Dark Blue Considered World’s Most Calming Color

According to a new study done by paper manufacturer G.F. Smith, dark blue is the color most associated with relaxation. The company surveyed over 26,000 people from 100 different countries on colors and their associations—whether it be colors that convey work or hues that represent sexiness most. The full study, which offers up “a color-coded emotional map of sorts” can be perused in their published …

Study Reports Americans Are Having Less Sex

With analysis drawn from the General Social Survey‘s latest round of data, Americans have once again reported that they’re having less sex. This three-decade trend is led by young people (men in particular) aged 18 to 29 years old. Previously, “20-something men and women reported similar rates of sexlessness,” says the Washington Post. Since 2008, however, there’s been a steep distancing. Factors include live-in relationships, …

Jim Henson’s Creature Shop + Tombot’s Robo-Dog Companion

On a mission to improve the quality of life for senior citizens dealing with loneliness and depression, Tombot’s robotic puppy—which has exceeded funding on Kickstarter—emulates real-life dog behaviors. With artistic design by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, the robo-dog certainly looks the part. And, as it’s a responsibility-free pet, companionship is manageable. Tombot’s touch-sensitive pup isn’t the first in this category, but it is the most …