Was the universe created with us in mind?

This seems to be a sticking point in debate here. First cause/god gets some support when 'creation' is mooted. For me science explains enough to utterly refute the idea of an 'intelligent design'... the universe is so unimaginably vast (hope everyone has seen the Antares/our sun series of pictures) we are several quantums less than a speck of dust in all the deserts of the world... so why would an intelligent designer make such an amazing, wondrous and magnificent concoction if it was for us in mind? we have zero chance of knowing even the smallest part of it. So the idea that it was all created for us is absurd, which is another nail in the idea of the traditional creator god for me.

The connection paradox: Why are workplaces more isolating than ever?

How poor work practices turn us all into remote workers.

  • Technology's supposed interconnectivity doesn't breed human interaction, and has instead made many workers feel less happy and less productive.
  • Using email rather than walking over to someone's desk and having face-to-face time is a major culprit. Inter-office messaging apps can also make employees feel more distant from their co-workers.
  • Can the tech companies who created this issue turn workplace isolation around, or is this the new normal?
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Study: young men obsessed with building muscles have higher mental health risks

They're at a higher risk for depression, weekend binge drinking, and unnecessary dieting.

Palestinian participants flex their muscles during a bodybuilding competition in Gaza city on October 28, 2016. / AFP / MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Body dysmorphia is not limited to women, a new study from Norway and Cambridge shows.
  • Young men that focus on building muscle are at risk for a host of mental and physical health problems.
  • Selfie culture is not helping the growing number of teens that are anxious and depressed.
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Intimacy and sexual desire in couples can be heightened by this practice

Researchers discover a link between nonverbal synchronization and relationship success.

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  • Scientists say coordinating movements leads to increased intimacy and sexual desire in a couple.
  • The improved rapport and empathy was also observed in people who didn't know each other.
  • Non-verbal clues are very important in the development stages of a relationship.
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