An anonymous reader writes "British researchers have found that children's IQ predicts their likelihood of becoming vegetarians as young adults — lowering their risk for cardiovascular disease in the process. The finding could explain the link between smarts and better health, the investigators say. "Brighter people tend to have healthier dietary habits," concluded lead author Catharine Gale, a senior research fellow at the MRC Epidemiology Resource Centre of the University of Southampton and Southampton General Hospital."
skelter (79253) writes "I have been lamenting with friends in the industry about interviewing woes and the candidates that we find. Consider a hypothetical job candidate comes in after some how making it through screening. In the team technical interview they prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that not only is he (or she) not as adequate as he thinks he is, but has demonstrated that he is a danger to any code base. Do you tell them? Quietly step away, usher them out and say nothing? Play with them on the whiteboard the way your cat plays with injured mice? Should you leave them as their own warning to others? Is there any obligation to guide them to gaining real experience? Can you give them any advice or is it all liability?"
netbuzz writes "Author/consultant Michael Stutz offers to help you "Learn 10 good UNIX usage habits" in an article posted to IBM's Web site. Number 10 had me laughing out loud: "Stop piping cats." Maybe the joke is lost on those who speak fluid UNIX, but those of us who don't speak any might conjure up all manner of thoughts upon hearing the phrase. Here are just a few.