The Week contest
This week’s question: A new study has found that couples who drink moderate amounts of alcohol together have better relationships, with the happiness boost being “significantly greater among wives.” If the researchers were to write a marital advice book based on their finding, what should it be called?
Last week’s contest: Researchers who studied the metabolic rates of ancient mollusks have concluded that the laziest species—those that expended as little energy as possible—were the most likely to survive for millions of years. Please come up with the title of a book extolling the health benefits of acting like a sluggish clam or snail.
THE WINNER: “Keep Clam and Carry On, and On…” Stephanie Murdock and Jack McCoy, New York City
SECOND PLACE: “The Shellfish Gene” Bill Doughty, Honolulu
THIRD PLACE: “Don’t Move a Mussel” David Moore, Portland, Ore.
For runners-up and complete contest rules, please go to theweek.com/contest.
How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, type “Tipsy tips” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, Sept. 18. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, Sept. 21. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit. ■