default Re: Pretty women make men dumb

    Maybe this is

    why so many powerful men do dumb things and fall from grace

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    that must mean

    Iīm a real stunner because Iīve run into a lot of irrational `dummiesī ? hehe seriously though I donīt find the

    option of 10,000 now too dumb. I mean if you need the money NOW why not go for it? Plus a lot of things can happen

    in a 5 year period, like you could be dead or something [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] and

    50,000 grants not worth sh*t when youīre six feet under. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] reminds

    me of that saying with the bird in your hand...itīs a german saying but thereīs an equivalent in english and I canīt

    think of it [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] but thatīs because I just got back from shopping

    and saw some hotties [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    </font><blockquote><font class=\"small\">Quote:</font><hr />
    that must mean Iīm a real stunner because Iīve run

    into a lot of irrational `dummiesī ? hehe seriously though I donīt find the option of 10,000 now too dumb. I mean

    if you need the money NOW why not go for it? Plus a lot of things can happen in a 5 year period, like you could be

    dead or something [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] and 50,000 grants not worth sh*t when youīre

    six feet under. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] reminds me of that saying with the bird in your

    hand...itīs a german saying but thereīs an equivalent in english and I canīt think of it

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] but thatīs because I just got back from shopping and saw some

    hotties [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    <hr

    /></blockquote><font class=\"post\">

    I\'m with you. Besides, I have the belief that I could take $10,000 now

    and make $100,000 out of it in five years. May or may not be true, but I\'d definitely opt for the opportunity.


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    </font><blockquote><font class=\"small\">Quote:</font><hr />
    Besides, I have the belief that I could take

    $10,000 now and make $100,000 out of it in five years

    <hr /></blockquote><font class=\"post\"> that was my

    initial thought too! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] 50,000 in 5 years time is worth less than it

    is today. and investing 10,000 wisely can prove much more profitable than the 50,000 in the future. Hmmmm, maybe

    thereīs something wrong with the people who came up with the theory

    ?[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Or they spent

    too much time ogling through mens mags [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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    The

    point of the study is not about the rationality of choosing the higher payment in the future. The point of the study

    is that fewer men choose the higher payment in the future after seeing a pretty woman.

    The question the study

    poses is, \"Why?\" I have a number of hypotheses that might give an answer to the question but I have no idea

    whether they are true or not. I agree it is a fascinating, extraordinary study. Thanks for bringing it to our

    attention.

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    </font><blockquote><font class=\"small\">Quote:</font><hr />
    I have the belief that I could take $10,000 now

    and make $100,000 out of it in five years. May or may not be true, but I\'d definitely opt for the opportunity.



    <hr /></blockquote><font class=\"post\">

    Me too! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Yes we get the

    actual idea weīre just having fun [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Pretty women make men dumb

    IIRC, this

    is not the first time Bivonic posted this study...

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    I\'m glad I\'m not the only one with deja vu. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Pretty women make men dumb

    Maybe

    he just saw a pretty woman and it made him stupid! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

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    </font><blockquote><font class=\"small\">Quote:</font><hr />
    Maybe he just saw a pretty woman and it made him

    stupid! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

    <hr /></blockquote><font class=\"post\">

    ROTFLOL

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    </font><blockquote><font class=\"small\">Quote:</font><hr />
    I\'m glad I\'m not the only one with deja vu.

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    <hr /></blockquote><font class=\"post\">

    I have a

    deja-vu feeling with 80% of the threads/posts on here...

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    </font><blockquote><font class=\"small\">Quote:</font><hr />


    Quote:
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    Maybe he just saw a

    pretty woman and it made him stupid!




    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------



    ROTFLOL


    <hr

    /></blockquote><font class=\"post\"> Or forgetful. OMG women are responsible for a mans loss of memory too?

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] whatīs the world coming too ey

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    </font><blockquote><font class=\"small\">Quote:</font><hr />
    Or forgetful. OMG women are responsible for a mans

    loss of memory too?

    <hr /></blockquote><font class=\"post\">

    Hell yeah... there\'s not enough blood for

    both brains to function at the same time. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    funny how both

    sexes have the same problems sometimes [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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    i make

    pretty women dumb [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] can\'t help it [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]


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    I

    may get weak in the knees or have to take a deep breath but I never go stupid over a pretty women.

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    Even

    if you\'re taking HUGE risks such as opening your own business, gambling, or trying a get-rich-quick scheme,

    it\'s VERY HARD to turn $10K into $50K in 5 years. The average return on your stock portfolio could be 12% for

    the next 5 years and you still wouldn\'t break the $20K mark. That\'s why they\'re saying it\'s dumb to not

    take the $50K in 5 years. Unless you desperately need the money at the present time, it\'s more intelligent to

    wait...and if you argue with the finance major, I\'m going to break your face.

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] Just kidding. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    I wanted to

    comment on this but being threatened put me off now [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

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    </font><blockquote><font class=\"small\">Quote:</font><hr />
    Even if you\'re taking HUGE risks such as opening

    your own business, gambling, or trying a get-rich-quick scheme, it\'s VERY HARD to turn $10K into $50K in 5 years.

    The average return on your stock portfolio could be 12% for the next 5 years and you still wouldn\'t break the

    $20K mark. That\'s why they\'re saying it\'s dumb to not take the $50K in 5 years. Unless you desperately

    need the money at the present time, it\'s more intelligent to wait...and if you argue with the finance major,

    I\'m going to break your face. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] Just kidding.

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    <hr /></blockquote><font class=\"post\">

    BS, there are

    plenty of ways to get this kind of returns. You just have to be smart.

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    OH well,

    franki said it, but Iīm not the one who gets beaten up at least [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]


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    </font><blockquote><font class=\"small\">Quote:</font><hr />
    OH well, franki said it, but Iīm not the one who

    gets beaten up at least [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

    <hr /></blockquote><font

    class=\"post\">

    Don\'t worry, I can handle Pancho.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    </font><blockquote><font class=\"small\">Quote:</font><hr />
    </font><blockquote><font

    class=\"small\">Quote:</font><hr />
    Even if you\'re taking HUGE risks such as opening your own business,

    gambling, or trying a get-rich-quick scheme, it\'s VERY HARD to turn $10K into $50K in 5 years. The average

    return on your stock portfolio could be 12% for the next 5 years and you still wouldn\'t break the $20K mark.

    That\'s why they\'re saying it\'s dumb to not take the $50K in 5 years. Unless you desperately need the money

    at the present time, it\'s more intelligent to wait...and if you argue with the finance major, I\'m going to

    break your face. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] Just kidding.

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    <hr /></blockquote><font class=\"post\">

    BS, there are

    plenty of ways to get this kind of returns. You just have to be smart.

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    <hr /></blockquote><font class=\"post\">

    I wasn\'t

    talking about you pimping yourself out to the highest bidder, Franki...

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

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    </font><blockquote><font class=\"small\">Quote:</font><hr />
    </font><blockquote><font

    class=\"small\">Quote:</font><hr />
    OH well, franki said it, but Iīm not the one who gets beaten up at least

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

    <hr /></blockquote><font class=\"post\">

    Don\'t

    worry, I can handle Pancho.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    <hr /></blockquote><font

    class=\"post\">

    You can handle me, but you couldn\'t handle BBB...

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

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    </font><blockquote><font class=\"small\">Quote:</font><hr />
    </font><blockquote><font

    class=\"small\">Quote:</font><hr />
    Even if you\'re taking HUGE risks such as opening your own business,

    gambling, or trying a get-rich-quick scheme, it\'s VERY HARD to turn $10K into $50K in 5 years. The average

    return on your stock portfolio could be 12% for the next 5 years and you still wouldn\'t break the $20K mark.

    That\'s why they\'re saying it\'s dumb to not take the $50K in 5 years. Unless you desperately need the money

    at the present time, it\'s more intelligent to wait...and if you argue with the finance major, I\'m going to

    break your face. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] Just kidding.

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    <hr /></blockquote><font class=\"post\">

    BS, there are

    plenty of ways to get this kind of returns. You just have to be smart.

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    <hr /></blockquote><font class=\"post\">

    I retract my

    statement. If you dropped that $10K on higher education, you will probably end up making an extra $50K of income in

    5 years...

    However, if you\'re referring to having your money \"work for you\" through investing, unless you

    find the next Microsoft, it\'s not going to happen. That doesn\'t require as much smarts as it does

    luck.

    But since it\'s sooooooooooo easy to do if you\'re smart, I\'ll put it to you this way:

    If you

    started with one dollar and quintupled it every 5 years, you would have almost $10,000,000 in 50 years. Since

    everyone on earth isn\'t retiring a millionaire strictly due to investing $1 50 years ago, I\'ll assume it\'s

    a hard thing to do.

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    </font><blockquote><font class=\"small\">Quote:</font><hr />


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    OH well, franki said it, but Iīm

    not the one who gets beaten up at least




    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------



    Don\'t worry, I can

    handle Pancho..


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------



    You

    can handle me, but you couldn\'t handle BBB...



    <hr /></blockquote><font class=\"post\"> I think BBB

    would quiete like franki [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] maybe more than you pancho

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

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    </font><blockquote><font class=\"small\">Quote:</font><hr />
    I retract my statement. If you dropped that $10K on

    higher education, you will probably end up making an extra $50K of income in 5 years...

    <hr /></blockquote><font

    class=\"post\"> that very rarely works [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]



    </font><blockquote><font class=\"small\">Quote:</font><hr />
    However, if you\'re referring to having your

    money \"work for you\" through investing

    <hr /></blockquote><font class=\"post\"> you work with the money to

    make more! Investing can make you that much money (but not if you listen to the people who work at the

    bank!!!

    </font><blockquote><font class=\"small\">Quote:</font><hr />
    That doesn\'t require as much smarts

    as it does luck.


    <hr /></blockquote><font class=\"post\"> youīre talking about things like stockmarket?

    Thatīs not so much to do with luck as such, not likeplaying lottery.

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    I think BBB would quiete like franki

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] maybe more than

    you pancho [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]



    <hr /></blockquote><font class=\"post\">

    I have been hit on by gay men in the past, more than once. I think

    it is flattering, but I am not interested in them. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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