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Yoga’s Mental Benefits? Maybe None.

Bad news for those of you who assumed yoga was curing all that ails you: A new study found no evidence that yoga’s mental effects benefit the body. The good…

Newser | May 19, 2012 - 1:30 pm

“Duh” Of The Day: Women More Likely To Buy Clothing Seen On Models Their Own Size

Women have complained for years about the lack of diversity in the modeling industry, and while we’ve seen some small improvements, models are still overwhelmingly very tall, very thin, very…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 18, 2012 - 8:30 am

To Keep People From Unfriending You On Facebook, Don’t Be A Douche

Last week, we shared some of our biggest Facebook friend dealbreakers. You know, like Thou Shalt Not Post Status Updates About Your Child’s Poop. Stuff like that. This week, there’s…

Ami Angelowicz | May 2, 2012 - 8:30 am

How Guys Fake Orgasms Remains A Mystery

According to a new study published in the Journal of Sex Research, 28 percent of  male college students admitted to faking orgasms during intercourse, oral sex and manual stimulation. The…

Ami Angelowicz | April 30, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Guess What? Talking To Yourself Is Actually A Good Thing

Do you talk to yourself? Most people do it every once in awhile. Ami does it a lot. Self-talking definitely won’t make you popular on public transportation, but a new…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 27, 2012 - 9:20 am

Think About Food Or Sex, Get Fat Or Laid

A new study done at Dartmouth confirmed what we already knew: Focus on food and you will probably get fat, think about sex and you are more likely to get…

Ami Angelowicz | April 25, 2012 - 11:20 am

Study Says The Left Side Of Your Face Looks A Lot Better

Your left profile is the hot one, apparently. Researchers at Wake Forest University devoted time to the issue by asking 37 college students to rate 20 faces in photos, and…

Newser | April 24, 2012 - 4:10 pm

How Would You Use An X-Ray Vision App?

In today’s edition of “Real Life Is Basically Already ‘Star Trek’,” researchers at the University of Texas have created a device that would allow cellphones to see through walls, wood,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 24, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Women Choose Briefcases Over Babies Where Men Are Scarce

Modern American ladies are faced with a new phenomenon that has a real chuckle-worthy title coined by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: “choosing briefcase over baby.” Us girls…

Tiffanie Drayton | April 24, 2012 - 10:40 am

Women Who Go Into The Workforce Are Ugly, According To Rush Limbaugh’s Wildly Inaccurate Twisting Of Study

I’m fairly certain that Rush Limbaugh could take Goodnight, Moon and twist it into a tale of shrill harpies hellbent on John Bobbitt-ing the male species and strangling newborn babies…

Jessica Wakeman | April 18, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Happy National Kissing Day! Which Area Of Your Body Would You Like To Be Kissed More?

Apparently it’s National Kissing Day! Who knew? The only lips I’m interested in smooching are hundreds of miles away (frowny face), but I’m happy to use this holiday as an…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 13, 2012 - 2:20 pm

This Just In: A Couple Beers Might Improve Your Test Scores

A new study from the University of Illinois should make college students very happy: apparently drinking a couple beers before a test may improve your performance. Researchers administered a brain…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 13, 2012 - 8:30 am

Psychiatrist Retracts BS “Gay Conversion Therapy” Study

In my favorite scene from the movie “Bruno,” Bruno (a gay fashion reporter and wannabe superstar from Austria) sat down with a Christian “gay converter” to learn how he could…

Tiffanie Drayton | April 13, 2012 - 2:40 am

Study: People Who Spend Their Money On Experiences Are Happier

How you spend your money says a lot about you — and it says even more about whether or not you’re a happy person. A new study from San Francisco…

Julie Gerstein | April 6, 2012 - 9:20 am

Wait, What? Scientists Discover A Jennifer Aniston Neuron

Jennifer Aniston obviously plays an important role in American pop culture, but scientists have discovered that she also plays a prominent role in a more unexpected place: the medial part…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 5, 2012 - 9:20 am

Are You So Addicted To Your Cellphone That It May Be Harmful To Your Health?

Your relationship with your cellphone may be harmful to your health. A recent Harvard Business School study has shown that most of us have risky attachments to our cellphones that…

Tiffanie Drayton | April 4, 2012 - 2:20 pm

“Beer Goggles” Explained By Science

We are all familiar with “beer goggles,” otherwise known as the only reason anything happens on “Jersey Shore” ever. Recently, scientists with too much time on their hands have discovered…

Jessica Wakeman | April 2, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Study Finds That Access To Birth Control Increases Women’s Wages

The income gap between men and women in the United States has been narrowing over the past few decades and new research says we have the birth control pill to…

Tiffanie Drayton | March 28, 2012 - 10:20 am

8 Weird Things That Happen To Us When We’re Ovulating

Ladies, in case you weren’t aware, while that teeny tiny egg makes its way down your fallopian tubes, your hormones are making you do all kinds of weird crap you…

Ami Angelowicz | March 27, 2012 - 10:00 am

“Duh” Of The Day: Facebook Is Ruining Our Self-Esteem

Anyone with a Facebook account knows there’s nothing like a late night tour of your friends’ seemingly perfect lives to shatter your confidence. Now a recent study has confirmed that…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 27, 2012 - 8:30 am
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