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Cohabiting Couples Do Not Share Chores
2013-01-24 11:22:36

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from Cornell University featured in a recent edition of Qualitative Sociology discovered that working-class couples who live together without marrying take on more traditional roles in regards to housework. The researchers discovered that cohabiting women complete a disproportionate amount of housework even when the women want to share the housework or when women are the only ones making money. "When men...

Female Household Heads Less Likely To Pursue Career Advancement
2013-01-19 06:05:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Women who are running their households are less likely to seek career advancement or power in the workplace, claims a new study presented Friday at the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) in New Orleans. According to a team of US researchers, women who are in charge of a family or running the day-to-day operations of their own home are less likely to have the energy or the desire to pursue...

2012-12-14 05:02:58

Toronto based online survey site Tellwut.com asked 3,500 panelists from across North America to rank their top five happiness factors. The survey found that men and women have very different ideas as to what makes them happy. (PRWEB) December 13, 2012 Tellwut´s online poll asked people to say what makes them happy. Having a Significant Other ranked as the number one source of happiness, with 49% of respondents listing it in their top five. The remaining four were A Good Night´s...

2012-11-14 15:24:02

University of Cincinnati research is examining the effectiveness of a relationship education program that was created to specifically address the needs of male same-sex couples. Details on the program and the study, led by Sarah Whitton, a UC assistant professor of psychology, will be presented Nov. 17, at the 46th annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) in National Harbor, Md. Whitton explains that same-sex couples and heterosexual couples...

Perception Of Gender Identity Influenced By Viewing Gender-specific Objects
2012-09-27 09:04:05

Exposure to objects associated with 1 gender make viewers think androgynous face is the opposite gender Spending too much time looking at high heels may influence how a viewer perceives the gender of an androgynous face, according to new research published Sep. 26 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Amir Homayoun Javadi of Technische Universität, Dresden and his colleagues. The study sheds new light on how the objects surrounding us may influence our perceptions of...

2012-09-19 12:00:21

Is there equal pay in healthcare? Not if you are a doctor According to the latest survey of UK hourly pay by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) female doctors' pay lags behind their male colleagues by 28.6%. This "eye opener" pay gap, which trends suggest has stood at around 25% on average since 2000, remains largely inexplicable, says John Appleby, Chief Economist at the King's Fund, in an article published on bmj.com today. He explores possible reasons for this persistent...

Pacifier Use Possibly Stunts Emotional Development
2012-09-19 05:11:01

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently discovered that pacifiers might affect the emotional state of young boys by limiting the number of facial expressions that can be practiced in infancy. The findings on the impact of pacifiers on emotional development were recently featured in the journal Basic and Applied Social Psychology. "By reflecting what another person is doing, you create some part of the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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