We all know the classic bitches: Women who speak their mind rather than bite their tongue. The women who rage against anything that provokes them: the man, the kids, the boss, their PMS. While we like to think their bad behavior is simply a case of bad judgment, new research shows that “bitchy” may be a gene.
Sorry, guys, but it’s been scientifically proven that a woman can now blame her anger and aggression on her genes. Scientific research found that some women are genetically programmed to be angry and aggressive by a serotonin receptor gene. The good news is that not every woman carries it. Read more…
Children learn more than just ABCs at their mother’s breast: a new study of 1,455 adolescents and their parents in Spain finds that mothers are the parent most likely to socialize traditional gender roles and therefore pass along sexist beliefs.
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A new survey on men’s memory found that guys can’t remember important dates like birthdays and anniversaries for s**t. A whopping 41 percent of the more than 1,000 men surveyed admitted to forgetting their anniversaries. A significant number also confessed to not remembering their partners’, their mothers’, or even their own birthdays. Really? That is impressively pathetic. There were, however, a few dates that 38 percent of participants remembered without fail — the start dates of their favorite sports seasons. “It is disappointing to see that so many men are forgetful of such important dates, however, it is also a fact that we are not surprised about,” said a spokesperson. Ack! I hate studies like this that reinforce lame gender stereotypes. Forgetful men, I am going to share a little secret with you: I don’t remember crap either. But I have a trick. I write stuff down. Try it! It works. [Newslite]
Scientists are hard at work on a pill that will limit the effects of alcohol on our brains, so that we can drink more without acting stupid. An experimental “sober pill” was given to a group of mice who, despite being sufficiently sauced, did not act like drunken a**holes. Uh, how do drunk mice normally act? Anyhow, the point is the pill works by shutting down the immune response of certain cells in the brain. Even thought the mice were wasted, this pill made their reflexes sharper and their balance better. “When a mouse gets drunk, it is quite similar to a human that’s drunk. It can’t work its motor co-ordination properly. If you stop these immune cells from working, the animals didn’t get drunk,” one of the researchers explained. How exciting for us. Well, maybe not. Does the thought of a sober pill frighten anyone else? All I can think of are all the possible ways humans will find to abuse this pill. It seems counter-intuitive to shut down our normal brain functions just so we can throw back a few more cocktails without slurring. [Daily Mail]
What do you think? Would you pop a sober pill before a night of drinking?
Getting dumped costs a woman more than her dignity, a new study revealed. Of the 2,000 recent dumpees polled, more than half admitted to managing their misery post-breakup by treating themselves to new ‘dos, wardrobes, makeup, gym memberships, and pampering procedures like spray tans or mani/pedis. “Being dumped, whether it was on the cards or not, will make even the toughest woman feel awful … This research shows that women start to question what went wrong with the relationship, and feel self-conscious about their looks,” said the head researcher. Imagine that, consuming to make ourselves feel better. I know nothing about it.
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If you like deep-dish pizza, you’re a lot likelier than fans of thin crust to have conservative politics, according to Hunch, a taste-tracking website that cross-referenced millions of responses to discover that the differences between left and right don’t end at the dinner table. Among its findings:
- Liberals are slightly more likely to prefer their vegetables fresh instead of cooked, and more likely to eat fruit at least once a week.
- Conservatives tend to believe there’s little nutritional difference between organic and processed foods.
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