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A sociological study from the University of Iowa (via Feministing) found a correlation between relationship quality and when two people decide to seal the deal that might seem less than earth-shattering at first glance. Sexual relationships based on casual "hookups" or friends-with-benefits scenario are more likely to suffer a fast-burning flame than couples who decide to hold off on the horizontal tango. But that doesn't mean hookups can't evolve into steadier relationships...

In this episode, Molly and Cristen discuss why breaking up with romantic partners is universally painful -- and offer some consolation to sufferers -- as they explore the brain chemistry of breakups.

In this episode, Molly and Cristen talk about the "beauty premium" and how physical attractiveness can be advantageous (and lucrative) in the workplace.

Beer Goggles Blind Women More Than Men

Women might want to think twice about going to their local watering hole to meet men since a Researchers at Roehampton University in London traipsed around bars for an evening to test college students' facial symmetry spotting skills. They first admi ...

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a metabolic disorder that creates hormone imbalances in women's bodies. Molly and Cristen discuss PCOS research, definitions, symptoms and treatment -- and why it's so hard to get a correct diagnosis -- in this episode.

What about Early Puberty in Boys?

As we fret over After all, baby boys are drinking out of The Puberty typically strikes boys a little later than girls anyway. According to The GWU paper also highlights that reliable incidence rates of precocious Now, if precocious puberty were affec ...

According to stereotypes, men find women with small feet more attractive than large-footed ladies. Is there any science to back up that claim? Molly and Cristen discuss what studies reveal about foot size and sexual attractiveness in this episode.

By now, you've probably heard about the The researchers used breast size as its baseline for As As the lead author Dr. Frank Biro, M.D., told CNN: "White girls are catching up."Both CNN and While this study leaves a number of loose ends dan ...

Guerrilla Girls is a group of female artists/activists whose mission is to expose discrimination in the art world. In this episode, Molly and Cristen investigate and discuss the origins, activism and effectiveness of the Guerrilla Girls.

Any person, organization, business, publication etc. who doesn't believe that women are a viable, valuable presence online needs to get to This blogging extravaganza has brought together women from around the country who are not only driving crucial ...

What is a rape kit?

Rapes kits are used to collect forensic evidence from rape victims. In this episode, Molly and Cristen discuss the contents of rape kits, rape kit testing, SANE programs and the medical professionals who administer rape kit exams and collect evidence.

Working mothersThis slightly contradicts findings from a Ah, but here's the rub with the newest study: "Waldfogel added that part-time work, up to 30 hours a week, provides more desirable outcomes than full-time employment." So it's fine fo ...

Conventional wisdom would suggest that long-distance relationships are doomed to failure, but is that actually the case? Molly and Cristen sift through stats and studies to determine if long-distance relationships can ever work out.

Should Kids See the Shocking TIME Cover?

TIME magazine deliberately chose the The weekly has also reiterated that it consulted with multiple child psychologists about the potentially TIME has dodged a PR bullet in this case by fully acknowledging - and explaining - that it made a controvers ...

Life According to Cosmo: What Women (Should) Want

Taking (yet another) cue from Jamie Keiles, whose As expected, there's a major emphasis on beauty aids and skincare. That rang true in Seventeen as well, with But there are also a few categories I included that caught my attention. Namely, the amount ...

Statistical evidence suggests that men are very preoccupied with the size of their penises. But should they be? In this episode, Molly and Cristen examine statistics and syndromes and debunk some myths in their quest to answer this age-old question.

Traditionally, cooking has been considered a female task. Yet in the professional realm, men predominate. Why? Do men and women cook food differently? Molly and Cristen explore gender issues in the culinary world in this episode.

How has Title IX evolved?

Although Title IX is now associated with its impact on female athletics in educational arenas, the woman who spurred the law's passage had a different agenda. Molly and Cristen examine Title IX's origins, present and controversial future in this episode.

Before I get into the topic at hand, I should quickly point out that this isn't your average HowStuffWorks.com blog post. Typically, we don't include videos of ourselves yammering on about a blog topic, but in this instance, I wanted to demonstrate t ...

Foot binding is an ancient Chinese practice that was popular for centuries before it was outlawed in 1912. Molly and Cristen take a closer look at this extreme practice's history, cultural significance, controversies and side effects in this episode.