New Study, Also Everyone You Know: Dudes Lie When They Feel Weak

Dudes like to feel like dudes, and some would argue, they need to feel like dudes—or else. So the surest route to provoking a certain sort of dude to dude out is to question his dudeness in any way. It’s a truth as old as time and as obvious as its passing, but now, a very validating study has backed up the truth of… » 6/28/15 11:15am 6/28/15 11:15am

Jam Out With Your Cat to These Rocking Tunes 

Have you ever tried to grind to a sick beat at the club, but it's hard to have a good time because your bored cat is rolling his eyes and texting in the corner? Or have you ever tried to play the new D'Angelo album during a cozy date night at home, but the evening is totally ruined because you can tell your cat just… » 3/06/15 5:30pm 3/06/15 5:30pm

What's Your Sexual Orientation: Promiscuous or Monogamous?

For a long time, the construction of gendered sexual behavior went like this: Men aren't hardwired for monogamy, but women, being more invested in emotional bonds and offspring resources, are. But it's becoming increasingly clear that women aren't exactly thrilled with the same old every night either. Research shows… » 2/19/15 12:15pm 2/19/15 12:15pm

You Only Think He's Hot Because Your Friends Do

What is more troubling, the fact that your idea of hot is actually just based on what other people think, or the fact that the site Hot or Not? still exists and has furthermore been moderately useful to academic research? Either way, hotness remains eternally up for debate, and this is probably the most troubling fact… » 2/16/15 1:50pm 2/16/15 1:50pm

Doctors Right, Politicians Wrong on Prescribing Abortion Drugs

Hey, wow, who could've predicted this: a new study on mifepristone and misoprostol, the two drugs taken together to induce an abortion, shows that it's perfectly safe to use a lower dosage of the drugs than the FDA recommends. Doctors have been saying that since at least 2001. It's almost as though their medical… » 1/26/15 9:35pm 1/26/15 9:35pm

Study: Women Are More Empathetic Toward Their Partner Than Men

In terrible, not particularly shocking news for heterosexual women worldwide, Griffith University and the University of Queensland in Australia just announced research demonstrating that women have more empathy in relationships than men. (By the way, I think we can all agree that every great scientific finding begins… » 12/17/14 5:20pm 12/17/14 5:20pm

CDC Study: 1 in 5 Women in the United States Have Been Raped

A comprehensive study recently released by the Center for Disease Control has found that nearly 1 in 5 women in America report that they were raped. Not just during their time in college, which is a statistic we're all depressingly familiar with — the CDC found that 19.3 percent of women in the United States have been… » 9/05/14 7:45pm 9/05/14 7:45pm

​You're Probably Thinking About Soul Mates All Wrong

Did you know that if love is a motivational poster — and obviously it is — then how you imagine that poster is pretty key, whether it's a cat hanging in there or soul mate scrawled in cursive on a scroll of destiny-weathered papyrus? And that if you believe in the latter, you're probably kinda screwed? Because maybe. » 8/05/14 2:40pm 8/05/14 2:40pm

Saying 'Uh,' 'Um,' And 'Like' Means You're Literally An Awesome Person

If you've ever been accused of not being eloquent because you use words such as "I mean" and "you know" while talking, you may now rejoice! A new study suggests that employing these verbal tics means that you're a thoughtful and conscientious person who cares about the honesty of your speech. » 7/22/14 6:30pm 7/22/14 6:30pm