As women wait longer to have babies, complications become more common, and now a new study says that men over 35 can contribute to these pregnancy problems. In intrauterine insemination, the woman’s age was closely associated with a decreased pregnancy rate and miscarriages, according to Dr. Stephanie Belloc of the Eylau Centre for Assisted Reproduction in Paris. And when the men were over 35, there also were increased miscarriage rates, most likely due to DNA damage that comes with age. So, if you and your guy want to have babies later in life — or if you were planning on bedding George Clooney — Dr. Belloc suggests you try in vitro fertilization. [EurekAlert!] Keep reading »
Have you ever dreamed that you slept with your father? Or rode a mechanical bull while a coworker watched? We have and were disturbed for months. Fortunately, dreams don’t always mean what you think they do, and having sex with your father is nothing to worry about, so long as it only happens in your subconscious. Here, we ask psychologist Veronica Tonay, Ph.D. to decode your crazy dreams each and every week, so that you can sleep at night, and dream some more.
THE DREAM IN QUESTION: I had a dream Brad Pitt and George Clooney made me their sidekick. George wanted to go to IHOP for pancakes. They tried to figure out the back way to get in so paparazzi wouldn’t catch me and take photos of me as their “lady friend.” I didn’t like the dress I was wearing. We arrived at the back entrance of IHOP. I was wrapped around the motorcycle with my crotch pressed into Brad’s back. It was more me and Brad, and George was nearby. I didn’t really care about George. I didn’t mind the paparazzi taking photos of me though. My hair was windswept. I looked fierce, storming towards the entrance in my boots and my wrap dress, feeling tiny between these two, big men. Brad kept rubbing the small of my back. It was a GLORIOUS dream. — Stealing Angelina’s Husband, New York, NY
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“Rita Hayworth gave good face.” So the lyrics to Madonnaâ€™s “Vogue” states, but even science agrees. A new study by the U.K.â€™s Durham, St. Andrews, and Aberdeen Universities, has just come out linking facial features to romantic desires. Nearly 700 heterosexuals were asked by researchers to rifle through photos of men and women in their 20s and make snap judgments about the subjects sexual habits — whether they were in it to win it or just a one-night stand. Wide eyes and big lips on women were shown to signal interests in short term entanglements, like the late, great example, Hayworth, who had five A-list husbands, including a prince. For men, broad jaws, pronounced noses, and slight eyes inferred they were straight up players, like lady’s man George Clooney. On the other hand, softer features showed a softer side for both sexes and more potential for long-term relationships. Could your face really reveal your heart’s desire? When researchers compared the recorded first impressions to the actual sexual attitudes of the subjects in the photographs, they found 72% of the participants had accurately assessed the pictured personâ€™s romantic behavior. [Reuters] Keep reading »
Our post on beards was so popular, we thought we’d give you more Paul Bunyon-inspired beards to drool over. Enjoy! Keep reading »