Do Blondes Have More Fun? Are Redheads Spunky?

Most people who have more than one child—or at least one sibling—have thought about the effects that birth order have on people. Older kids are supposedly more compliant and want to please, middle kids are the great negotiators, and so on. There’s almost always a grain of truth in every stereotype, but what about hair […]

Using Sex as a Bribe? Women Do It—and So Do Men

We all know that women can and do sometimes use sex as a kind of bribe (not that anyone’s complaining). Researchers put the portion of women who’ve done it at 65%. The same research also found that 11% of men use the same technique to reward good behavior (again, you’re not going to find anyone […]

The Politics of Men’s Fitness

It’s well known that being in good physical shape has amazing health benefits. But a recent study has found that men who are strong (especially in the upper body) are more likely to be politically conservative than physically weaker men (interestingly, there’s no similar connection between women’s physical strength and their politics. A second study […]

On the Horizon: Health News You’ll Be Hearing about Soon

It often seems that there’s a new breakthrough in medicine almost every day—sometimes even more often. Here are several discoveries that, while in the early stages, are showing a lot of promise. We’ll keep you up to date on how these discoveries develop. Fish oil supplements could reduce the damage done by stress. Researcher recruited […]

Human Oral Papillomavirus—Now There’s a Real Mouthful

Now let’s be clear. Michael Douglas is not a doctor, nor does he play one on TV. But when he recently blamed his bout with throat cancer on having contracted Human Papillomavirus (HPV) from performing oral sex, he may have been on to something. In fact, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation, HPV may be […]

Faking Orgasms? Men Do It Too. A Lot.

Who hasn’t seen—or at least heard about—the famous scene in “When Harry Met Sally” where Meg Ryan fakes an orgasm in a deli? A woman at a nearby table tells the waitress, “I’ll have what she’s having.” According to a study done by, 60 percent of women already do have exactly what Meg did: […]