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.
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.
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.
Stereotypes peg women as shopaholics, but studies show that both men and women are susceptible to compulsive shopping. Discover how our brains -- and savvy marketers -- influence our purchases in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.
Several methods of male birth control, from implants to injections, are currently being tested. Tune
in to this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com to find out how soon you'll be able to find male birth control in your local pharmacy.
Modern reproductive technology allows women to donate their eggs. Egg donation can be lucrative, but it's also complicated. Tune in as Molly and Cristen discuss the details of egg donation in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.
Statistics show that female workers still bring home less bacon than men. Tune in to this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com to hear Molly and Cristen debate possible causes of this gender wage gap and ways to address it.
Advances in birth control have made monthly menstrual periods optional, but is it healthy to skip periods? Check out this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com to weigh the pros and cons of skipping a monthly period.
Women and diamonds share a special bond, but have you ever wondered why? As it turns out, the answer has a lot to do with clever marketing. Explore the multifaceted history of diamonds in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.