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The Two Ways Men Increase Their Status

Have you always wondered why Brad Pitt and George Clooney are consistently thought of as the biggest studs in Hollywood? New research from the University of Michigan relating to aggression, status, and sex might help explain. When social status or sex are on a man’s mind, it causes them to act aggressively so as to maintain his cred, according to assistant professor Vladas Griskevicius. But these too attack triggers are linked: “Across different cultures and time, the higher status men have, the more sex or better-quality partners they may have,” Griskevicius said. Keep reading »

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