Want Your Marriage to Last Forever? Say 'Thank You' More Often

If you’ve been with someone for a long time, chances are you’ve taken them for granted at least once or twice. And if you’re not showing gratitude enough in your relationship, new research finds, it could spell trouble. So what to do to keep your marriage running smoothly? Just a simple “thanks” and the happiness will… »10/23/15 2:50pm10/23/15 2:50pm

Your Unrefrigerated Caramel Apple May Be Trying to Kill You With Listeria

Caramel apples, which are not that good anyway, let’s be honest, have been linked to a 2014 Listeria outbreak that left seven dead and resulted in one miscarriage. Now, experts are urging fans of sugar-covered fruit on a stick to either eat the apple immediately upon purchase or to stick it in the fridge for later… »10/13/15 7:45pm10/13/15 7:45pm

3D-Printed Penises Reveal That Women Prefer Normal Sized Dicks to Anacondas

If there’s one great thing about science (and there are many), it’s that we live in an age where developments in the field of penis study have finally allowed researchers to ask the real questions, like “how big is too big?” and “what is the perfect penis size for a long-term relationship?” The answer: Bigger is not… »9/03/15 11:50am9/03/15 11:50am

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 11:15am6/28/15 11:15am

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 12:15pm2/19/15 12:15pm

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 9:35pm1/26/15 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 5:20pm12/17/14 5:20pm