Posts tagged "studies"

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

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 26, 2012 - 3:40 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | March 22, 2012 - 11:00 am

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…

Newser | March 18, 2012 - 5:30 pm

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | March 16, 2012 - 4:20 pm

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

Tiffanie Drayton | March 11, 2012 - 5:00 pm

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | March 11, 2012 - 3:00 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | March 8, 2012 - 4:20 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | March 6, 2012 - 4:20 pm
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