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Can you die of a broken heart?

Someone who is suffering from emotional stress and pain is said to have a "broken heart," but only in a metaphorical sense. Sometimes, however, the damage can be physical. Find out how Broken Heart Syndrome works -- and if it's fatal -- in this episode.

Wonder Woman's Changing Clothes

What do you give a superhero to commemorate her 600th comic book? A new outfit, of course. On Wednesday, DC Comics revealed a revamped Wonder Woman with a revised background story and more modest crime-fighting clothes. Instead of the American flag-esque bustier and hot pants, Wonder Women will now wear full-coverage tights and a bolero over a higher-cut bustier.

Today female bartenders are common across America -- but this wasn't always the case. Join Molly and Cristen as they explore the history of women bartenders in the US, touching on feminism, employment rights, and the invention of the cosmo along the way.

A few weeks ago on Stuff Mom Never Told You, Molly and I discussed andropause, better known as male menopause. The condition is characterized by an age-related drop in testosterone levels in some men, leading to symptoms such as decreased sex drive and bone density loss.

MomStuff Road Trip: Zora Neale Hurston's Florida

Since Molly and I were already in the South, we decided to keep driving down the map into the southern-but-not-to-be-confused-as-Southern state called Florida. The Sunshine State is home to Disney World Harlem Renaissance author Zora Neale Hurston.

Prenuptial agreements aren't just the province of celebrities and wealthy people. In this episode, Molly and Cristen take a critical look at prenups and their stipulations and discuss some practical reasons for considering such an "unromantic" agreement.

Following up on an earlier post about flibanserin, nicknamed "pink viagra" by the media, the Food & Drug Administration's advisory panel voted against approving the drug. Specifically, the panel decided that the pill developed by global pharmaceutical firm Boehringer-Ingelheim didn't outperform the placebo significantly enough to earn it a spot in the healthcare marketplace.

MomStuff Road Trip: Seneca Falls, NY

This week on the blog, Molly and I are planning out the MomStuff dream summer road trip across the U.S. Each day, we're highlighting a landmark commemorating a significant person or event involved in women's history. Hope y'all enjoy the ride.

Gun ownership is most often associated with men, but should women own guns for personal safety? Is gun ownership a feminist issue, or a marketing ploy? In this episode, Molly and Cristen frame the discussion of gun ownership in terms of gender.

Spinsters in China, Check Here

Thanks to listener Christine for sending Molly and me a copy of the Hong Kong government's work visa form she recently filled out. The marital status choices are married, divorced, widowed, separated or....bachelor/spinster.

The term "bachelor" is commonly applied to single men, but is there a satisfactory female equivalent? Molly and Cristen discuss various terms that have been used to describe single women over the years -- and if they measure up -- in this episode.

Doctors have identified a condition called andropause that affects middle-aged men's moods and hormone levels. It's sometimes referred to as "male menopause," but is that really an accurate description? Molly and Cristen investigate in this episode.

If there were more women on Wall Street, would the financial crisis have happened? Are women more suited to the world of finance than men, or less? Molly and Cristen explore these questions and the role of American women in finance in this episode.

On Monday, I discussed the male half of the opposite-sex-friend (OSF) equation. Namely, while sex isn't the top priority for men forging friendships with women, it's still on their minds especially when both parties are single. That same OSF study I referenced asserts that women derive a particular benefit from platonic guy pals as well.

Inspired by the Stuff You Should Know guys' recent podcasts on Cooperative for Education and breaking the cycle of poverty in Guatemala, Molly and Cristen explore why education is so important in Guatemala -- especially for girls.

Last week on Stuff Mom Never Told You, Molly and I discussed the plot-driving question of When Harry Met Sally: can men and women really be friends? Of course, we'd all like to think that the answer is clearly yes, but when we started researching the topic, anecdotal and empirical evidence always circled back around to sex (this also assuming a friendship between heterosexual men and women). While opposite sex friendships (OSFs) are common and possible, sexual attraction tends to muddy the waters at some point.

Hello there, SYSK Army members. Here we are on Friday in the increasingly warm Atlanta. Josh and I are busy prepping for our NYC adventure, and looking forward to meeting up with some of you crazy cats while we're there. If you're not in NY, we're hoping to do a little more traveling and hosting events in various places around the globe. Having said that, how about a little recap?

Newswires report that the Lombardy region in Italy, which includes the capital city Milan, has passed a measure that will provide payouts to low-income pregnant women considering abortions who change their minds. The government has framed the measure as a way to help out cash-strapped pregnant women who wish to have a baby, although they can't even access the funding until they're actually in the abortion clinic having a consultation.

Popular culture would suggest that heterosexual men and women can't have purely platonic relationships, but is this claim really valid? Molly and Cristen take a closer look at cross-sex friendships in this episode.

LA Times Lends a Double Meaning to "Support"

Molly and I often dissect women- and gender-related topics down to their most granular details on Stuff Mom Never Told You. But we also try to maintain a sense of humor while studying and analyzing cultural portrayals of women, and sometimes we've just gotta look and laugh at certain slip-ups.