Do You Hate the Sound of Your Own Voice?

We've all experienced it: watching a home movie or listening to a voicemail played back and being confronted with the horror of how we sound when we speak. Am I really that whiny? Do I really sound like that? How do people's ears not bleed when I talk? We never sound the way we do in our heads. But why? Is technology… » 4/02/13 11:30am 4/02/13 11:30am

Study Suggests That Deep-Voiced Female Candidates Are Slightly More…

A super helpful new study from Can't Stop, Won't Stop U...niversity of Miami suggests that we, as a lowing aggregate of voting cattle, respond strongest to the most gravelly, Clint Eastwood lower among us when we're deciding on who to put at the head of a stampede. That means that both men and women, the research… » 12/13/12 4:20pm 12/13/12 4:20pm

Uh Oh. Anne Hathaway Doesn't Sound So Good in Les Mis

While we've seen bits and pieces from the set of Les Misérables, Perez Hilton seems to have gotten his hands on some video which appears to be an early trailer with Anne Hathaway singing "I Dreamed a Dream." And, umm, to put it gently, her singing doesn't sound that great. Yes, it's hard to tell exactly how bad it is… » 5/15/12 9:00pm 5/15/12 9:00pm

Everyone Totes Copying How Young Women, Like, Talk and Stuff

In the eighties, Valley Girlspeak permeated young women's interactions with each other. In the nineties? Young ladies? Were ending things? With a question mark? Now, women end their phrases with a low growl, a la Britney Spears before she needed to be left alone. And in ten years or so, everyone will be ending… » 2/27/12 7:45pm 2/27/12 7:45pm

Men Can Tell When We've Got Our Periods Just by Listening to Our Voices

We so often go to great lengths to keep the fact that we're menstruating to ourselves. From hiding our tampons in our pockets on the way to the office restroom to bowing out on dates during inopportune times, we have perfected the art of pretending we never bleed. Uterine lining? What uterine lining? But now it turns… » 1/30/12 4:00pm 1/30/12 4:00pm

Watch Steven Tyler Destroy the National Anthem


Depending on how much you like your singers to sound like dying animals, Steven Tyler either destroyed "The Star-Spangled Banner" before today's AFC Championship game, as in knocked it out of the park, or destroyed it as in you cringe so hard that your face breaks. Either way, you have to give Tyler major props for… » 1/22/12 8:00pm 1/22/12 8:00pm

Women's Voices Are "Sexiest" When They're "In Heat"

Though Scarlett Johansson is known for her deep and torrid voice, a new study shows that women are most attractive to the opposite sex when they are ovulating — because their voices go up in pitch. Researchers Nathan Pipitone and Gordon Gallup recorded women counting from 1 to 10 at different points in their menstrual… » 5/01/08 9:30am 5/01/08 9:30am