Have an orgasm instead of doing a crossword, it's better for your brain, says scientist (Telegraph)
The sexual climax gives the whole brain a good workout, rather than just one area of it, Professor Barry Komisaruk [Rutgers] said. ... “Mental exercises (such as crosswords and Sudoku) increase brain activity but only in relatively localised regions. Orgasm activates the whole.”
Well, maybe one comment: a crossword in bed after more physical pursuits would be a lot healthier than the traditional cigarette, and pose less of a fire risk too.
So cuddle up with your special someone and solve puzzles together this weekend.
The Wall Street Journal has a variety cryptic by Hex called “Jigsaw.” It’s not difficult, and as usual with Hex, the payoff when you complete the puzzle is lovely. Bring colored pencils. If you get stuck (and I don’t think you will), there is a hint grid posted, as well as the solution.
The quarterly variety cryptic by Mark Halpin, “Factions,” is out. I enjoyed this one, especially after I figured out the identity of one of the competing factions (acrosses versus downs) and I got the connection.