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This is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Exercising

It takes a lot of hard work to stay in shape, which is why it’s important to exercise on a regular basis. But it’s not always possible to remain active, and sometimes a few days off can turn into a more... extended hiatus. Here’s what happens to your body when you suddenly stop exercising. » 8/17/15 5:05pm 8/17/15 5:05pm

9 Animals That Masturbate (Other Than Humans)

Humans didn’t invent masturbation. We get the urge because our ancestors did too, even back to the earliest mammals and reptiles. It’s likely that as soon as animals evolved brain circuitry that made stimulating sexual organs rewarding, individuals started taking the opportunity to reward themselves.
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Why Are Dogs So Insanely Happy to See Us When We Get Home?

Unlike a certain companion animal that will go unnamed, dogs lose their minds when reunited with their owners. But it’s not immediately obvious why our canine companions should grant us such an over-the-top greeting—especially considering the power imbalance that exists between the two species. We spoke to the experts… » 7/31/15 2:28pm 7/31/15 2:28pm

Dadbod Will Never Die: New Study Connects Fatherhood to Weight Gain

Surprise! We’ll never stop talking about dadbod, the year’s most irritating word, because dadbod has been recognized by science. A Northwestern University study published this week in the American Journal of Men’s Health has concluded that “men gain weight after they become fathers for the first time whether or not… » 7/23/15 1:30pm 7/23/15 1:30pm

Do You See Faces Everywhere? That's Because You're a Neurotic Mess

The good news is that you’re not hallucinating. The bad news is that if you see faces hidden in inanimate objects, such as electrical outlets or that avocado that you haven’t had the heart to eat and which is now rotting up your entire kitchen, it’s because you’re neurotic. Science says so! » 7/17/15 5:00pm 7/17/15 5:00pm

Don't Squirt Chemicals Into Your Vagina; It's Bad for You

A new study out of George Washington University has found that douching with feminine hygiene products may expose users to harmful chemicals that can wreak havoc on their hormones. So not only is douching now discouraged due to its role in raising a woman’s risk of bacterial infections and cancer, it’s also… » 7/15/15 10:05pm 7/15/15 10:05pm

Study: 'Overwhelming Majority' of Women Don't Regret Their Abortions

A new study followed more than 600 women who had abortions over a three-year period to determine whether they regretted terminating their pregnancies. The authors found no evidence of the “post-abortion trauma syndrome” touted by anti-abortion activists, writing that the “overwhelming majority” of women—95… » 7/13/15 7:45pm 7/13/15 7:45pm