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Surprising Tips for Online Dating Success

Surprising Tips for Online Dating Success

February 14th, 2015
In a new analysis, researchers have discovered and compiled the most successful, and sometimes unusual, tactics for finding love in the world of online dating. The findings, published in the journal Evidence Based Medicine, include unique suggestions, ranging from creating a catchy screen ...

Chronic Anorexia Can Lead to Genetic Changes

February 9th, 2015
A new Canadian study is the first to observe that the longer one suffers from active anorexia nervosa, the more likely a person’s DNA may be altered. This biological change may lead to additional changes in physical and mental health. Howard Steiger, Ph.D., head ...

Modern Families Challenge Stepfathers’ Mental Health

February 6th, 2015
New research suggests the complexity of raising a modern family can increase the risk of depression in mothers and fathers. New parental roles -- be it biological, stepparent, cohabitating, or non-cohabitating -- place new forms of stress on parents. Scholars at Brigham ...

The More Men Earn, the Less Housework They Do

February 5th, 2015
A new study from the U.K. finds that men on lower incomes are more likely to help their partners with housework than higher earners. "Nevertheless, women are still by far doing the most around the home, no matter how many hours they work ...

Prenatal Attention to Maternal Health May Reduce Childhood Obesity

February 3rd, 2015
A new U.K. study adds to a growing body of evidence that links a child's early environment before and soon after birth to their chance of becoming obese later in life. The study looked at the combined effects of a variety of individual ...
Gender Identity Deeply Held in Transgender Kids

Gender Identity Deeply Held in Transgender Kids

February 1st, 2015
The gender identity of transgender children is deeply held and is not the result of confusion about gender or pretense, according to new research by psychological scientist Kristina Olson, Ph.D., of the University of Washington. Olson is the first to take a scientific approach ...
Tweeting About Sexism May Improve a Woman’s Well-Being

Tweeting About Sexism May Improve a Woman’s Well-Being

January 31st, 2015
Tweeting about sexism can improve a woman's well-being as it has the potential to let them express themselves in ways that feel empowering, according to a new study. "We know women can be badly affected by experiences of sexism and that responding publicly ...
New Study Shows Men to Blame for Political Gridlock

New Study Shows Men to Blame for Political Gridlock

January 31st, 2015
A new study suggests that political gridlock -- like that which led to the 2013 federal government shutdown -- can largely be blamed on men, who researchers found are less likely to compromise. "One implication is that female legislators might talk about politics and ...
Is the Misinterpretation of Gender Intentions Hardwired?

Is the Misinterpretation of Gender Intentions Hardwired?

January 30th, 2015
Misguided relationships with the opposing gender are common and appear to follow a similar pattern around the world. Imagine the following scenario: a woman and a man are having a conversation. She is interested in the conversation, and is friendly, smiling and warm. ...
Low-Income Boys Fare Worse in Wealthier Neighborhoods

Low-Income Boys Fare Worse in Wealthier Neighborhoods

January 24th, 2015
Boys from low-income families who grow up alongside wealthier neighbors tend to fare worse, not better, according to a new 12-year study from Duke University. In fact, the greater the economic gap between the boys and their neighbors, the worse the outcome. “Our ...