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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.

One study reports that women cry roughly four times as often as men, and historically women are often depicted as more prone to weeping -- but why? Learn more about crying in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Barbie is an extremely popular children's toy, but her origins aren't so innocent. Uncover Barbie's dark, secret past in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Westerners have often misunderstood the role of the geisha in Japanese culture, but these women are neither prostitutes nor concubines. Find out what a geisha's job description entails in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

A study from the University of Texas has identified what is being called the 'Marilyn Monroe' hormone. Find out what this new hormone suggests about female mating habits and body type in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

More men than women have lost their jobs due to the recession, and male participation in the domestic sphere has increased as a result. Tune in to learn how the recession is affecting domestic dynamics in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Lather-rinse-repeat is a common mantra for Americans, but all that shampooing can be bad for your hair. Tune in to this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com to uncover past hairwashing trends and a new movement to cut back on the 'poo.

Roller derby is an increasingly popular past-time, but is it sport or spectacle? Listen in as Molly and Cristen examine the nature of roller derby -- from the vociferous fans to the unique teams -- to find the truth in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Statistics show that women are twice as likely as men to suffer from major depression. But why? Tune in as Molly and Cristen explore the science and stereotypes behind female depression in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Some theorists suggest that single-sex classrooms create more effective learning environments, while others disagree. Tune in as Molly and Cristen weigh the arguments for and against gender-segregated classrooms in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

HPV, the most common sexually transmitted disease in the US, affects both men and women. Could the vaccine that helps women combat HPV-related health problems also benefit men? Tune in to this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com to find out.

Breast implants have become a common surgery across the developed world, but some believe there may be a link between breast implants and suicide. Take a closer look at this startling theory in the following podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Is first lady the hardest job in the world?

The position of first lady is one of the most unique and complex jobs in the United States. Tune in as Molly and Cristen take a close look at the first lady's intricate balance between innovation and protocol in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Join hosts Molly and Cristen as they trace the evolution of feminism -- from the suffrage movement to the modern online incarnations -- in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

People have wildly divergent views of what a feminist is. Some eschew the label, while others adopt it readily. Why is feminist such a loaded word? Tune in to this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com to explore what feminism means today.

If you're like many women, you've spritzed on perfume before going out. But have you ever wondered what that sweet scent is really doing for you? Sniff out the science and stereotypes behind perfume in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.