Holding the door open for others – the darkside?

Back in 2011 Improbable drew attention to the ubiquitous (though at the time somewhat under-investigated) social phenomenon of ‘Door Holding’ see : Etiquette and effort. At the time. a research team from Penn State University, US, proposed that ‘Door Holding’ may have evolved because its perceived effort-saving efficiency might be uplifting for society. (press release […]

Help! I’m Sweating!

If you like to yell “Help! I’m Sweating”, chances are good that you will enjoy at least looking at the book called Help! I’m Sweating. Dietmar Stattkus wrote it. The book begins with a modest claim: All information gathered in this book was gathered and carefully checked by the author to the best of his […]