Facebook Has Been Using Us as Guinea Pigs for Emotional Experiments

Have you been posting happier updates on Facebook more than usual? Or maybe sadder ones? Just know that on the social media site that allows you to be who you really are, those expressions of your innermost being, the Facebook posts that truly reflect the condition of your soul ("lol I got Blanche, which Golden Girl… » 6/29/14 12:00pm 6/29/14 12:00pm

Autistic Boys Exposed to Higher Levels of Hormones as Fetuses

New research has found that autistic boys were more likely exposed to higher levels of testosterone, cortisol and other hormones in their mother's womb than those who don't have autism. The findings suggest that the condition is triggered during fetal development. (Read: this has nothing to do with vaccinations!) » 6/03/14 11:40am 6/03/14 11:40am

Cat People are More Intelligent than Dog People

In what is surely the most important and crucial scientific discovery of the 21st century (Higgs boson? MORE LIKE HIGGS BOZO LOL), new research has indicated that there is a pretty strong difference in personality between dog-lovers and cat-lovers. Namely, that cat people in general boast a higher intelligence than… » 5/31/14 12:30pm 5/31/14 12:30pm

Experiencing the Thrill of Young Love Makes You Less Neurotic

Ah, the transformative power of love: that lovely phenomenon of two hearts beating in tender unison, metamorphosing this bleak and mundane world into a reality that's actually pretty chill. According to a new scientific study, this is a measurable psychological occurrence that actually happens, and not something that… » 5/12/14 6:30pm 5/12/14 6:30pm

Every Healthy Morning Habit You Should Adopt Right Now

Ever wonder why your life isn't any better than it is? It's probably because you aren't engaged in a series of time-tested healthy habits bright and early in the a.m. to get your day rarin' to go. Healthy, successful, beautiful people do certain things first thing upon waking, and so should the rest of us. Studies… » 5/02/14 11:20am 5/02/14 11:20am

​Firstborn Girls Are More Likely To Succeed Than Familial Underlings

Good news for all you Marsha Bradys and DJ Tanners out there. A new study of 1,503 sibling groups and 3,532 individuals by the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex has found that the first born girl in a family is statistically most likely to be the most ambitious and well-qualified… » 4/27/14 12:00pm 4/27/14 12:00pm