Posts tagged "studies"

Here’s A Very Important Update On Average Penis Length

Relax, bros. Your penis is juuuuuust fine.
By: Megan Reynolds / March 3, 2015

If You Don’t Want An STD, Don’t Move To These Cities

If unrolling a Trojan isn't part of your regular lifestyle, this terrifying new CDC report on sexually transmitted infections will tell you which cities you should stay far away from if you don't want your genitals to fall right off. (Memphis. The answer to that question is Memphis.) According to data pulled by…
By: Beejoli Shah / February 4, 2015

Study: Dudes Lie About Liking Hot Sauce To Appear Badass and Manly

I am a big fan of hot sauce. To the point where I used to carry it in my purse until a very unfortunate accident occurred. I put it on almost everything, including fruit. "Hot" has been my preferred flavor since I was a kid and my parents were scared that I had that that…
By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 4, 2015

Confession: I Am A White Person Who Does Not Shower Every Day

"Glee"'s Naya Rivera is in hot water over some comments she made on "The View" this week, about how showering more than once a day is a "white people thing." Rivera and the hosts were discussing a recent study that says it's actually better for your skin if you shower only once or twice every…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 14, 2015

Dater X: Conducting A Love Experiment

After returning from a much-needed vacation, I got back into my daily groove of hitting the snooze button, rushing out the door at 8am in a haphazard, almost Kramer-like fashion and finally settling in on my commute into work. Usually I skim through Instagram and Twitter during my ride, a thoughtless way to ease into…
By: Dater X / January 13, 2015

Study: Optimism Is Good For Your Heart!

Want to avoid heart attacks, or, you know, just be able to run a mile without thinking you're about to die? Try getting happy! A new study lead by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the National Center for Research Resources found that people with optimistic outlooks are twice as likely to have…
By: Claire Hannum / January 12, 2015

You’re An Instagram Addict, But It’s Not Your Fault

We all know the compulsive itch to check Instagram at the most inopportune of moments (or worse, in our actual free time when we could be doing so many things that are actually constructive). Nir Eyal, author of Hooked: How To Build Habit-Forming Products, recently sat down with Business Insider to explain why the app i…
By: Claire Hannum / November 20, 2014

Which States Have The Most Immature (And Mature) Men?

Where do all the manchildren live? A new survey from Estately, a national real estate search site, set out to determine which states have the highest percentage of males still basking in a prolonged state of teenage immaturity, and which have the most emotionally developed dudes. Basically, they wanted to tell…
By: Katie Oldenburg / October 8, 2014

Study Claims A Big Wedding Leads To A Happier Marriage

According to a new report by the University of Virginia, couples who have larger, more formal weddings are more likely to have quality marriages. This is pretty hard to believe because in my mind, there are few things more stressful or challenging to a relationship than planning a big wedding. The study, which is part…
By: Claire Hannum / August 21, 2014

A New Study Suggests Twitter Could Cause Your Divorce, But I’m Not Convinced

According to a new study published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, people who are very active on Twitter are more likely to be involved in intense confrontations in their relationships -- the kind that are catalysts for things like cheating, breakups and divorce. At least, that's what the…
By: Claire Hannum / April 9, 2014

Trying To Find Your Self? Check Your Chest

The “I,” the ego, the self. These terms are used loosely to describe the individual life-force each of us is always searching for, but seems intent on remaining so elusive. According to a new study published in the journal Consciousness and Cognition, scientists claim to have discovered the general location of the self within the…
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 24, 2014

Are Millennials Really Having Less Sex?

According to a recent UK study, definitely. It appears that British twentysomethings are banging less than prior generations did -- but is that representative of the rest of the world's millennials too? University College London conducted a National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles ("Natsal") and found all kinds of fascinating facts about Britain's sex…
By: Claire Hannum / March 23, 2014

You Aren’t Imagining It: Study Finds That Seeing Happy Couples In Ads Makes You Depressed

New research from the University of Southern California found that, shocker, looking at images of happy couples when you're single makes you feel crappy. Advertisers love to rely on the "lovey dovey" trope to sell things, assuming that people who aren't in a happy relationship will see the product as the key to attaining kind…
By: Claire Hannum / March 16, 2014

New Survey Says You’re Never Too Old To Pop Bubble Wrap

In honor of the new children's TV show, Zack & Quack, Nick Jr. UK polled 2,000 adults to find out their thoughts on remaining childlike even though they are technically adults. There's no mention of what age qualifies you as a grownup although they do say that your " imagination and ability to see thing…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 23, 2014

Depressed? Blame It On Your Cat

I've never liked cats. I know this is an unpopular point of view, but the heart wants what the heart wants. And this heart wants everything of the feline persuasion to stay away from her. It's the…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 22, 2014

Finally! Science Explains Why You Can’t Ever Remember Your Dreams

As a dream analysis enthusiast, I've shared my tips for recalling your nightly adventures more easily. While I still think a few simple tricks can help you remember your dreams more often and in more detail, it turns out that…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 19, 2014

Science Says Porn Addiction Is A Bunch Of Cockamamie

According to a piece published in Springer's journal Current Sexual Health Reports, clinical psychologist Dr. Ley would like to remind us all that there's no strong scientific research that proves "porn addiction" actually exists and that slapping a label on the healthy practice of…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 15, 2014

Study: Setting People Up Makes The Matchmaker Feel Good

A new series of studies has found that matchmaking brings a whole lot of happiness — but not necessarily to the couple. Rather, the matchmaker herself enjoys the greatest benefits of bringing others together. We knew there was a method to the "Millionaire Matchmaker"'s madness.
By: Claire Hannum / February 12, 2014

Study: Yes, Height Makes A Difference In Dating

A study by Rice University and the University of North Texas has found that for lots of us, height does matter when it comes to choosing a partner. Researchers set out to learn more about height preferences in the heterosexual dating world by conducting a study split into two parts. The first part compiled data from Yahoo!
By: Claire Hannum / February 11, 2014

The Dessert Dilemma: Bad For You, Good For Your Family

I'm heavily focused on dessert right now because the chocolate-addicted part of me needed to go on a refined sugar cleanse. It's been 24 days and yes, I…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 26, 2014
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