Posts tagged "studies"

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 thank. Research conducted by The University of Michigan analyzed the careers of 4,300 women and found that the earlier they had access to the Pill,…

Tiffanie Drayton / March 28, 2012

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 have no awareness of. It’s like an alien inhabits your body and coerces it into behavior that you would never dream of the other 27…

Ami Angelowicz / March 27, 2012

“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 for people struggling with low self-esteem, Facebook is bad news. Researchers collected recent status updates from undergraduate volunteers who had also completed a self-esteem survey.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 27, 2012

Are Pharmacists Lying To Teenagers About The Morning-After Pill?

A new study conducted by the Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine and published in the journal Pediatrics has uncovered a truly disturbing trend: teens are being given false information about the legality and availability of the morning-after pill (also known as Plan B), quite possibly on purpose, by their pharmacists. What the what?!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 26, 2012

14 Things Science Says Guys Love

I had a good chuckle over Made Man’s list of Things Science Says Women Love. Apparently we are all suckers for homosexual men who look like our dads and don’t smile. Thanks, science! Oh, the image I’m conjuring right now is unsettling. Anyhow … I felt inspired to roundup a few of the things science…

Ami Angelowicz / March 22, 2012

Why You Shouldn’t Bother Splurging On Fancy Wine

Ever wondered why you can’t quite detect those hints of vanilla and cardamom touted in a pricey bottle of wine? A new study finds that wine experts—like the wine writer who likely informed you of that cardamom in the first place—simply have a better sense of taste than most of the rest of us. Hundred…

Newser / March 18, 2012

Science Looking To Ecstasy To Treat PTSD Sufferers

After controversy surrounded mind-altering “psychedelic” drugs like LSD, MDMA and psilocybin (the compound found in “magic mushrooms”) in the 1960s, tougher drug laws brought many clinical studies hoping to reveal the drugs’ “complex psychological effects” to a halt. Now, the FDA has begun to approve some research using the drugs and some firmly believe they…

Tiffanie Drayton / March 16, 2012

Marriage May Keep You Alive Longer

As the number of couples walking down the aisle dwindles, science suggests that our generation may be missing out on marriage’s “healing powers.” A study published by the Journal of Health and Social Behavior reveals that adults who’ve tied the knot have a better survival rate after heart surgery. According to Ellen Idler, a sociologist at…

Tiffanie Drayton / March 11, 2012

Sex With “Younger Ladies” Attributed To Heart Attacks In Cheating Men

Cheaters beware: you may be killing yourself.  A new American Heart Association study finds that men who die of heart attacks were more likely to be cheating. An analysis of 6,000 autopsy reports of people who died of sudden heart attacks (1 percent died while getting it on) found that 90 percent of the people…

Tiffanie Drayton / March 11, 2012

How PMS Can Save Your Life

Breaking news in the world of snake detection. And no, I’m not talking about trouser snakes. I’m talking about actual snakes. Those slithery things that can kill you, either because you are freaked out to the point of cardiac arrest or because they are poisonous. Those things. A new study found that women are better…

Ami Angelowicz / March 8, 2012

Why You Should Paint Your Door Red

I walked by an old brownstone the other night and stopped to admire its red door. I looked up and saw that the third floor window was decorated with children’s stickers. They spelled out “I Love You.” I was thoroughly charmed by the place, and turned to my friend and said, “Life would be good…

Ami Angelowicz / March 6, 2012

Study: Redheads Feel Pain Differently

Redheads! They’re so different! So special, so rare! And the same recessive genes that give them their ginger locks also cause them to feel pain in a different way than the rest of us. A study done at Aalborg University in Denmark found that while redheads are better able to handle spicier foods, their bodie…

Julie Gerstein / March 6, 2012

Science Might Explain Why You’re Single

Kim Kardashian may not just be an example of a walking, talking publicity stunt — she could be an example of biology gone awry! Scientists have discovered a gene that may explain why some women have a problem getting or staying married. Research of more than 1,800 women found that some ladies have difficulty bonding…

Tiffanie Drayton / March 5, 2012

The 5 Weirdest Reasons We Have Sex (According To Science)

Ever since Darwin popped off his big theory of evolution, we’ve all kind of presumed that everything we do — the way we eat, the mates we choose, the way we purposely mispronounce “indubitably” for laughs, everything — is ultimately tied to one goal: continuing the species. But sometimes getting from A to Baby isn’t…

Cracked / March 3, 2012

You Won’t Believe What Women Will Do Under Their Desks At Work

I once read a survey that claimed that a third of American women won’t leave the house without their makeup on. As a mother who is just happy to have a kid whose teeth are brushed and clothes on when it’s time to get going most days, I’m going to be honest with you. The luxury of fixing…

The Stir / March 2, 2012

To Be More Creative Make Breakfast Backwards

According to a new study done in the Netherlands, stimulating your creativity is much easier than you thought.  The study found that preparing your breakfast in reverse order can make a person more creative. Like putting your milk in the bowl before your cereal. Researchers found that when participants shook up their breakfast making routine…

Ami Angelowicz / February 24, 2012

Sex With Your Ex: Always A Bad Idea?

If you asked someone on the street, “Is sex with an ex a good idea?” The answer would likely be a resounding, “No!” In fact, according to our Break Up With Your Ex research, a whopping 81 percent agree that ex sex is always a bad idea. Psychologists, however, seem to disagree. A recently released study published in the Journal of / February 21, 2012

Study Shows Interracial Marriages Are On The Rise

Aside from our seven-year age gap, my sister and I are very similar for the most part. We look alike (so much so that I used her ID to party before I was even legal), have the same sense of humor and similar hobbies. Sometimes we even finish each others’ sentences like twins. There i…

Tiffanie Drayton / February 20, 2012

10 Dumb Sex & Relationships Studies

Members of the scientific community constantly conduct relationship studies in an attempt to make broad, sweeping generalizations about the ways of the heart. Never mind that every relationship is a unique snowflake covered in diamonds and wrapped up in a copy of the first appearance of Superman. People want easy answers for why that jerk won’t…

TruTV / February 18, 2012

Bigger Girls Wear Sexier Panties

Watch out for the big girls! A survey of 2,500 adults revealed some surprising statistics about the kind of underwear we buy depending on our size. Size 8 women are more likely to wear granny panties (referred to as “sensible cotton pants” in the study), while size 14 ladies are more likely to go commando.

Tiffanie Drayton / February 10, 2012
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