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New Study Figured Out The 12 Most Common Themes Of Music’s #1 Hits In The Past 50 Years

Ever wonder what makes your favorite song so resonant? Researchers at North Carolina State University wondered the same thing, and pored over hit songs of the past 50 years to…

Claire Hannum | March 19, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Study Finds Female Students Are More Resilient Than Males

A study by Leeds Metropolitan University tested 1,500 students on their academic abilities and how they performed during their first year of university. What they found was that female students were more resilient…

College Candy | March 17, 2014 - 4:45 pm

How To Tell If Someone Is “The Marrying Type” (According To Science)

There’s more to being ready to be in a committed relationship than a combination of emotional preparedness and luck: it turns out that there are certain traits that can predict…

Jessica Wakeman | March 16, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Most Couples Have Slept With Their Weddings Guests

Our open mindedness to friends-with-benefits lifestyles is coming around, once again, to bite us in the bum. A new study reveals that 60 percent of newlyweds have slept with at least two…

College Candy | March 15, 2014 - 11:30 am

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 14, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Study Finds Almost Half Of Millennial Moms Aren’t Married

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…

Newser | March 10, 2014 - 6:45 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | March 5, 2014 - 9:30 am

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…

Claire Hannum | February 28, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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,…

Newser | February 19, 2014 - 11:50 am

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,…

Sophie Leon | February 10, 2014 - 2:30 pm

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”

Newser | February 8, 2014 - 3:30 pm

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…

Newser | February 3, 2014 - 4:45 pm

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…

The Mary Sue | January 25, 2014 - 3:30 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | January 23, 2014 - 3:00 pm

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…

The Mary Sue | January 14, 2014 - 2:45 pm

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…

Newser | January 13, 2014 - 1:50 pm

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…

YourTango.com | January 2, 2014 - 7:45 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | December 6, 2013 - 11:40 am

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…

College Candy | December 5, 2013 - 6:45 pm

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…

Rachel Krause | December 5, 2013 - 3:30 pm