Every now and then, science does us a favor and sheds some much-needed light on the differences between men and women. Given the number of misconceptions there are about love, a group of psychologists took it upon themselves to review existing research and debunk six sex and gender myths most of us believe, although we shouldn't.
Have you ever wondered why we're always told that two is better than one? Why dancing is more fun when you have partner to get down with? Well, contemplate those deep thoughts no longer; the plain-tailed wren of Ecuador are about to answer your burning questions.
As I wrote about last week, there's something fundamentally attractive about the so-called chase. If someone seems unattainable, our desire for them goes into overdrive. And now this fact is scientifically proven, thanks to new research.
We've all done embarrassing things as we've stumbled our way through the single world. Whether it's forgetting the name of the guy you just slept with or drunk-texting your ex, no one's immune from making a fool out of themselves. But who knew that when it comes to dating and relationships, a little embarrassment can actually be a good thing?
We hate to say we told you so, but...who are we kidding? WE TOLD YOU SO! Women, according to a new study, are the stronger sex due in part to their double X chromosomes. Dr. Jennifer Ashton, a medical correspondent for CBS's The Early Show, says it's often heard that "women are stronger when it comes to being more stoic when they're sick," but now there's actual scientific proof.
Like most women, I have no shame in admitting that I find other females attractive. I have even admitted to being open to experimentation ("Of course I would sleep with Halle Berry! It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity"). For women, it's perfectly acceptable to be a little bi-curious (cue every male fantasy), and according to the latest research, it's the norm.
Certain foods are just plain sexy to eat—strawberries, oysters, and chocolate come to mind—but do they endow the eater with true sexual desire?
In the "largest-ever study in the United States to examine the relationship between fatherhood and cardiovascular disease," Michael Eisenberg, MD, has found that childless men are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease than fathers.
Author and researcher Sheril Kirshenbaum says there's a science behind K-I-S-S-I-N-G.
Apparently women remember objects that are presented to them more accurately when they are introduced by a deep male voice, as opposed to a higher-pitched male voice.
If you thought it was sexist to assume that girls aren't good at science, maybe you should think again. A recent study in the journal Hormones and Behavior found that genetics play a key role in the career choices we make.
We recently shared the news that fewer couples are divorcing due to infidelity, which seems like a great victory for the legions of faithful, til-death-do-us-part men and women of the world. But unfortunately, though it's not causing married couples to beeline it to divorce court, the fact of the matter is this: Cheating still happens.
There's good news and there's bad news. The good news is that couples are divorcing less these days due to infidelity. Yay! The bad news is that they're divorcing more because they've fallen out of love. Boo.
All right, Teen Mom, enough from you already.
Ladies, how do you prefer to be approached by a man? There is surely no single answer to such a question—unless, of course, you're talking about a one-night stand, according to a new study. It claims that when it comes to casual sex, women prefer straightforward and aggressive pick-up tactics, and men are more than willing to deliver them.
As a curvier brunette with very dark brown hair—maybe even light black—I find that, when it comes to men, I lose to blondes…a lot. That might sound ridiculous to you, but I bet it makes perfect sense to the blonde girl that, er, distracted a guy I was having a fling with my senior year of college. But who's bitter? (I am. I so, so am.)