Why Do Men Always Think You Like Them?

Anyone can misread a friendly conversation as romantic interest, but apparently straight men are far more likely to do this than straight women. Is it basic sexism, or evolutionary psychology? Those are the two dominant theories. You tell me what you think. » 2/20/15 1:00pm 2/20/15 1:00pm

White Dudes Still Get Majority of Entry-Level TV Directing Jobs

In what's likely some unsurprising news, a study released Friday by the Director's Guild of America found that white men are still overwhelmingly hired for entry-level directing jobs. » 1/10/15 3:15pm 1/10/15 3:15pm

1 in 3 College Men Admit They Would Rape, If We Don't Call It 'Rape'

A small survey of college men points at something equal parts interesting and disturbing: one in three of them say they would be willing to "use force to obtain intercourse" as long as nobody would find out and there would be no consequences. But very few were willing to say they would commit rape, suggesting that… » 1/09/15 6:50pm 1/09/15 6:50pm

Researchers Think Porn Is Contributing to the Decline in Marriages

A lot goes into the decision to get married: loving a partner enough to spend the rest of your life with them, liking them enough, financial stability, the desire to start a family, balancing what your family wants and what you want, and of course, porn. No, really. » 12/21/14 12:03pm 12/21/14 12:03pm

Women With Male Friends Get Laid Way More

A new study has found that one way to get more dick in you is to surround yourself with more dicks. Translation: The more male friends you have, the more likely your boyfriend will want to have sex with you. For "evolutionary reasons." » 11/22/14 5:40pm 11/22/14 5:40pm

Binge Drinking Leads to a Lower Sperm Count; A Nation of Bros Weeps

Men who consume five drinks or more a week are at risk for reduced sperm quality, according to a study published in BMJ Open. Hold all the bros in your life just a little tighter tonight as they grapple with this news. » 10/03/14 5:00pm 10/03/14 5:00pm

​There May Be a Link Between PTSD and Food Addiction in Women

A new study has found that women who suffer from PTSD are more likely to have food addiction (feelings of dependence on food), and that the food addiction may depend on the type and timing of trauma. » 9/21/14 3:00pm 9/21/14 3:00pm

​The Longer You Procrastinate, the Worse Your Grade Will Be

I'm a pretty good procrastinator. Actually, a really good procrastinator. As in, I actually cannot start, work through, and/or finish an assignment unless I have adrenaline from the sheer anxiety and fear of not completing said assignment on time coursing through my veins. (Don't tell my editors.) Well, oddly… » 9/14/14 4:39pm 9/14/14 4:39pm

Bras Don't Cause Breast Cancer, According to New Study

A new study has found that regularly wearing a bra does not increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer after menopause, which would be a huge weight off our shoulders except that it literally isn't. » 9/05/14 12:30pm 9/05/14 12:30pm

Men Are From Bacon, Women Are From Lemons

Did you know men and women are different, because they are. They are so different that they even like different things. Men like meat, visual stuff. Women like lemons, feelings. It's a wonder it ever works, because meat and pictures and lemons and feelings go together like a tornado in a teacup without any good smells… » 8/20/14 1:00pm 8/20/14 1:00pm

​Women Are Less Likely to Have Flexible Work Schedules Approved

A new study has found that men who request a more flexible work schedule are more likely to be approved than women who request the same thing. Oh joy. » 8/18/14 11:00am 8/18/14 11:00am

Extramarital Dating Website Spies on Users' Conversations. For Science.

Notorious cheating website Ashley Madison has joined the ranks of Facebook and OKCupid, peering in on clandestine conversations between people seeking an affair in the name of research. And the conclusion the service (which pairs up married couples looking for "discreet encounters") came to? Monogamy is a failure. … » 8/17/14 12:00pm 8/17/14 12:00pm

Obsessing Over Celebrity Baby Bumps May Affect Prenatal Attachment

One of the biggest aspects of celebrity gossip culture is the Celebrity Baby Bump. We love to talk about it (even when it's nonexistent). We love to look at it. We love to analyze about how mothers dress themselves when they have one and how they "recover" when they don't anymore. But for pregnant women, things… » 8/16/14 1:05pm 8/16/14 1:05pm

Your Wanton Partying Is Hurting Your Future Babies

A new study from researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia emphasizes that the "environmental factors" your egg or sperm is exposed to before it meets its opposite and becomes a potential human "have more influence on the child's future than previously thought." » 8/15/14 1:00pm 8/15/14 1:00pm

Bitches Be Ovulating

Today we have two new stories about your uterus: one that reveals that the sound of a ticking clock can actually speed up a woman's desire to have children, and another that reveals that young women who don't hear that clock in their heads (or who want to ignore it) are attending parties where they learn how to… » 8/14/14 8:15pm 8/14/14 8:15pm

New Tampon Could Prevent HIV So Women Can Safely Ride Bareback

A team of bioengineers have developed a dissolvable "tampon" that delivers medication that prevents HIV minutes before having sex. Currently in clinical trials, the hope is that the product will eventually allow us all to raw dog it. » 8/12/14 12:30pm 8/12/14 12:30pm

Narcissists Don't See Narcissism as a Character Flaw, Study Finds

If you want to know if someone is a narcissist all you have to do is ask. According to a new study, narcissists are so into themselves that they don't see their narcissism as a problem, so they will proudly own up to it. » 8/06/14 10:00am 8/06/14 10:00am

Your Cheekbones Affect People More Than You Realize

We spend time picking out the right outfit and practicing our handshake, but it may be your physical attributes that most affect how you are perceived during a first impression. » 8/04/14 5:20pm 8/04/14 5:20pm

​As Countries Become More Developed, So Do Women's Cognitive Abilities

Just in case you needed yet another reminder about how pressing and important the issue of gender equality is, a new study has honed in on the effect of gender equality in developing countries on men and women's cognitive ability. » 8/04/14 3:00pm 8/04/14 3:00pm

Study: People Lie to Women in Negotiations. A Lot.

Most women have felt the paradoxical frustration of wanting to and being perfectly capable of buying a car or a home, but knowing that even the presence of a man on your side can help you be taken more seriously and get a better deal. The first advice any woman receives upon expressing an intention to buy a car or… » 8/03/14 12:30pm 8/03/14 12:30pm