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  1. animal behavior
    Good News, Your Cat Might Actually Care That You ExistA new study shows that cats can form attachments to their caretakers, like dogs and babies do.
  2. science of us
    This Is the Age When Your Self-Esteem PeaksIt stays at its highest point for a full decade.
  3. science of us
    The Gloomy Psychology of ‘Relationship Cycling’A new study contains a sad little fact about on-again off-again relationships.
  4. science of us
    When Your Sense of Self Includes Your Best FriendA new study on the challenge of knowing where one of you ends and the other begins.
  5. your mileage may vary
    How to Deliver a Pep Talk That’s Actually MotivatingWhen “You’ve got this!” doesn’t cut it.
  6. science of us
    Unsurprisingly, Many Women With PCOS Don’t Trust Their DoctorsIt’s common to wait years for a diagnosis.
  7. science of us
    There’s a Name for That Inexplicable Post-Sex SadnessResearch shows that it’s pretty common.
  8. science of us
    Do You Freak Out When Your Friend Picks Up the Check?You’re in good company.
  9. sustainable fashion
    Wouldn’t You Pay an Extra 20 Cents for an Ethically Made Shirt?That might be the secret to ensuring a living wage for factory workers.
  10. science of us
    What a New CDC Study Reveals About People Who Live With Their Significant OthersAnd how cohabiting couples differ from married ones.
  11. science of us
    5 Ways Personality Changes in the First Year of MarriageIt’s kind of a mixed bag.
  12. science of us
    An Argument Expert Explains the Best Way to Fight With Your PartnerSo that you still like each other afterward.
  13. studies
    The Fashion Industry Is Still Run by MenDon’t be fooled by the Girl Power logo tees.
  14. science of us
    Everything to Know About a New Study on the Causes of PCOSA new development in the struggle to understand polycystic ovary syndrome.
  15. science of us
    When Straight Parents Don’t Know How to Talk to Their LGBTQ Kids About SexAccording to a new study, that’s a lot of them.
  16. science
    Ancient Crustaceans Died Out Because of Their Massive Male GenitalsAccording to the first study to link “sexual selection with actual extinction.”
  17. science of us
    The Biggest Findings From a New Study on InfidelityAnd what habits to change if these risk factors feel a little familiar.
  18. science of us
    This Is How Many Hours It Takes to Turn an Acquaintance Into a FriendA new study on when you can move past the small talk and get to the good part.
  19. science of us
    Advice From Sexuality Research About How to Keep the Spark AliveA new review paper looked at dozens of studies on maintaining desire in long-term relationships.
  20. science of us
    This Study on First Kisses Is Basically a Teen Movie ScriptIt’s literally called “Never Been Kissed.”
  21. nature
    Oh God, These Whales Can Imitate Human Speech NowIf whales could talk …
  22. how does that make you feel
    The Same Traits That Make a Good Therapist Also Make a Bad OneA new study found that the same behaviors people loved in their therapists were also the ones that they said turned them off.
  23. science of us
    6 New Things Researchers Learned About Single People in 2017The studies say it’s a pretty great time to be unattached.
  24. science of us
    These Ideas About Sexual Attraction May Be Based on Shoddy ScienceFrom the researcher who brought us “men really do find high heels sexier,” and other insights.
  25. science of us
    Having a Daughter Makes Dads More Politically PolarizedIn whichever direction they already happen to lean.
  26. validation
    Study Confirms 2017 Is Way Worse Than 2016It’s nice to be proven right.
  27. women’s health
    Women Struggling With Infertility Have an Increased Risk of Premature DeathA new study found an association between fertility issues and mortality.
  28. science of us
    Frequent Pot Smokers Also Have More Sex, Says Extremely Chill StudySex, drugs, and scientific research.
  29. science of us
    To Get Better at Understanding Other People, Start With YourselfResearch shows that introspection breeds empathy.
  30. studies
    Walnuts Rewire Your Brain to Stop You From Pigging OutThey’re the new almonds.
  31. sex appeal
    Men Who Eat More Vegetables Smell Sexier to WomenIt’s scientifically proven.
  32. Dying May Not Be As Frightening As We Imagine It Will BeA new study analyzed poems and blog posts written by people who were nearing death.
  33. work work work work
    Working Too Much Could Kill You, So Just Go Home NowA study suggests long work hours can lead to heart problems.
  34. Could a Two-Hour Workshop Help Get More Women Hired in STEM?A promising new study shows workshops designed to break people’s “bias habits” could help get more women hired in STEM fields.
  35. Oh, God, Some Snakes Hunt in PacksBad news for herpetophobes everywhere.
  36. global health
    Maternal Education Could Be Vital to the Fight Against MalariaA new study shows a really powerful correlation between mothers’ education levels and children’s likelihood of getting malaria.
  37. The Connection Between Humor and Health: Kind of ComplicatedBeware of overly simplistic story lines telling you to just have a sense of humor about life’s ups and downs.
  38. How Much Getting a Shot Hurts Might Depend on How Much You Trust Your DoctorA new study in a simulated doctor’s office is a useful reminder of how complicated and context-dependent pain is.
  39. science of us
    Here’s (More) Evidence Testosterone Makes Men DumberIn a new study, a dose of T led men to perform significantly worse on a task that involves carefully working through a problem.
  40. kids
    There’s a Cognitive Task a 4-Year-Old Can Probably Beat You AtYou don’t think 4-year-olds are very smart, but they have some (pretty useless) skills that may surprise you.
  41. How Distraction Might Sap Your Concern for the WorldA new study suggests that when we are distracted from something, our brain assumes it must not be important.
  42. science of us
    When Someone Dies, It Brings Their Extended Online Network Closer for YearsThere’s a lasting effect on Facebook interactions, according to new research on how social networks repair themselves, or don’t, after a death.
  43. Researchers Are Trying to Better Understand Orgasm FakingThey’ve developed a new scale that will allow them to dig into this frequently joked-about subject with more rigor.
  44. science of us
    Researchers Are Starting to Figure Out ‘Eureka!’ MomentsThey learned a lot by tracking people’s eyes and decisions as they played a game and discovered its optimal strategy.
  45. elephants
    This Cool Elephant Has a Point to Prove About Elephant CognitionThis new kind of test will likely be able to give researchers novel insight into how different types of animals think.
  46. Want to Live Longer? Be RichThis one simple trick involving having been born into a different socioeconomic class can buy you a decade and a half of extra lifespan!
  47. attention
    ‘Pre-Questions’ Could Make It Easier for Online Videos to Teach People StuffWith so many demands on everyone’s attention, it can be hard to actually learn anything from online videos. This idea might help, though.
  48. neuroscience
    Here’s the Biggest Study Yet on the Differences Between Male and Female BrainsIt’s becoming clearer and clearer that there are many robust differences between male and female brains — and also lots of overlap.
  49. Why Education (Sometimes) Protects People From Conspiracy TheorizingTwo new experiments dig into the complicated interplay between education and susceptibility to fake news.
  50. productivity
    To Better Motivate Someone, Understand How Close They Are to Their GoalA new study suggests people’s views of their goals switch depending on how far they are from accomplishing them.
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