Posts tagged "studies"

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

Bright Girls Have Big Confidence Problems — And Here’s Why

When I was in sixth grade, I’d advanced far enough along in my math studies to be in pre-Algebra. I went to magnet school in Fort Worth, Texas, with a…

Julie Gerstein | September 4, 2013 - 11:40 am

Study: North & South Are Increasingly Polarized Over Abortion

Support for legal abortion has dropped in the South yet increased in New England over the past eight years, according to the findings in a new Pew Research Center…

Jessica Wakeman | September 3, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Study Says Haters Gonna Hate No Matter What

Haters aren’t just gonna hate, they have to hate according to new research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The study looked at people’s “dispositional attitudes,” which…

Ami Angelowicz | August 29, 2013 - 9:20 am

Study Says Women Are Happiest With Their Naked Bodies At Age 34

The morning of November 16th, I am going to wake up, strip off my pajamas, stand in front of the full-length mirror and bask in the glory of my own…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 21, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Study: Men Feel Guilty If Women Pay On Dates

The majority of both men and women believe that men should be opening their wallets on dates, according to a new study. Most men and women presume that men should…

Daley Quinn | August 14, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Overthinking Things Will Render You A Useless Human Being

Overthinking everything is my Achilles heel. If I get into my Crazy Thinking Place, as I refer to it, I can loop around on one idea for hours, like a…

Ami Angelowicz | August 8, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Study: Anorexia Is Similar To Autism

A new study suggests that girls suffering from anorexia display similar personality traits to those with autism, such as lack of empathy, high focus on detail, and rigid behavior. In some…

Alyson Penn | August 8, 2013 - 5:00 pm

So, Are Facelifts A Complete Waste Of Money?

The results of the first-ever survey of attractiveness from cosmetic facial surgery are in and it’s not pretty. According to The Journal of the American Medical Association, face, brow, and eye-lift…

Alyson Penn | August 2, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Peeing In The Ocean Is OK, Pooping Is Not

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been okay with peeing in the ocean. Mostly because it’s annoying to pee when you’re wearing a one-piece bathing suit, which I…

Ami Angelowicz | August 1, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Study: Long-Distance Relationships Can Make Stronger Bonds Than Face-To-Face Relationships

Speaking from experience, long-distance relationships can be the worst. Missing your significant other leads to frustration, which leads to anger, which leads to fights that can’t end in sex and…

Mary Odell | July 21, 2013 - 10:00 am

Science Justifies Why I Love Sad Vanessa Carlton Songs

Finally, research proves I’m not an unhappy person! For years, my friends have constantly criticized my choice of sad Vanessa Carlton tunes, always encouraging me to listen to happier, more

Daley Quinn | July 13, 2013 - 9:00 am

Men With Sisters Are More Likely To Become Republicans, Do Less Housework

My brother grew up with four sisters in the house. I know, right? Come to find out, there’s more to having a bunch of sisters than just growing up to…

Jessica Wakeman | July 2, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Finally! My “Hanger” Problem Explained

I suffer from a condition that I refer to as “hanger.” When I go too long without eating, something happens to me, beyond my control, not unlike Bruce Banner when…

Ami Angelowicz | June 27, 2013 - 3:30 pm

There’s No Point To Cunnilingus, But We Don’t Care

Biologists set out to discover the point, evolutionarily not orgasmically, of a man performing oral sex on a woman. Because to an evolutionary scientist, I guess everything must be connected…

Ami Angelowicz | June 26, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Need to Get Creative? Dim the Lights

If you’re working on a project that demands a burst of inspiration, try turning down the lights. So say German researchers who conclude that “darkness increases freedom from constraints, which…

Newser | June 22, 2013 - 11:30 am

Men Are To Blame For Menopause

A team of evolutionary geneticists have determined what really caused menopause in women: men. It was previously thought that women evolved to become infertile after a certain age so that…

Ami Angelowicz | June 14, 2013 - 1:20 pm

5 Widely Believed Dating Myths (Science Says Aren’t True)

There are some universally acknowledged truths when it comes to dating. These themes are repeated on sitcoms, in romantic comedies and in your buddy Paul’s hookup stories that he totally…

Cracked | April 28, 2013 - 2:30 pm
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