Posts tagged "study"

Study Claims That “Happy Wife, Happy Life” Is Actually True

A new study from Rutgers University and the University of Michigan has found that in a heterosexual marriage, a wife’s happiness is more important to the survival of the relationship than her husband’s. Researchers studied 394 couples who’d been married for an average of 39 years. The couples were asked questions about whether their spouse…

By: Claire Hannum / September 26, 2014

Scientist Says Men And Women’s Brains Aren’t Hardwired Differently

“Men Are From Mars, Women Are Venus,” which implies men’s and women’s brains are hardwired differently, has pit people against each other for decades — some see at as sexist drivel while others see at as a groundbreaking truth. Gina Rippon, a neuroscientist and “gender difference denier” (yes, people actually call her this) who will speak…

By: Claire Hannum / September 7, 2014

Study: Gratitude Will Make You New Friends

A new study from the University of New South Wales has found that expressing gratitude to new acquaintances will earn you friends. The study was put together to explore a theory that suggests that gratitude helps people create new relationships, build on the ones they already have, and help to maintain both. In an effort…

By: Claire Hannum / September 5, 2014

Sorry, Straight Ladies: Lesbians Are Having More Orgasms Than You

Straight ladies have Ryan Gosling. But lesbian ladies have better orgasms. Like, significantly better orgasms, according to a new study.

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 23, 2014

New Study Says Yoga Sharpens Your Mind

Yoga already has lots of known benefits, like better posture, flexibility and physical health, but now we can add something new to the list: increased brain function. According to new research through the University of Illinois, practicing hatha yoga three times a week helps you think more clearly, especially compared to stretching or toning exercises.

By: Claire Hannum / August 22, 2014

You’re Most Popular When You’re 29, Apparently

Thought you left popularity contests behind in high school? WRONG. According to a new, weird study cited by NYMag.com, you’re at your most popular age at 29 years old, when a person has an average of 80 friends. This is compared with other age groups who suffer from a paltry 64 friends at a give…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 4, 2014

Seeing Your Partner As Your “Other Half” Might Doom Your Relationship

A new study in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology has found that relationships, much like most things in life, are all about perspective. When you see love as a beautiful journey of growth and occasional struggle, your love life is more likely to prosper. When you want your relationship to be perfect or believe you…

By: Claire Hannum / August 1, 2014

Study: The 20th Century Was Good For Women’s Brains

Women gain intelligence faster than men as society improves, potentially because of a need to learn more quickly in order to combat discrimination, according to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Researchers behind the study argue that in fighting extra hard to succeed in a world traditionally dominated…

By: Claire Hannum / July 30, 2014

Nope, We Still Can’t Prove Women Talk More Than Men

Contrary to oh-so-popular beliefs, there is still no conclusive evidence that women actually talk more than men. Different studies have found varying results on the issue over the years — some have even found that men talk more! A recent scientific foray into the subject has found that men and women actually talk about the…

By: Claire Hannum / July 20, 2014

Study Finds That Owning A Dog Makes You Act 10 Years Younger

In case we didn’t have enough reasons already to love the dogs in our lives [Hi Lucca! — Amelia], science has found that dog owners’ physical activity is the equivalent to someone roughly 10 years younger. A study published in the journal Preventative Medicine took a look at the lives of 547 elderly people (their average age…

By: Claire Hannum / July 17, 2014

Study: Maybe Millennials Aren’t Into The Whole Marriage And Babies Thing

Millennials aren’t exactly lining up to tie the knot, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.

Researchers asked people of every generation whether they believe society is better off if people prioritize marriage and children. Of all the participants combined, 46 percent said society would be better off, while 50 percent…

By: Claire Hannum / July 13, 2014

Study Reveals “Three Fat-Shaming Moments Per Day” For Overweight Women

Overweight women experienced an average of “three fat-shaming moments per day,” according to a new study published in the Journal Of Health Psychology. The study examined the psychological effects that bullying by fat-shaming has on women. Here are just a few fuckin’ heartbreaking stories that women shared: “Boyfriend’s mother denied me access to food,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 10, 2014

Study: Office Sexism Starts In The Guy’s Marriage

According to new research by the University of North Carolina, men with stay-at-home wives are more likely to have a negative outlook on women in the workforce. Five studies were carried out on almost 1,000 married heterosexual men, and even with the use of varying types of research methods and samples, results were grimly consistent.

By: Claire Hannum / July 5, 2014

Study: Empathy Goes A Lot Further Than Telling Depressed Friends To Think Positive

There’s often nothing more isolating than being told to “cheer up” or “it’s not so bad” when in the throes of a rough patch. Even when it’s clear that a shift in perspective or a perkier outlook could make a situation seem better, it’s not always possible to just flip an internal switch and suddenly…

By: Claire Hannum / June 29, 2014

Watching TV Is Killing Us, According To Science

Our worst fears are confirmed:  TV is bad — like, really bad — for our health. Anyone could have hypothesized that tons of binge-watching isn’t ideal, but as it turns out, watching more than an hour of TV per day is plain dangerous.

For the study, researchers from the University of Navarra in Spain observed 13,284…

By: Claire Hannum / June 28, 2014

Study: “27 Dresses” And “The Bachelorette” Are Messing With Your Love Life

Researchers have found evidence that watching rom-coms and sitcoms impact our views on love. TV seems to shape our view of reality in every other realm of life, so I’m not exactly shocked it’s also true for romance.

Why Dave Is Still Single, a study by University of Michigan researchers, asked participants how frequently…

By: Claire Hannum / June 27, 2014

Study: The Concept Of Trophy Wives Is Pretty Much A Big Fat Lie

Trophy wives may be nothing but a myth perpetuated by sexist research, according to a new study. Researcher Elizabeth Aura McClintock of Notre Dame reviewed the data from a large set of young adult heterosexual couples, looking to find out how people really choose their partners. She looked into two different reasons that drive pairing u…

By: Claire Hannum / June 18, 2014

Study: That Guy You’re Into Has No Idea You’re Flirting With Him

It’s pretty clear from any real-life dating experience or missed meet-cute that people aren’t too great at picking up on flirtatious signals, but now science is able to prove it. The research, conducted by the University of Kansas consisted of two studies. The first study gathered 52 pairs of single, heterosexual college students who thought…

By: Claire Hannum / June 17, 2014

Study: iPhone Cameras Are Zapping Our Memory, But We Can Do Something About It

One of the biggest reasons I take pictures on the regular is a fear of forgetting, but as it turns out, all those pictures may be making my memories more likely to go fuzzy. There are so many small, delicious slices of life that I’m afraid will slip away forever or go undocumented somewhere in my…

By: Claire Hannum / June 15, 2014

There Are 237 Reasons People Have Sex, According To Science

I would naively assume that the main reason a person would have sex would be simply because they wanted to. As it turns out, there are a whole slew of complicated reasons why people have sex.

The University of Texas conducted a study to find out exactly what motivates people to get busy…

By: Claire Hannum / June 9, 2014
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