Maria Shriver’s Report on Financially Insecure Women Is Pretty Grim

A cheery new report (which is so fancy and thorough that it has its own trailer) co-authored by Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress has determined that approximately 42 million women in America are teetering on the brink of financial oblivion as they juggle caregiving (for parents as well as children… » 1/12/14 1:30pm 1/12/14 1:30pm

British People Are Consistently Dour, Survey Suggests

Since this item comes to us trippingly off of the tongue of the Daily Mail, feel free to take it with as many grains of salt as you think is wise given your hypertension, but a new survey of 20,000 cloudy-browed Britons and sunny-side-up Americans has found that Americans are really friendly and optimistic, while… » 6/22/13 3:30pm 6/22/13 3:30pm

By the Way, Lots of Dudes Aspire to Be Dads

Yes, yes — we all know that the highest calling for women in fascist countries is to birth beautiful, stout baby-soldiers for the State, but a new, conveniently-timed Father’s Day poll suggests that lots of men want to be dads one day. In fact, just about as many men as women aspire to carefully guide an infant… » 6/16/13 4:00pm 6/16/13 4:00pm

Almost 40% Of Women Use Their Period As An Excuse To Get Out Of Lame…

My glorious monthly flow (or, at least, my convincing lies to Mrs. Dunn about having it at that very moment) sure served me well during the swim portion of high school gym class, but for almost half of women, it doesn't end there. An online study of 1,000 women has found that 38% of women have used our menstrual cycle… » 10/20/12 2:00pm 10/20/12 2:00pm

Lesbian and Bisexual Women in Australia Smoke and Drink a Lot More Than…

According to a recent survey from Australia's Curtin University, lesbian and bisexual women are way more likely to engage in all that fun, reckless behavior that jeopardizes one's health, such as drinking, smoking, using drugs and not visiting the doctor regularly. Researcher Jude Comfort says that the findings,… » 8/26/12 4:30pm 8/26/12 4:30pm

20-Something Women Are Awesome at Being Totally Stressed Out

It's no secret that as a general rule, we are all a bunch of deeply stressed folks. We have a gazillion things we need to get done in a day, emails and texts are flying at us at all hours, and we're constantly working to pay for fun things like food. But if you've noticed that your level of stress has been creeping up… » 6/15/12 3:40pm 6/15/12 3:40pm

The Financial Value of a Father Is Less Than You'd Think

If you were raised by a dad, or are raising kids with a dad right now, or are a dad yourself, or have ever met a dad, you probably would not say that fathers are worthless. And, you would obviously be right, they're worth a lot; they're just not worth quite as much as mothers—at least that is what a strange new survey… » 6/12/12 4:20pm 6/12/12 4:20pm

Today's Teens Have Become Disturbingly Responsible

Teens these days may seem like ne'er-do-wells, with all of their sexting and terribly bland pop music, but it turns out, according to a new CDC survey, that they're actually behaving themselves for the most part. For starters, smoking is way down. In 1991, 70 percent of kids had tried a cigarette, but by last year… » 6/08/12 9:30am 6/08/12 9:30am

Domestic Violence Worsens as Bad Economy Lingers

As our country's economy continues to sputter and unemployment remains high, there are a lot of truly shitty consequences. One of them is that police are finding that they're dealing with more and more cases of domestic violence. A survey of law enforcement agencies across the country polled 700 agencies, and 56… » 4/30/12 9:30am 4/30/12 9:30am

Majority of Americans Delusional, Pretty Sure They'll Never Die

Despite the fact that every third study that comes out seems to indicate that everything in our environment is trying to kill us with its noxious chemicals or fatty fat cells, it seems we are running around thinking everything is going to be just fine for us. According to a new survey, 62 percent of employees in the… » 4/09/12 12:20pm 4/09/12 12:20pm

Your Period Is a Time for Deep Lady-Bonding

Unless she's had a feminine hygiene product malfunction, you can't usually tell when a woman has her period just by looking at her. And, of course, that's the way most of us prefer it. For any number of reasons, we tend to view our menstrual happenings as private (or worse, if you had a particularly scarring junior… » 3/07/12 11:30am 3/07/12 11:30am

Study Finds Young Women Lack Female Mentors

A survey of 1,000 professional women found that one in five women has never had a professional mentor, and more than half have never had a female mentor. The survey, by networking site LinkedIn, found that while having a mentor is nearly universally beneficial to professional women, women who have not ever had one say… » 10/25/11 5:45pm 10/25/11 5:45pm