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Temporomandibular joint disorder is a term for various disorders that affect the jaw and seem to affect more women than men. In this episode, Molly and Cristen explore the possible role of gender in TMJ -- and why we still don't know very much about it.

Today's professional women sometimes rely on nannies to help them out in the domestic sphere, yet many of them seem to feel guilty about it. Why? In this episode, Molly and Cristen examine the dynamics and dilemmas of employing a nanny.

Monogamy is often touted as the cultural ideal for human partners, but are we really cut out for it? Molly and Cristen take a look at social and sexual monogamy in the animal kingdom in an attempt to answer this question.

Are Cell Phone Bills the New Fertility Calendars?

We've heard about the forthcoming STD testing app for smartphones. Just yesterday, HowStuffWorks premiered a super fantastic app that is guaranteed to change your life. And as if life couldn't get any more amazing thanks to cell phones, psychologists have discovered yet another functionality for these gadgets. Cell phones might be able to track a woman's fertility.

We all know what cellulite is, but have you ever wondered where that dreaded dimpled skin comes from? And why it affects women more than men? In this episode, Molly and Cristen investigate the causes of cellulite and possible cures for the condition.

In part two of their series, Molly and Cristen take a look at some famous female superheroes, starting with the most iconic female comic book character of all: Wonder Woman.

In comic books, females are often portrayed as victims and sex symbols and tend to play second fiddle to male characters. In this episode, Molly and Cristen set the stage for a discussion of female superheroes and the gender dynamics of comic book art.

Prince William's Engagement Ring Means He's in It to Win It

Prior to popping the question, Prince William says he carried around Kate Middleton's engagement ring for weeks -- in his royal rucksack, no less -- while the couple vacationed in Africa. The Prince was probably sweating bullets every time he reached in that rucksack because if he misplaced the bauble, there'd be no replacing it. He surprised his princess-to-be with the same sapphire and diamond ring his father presented to Princess Di when he proposed.

Some studies have found that the number of women who identify as heavy drinkers has risen, while the number of light drinkers has declined. Male drinking habits seem to have hit a plateau. Could these studies be correct? Tune in and learn more.

Little girls and women seem to have an affinity for horses. But why? In this episode, Molly and Cristen discuss a variety of theories about why girls love horses, from the bizarre to the believable.

Take a Deep Breath, Working Women

Ladies on the clock, relax. Although stress can help us get the job done, it isn't good for our bodies. Fifty-four percent of American adults report stress-related physical side effects, including headaches, nausea and high blood pressure, and 75 to 90 percent of adults' doctor visits are linked to these stress-related illnesses.

Women have outpaced men in academia, comprising a higher percentage of college students and, as of recently, The most recent report from the National Center for Education Statistics at the Department of Education indicates that more women are climbin ...

Multiple studies indicate that people with sisters seem to be happier than people with brothers -- but what does this mean, and could it be true? Join Molly and Cristen as they explore the relationship between your siblings' gender and your happiness.

STD Testing? There's an app for that.

Smartphone apps are getting really personal these days. As in, down there personal. First came the PMS Buddy to help dudes track their girlfriends' periods, and just this week, Betty Crocker released a menstrual calendar app that will send guys coupons for brownies to temper girlfriends' PMS symptoms (because everyone knows that chocolate is better than Klonopin for tranquilizing hormone-crazed women). But the eSTI2 project from the University of the London may very well take the cake.

Veterans Affairs Struggling to Care for Female Soldiers

Last week, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, acknowledged that while female soldiers are officially banned from front-line combat, they're equally at-risk to physical and mental trauma in Iraq and Afghanistan as male soldiers. In a speech to the U.S. Institute of Peace, Mullen said: "The war can grab you anywhere [...]this will be the first generation of veterans where large segments of women returning will have been exposed to some form of combat."

Are female killers different from male killers? What motivates women to murder? In this episode, Molly and Cristen interview former FBI criminal profiler Candice DeLong to gain insights into the psychology and motivations of lady killers.

This week on Stuff Mom Never Told You, Molly and I discussed the history of home economics, known today as Family and Consumer Science. We relied heavily on sources from Cornell University, which housed one of the nation's best home ec departments complete with practice apartments and real, live practice babies for students' field research. Cornell began its practice baby program in 1919 with an infant named Dicky Domecon.

In this episode, Molly and Cristen explore the surprisingly feminist origins and history of Home Economics, an academic discipline that's often referred to as Family and Consumer Sciences today.

Anti-Suffrage Women Fought Against the Vote

It might sound nice to portray suffrage as a universal sisterhood movement in which women everywhere were battling arm-in-arm for the vote. But during those Victorian era years that extolled female piety and the "cult of motherhood", plenty of women opposed the voting initiative and even rallied against it through anti-suffrage groups.

Although asexuality in other organisms is well-understood, human asexuality is more of a mystery to us. Is asexuality a disorder, or an orientation? Molly and Cristen examine what studies and anecdotal evidence reveal about human asexuality.