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Internet Harassment Is Way Worse For Women, Unshockingly

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Not long ago, I had a conversation with my father about how literally every woman I know with an active presence online – whether it was as a journalist, as a gamer, or as someone active in a forum – had experienced violent and/or sexual threats.  This news often shocks men, as it shocked my father, because they don’t experience the same issues online. Yet harassment is a daily experience for women online, especially for those who are outspoken about feminism. Journalist Amanda Hess has chronicled not only harassment she’s experienced, but the statistics behind harassment that prove, truly, that women are harassed online far more than men. Read more on The Mary Sue…

Your Friends Change—But Not How Many You Have

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A new study offers a rather stark picture of how long-term friendships work: While we might not stay friends with the same people throughout our lives, we do tend to maintain the same number of friends, researchers say. In other words, “our capacity for maintaining emotionally close relationships is finite,” says an Oxford expert in a press release on the study. Read more on Newser…

America, The Horniest Nation, Watched The Most Porn In 2013

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Thanks to extensive research by Pornhub we now know that when it comes to how long porn is being watched in one sitting, the United States wins with flying colors. According to Pornhub’s “2013 Porn In Review” the average amount of time that Americans spend enjoying online porn is 10 minutes, 39 seconds every time they log on to get an eye-full of sexin’ Not far behind the us are the UK, Germany and France, respectively. Read more on Your Tango …

Study: Valley Boys Are, Like, So On The Rise

We’ve come to expect the men of Southern California to talk with a little dude, like, whoa vibe. But a new study done at the University of California San Diego found that SoCal dudes weren’t the only men raising their pitch at the end of their sentences — like when you can’t tell the difference between a question and a statement. Whoa! Whoa? This valley boy speak is what linguists refer to as “uptalk.” Not to be confused with the even more annoying vocal fry. Keep reading »

Women Regret Having Sex Often, Studies Say

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Women often regret having sex with the wrong partner, while men often regret not having more sexual partners according to a study at the University of Texas and University of California-Los Angeles. The conclusions were drawn from three studies that surveyed 25,000 people. Read more on College Candy…

Science: Marijuana Use Might Be Causing Man Boobs

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Oh man, I better call up all my high school boyfriends and tell them the news before it’s too late. Actually, on second thought, I’ll let them suss this one out for themselves. According to experts (yeah, you heard me, experts!!), regular marijuana use could be to blame for a hormonal imbalance leading to excessive breast tissue in men. Keep reading »

Study: If Your Gut Says Don’t Marry Him, Run For The Hills!

Study: If Your Gut Says Don't Marry Him, Run For The Hills!

I’m a big believer in listening to gut feelings. Trust your gut, and you can never go wrong – and if things do go wrong, you’re way less likely to have regrets, because you followed your instincts. According to a recent study published in Science, I’m not the only one who feels this way. As it turns out, gut feelings can indicate the future success of a marriage. The study found that no matter what positive exclamations they share in public, newlyweds’ gut instincts about their new spouses are a big part of what determines whether they’ll be satisfied in their marriage. Keep reading »

Breaking News: Being A Nice Person Will Make You Happier

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Being a gracious and helpful person has scientifically been proven to lighten your mood and make you a happier person. Happiness is correlated with how much kindness you convey to others! Go figure! Read more on College Candy…

Study: Students Love Tweeting About Adderall

Study: Students Love Tweeting About Adderall

According to a recent study at Brigham Young University, Adderall has become increasingly common among college students looking for a boost during finals week and midterms. BYU turned to Twitter to determine how often Adderall was mentioned in students’ social media lives. Among 132,099 unique users, a total of 213,633 tweets mentioned Adderall between November 2011 and May 2012. This peaked during final exams, and were highest in the Northeast and the South. Keep reading »

Congratulations, Southerners! You Have The Sexiest Accent In North America

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While the findings aren’t exactly scientific (the survey was conducted by a dating site called Cupid.com), as a recent Tennessee transplant, I definitely agree with the results: 36 percent of daters find Southern accents to be the “most attractive” of all the dialects in North America. The enthusiasm was even greater among men, with 45% of male respondents lusting after the sultry drawl of a Southern belle above all other accents (28 percent of women agreed). Check out the rest of the rankings after the jump, y’all, and tell us if you agree with the findings! Keep reading »

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