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A new trend is emerging. People are editing their vacation photos or even their actual vacation experiences so that their vacation looks good on Facebook. Facebook users often choose to post the photos that showcase their trip in the best light, which may not always be the full story. EleazarEusebio, assistant professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, says "trip editing" is no surprise because, "We have a social pressure to portray what we're doing as positive." She says we don't want our Facebook friends to perceive us as a "downer." Eusebio says trip editing might not be such a bad thing, as it allows the vacationer to reframe the vacation in a better way that makes the memories more rewarding and pleasant. (NBC)
A new study finds that males are less attracted to female faces that belong to women with high levels of stress hormones. To find this, researchers photographed 52 women's faces, and then took a blood sample to measure their hormones, antibodies and immune system proteins. Next, 18 men rated the photographs for attractiveness. Researchers found that the women with the lowest levels of the stress hormone cortisol were rated most attractive by the men. The Finnish scientists who worked on the study say the results are not completely surprising because stress can suppress fertility. (Fox)
The cruise industry announced Wednesday (May 22nd) that it's adopting a passenger bill of rights, a move that comes in the wake of the Carnival Triumph being stranded at sea without power earlier this year, leaving passengers with few working toilets and sewage on the floors for days. The announcement from the Cruise Lines International Association, which represents 25 major companies including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Holland America and Cunard, pledges full refunds for trips that are canceled due to mechanical failure, and a backup power source to keep emergency systems running in the event of a main generator failure, along with other promises. CLIA president and CEO Christine Duffy acknowledged to the Associated Press that many of the things in the passenger bill of rights are already standard practice, but said that a big part of it is that while some members cruise lines are already doing it, this will make it consistent across the industry and transparent.
A recent study finds that low-cost beers are going up in popularity, and therefore cost, due to hipsters. Low-cost beers include Budweiser, Miller Light, and Coors Light and a study by Restaurant Sciences finds they're all going up in cost due to the popularity of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, in particular, with hipsters. Study writers say, "Traditionally lower-priced beers such as PBR have seen sizeable double-digit increases in both restaurants and bars and nightclubs." (Fox News)