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trophy wife stereotype
2014-06-18 11:12:15

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We've all seen the outwardly-appearing successful man with a pretty piece of arm candy standing by his side. The trophy wife, that stunningly attractive female who trades her natural aesthetics for a life of comfort and leisure, is perceived to occur on more than just a semi-regular basis. However, a new study out of Notre Dame explains how, in this case, perception hasn't necessarily become reality. The stereotype of the trophy...

Cupid's Arrow And The Laws Of Attraction
2013-02-10 05:28:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There are nearly as many clichés for falling in love as there are couples. "It was love at first sight," "Inner beauty is what matters," and "opposites attract" are just a few examples. But when we select a new romantic or sexual partner, what is really going on? Elizabeth McClintock, a sociologist from the University of Notre Dame, has examined the impact of physical attractiveness and age on the selection of a mate and...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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