Two types of skin cancer are on the rise. Over a 10-year period, the number of diagnoses of two nonmelanoma skin cancers has increased at an alarming rate.
According to a new study published in the journal “Psychonomic Bulletin & Review,” people who smile are perceived as two years older than their actual age.
Putting babies in front of iPads before the age of two stunts speech development, a new study suggests. In Britain children under the age of three spend an average of 44 minutes a day using smartphones and tablets but it is the first time researchers have shown it can impact language skills. Researchers from the University of Toronto and The Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto found that every 30 minutes of screen time increased the risk of delayed speech by 49 per cent.
Nope, it's not your imagination that store mannequins are unrealistically skinny — a new study has concluded that average ones are about the size of severely underweight women.
Restaurant servers tend to provide better service to formally dressed patrons when compared with casually dressed customers, according to a study.
Individuals with a slender jaw and a convex facial profile are more likely to be left-handed, according to a new study.
Removing a condom during sex - known as stealthing - transforms a consensual act into a non-consensual one. It's a little-discussed form of gender violence, but that is all changing thanks to a new study into the phenomenon, published last week. When a man removes a condom during sex - often unbeknownst to his partner, be they man or woman - he is opening them up to the risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
Women ages 16 to 25 spend more than five hours a week taking selfies. That could be because each time, it takes seven snaps to get the perfect one.
Households with furry pets may be more likely to have babies with higher levels of healthy gut bacteria linked to decreased risks of allergies and obesity.
As a whole, movie villains have a certain look: They’re usually not as good-looking as the movie’s hero, and have certain physical features that make them seem more evil than other characters. Scientists say villains have certain facial features in common, such as dark under-eye circles and wrinkles. For the study, researchers took a look at the all-time top 10 film heroes and villains from the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest Heroes and Villains List.
Overwhelmed by "sale fatigue," a full 45 percent of women must see a markdown of 41 percent or higher to even enter a store, one study found.
Since the second half of the 20th century, the contraceptive pill has given women in the UK a new level of sexual freedom. Yep – you’re finally free to have sex without condoms or other forms of non-hormonal contraception, and still not get pregnant, but you don’t actually want to have sex. Unlike many other side effects which are detailed on your pill’s leaflet, a change in libido isn’t so simple – your pill’s guide might say that a loss of interest in sex could be one side effect, but it also says there could be an increase too.
Being more attractive physically predicts greater likelihood of relationship dissolution, briefer relationships, and decreased effort in relationship maintenance, according to a new study.
A new study by Dr. Alfredo Gaitan from the University of Bedfordshire has revealed that women who wear “sexier” clothing are seen as more intelligent. Gaitan gathered 64 students with an average age of 21, and gave them two pictures of the same woman in two different outfits — one wore a low-cut top, mini skirt and jacket and the other donned a less revealing top and a longer skirt.
There’s been a lot of conflicting coverage of the topic of hair loss in men. Depending on the source a bald guy talks to, he can be led to believe he’s either the sexiest man on earth (as long as he’s gone full bald) or the village pariah. There are also a number of studies suggesting that male baldness may be linked to health issues. Research shows that hair loss has measurable connections with heart disease and an association (though not a direct cause-and-effect relationship) with prostate cancer. ...
In fact, it’s even easy to match a hairstyle to a name. The participants repeatedly “beat the odds of correctly identifying a person’s name based on their facial appearance alone.” Which means, when looking at a face and considering a group of names such as Jacob, Dan, Josef, and Nathaniel, they correctly chose “Dan” 38 percent of the time, which is way above the 25 percent chance (since there were four names) of a random guess. It gets even crazier: Researchers also found that observers beat the odds of correctly guessing a person’s name even when they were allowed to see only his or her hairstyle.
Great news, Instagram addicts: The photo-sharing platform is good for you if you have insecurities or depression. According to new research from Drexel University, the social media site has become an outlet for people in pain looking for ways to overcome silence and express their feelings. Using pictures to explain the feelings and experiences that are often too painful or complicated to put into words, some users view Instagram as a safe medium for sharing sensitive information about themselves and reaching out for help.
Yes, there is such a thing as the perfect pout. According to a new study, medical investigators have found the precise measurements for a woman’s ideal lip size. Turns a 1:2 ratio of upper to lower lip that made up about 10 percent of the lower third of the face was deemed most attractive by people viewing various proportions.
According to new studies, that idea is no longer the stuff of story books. The researchers, from Hadassah University in Jerusalem, are calling it Life Review Experience (LRE). “There is not a linear progression, there is lack of time limits… It was like being there for centuries.
The findings, published in Science journal, aren’t surprising given today’s gender climate. But what is interesting is these stereotypes are affecting girls at such a tender age — slashing their chances of pursuing ambitious careers as adults. “As a society, we associate a high level of intellectual ability with males more than females, and our research suggests that this association is picked up by children as young 6 and 7,” said Andrei Cimpian, associate professor in the psychology department at New York University. Here’s how the study was conducted: First, a selection of girls and boys were told a story about someone who is “really, really smart,” a child’s idea of brilliant, then they were asked to identify that person among the photos of two women and two men.
People say that back in the 16th and 17th centuries, bathing was considered an extravagance for the elite. This makes us smell like mint or chamomile or whatever flavour our shower gel is instead of sweat, yes, but it turns out it might not be that good for our health. Some researchers now believe that showering too much can damage something called the human microbiome, which is a collection of microbes, bacteria and viruses that live in and on our bodies.