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dogs

It's Better to Sleep Next to a Dog than a Man, Study Says

A new study has found that women report better sleep when they share their bed with a dog. Human partners and cats are both disruptive and evil.
Sara David
11.28.18
Sextortion

What It's Like to Experience Sextortion as a Teen

In 2016, the Department of Justice called sextortion "the most significantly growing threat to children.” This month, a new study asked over 5,000 teens directly about their experiences with sextortion.
Kimberly Lawson
10.11.18
Gender

Employers Don't Like to Hire Intelligent Women

A new study found that high-achieving women were less likely to get called back for a job interview than high-achieving men—as well as only moderately-achieving women.
Kimberly Lawson
3.22.18
labor

Lazy and Foolish Men Still Fail to Realize How Much Unpaid Labor Women Do

According to a new report by the UN, women do nearly three times as much unpaid domestic work as men. This disparity will persist until men actually step up, experts say.
Linda Yang
2.21.18
Film

Why Seeing Yourself Represented on Screen Is So Important

"Black Panther" has been hailed as a model success story for depicting diversity on screen. According to past research, the representation of minority groups in mass media has a powerful educational impact on audiences.
Kimberly Lawson
2.20.18
LGBTQ

Queer Girls Are 95 Percent More Likely to Be Punished at School Than Straight Girls, Study Finds

A new study examines the differences in school discipline for queer and straight students. While the study is not representative of the entire US population, it gives some new insight into the educational experience of queer girls today.
Kimberly Lawson
2.7.18
Teens Explain

Why Today's Teens Are More Likely Than Ever to Be Gender Nonconforming

"We finally have the tools to describe ourselves in our own way.”
Linda Yang
2.5.18
LGBT

Gay Conversion Therapy Is Still Legal in 41 States

According to a new report, tens of thousands of teens will undergo the discredited practice before turning 18.
Kimberly Lawson
1.25.18
sexual health

There's No Wrong Way to Use a Vibrator, Researchers Say

Finally, a cool study.
Kimberly Lawson
1.9.18
Childbirth

How We Think Sex Changes After Childbirth Versus How It Actually Changes

A new study shows that many women believe that vaginal childbirth will negatively affect their sex life, but experts say it's more complicated than that.
Kimberly Lawson
12.6.17
consent

Men Still Don't Know How Consent Works, New Study Suggests

New research suggests that straight men are likely to misinterpret situational factors, such as having previously engaged with a woman intimately, as consent.
Leila Ettachfini
11.29.17
Drugs

Some Good News for Once: Smoking Weed Won't Give You Anxiety

A new analysis debunks the myth that cannabis use causes anxiety disorder symptoms.
Gabby Bess
11.8.17
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