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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…

Ami Angelowicz | February 15, 2014 - 3:00 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | February 12, 2014 - 12:40 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | February 11, 2014 - 12:40 pm

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 have been…

Ami Angelowicz | January 26, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Breaking News: Men Are Going To Bars And Talking About Feelings

Apparently, we’ve totally misjudged what dudes do when they go to the bar. Watch sports? Sit in virtual silence with each other? Get shitcanned? Come home and vomit in the

Ami Angelowicz | January 17, 2014 - 9:00 am

What Falling In Love Really Feels Like

According to a new study to be published in the Journal of Neurophysiology, scientists found that falling in love feels exactly like scratching an itch — at least, as far…

Ami Angelowicz | January 10, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Why Having A Gay Best Friend Is Mandatory

According to a recent study published in Evolutionary Psycholgy, having a gay best friend is essential, not just because you need someone to talk about “I Am Britney Jean” and…

Ami Angelowicz | January 2, 2014 - 1:40 pm

This Feelings Map Explains So Much

The feelings map you see above is a visual representation of the findings from a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, which found that…

Ami Angelowicz | January 1, 2014 - 10:00 am

Dissimilar Boozing Habits May Lead To Divorce

Just in time for that bottle of Veuve Clicquot you and your spouse are planning to uncork on New Year’s Eve, a new study done at the University of Buffalo…

Ami Angelowicz | December 29, 2013 - 9:00 am

The 4 Types Of Awkward Facebook Encounters

If you have a Facebook account (which is pretty much everyone but people over 90 and religious fundamentalists), then you are familiar with the awkward and uncomfortable feeling that occurs…

Ami Angelowicz | December 14, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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…

YourTango.com | 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
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