Tell Us What Sex Ed in the United States Is Really Like 

It’s hard to talk about sex education in the United States. Not just because conservative protesters try to prevent their local schools from teaching it, but because–as John Oliver pointed out last month in a spot-on segment of Last Week Tonight–lesson plans in US schools are wildly inconsistent, varying dramatically… »9/15/15 11:05am9/15/15 11:05am


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 1:30pm1/12/14 1:30pm

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

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 2:00pm10/20/12 2:00pm

Lesbian and Bisexual Women in Australia Smoke and Drink a Lot More Than the General Population

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 4:30pm8/26/12 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 3:40pm6/15/12 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 4:20pm6/12/12 4:20pm

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 12:20pm4/09/12 12:20pm

Prepare to get angry: A recent survey of Australian boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 20 rep
Prepare to get angry: A recent survey »11/17/08 12:20pm11/17/08 12:20pm of Australian boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 20 reports that 1 in 3 boys think it's "not a big deal" to hit a woman and 1 in 7 boys think "it's OK to make a girl have sex with you if she was flirting." Meanwhile 1 in 7 girls surveyed had experienced sexual assault or…