Why It May Not Pay To Steal Someone Else's Partner

A surprising number of relationships are the product of "mate poaching", the ethically dubious practice of stealing someone else's partner. Though common, nearly nothing is known about the quality of the ensuing relationships. New research now suggests they suffer both in the short- and long-term. » 10/30/14 12:29pm 10/30/14 12:29pm

Some People May Literally Just Be Born Nicer

We all have that one friend who never shit-talks anyone, discreetly volunteers at the dog shelter every weekend, and refuses to steal olives from the food court — and she's not even annoying about any of it because she's just so goddamned nice. What's her deal? Was she raised differently? Is she high on the goodwill… » 4/11/12 10:00am 4/11/12 10:00am

Study Finds that Bees Can Have Tiny Little Personalities

Honeybees, as it turns out, are nothing like the mindless, self-sacrificing drones that people will one day turn into once Netflix perfects its instant-streaming brain chip — they can actually be quite outgoing or even, according to a personality study conducted by entomologists at the University of Illinois, a little… » 3/11/12 4:30pm 3/11/12 4:30pm

Finally, a Feminine Vodka Specially Formulated to Get Your Vagina Drunk

Can I ask you a question? Why are you not drunk right now? I mean, yes, you're probably at work, or school, or even at home, trying to keep your child from wandering into traffic, but let's be honest. The reason that you're not drunk is because you just haven't found the right thing to drink, am I right? For so long,… » 3/01/12 1:00pm 3/01/12 1:00pm

Greater Gender Equality May Lead To Bigger Personality Differences…

As we move toward greater equality of the sexes, you would think that the old stereotype that women are more cooperative, nurturing and emotional while men are more competitive and assertive would lessen as women gain more equal rights and similar jobs. That's why psychologists have been struggling to explain why… » 9/09/08 9:30am 9/09/08 9:30am