Posts tagged "studies"

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 he turns into the The Hulk. (I had to Google the name of The Hulk’s alter ego, by the way. Don’t mistake me for a…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 27, 2013

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 to propagation of the species? I mean, as we all know, some of the best things in life have no purpose, like tanning on the beach.

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 26, 2013

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 in turn promotes creativity,” reports Pacific Standard, picking up on a study in the Journal of Environmental Psychology. The researchers put test subjects in room…

By: Newser / June 22, 2013

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 they could care for their grandchildren and coddle the next of kin. But evolutionarily speaking, that turned out to be a load of crap because,…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 14, 2013

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 swears are true, bro.

And, according to science, most of it is wrong. That’s right; somehow, you know even less about romance tha…

By: Cracked / April 28, 2013

A Kilt Is A Sperm’s Best Friend

A kilt may not be your best friend because, while it provides easy access to the junk, let’s admit it, it can be hard to get it up for a man in a skirt. (I know, I know. It’s not a skirt, it’s traditional Scottish garb.) Even if he does have a sexy accent and…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 24, 2013

Take Two Tylenol For Your Existential Crisis And Call Me In The Morning

In what might be the most wonderful study about existential angst to ever be performed, researchers at the University of British Columbia discovered that the same pill that helps soothe your stress headache may help mitigate the sense of doom you feel when confronting the meaning of life. That’s heavy. Let that sink in. Tylenol…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 17, 2013

Scientist Studies Boobs For 15 Years And Determines That Women Shouldn’t Wear Bras

Professor Jean-Denis Rouillon, who is totally not a perv or anything, spent 15 years studying women’s breasts, and in an up-close-and-personal way. His goal was to figure out what worked best for breasts, so he followed 330 women, measuring their breast size, shape and direction for more than a decade. His conclusion? “Medically, physiologically, anatomically”

By: Julie Gerstein / April 11, 2013

Exclusive! Poop Donors Needed For Important Poop Study

Searching for something to do with your old poop? Does flushing it down the toilet just seem sad? Perhaps you should consider a fecal transplant — give the gift of your poo to someone else. This sign was photographed at the University of Adelaide in Australia and sent to us by a reader. “Donors wanted:…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 10, 2013

Science Says “Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye” To Songs That Get Stuck In Your Head

Science, always out there doing things like landing car-sized robots on the moon and then making twitter accounts for them, or discovering the particle responsible for matter having mass and then shutting down for “upgrades.” What has it ever done for you, personally these days?

It’s good to see some scientists tackling the important issues,…

By: The Mary Sue / March 26, 2013

Want To Start A Fight? Spend More Time On The Computer

Is your computer affecting your relationship? According to a survey conducted by Crucial.com, probably.

Dating in this tech-obsessed era isn’t easy, but now that just about everyone has a computer, is hooked on a social networking site or two and has an email account they’re constantly checking, it has become even more frustrating.

By: YourTango.com / February 20, 2013

What Men Are Really Judging You On

Stressing over your appearance is one of the many undesirable aspects of singledom. But what if you had empirical data to help you prioritize your beauty regimen? Thanks to Match.com, now you do.

The online dating site conducted a three-year study of over 5,000 single men and women and came up with a list of the…

By: Huffington Post Style / February 8, 2013

Oh No, Your Facebook Profile Reveals Clues To Your Mental Health

So, it has come to this. Facebook can be an indicator of your psychological state, says a new study done at the University of Missouri. More than 200 college students were asked to print out their Facebook activity and given the option to redact anything they chose from their timeline. The portions that they concealed…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 1, 2013

6 Things That Supposedly Make Men Sexier

A study published in the American Sociological Review found that men who spent more time doing “more traditionally female” household chores like cooking, cleaning, and shopping were found to have less sex than those who didn’t. “The results suggest the existence of a gendered set of sexual scripts, in which the traditional performance and display…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 1, 2013

I Hope Your First Time Was Fan-Freaking-Tastic

How was your first time? I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess it was quick/awkward/unmemorable/unfulfilling like it was for most of us. I’m not going to go into too much detail, but I will tell you that, in my case, there was a cat in the bed with us that I…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 29, 2013

The One Good Thing About Bikini Waxing

I’m taking a cue from Jodie Foster’s Golden Globes speech and outing myself: I’m a bikini waxer. I’ve been waxing regularly since 2001. But that doesn’t mean I’ve gotten used to it. I’m not going to pretend like it’s no biggie. After more than a decade, I still think it hurts like a motherfucker. I…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 14, 2013

New Study Shows Overweight Female Defendants Viewed As “Guiltier” Than Skinnier Counterparts

Discriminating against women because of their weight is a very real problem and it goes all the way to the jury box. A new study at Yale University observed 471 adults in mock court cases for four individuals, of whom they were presented pictures: a skinny man, a skinny woman, an obese man, and a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 12, 2013

Diet Soda Linked To Depression

Yet another reason diet soda may not be as good a choice as you assumed: A new study links it to an increased risk of depression, LiveScience reports. More than 263,900 US adults answered questions about their beverage consumption between 1995 and 1996, and about 10 years later, they were asked if they had been diagnosed with depression since the…

By: Newser / January 10, 2013

The Key To Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! I’ve stopped making resolutions all together in attempt to lessen my feelings of shame. And stress. Now, I just spend the end of the year assessing and setting new goals. Kind of the same thing, I guess. But should you be wanting to make some hardcore resolutions this year, some research done…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 1, 2013

What We Learned From Studies In 2012

Reproductive health, online dating, Republican sex — this year, studies brought us new information on everything from the onset of puberty to how “Sex and the City “affects our real-life relationships. With insights on birth control, Generation Z, STDs, and more, here are our favorite informative and entertaining studies of 2012!
Access to Birth Control

By: Tres Sugar / December 27, 2012
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