Posts tagged "studies"

Beware The Boxer Short Effect

Most women don’t regularly find themselves compelled to touch a dirty pair of men’s underwear (I don’t even want to think about those unidentified streaks and neither do you!), but…

Ami Angelowicz | December 10, 2013 - 9:20 am

Study: Fear Of Eternal Loneliness Makes Single People Settle For Crappy Relationships

You probably want to sit down for what I’m about to tell you because it’s going to blow the lid off everything you thought you knew about relationships. A new…

Ami Angelowicz | December 3, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Study: Casual Sex Might Be Making Teenagers Sad

A new study from Ohio State University in the Journal of Sex Research suggests that casual teenage sex has a reciprocal relationship with poor mental health — and that they contribute to…

Claire Hannum | November 24, 2013 - 10:00 am

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…

Ami Angelowicz | November 23, 2013 - 12:00 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | November 19, 2013 - 9:20 am

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

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… | November 16, 2013 - 1:30 pm

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

Claire Hannum | November 13, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Science Figured Out The Best Times Of Day To Drink Coffee

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…

Claire Hannum | November 13, 2013 - 9:20 am

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

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…

Claire Hannum | November 9, 2013 - 2:00 pm

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

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…

Claire Hannum | November 5, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Very Serious Study About Dog Tail Wagging Reaches Important Conclusions

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 2, 2013 - 10:00 am

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

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… | October 31, 2013 - 3:45 pm

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

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 21, 2013 - 3:00 pm

5 Ways You Sabotage Your Love Life (Explained By Science)

Over the years, I’ve made a commitment to helping you get laid. And if you followed the advice in those articles, you’re probably having some trouble reading this one because the writhing mass of naked…

Cracked | October 19, 2013 - 3:30 pm

How An Email Becomes A Life Or Death Situation

You’re sitting in your cubicle at work and you get an email from your boss asking you if you [insert task pertinent to your line of work here]. Your heart…

Ami Angelowicz | October 8, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Study Makes A Good Case For Not Making Eye Contact

Hooray for the shy and insecure! As it turns out, eye contact isn’t always as powerful as we thought. A new paper in the journal Psychological Science says that eye contact can actually…

Claire Hannum | October 7, 2013 - 12:45 pm

Winos Don’t Know How Much Wine They Drink Because What Does It Matter? More Wine Please!

How do I put this in a way that won’t lead my coworkers and family to stage an intervention? I am a functioning wino, by which I mean I drink…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 1, 2013 - 11:00 am

Science Explains Our Urge To Take A Bite Out Of An Adorable Baby

My first instinct when holding an absurdly cute, especially chubby baby is obviously to try to take a bite out of its leg. Am I weird? Maybe. I don’t have…

Ami Angelowicz | September 25, 2013 - 9:40 am

The Key To A Non-Depressing Facebook Experience? Stop Lurking.

Within the past couple years, numerous studies have claimed Facebook is hazardous to our mental health and ruining our self-esteem. There have also been numerous studies that claim the opposite:…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 18, 2013 - 9:00 am

How To Tell If He’s A Selfish Bastard Just By Looking At His Face

This just in: a bit of science that will save you hours of scrolling through online profiles. A new paper published at University of California, Riverside found, in a series…

Ami Angelowicz | September 17, 2013 - 9:40 am
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