Podcasts

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.