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Category: Science & Relationship

What Can Drunk Prairie Voles Tell Us about Booze and Relationships?

What Can Drunk Prairie Voles Tell Us about Booze and Relationships?

Rodents can tell people how alcohol influences men and women. It is the common experience that on one hand, alcohol can bind romantic pairs much closely, but on the other it can also break the relationship because of the extra-partner dalliance. In order to find more about the dual nature of [...]

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Study Says Ovulation Motivates Women to Outdo Other Women

Study Says Ovulation Motivates Women to Outdo Other Women

A recent paper, Money, Status, and the Ovulation Cycle, published in Journal of Marketing Research this February finds that women during the ovulation cycle subconsciously hope to outdo other women. This results could have significant implications for researchers, marketers and consumers. The researchers performed three studies, one of which asked [...]

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Are Women Born Picky? The Sadie Hawkins Effect Says Gender Role Can be Reversed in Dating

Are Women Born Picky? The Sadie Hawkins Effect Says Gender Role Can be Reversed in Dating

Please imagine that a girl and a guy are at a party, and one of them approaches the other and strikes up a talk. Chances are that when you are envisioning the scenario, you presumably assign the guy to be the one who approached the other. Psychologists call this behavioral [...]

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Cheaters May Use Cognitive Tricks to Rationalize Infidelity

Cheaters May Use Cognitive Tricks to Rationalize Infidelity

Most people believe that they are good and moral and they also know that cheating on a partner is wrong. But how do cheaters live with themselves afterwards infidelity? How do cheaters reconcile their indiscretions with their beliefs about themselves? Understanding these issues can help us figure out why some [...]

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Don’t Let Your Kid Feel Caught Between Parents

Don’t Let Your Kid Feel Caught Between Parents

Husband and wife may not always agree on the best way to parent kids. They sometimes might have different ideas on how to broaden their palates, limit screen time, as well as how to blend their respective family holiday traditions. When father and mother are grappling with the abovementioned or [...]

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Can Women Have Sex after Heart Attack?

Can Women Have Sex after Heart Attack?

 “I’m not just a heart, I’m a whole person.” Recently, a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association expressed calls from many patients of heart attack. Women patients believe it would be easier to overcome their fears of sex activity after having a heart attack if [...]

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Are You Hiring the Right Person?

Are You Hiring the Right Person?

-Study says a high GPA can help applicants find a decent job but the hiring managers’ choice might be poor because they rely strictly on generic performance measures but never consider situational context. How to find a decent job? How to get admission for your dream school? First, let’s learn [...]

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I’ll Eat What They Are Eating: Social Norm Influence Food Choices

I’ll Eat What They Are Eating: Social Norm Influence Food Choices

Is obesity a socially transmitted disease? Researchers in the United Kingdom performed a systematic review of several experimental studies, each of which examined whether or not offering information about others’ eating habits affect food choices or intake and found a correlation between social norms and food choices. The results are [...]

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Follow Your Gut: Newlyweds Know on Subconscious Level Whether Marriage will be Unhappy

Follow Your Gut: Newlyweds Know on Subconscious Level Whether Marriage will be Unhappy

How does your subconsciousness evaluate your spouse? Want to know your marriage will have a happy ending or unhappy one? After studied 135 heterosexual couples over a four-year period, Associate Professor of Psychology James K. McNulty and his co-workers found that the feelings the study participants verbalized about their marriages [...]

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Top 10 Sex Studies in 2013

Top 10 Sex Studies in 2013

The worst stereotypes of science suggest that it is staid. Boring or overly complicated. Not these studies. More often than people might think, science gets downright dirty, peering into bedrooms and asking nosy questions about secret fantasies. The science of sex is anything but dull. Keeping that in mind, here [...]

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