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Culture

Why Victorian Women Turned to Pseudoscience to Try to Understand Love

In the pursuit of love, women turned to raw beef masks, seances, and other beliefs not based in fact.
Emalie Marthe
2.18.17
relationships

You’re Being Cheated on to Pay a Karmic Debt, According to a Psychic Matchmaker

Scientists have proposed a host of neurobiological reasons for infidelity—but could there be a more esoteric explanation? We turned to the star of TLC's "The Psychic Matchmaker" for some answers.
Suzannah Weiss
2.17.17
Sex

Follow Your Nose: The Science Behind Love, Sex, and Scent

From pheromones to that post-coitus funk, we investigate the relationship between sexual attraction and your olfactory organ.
Gareth May
2.17.17
love is a hoax

Sharing Life's Experiences Can Make You Start to Look Like the One You Love

Social psychologists explain why two people in a couple are often more alike than one would expect by chance.
Kimberly Lawson
2.16.17
Sex

Your Brain on BDSM: Why Getting Spanked and Tied Up Makes You Feel High

What happens in your head when you get flogged? Scientific researchers and professional dominatrixes talk about endorphins and all the other neurochemicals that make bondage so delightful.
Gareth May
2.16.17
love is a hoax

Uncovering the Christian Think Tanks Behind the Bogus Studies on Gay Parenting

Conservative evangelicals have been influencing politics for decades, in part by funding anti-gay propaganda and misconstruing legitimate research.
Gabby Bess
2.16.17
love

Dogs Can Feel Rejected and Fall in Love Like Humans

According to researchers, the romantic lives of dogs include as much sex and misery as ours.
Erin Meisenzahl-Peace
2.16.17
love is a hoax

The Animals That Put More Effort into Seduction Than Your Useless Boyfriend

Throughout the animal kingdom, bird and beast alike are probably getting more sexual attention than you.
Sirin Kale
2.16.17
love is a hoax

When One Tiny Thing Your Partner Does Spells Doom for the Relationship

Sudden Repulsion Syndrome is what happens when a small decision or behavior puts an abrupt end to a budding relationship. We investigate the common causes of SRS and what this says about dating culture today.
Steven Blum
2.15.17
love is a hoax

Why You Can't Shut Up About Your Crush Even When It's Annoying Everyone You Know

Is there a psychological reason for why you can't help but gush to your friends about your bizarrely successful Tinder date? We investigate.
Amanda Arnold
2.15.17
love is a hoax

Amanda Knox: What Romance in Prison Actually Looks Like

We rarely think of prison relationships outside of common cliches. Here, Amanda Knox shares what it was really like to be part of a prison couple.
Amanda Knox
2.15.17
love is a hoax

The Formula for Forgiving Your Terrible Ex

It's hard to let go when a significant other hurts you, but scientists say there's a formula for forgiveness. It just doesn't come easy.
Alice Sanders
2.14.17
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