DVDs Still Won't Turn Your Baby Into A Genius

In case you missed the memo about Baby Einstein DVDs not giving your infant the ability to comprehend theoretical physics, scientists have released more research proving "baby media" is fairly useless. » 3/13/11 10:15pm 3/13/11 10:15pm

Marriage Is The Cure For All That Ails You

Researchers report marriage leads to a longer life, better diet, more friends, improved mental health, and so much more... but only if it's a "loving and supportive" marriage. Shockingly, remaining single is healthier than staying in a horrible relationship. » 1/28/11 11:46am 1/28/11 11:46am

Science Catches Up To The Idea Of Lube And Sexytime

An Indiana University study of 2,500 women determined using lube leads to more pleasurable sex. The less obvious finding: For vaginal intercourse any lube will do, but only water-based lubricant was associated with higher satisfaction from anal sex. » 12/13/10 12:57pm 12/13/10 12:57pm

Study: Teens Who Post About Sex More Likely To Have It

According to new research, one way for parents to tell whether their kids have sex on the brain is by checking Facebook. Teens with sexual content in their profiles are probably considering doin' it, deduced some hard-working researchers. [LiveScience] » 5/05/10 10:40am 5/05/10 10:40am

Pretty Girls Break Arms

Today in laughably obvious "scientific" findings: young male skateboarders are more likely to take physical risks when they know they're being watched by a pretty girl. And researchers warn this could be dangerous. [DailyMail] » 3/04/10 11:20am 3/04/10 11:20am

College Guys Read Sports Illustrated, Women Prefer Cosmo

A survey of 900 undergrads found 37% subscribe to magazines, but there's a huge gender divide: Sports Illustrated is the top title for men, Cosmo ranked first with women, and only Time made the top ten for both genders. [Mediabistro] » 2/26/10 2:40pm 2/26/10 2:40pm

Pop Secret

A new and weirdly snarky study points out the obvious: Movie food is not healthy. On popcorn: "They don't call them tubs for nothing." And: "Suggestion: Move your cardiologist's phone number to your speed-dial before the lights go down." [NYPost] » 11/19/09 11:20am 11/19/09 11:20am

Weighty Matters

A recent study found that young women no longer want an hourglass figure, but instead aspire to a more "tubular" body shape. While women desire ever-smaller hips, the ideal waist size has increased from the 1950s. (Don't go there!) [IrishTimes] » 11/09/09 7:20pm 11/09/09 7:20pm

Women More Picky Than Men About One Night Stands

British researchers report that men are more likely than women to agree to casual sex, whether the woman is attractive or not. However, most women said they'd only have a one night stand with an exceptionally attractive man. [Science Daily] » 8/12/09 6:20pm 8/12/09 6:20pm

Study Finds Racism, Sexism Pervasive; Sky Blue

A new study finds that one of the reasons white men make more money than anyone else is not just because employers are racist and sexist. It's because we all are. Gotta love that invisible hand. [Live Science] » 6/04/09 5:40pm 6/04/09 5:40pm

The "Science" Of Dating Still Kind Of Sucks

The biggest problem I have with scientific studies of dating and mating behaviors is that the studies are often rooted in pretty sexist assumptions about evolution or interpreted in such a way to reinforce existing sexist societal stereotypes. » 6/03/09 1:40pm 6/03/09 1:40pm

Men With Sex On The Brain Lose Their Minds

You know how sometimes you're talking to a guy you thought seemed smart and he is suddenly acting really, really dumb? Well, so did researchers at Radboud University Nijmegen in The Netherlands, and they set out to determine if it's more than just anecdotal experience and, if so, why. » 5/29/09 6:30pm 5/29/09 6:30pm

War & Peat: Women's Drinking On The Rise In Britain

New research shows that alcohol makes drinkers' minds wander, and, because they're drunk, they're not aware of it. Undeterred by this shocking discovery, Brits are boozing more than ever. » 5/06/09 12:30pm 5/06/09 12:30pm

"It's Emotionally Draining To Live With A Constant Fear Of Losing A Job"

According to a poll, women in Clinton County, Ohio, where DHL has cut more than 5,000 jobs, reported that the economy has had a "negative impact" on their mental health. You don't say. [UPI] » 4/30/09 10:40am 4/30/09 10:40am

Culture Has More To Do With Promiscuity Than Evolution

The idea that men try to impregnate as many women as possible while women try to hold on to a provider is derived from fruit fly behavior. Its applicability to humans is becoming increasingly questionable. » 4/24/09 3:00pm 4/24/09 3:00pm

Scientists Discover Some Men Do Find Non-Skinny Women Attractive

The age-old question of whether a woman can fail to live up to societal standards of acceptable beauty and still be found desirable has been answered by scientists, and will be sensitively explored by Fox. » 4/16/09 3:40pm 4/16/09 3:40pm

Science: Nice Women Are Teases

A new study in the January issue of Psychological Science reveals something you probably already knew: women perceived as "flirtatious" are very often just trying to be nice. » 1/30/09 5:30pm 1/30/09 5:30pm

Study Shows Smiling, Flirting Open The Door To Love

Apparently social scientists at Scotland's Aberdeen University took a theory from the pages of Woman Alive » 9/08/08 9:30am 9/08/08 9:30am and decided to if you smile and flirt with someone, there's more of a chance that he or she will like you. that "'social cues' - someone's efforts to show how much they like a person, be it making eye contact,…

Rugrats Are Not Always The Route To Instant Happiness

If you follow the cacophony of smug celebrity mommas, you might think that having children is the key to satisfaction. But a new study shows that parents might be less happy than their childless counterparts. Florida State sociology professor Robin Simon tells Newsweek, "Parents experience lower levels of emotional… » 7/07/08 1:30pm 7/07/08 1:30pm