Posts tagged "study"

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

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: Claire Hannum / March 5, 2014

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

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. …
By: Claire Hannum / February 28, 2014

Homophobic? You’ll Die Sooner

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 tha…
By: Newser / February 19, 2014

New Study Says My Marriage Is Almost Perfect!

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…
By: Sophie Leon / February 10, 2014

Study Says You Have Only 4 Emotions

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...
By: Newser / February 8, 2014

Study: The Difference Between Male And Female Nightmares

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…
By: Newser / February 3, 2014

Study Shows That TV Viewers Prefer Not To Multitask

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…
By: The Mary Sue / January 25, 2014

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: Claire Hannum / January 23, 2014

Internet Harassment Is Way Worse For Women, Unshockingly

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…
By: The Mary Sue / January 14, 2014

Your Friends Change—But Not How Many You Have

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 i…
By: Newser / January 13, 2014

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

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…
By: YourTango.com / January 2, 2014

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…
By: Ami Angelowicz / December 6, 2013

Women Regret Having Sex Often, Studies Say

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...
By: College Candy / December 5, 2013

Science: Marijuana Use Might Be Causing Man Boobs

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…
By: Rachel Krause / December 5, 2013

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.
By: Claire Hannum / December 4, 2013

Breaking News: Being A Nice Person Will Make You Happier

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...
By: College Candy / December 3, 2013

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…
By: Claire Hannum / November 29, 2013

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

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…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 11, 2013

Women’s Depression Linked To … Pasta

A Harvard study that followed 43,000 women over 12 years has found that some of your favorite foods may not just be hurting your physical health, but your mental health, too. How bad is it? Read more on Newser...
By: Newser / November 3, 2013

New Study Claims Women Are Inherently Catty

Next time I gossip, I'll just blame it on evolution. A scientific review of almost 100 evolutionary psychology papers has left researchers with the ... shall we say dubious conclusion ... that women are wired to be catty to each other. Seriously. Tracy Vaillancourt, a psychology professor at the University of Ottawa, led the study…
By: Claire Hannum / October 31, 2013