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Great News For Floor Food Enthusiasts: Scientists Say The 5-Second Rule Might Actually Be True

The 5-second rule has been providing a comforting layer of germ security to anyone who doesn’t mind picking dustbunnies off their peanut butter toast for generations. While the theory has generally been dismissed by mature adults and the lamestream media (sorry, I’ve just always wanted an excuse to type, “lamestream media”), a new study suggests the 5-second rule might actually be backed up by real science. Well, kinda. A group of researchers at Aston University in Birmingham, England conducted a study to see how germs like E.Coli and Staphylococcus transfer from floor surfaces to food. They found that picking your food up right away may help thwart contamination, as “time is a significant factor in the transfer of bacteria from a floor surface to a piece of food.” While the researchers were careful to clarify that it really always depends on what type of bacteria are lurking on the floor at any given time, this is still heartening news for floor toast enthusiasts. No word on whether “dibs!” and “shotgun!” are any closer to becoming legally binding verbal contracts, but hey, anything’s possible. [Neatorama]

Study Finds Almost Half Of Millennial Moms Aren’t Married

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Millennials are getting married later and at a slower pace than previous generations—in part because of economic harships—and that’s leading to a lot of babies born out of wedlock. Roughly 47% of the millennial women who had babies in 2012 weren’t married, compared with 35% of mothers from Generation X when they were that age, according to a new Pew study on the generation. Read more interesting Millennial findings on Newser…

This Study Hightlights What We Already Knew: Assault Is Never The Victim’s Fault

"Nice Guys" Who Rape
Intent isn't everything, but it does matter. Read More »
Disclosing My Rape
She's started telling guys on the first date that she was once raped. Read More »
Teach Boys Not To Rape
On Steubenville High School and teaching boys not to rape. Read More »

A new study has found that in situations of sexual aggression at bars, most attackers are very clear on the fact that their victims are not consenting. The results made obvious what so many already know: despite claims of misperception, in most cases it is very clear that the attacker’s advances are unwanted by victims. Many attackers purposely seek out women who seem vulnerable or unable to consent, and “she acted like she wanted it” is never, ever an excuse. Keep reading »

Study: When The Rich Marry Each Other, It’s Bad For The 99 Percent

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Forget about marrying rich if you’re not rich already: a new study as found that the tendency to choose a spouse with the same income or education level has increased greatly in the past 50 years and it has actually affected the state of income equality in the U.S.  Keep reading »

Homophobic? You’ll Die Sooner

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If you’re homophobic, here’s one reason to rethink that: It might send you to an earlier grave. A new study looked at social attitudes in America over two recent decades, compared them with death rates, and found that subjects with high levels of anti-gay prejudice had a life expectancy that was 2.5 years less than those with low levels of prejudice. Why? Read more on Newser…

New Study Says My Marriage Is Almost Perfect!

Not Taking His Name
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Jessica is annoyed people assume she's taking her husband's name. Read More »
Happily Married Myth
Exploring the myth of the "happily married woman." Read More »
Wearing Rings
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Does everyone wear their wedding ring all the time? Read More »
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A new study of 2,000 adults has determined the best husband and wife names. Siteopia.com has ranked these names by the positive virtues associated with each name. The theory being, that these positive attributes (for example, kindness) make for a longer lasting marriage. My husband and I hit the marital jackpot. David ranked number 1 on the top husbands list and Sophie number 2 on the top wives list. If only I was named Katie… Keep reading »

Study Says You Have Only 4 Emotions

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Scientists have traditionally held that people have six basic emotions: happy, sad, angry, surprised, afraid, and disgusted. But a new study reduces that number to just four by combining “angry” with “disgusted” and “surprised” with “afraid.” Read more on Newser…

Study: The Difference Between Male And Female Nightmares

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Men and women needn’t be awake to experience the world differently, a study suggests: Even our bad dreams are quite different. A study of the dream journals of 572 people found that women’s bad dreams tend to focus on social conflicts. Sleeping men, meanwhile, tend to be more scared by disasters, whether floods or swarms of bugs. Read more on Newser…

Study Shows That TV Viewers Prefer Not To Multitask

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Turns out that the “Technology is ruining our attention spans! People never talk face-to-face anymore! Waxing nostalgic about the pre-Internet era makes me feel superior to others! Grrrrrrr” apocalypse isn’t quite upon us: A study has found that an overwhelming majority of TV viewers still prefer to actually focus on what they’re watching instead of doing other things. Read more on The Mary Sue…

Study: Men Are More Forgetful Than Women (Try To Look Surprised!)

At last, official, research-based proof that men are more forgetful than women! I think it’s safe to venture that anyone among us who has lived with a man at some point in their lives is hardly surprised. Next time he forgets to pick the milk on the way home or leaves his keys at work by accident, take pity. It’s not his fault that you have a better memory than he does — it’s science! Keep reading »

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