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Booze And Sex Are Key To Happiness: Survey
2012-11-24 06:55:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online This just in -- adults enjoy having sex and drinking alcohol. Those stunning discoveries are the result of a new study conducted by Carsten Grimm, a psychology researcher at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Grimm asked participants to rank 30 typical activities in terms of four different qualities: pleasure, meaning, engagement, and happiness, according to a university report detailing his work. "Psychologists...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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