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Due in part to their accomplishments in recent conflicts, women's role in the U.S. military is expanding. Learn more about the changing role of women in the military -- and the challenges they still face -- in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Today, the majority of couples choose to live together before marriage, but some studies suggest that this may increase their chances of divorce. Tune in as Molly and Cristen take a closer look at this topic in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Planned Parenthood is a controversial organization that provides reproductive healthcare to women and men. Join Molly and Cristen as they examine Planned Parenthood's history, controversies and services in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Brides in countries like America and Britain often opt for white dresses, but where did this trend get its start? Discover the origins of white wedding gowns -- and the quirky history of the veil -- in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Brides in countries like America and Britain often opt for white dresses, but where did this trend get its start? Discover the origins of white wedding gowns -- and the quirky history of the veil -- in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Negative stereotypes about sororities abound, but are they deserved? Molly and Cristen explore the history, practices and reputation of modern sororities in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Intrauterine devices, or IUDs, get a bad rap in the United States, but they're starting to make a comeback. Find out why these devices became unpopular in the first place -- and why that's starting to change -- in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Polygamy isn't a legal practice in the United States, but it's fairly common in other parts of the world. Join Molly and Cristen as they weigh the pros and cons of this practice, both for women and men, in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

High heels are a popular fashion accoutrement for modern women, but they also cause foot and knee problems. So why do women still wear them? Learn more about high heels -- including their surpising origins -- in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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.