Brain

Anxious Women

Why are women twice as likely to experience chronic anxiety? Cristen and Caroline share their own experiences with long-term anxiety, whether female anxiety is more nature or nurture and how to manage its persistent symptoms.

The Science of Showing Off

Love Potion No. 9: Top 5 Love Chemicals in the Brain

Those crazy behaviors people exhibit when in love are often chalked up to fate, but science attributes them to a cocktail of chemicals buzzing around our brains. When love overwhelms our actions, which five neurochemicals are largely to blame?

Why are online "whisper" communities giving people brain orgasms? Caroline and Cristen discuss autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR, and investigate what's up with those strange tingling sensations.

Are female killers different from male killers? What motivates women to murder? In this episode, Molly and Cristen interview former FBI criminal profiler Candice DeLong to gain insights into the psychology and motivations of lady killers.

In this episode, Molly and Cristen discuss why breaking up with romantic partners is universally painful -- and offer some consolation to sufferers -- as they explore the brain chemistry of breakups.

Molly and Cristen break down the science behind orgasms -- and discuss theories about why women have them -- in this episode.

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.

When it comes to gender differences, there's no subject more fraught than our brains. Are men really better at reading maps? Are women wired to gab? Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to get to the heart of the matter (brain matter, that is).