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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Achieving fame, wealth and beauty are psychological dead ends, study says." Glad we got that settled. [EurekAlert]
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.
Apparently social scientists at Scotland's Aberdeen University took a theory from the pages of Woman Alive and decided to prove it: if you smile and flirt with someone, there's more of a chance that he or she will like you. The Independent reports that "'social cues' - someone's efforts to show how much they like a…
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…