Friday, March 26, 2010
We should send Louann Brizendin a SEX sticker. We wonder where she'd put it.
Love, sex and the male brain
By Louann Brizendine, Special to CNN
Louann Brizendine: Male and female brains mostly alike, but some profound differences exist
Men's sexual pursuit area 2.5 times larger than the one in the female brain, she writes
She says testosterone drives the "Man Trance"-- or a glazed-eye stare at breasts
Brizendine: A wife's pheromones cause "Daddy Brain." Later, "Lovable Grandpa" or "Grumpy Old Man"?
Editor's note: Dr. Louann Brizendine is a member of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the National Board of Medical Examiners, and a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. She is founder and director of the Women's Mood and Hormone Clinic. She wrote "The Female Brain" and, just released, "The Male Brain." Brizendine will appear on HLN's "The Joy Behar Show" Friday at 9.
(CNN) -- Although women the world over have been doing it for centuries, we can't really blame a guy for being a guy. And this is especially true now that we know that the male and female brains have some profound differences.
Our brains are mostly alike. We are the same species, after all. But the differences can sometimes make it seem like we are worlds apart.
The "defend your turf" area -- dorsal premammillary nucleus -- is larger in the male brain and contains special circuits to detect territorial challenges by other males. And his amygdala, the alarm system for threats, fear and danger is also larger in men. These brain differences make men more alert than women to potential turf threats.
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
We're glad JetBlue is staying in NYC, and keeping up its service for JFK.
We encourage JetBlue's 900 employees to celebrate by putting on some JFK t-shirts.
New York Times
March 22, 2010
JetBlue to Move West Within Queens, Not South to Orlando
By PATRICK McGEEHAN
If running JetBlue Airways does not work out, perhaps David Barger could try his hand at professional poker.
Mr. Barger and his executive team kept city and state officials in New York and Florida guessing past dawn on Monday before announcing that they had decided to keep the airline’s headquarters in Queens rather than decamping for Orlando. Word of the official decision drew a pack of New York politicians, including Gov. David A. Paterson, to a celebration at City Hall but left people in Central Florida deflated.
JetBlue’s choice brought relief to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and his staff, who had spent months pulling together a set of incentives to keep Mr. Barger’s team from moving nearly 900 jobs out of the city and leaving New York without a locally based major airline.
Since it started as a low-fare carrier at Kennedy International Airport a decade ago, JetBlue has called itself “New York’s hometown airline.”
Still, it took a package of tax breaks, investments and marketing programs with an estimated value of more than $30 million to persuade JetBlue to stay, according to city officials. They said the competing offer from Orlando, which offered to build a headquarters from scratch, appeared to be worth significantly more, possibly twice as much.
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Friday, March 19, 2010
A bride to be has ordered these tote/beach bags as part of her wedding welcome gift for guests. The New York based bride is getting married this spring in NAS, and will be accompanied by her family and best friends.
Click here to view NAS airport code products
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
This article is from today's New York Times. The official Berlin airport code will become BER in 2011. (Currently, it is TXL for Tegel). Air Wear offers BER bags, t-shirts, journals, and more - please click here
Berlin’s Airport: Shining Beacon or Waste of Money
New York Times
March 8, 2010
By NICHOLAS KULISH
BERLIN — To get Berliners arguing, bring up the new $3.4 billion airport rising just beyond the limits of this hip but economically strapped metropolis.
Supporters of Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport contend that it might be the salvation of a city that, despite its incredible historical resonance, has become an economic and geographic backwater. Detractors vehemently argue that the airport will be just another misguided drain of money by a local government critics say has failed to help Berlin realize its potential despite the city’s status as one of the hottest destinations on the planet.
City planners designed the airport as a symbol of their dream for Berlin, restored to greatness as the capital of a unified Germany. And so the fight now is about how Berlin has actually turned out: Germany’s cultural magnet and international beacon but also its national poorhouse, struggling to break out of a long slump. Berlin has the highest rate of residents on welfare — 18.6 percent — and received some $4 billion in state subsidies last year.
In a time of rising budget deficits, Germans are loath to bail out Greece in part because they have been bailing out their capital — and other stagnant parts of the former East Germany — for two decades.
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