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American women have a wide range of options when it comes to forms of address. Where did all these honorifics come from? How do women decide which one to adopt? Discover the fascinating story of Ms., Mrs. and Ms. in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Since 2002, there's been a resurgence of interest in burlesque, an old-fashioned form of striptease. But is burlesque just another form of stripping? Explore the the fascinating history and practice of burlesque in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

These days, you'll find lots of comediennes and female comedy writers, but that hasn't always been the case. Join Molly and Cristen as they discuss past and present ideas about women with a sense of humor in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Is menstruation the last taboo?

Menstruation is a fact of life for women, but there is still a reticence to discuss the topic, even in modern society. Join Molly and Cristen as they have a frank, humorous discussion of an "unmentionable" topic in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Long before that little tube of lip color became ubiquitous, women found ways to brighten their lips. Get the scoop on lipstick's ancient origins, controversial history, bizarre ingredients and symbolism in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Current studies report that a majority of American women adopt their husband's surname upon marriage, while a minority do not. Learn more about the origins and implications of this alternative tradition in the following podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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 surprising 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.