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Online dating is an increasingly popular way of meeting people, but does it really work? Molly and Cristen discuss how online dating compares to regular dating in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Nancy Drew is a classic heroine from literature who has inspired generations of girls and women. Molly and Cristen take a closer look at literature's beloved female detective -- including her surprising origins -- in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Can sharks smell blood from miles away?

With their acute sense of smell, sharks can detect minute quantities of blood from miles away. Does this mean that female swimmers who are menstruating should be wary or avoid swimming? Tune in to this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com to find out.

Traditional video games have always attracted more male players than female, but why? Tune in as Molly and Cristen discuss possible reasons for this trend -- and what's changing it -- in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Shistosomiasis is a parasitic infection that significantly affects HIV transmission in Africans, particularly females. Find out how prevention of this "snail fever" could impact the spread of HIV in Africa in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

As gender tests reveal, determining physical gender isn't as clear-cut as you'd think. Discover why and how gender can be ambiguous in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

A recent theory about human hairlessness cites parasites as the cause. Find out how parasites relate to hair -- and some fascinating facts about shaving habits -- in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Studies show that women tend to outlive men. But why? Molly and Cristen explore the many factors that might contribute to female longevity in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Surrogacy involves carrying a child for a woman who cannot conceive, but there's a lot more to it than that. Tune in as Molly and Cristen explore the intricacies of surrogacy in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Chick lit is a term used to describe literature geared toward female readers. Tune in as Molly and Cristen take a closer look at this popular -- and oft-maligned -- genre in the following podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Are organic foods healthier?

Organic foods have been touted as more nutritious for you, but they're also more expensive. Are they really healthier? Are they worth the cost? Molly and Cristen weigh the pros and cons of buying organic in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Women shopping for clothes often find that sizes are less than standard. Why the confusing system? Learn more about the history -- and future -- of women's clothing sizes in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

In this podcast, the SMNTY crew explores what's in anti-aging cremes marketed to women -- and whether any of them actually work -- in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

The ACLU recently filed a lawsuit against a company that holds a patent on two breast cancer genes. Find out why the patent is controversial and how it affects women's health in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Renewable resources can have a major impact on the developed and developing worlds. Find out how renewable resources particularly affect women around the world in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Why does the sizzle fizzle?

The initial phase of a romantic relationship sizzles with attraction, but inevitably, those overwhelming feelings start to fizzle. Why? Explore the neurochemistry of love in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Studies say that male athletes are more likely to use anabolic steroids than females. Why? Tune in to explore possible reasons for this difference -- and some disturbing trends in female steroid use -- in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

These days, recycling goes way beyond glass and paper. How about old shoes? Prom dresses? Join Molly and Cristen as they discuss some of the surprising things you can recycle in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

An objective measure of happiness is difficult to come by, but researchers say there are definite trends. Sometimes men are happier, and sometimes women are. Explore the science of happiness in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Birth control is an effective contraceptive, but it may also dampen a woman's sex drive. Tune in to find out what studies and anecdotal evidence have to say about birth control and side effects in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.