“Why We Like (Or Don’t Like) Comfort Foods.” We all know that stress can affect your diet. But a new study finds that there’s much more to the story.”The Mysterious Power of the Weather.”  The change in season exerts a strong influence on our behavior — without our even knowing it.  Read More…

“How to Use All 5 Senses to Beat Stress.” With the hassles of everyday life, it’s easy for a bad day to take a downward spiral. Studies show that you can feel better by engaging the five senses. Here are five research-backed ways to de-stress and connect more deeply to your senses.  Read More…

“Do Opposites Really Attract? It’s Complicated.”  Opposites attract, and likes repel. When it comes to magnetism, this principle is axiomatic. But does it also hold true for romantic relationships? New research suggests that when it comes to matters of the heart, well, it’s complicated. Read More…

“The Mysterious Power of Red.” Red is the color of romance, sexuality, and aggression. It might also be causing you to respond in ways you don’t even realize.  Read More…

“Are Alpha Males a Myth or a Reality?”  Is there such a thing as a human alpha male?  Read More…

“4 Ways That Modern Love Really Is Blind.” Shallowness and jealousy have been with us a long time.  Read More…

“Have We Become Less Capable of Forming Relationships?”  New research finds troubling trends in the way we connect to others.  Read More…

“Five Ways to Reduce Your Stress – Even at Work.”  How can we better cope with stress? Try these tools that are backed by science.  Read More…

“What Do Your Designer Clothes Say About You?”  What you wear is more than a fashion statement – it may signal your ‘mate value.’  Read More…

“Do Differences in Testosterone Explain Relationship Quality?” Read More…

“Four Smarter Ways Men Can Woo Women.”  Read More…

“What Really Happens When Men Compete for Women.”  Read More…

“Are Early Birds Better Partners than Night Owls?” A new study looks at whether nighttime folks are the love ’em and leave ’em type.  Read More…

“Five Ways to Recover from a Painful Past.” Trauma survivors share their wisdom about recovery and pathways to change.  Read More…

“Do Men and Women Value the Same Things in a Relationship?” A recent study finds that the sexes invest in romance for different reasons — and bucks stereotypes in the process.  Read More…

“Can You Judge a Man by His Face?”  A new study suggests that you can assess relationship potential just by sight.  Read More…

“Why Do Women Fall for Bad Boys?” Why do the wrong men feel so right? A new study offers some answers.  Read More…

“Why Are Mean People So Successful?”  A new study sheds light on why schemers survive and thrive. Read more…

“Why Rude People Get Dates.”  Insults can create an attraction all its own. Read More…

“Who’s More Jealous: Men or Women?”  Infidelity can cause a torment like no other. A new study sheds light on why.  Read More…

“When It Comes to Dating, Do Age Differences Matter?”  A recent study offers new insights about age preferences in potential partners.  Read More…

“What Women Want in Men.”  From physical attractiveness to political views, a recent study reveals some surprises as to what characteristics women find appealing.  Read More…

“The Allure of Aggressive Men.”  It’s a question often asked when a man mistreats a woman: What does she see in him? Now, a new study illuminates why women can find combativeness attractive.  Read More…

“Does Grief Counseling Cause More Harm Than Good?”  Dozens died in the tornado that barreled through Moore, Oklahoma. For those who lost loved ones, the grief is unimaginable. The mental health professionals in Moore are there to provide the bereaved with much-needed comfort, but also to encourage them to talk about what they experienced. But is talking about loss always therapeutic?  Read More…

“Why Are Women with Tattoos Seen as Promiscuous?”  A new study sheds light on why some see body art as a “tramp stamp.”  Read More…

“Criminal Minds.”  A recent study offers clues to the evil brain.  Read More…

“What Is It about Men and Breast Size?”  New research reveals clues to the mystery of erotic preferences.  Read More…

“What Women Find Sexy, Part Two.” Physical attraction is a mystery that scientists, philosophers, artists, and others have tried to solve. Now, a new study expands our understanding of how environmental factors can influence women’s preferences for certain types of men.  Read More…

“What Women Find Sexy.”  A new study reveals why women are attracted to certain physical characteristics in men.  Read More…

“Why Straight Women and Gay Men Make the Best of Friends.”  Since they aren’t interested in the same men or each other, they can develop a special sense of trust and honesty, according to a new study.  Read More…

“Why Beer Goggles Work.”  Beer goggles have been described as both a friend and a foe. Now a study helps explain why drinking alcohol can make the people around you look more attractive.  Read More…

“Why Are Mean People So Good-Looking?”  According to a new study, people who are bad know how to make themselves look good.  Read More…

“What a Woman’s Walk Says About Her.”  When it comes to men, do women use their gait as bait?  Read More…

“Dating: Why It Really Is a Numbers Game.”  What happens when there are too many or too few men on the marriage market? According to a recent study, the economy can fluctuate wildly.  Read More…

“Are Women Shallow?”  Do women prefer rich men? Stereotypes have long depicted at least some women as placing too much value on a man’s wealth and status rather than his character. Now, a new study further investigates how much truth there is to this supposed bias — and its possible evolutionary underpinnings.  Read More…

“Are Men Shallow?”  Does a man with money think he’s a more worthy catch? Stereotypes have long depicted rich men as coveted romantic partners. Now, a new study further investigates how much truth there is to this supposed bias — and its evolutionary underpinnings.  Read More…

“Dating Online?  Wear Red in Your Photos.”  From roses to the hearts of Valentine’s day, red has long symbolized love and sex. Previous studies have shown that men find women more appealing when they display the scarlet hue. But could wearing the color of passion in an online dating profile photograph increase a woman’s chances of being contacted by a would-be suitor?  Read More…

“Why Get Married?  These Answers May Surprise You.”  When people imagine getting married, they often think about an everlasting bond with one person.  Monogamy is so deeply embedded in our ideas about marriage, its essentialness to the institution is hardly questioned. Yet over the course of human history, polygamy has actually prevailed 85% of the time. Why has monogamous marriage spread so successfully in the modern era?  Read More…

“He Said That?  How Men Speak to Mating Women.”  “Language was invented for one purpose…to woo women,” according to Robin Williams’ character in the film Dead Poets Society. Indeed, men are wont to creative displays when trying to signal sexual interest to a woman. A recent study investigated this dynamic further: do men speak with more flair to women during ovulation, when the mating dance reaches a fever pitch.  Read More…

“Feeling Chilly?  A Romance Movie Might Just Warm You Up.”  It may be that movie distributors have been intuiting a fresh and unusual research finding: feeling physically cold can activate the preference for love stories.  Read More…

“Why Do the Wrong Men Feel So Right?  Ovulation Can Lead to Distorted Thinking.”  How can a woman fall for a bad boy when she should probably know better? It has been well-documented that ovulating women are inclined to be attracted to Mr. Right Now rather than Mr. Right. However, new research reveals that the hormonal changes associated with fertility induce women to believe that players might actually stick around.  Read More…

“Researchers Find Regifting Isn’t as Offensive as You Think.”  If the social taboo has prevented you from passing on an unwanted item, fear no more.  Read more…

“Why Does Using Facebook Feel So Good?”  Despite its further technologizing our experience, two new studies have found that the social network satisfies basic human desires, both body and soul.  Read more…

“Want to Take a Good Picture?  Show Your Left Side.”  Think about some of the modern world’s most iconic images. Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe. Van Gogh’s self-portrait. Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. What do they all have in common? The artists painted their subjects featuring the left side of their faces. Read more…