The victory bell has been rung and the battle of the sexes can come to a close once and for all. (Just kidding!) A new study has found women are now surpassing men on IQ test scores.
In the past, women have straggled behind men on IQ tests. However, a study conducted by New Zealand-based researcher James Flynn, an IQ testing expert, found women are scoring on average five points higher. Keep reading »
When I first met my husband Noah ten years ago, if you had met me, you would have thought to yourself, “Now here is a smart woman. She’s getting her M.B.A, great job, confident. Here is a woman with tons of self esteem.” And you would have been right. That was all true. Which is why what I am about to tell you is even more shocking.
By our third date, Noah was so taken aback by my big reactions towards his small acts of kindness, that he felt compelled to take me by the hands and say to me, “Christine, I don’t know what is going to happen between the two of us, but regardless, you have to raise your standards for men. You can’t like a man because he is nice to you. He is SUPPOSED to be nice to you!” Keep reading »
His emails are always filled with their/there/they’re mistakes, but you never say anything. A friend asks you both a question about, say, what’s going on in Egypt and you have a strong opinion, but you let your boyfriend respond. Date night involves watching a high-brow French film and you just nod your head politely as he explains the movie’s complicated message, even though you understood it perfectly fine on your own, thank you. You are also capable of assembling a piece of Ikea furniture on your own, but you ask for his help anyway, because it makes him feel manly. These are all examples of what journalist Liz Jones, writing in the Daily Mail U.K., would call Silly Me Syndrome (SMS), which “happens when a woman dumbs herself down so as not to offend the man in her life. It is something we learn to do at a very early age, because women are born smarter than men.” You know, “Oh, silly me. I forgot what nine times seven is again.” Keep reading »
Want to hang out with a posse of high school valedictorians? Then Boston, Hartford or San Francisco are probably your best bets. At least according to The Daily Beast, which ranked the smartest and dumbest cities in the country. Those three cities came out on top, while Las Vegas, San Antonio, and Fresno wallowed at the bottom. Keep reading »
Are you nursing a four-alarm hangover today? (Yeah, us too.) Were you an excellent student as a child? If your answers were “yes” and “yes” – that’s not a coincidence. This week, Psychology Today’s Satoshi Kanazawa blogged about a study which proves that intelligent people are more likely to drink. The study analyzed kids’ intelligence and then their drinking behaviors as adults and found that “bright” kids in the U.S. and the U.K. are more likely to grow up to consume alcohol and binge-drink more frequently than their “very dull” classmates. Huh. Keep reading »
It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from “Master Debater” who was concerned that she and her boyfriend didn’t seem to be on the same intellectual level. “I’m a girl who loves intellectual debates and discussions.” She wrote. “When I try to have these discussions or debates with my boyfriend, he ends up just agreeing with me because he rarely understands what I’m even talking about.” She worried about what might happen later in their relationship when they were faced with important decisions and she didn’t have “the benefit of a partner who can think deeply and critically about things.” So, was the difference in intelligence a dealbreaker for her? Or, did she figure out a way to make it work? Find out after the jump. Keep reading »
Well, ladies if you ever had any doubt that women are higher up on the food chain than men, you can lay your skepticism to rest. A new study shows that men get dumber when they talk to females. Dutch psychologists had guys and gals talk to peeps of the same and opposite sex, then quizzed them with word games. Women’s intelligence remained unchanged, no matter who they talked to. But dudes were all good only if they talked to other men. When they talked to gals, afterwards they were just, well, stupid. The hotter the chick, the dumber the dude. Ah, now I understand why that guy at the club the other night blurted out that he was a drug dealer after I said “hi” to him. Tell us about some of your experiences that you understand better now that you’ve read this study. [Asylum] Keep reading »
Smart women have the best sex. Duh.
After interviewing over 2,000 sets of adult women twins, who have identical everythings, Professor Tim Spector, a researcher at King’s College in London, found that if a lady isn’t afraid to express herself and picks up on what other people are expressing, she’s an orgasmic machine who can satisfy her partner like none other. Shockingly enough, being a “touchy-feely” kind of gal isn’t as bad as it sounds. Sure, it might cause an awkward moment every now and again — I’m still sorry I hugged my ex-boss at the company Christmas party — but the good part of expressing your emotions means more feelings in your tunnel of love. Spector is convinced that “these findings show that emotional intelligence is an advantage in many aspects of your life, including the bedroom.” The researchers hope to use their evidence to help the nearly 40 percent of women who say they can’t get off.
So, next time someone tells you to stop being so emotional, tell them to stop trying to ruin your sex life. Feel free to pop in “The Notebook” DVD, open a tub of Ben ‘n’ Jerry’s, and let those tear ducts drip. Feelings are the new foreplay. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
“My boyfriend and I are not on the same page, intellectually speaking. Are we doomed?” – Alexis, New York
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The smarter you are, the harder it is for you to get laid. Well, that’s what Dr. Alex Benzer, a Harvard man thinks. The Ivy League snob believes his fellow private college geniuses (yes, he even listed specific schools that qualify) suffer under the weight of their giant brains. So, in a piece for the Huffington Post, he gave his five reasons why smarties can’t get in anyone’s pants. Here are the Cliff’s Notes style version for us lazy students, plus five of our own theories…
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