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The 5 Different Categories Of Boredom (As Determined By Scientists)

Not many kids dream of growing up and spending their days studying the nuances of the most apathetic feeling known to the human race, yet, Thomas Goetz, a professor of empirical educational research at the University of Konstanz in Germany, found the subject of boredom at least marginally interesting enough to delve deeper into it.

“Given the high frequency of boredom in various situations encountered in daily life and the variety of detrimental experiences to which boredom is related, it is rather surprising that to date there has been little research conducted on this specific emotion,” Goetz wrote in the study published this week in the Journal Motivation and Emotion.

He makes a good point I suppose. People feel bored a lot. So, Goetz and his colleagues recruited a group of high school students (who better?) and group college students for their boredom study. The results were staggering. Well, not really, but they discovered that there are five distinct categories of boredom. Find out which one you might be experiencing right this moment. Keep reading »

Cuddling With A Stuffed Animal May Help Cure Your Depression (Seriously!)

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Cuddling With A Stuffed Animal May Help Cure Your Depression (Seriously!)

Most of the “scientific studies” in the Daily Mail make me chuckle (new survey from a contact lens manufacturer says that 90% of people feel self-conscious about wearing glasses!) but this one — about low self-esteem, existential angst and stuffed animals — is worth serious consideration. Keep reading »

Getting It On In The Workplace? Here’s The #1 Spot For Office-Sex

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One of my ultimate fantasies, besides having sex in a cab, which I will probably never fulfill, is having sex in the office. But since I work from home, tragically, I don’t think I’ll ever get to do that one either. There’s just something about the idea of it: the sexual tension between you and a co-worker, perhaps the head-butting over client management, and when you go into the conference room alone to argue it out, just the two of you, you have one of those ferocious kisses that you only see in movies. Before you know it, pens and papers are scattered across the floor and you’re having sex on the table. Hello, awesomeness! Find out which locations are hard at work on Your Tango…

Infographic Source: Elite Singles

Study: Gun Violence In Teen-Oriented Films Has Tripled

Study: Gun Violence In Teen-Oriented Films Has Tripled

Well, this is concerning: Ohio State University and Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania have found that in the past 20 years, gun violence in PG-13 movies has more than tripled. When the PG-13 rating came into existence, it had the same amounts of gun violence as G or PG films. These days, it’s not uncommon for them to have more gunfire than R-rated films. Keep reading »

Science Figured Out The Best Times Of Day To Drink Coffee

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Ever wonder why sometimes your morning cup of coffee leaves you totally energized while other days it seems like it does absolutely nothing? I certainly have, and it’s driven me crazy. Lucky for us, Steven Miller at Gizmodo researched the science behind your caffeine addiction to find out the prime hours for coffee’s effectiveness in your system.

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Study: 15 Percent Of People Don’t Believe In Bisexuality

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According to a new bummer of a study, 15 percent of people don’t believe bisexuality is a “real” orientation. In other words, they think people who identify as bisexual are lying.

The study, presented earlier this month at a meeting of the American Public Health Association, also found that the overall opinion of bisexuality is negative among both gay and straight people. Men who identified as straight were three times more likely to consider bisexuality “not a legitimate sexual orientation,” perhaps assuming that bisexuals are actually gay or just faking it. Male bisexuals were also found to be more stigmatized than female bisexuals, and women and people who identified as members of the LGBT community were less likely to have negative opinions of bisexuality. Keep reading »

Study: Guys Who Help Out Around The House Get More Action — Well, Sort Of

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Men who do domestic chores get laid more often, according to a study published in the American Sociological Review.

However, it comes with a strangely sexist caveat: only doing “manly” chores leads to more bedroom action. Keep reading »

Very Serious Study About Dog Tail Wagging Reaches Important Conclusions

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How happy is your dog?  Is she anxious?  Does she need puppy Prozac?!?!  All these answers and more are closer to being resolved following a very serious study recently published in the issue Current Biology. Keep reading »

Sex Study: How Vital Is Sex To A Healthy Marriage?

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For starters, we all know that good sex can be fun, romantic, exciting, and something that makes most consenting adults feel warm and fuzzy all over. Over the years we have interviewed thousands of successfully married couples, and the results may surprise you. Read more at Your Tango…

Here Are The Surprising New Findings From Pew’s Study About Online Dating — In GIFs!

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Online dating is not for the faint of heart. That much I can tell you from personal experience. From the guy who called his own mother a “slut” to the guy who picked a fight with me on our second date, it truly was a wild ride and I’m glad not to be kissing any more Mr. Toads.  You need anecdotal horror stories about online dating, I’m your girl.

But what about the data-driven side of finding wuv online?

Well, the Pew Research Center released a new report today on public attitudes towards online dating and relationships. It asked almost 2,252 ages 18 and up their opinions on Internet romance, comparing many of their questions with the results of past studies. The good news is that online dating is getting increasingly more accepted by society? The bad news?  It’s still dating.  Blech.

Here are some of the surprising new findings from Pew’s study, presented in GIFs! Keep reading »

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