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2013-04-25 16:17:46

Viewing sexually explicit material through media such as the Internet, videos, and magazines may be directly linked with the sexual behavior of adolescents and young adults, but only to a very small extent. That is the conclusion of a new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. The findings suggest that the practice is just one of many factors that may influence the sexual behaviors of young people. Concerns have been raised that viewing sexually explicit material may negatively...

2013-04-18 21:23:56

There is a very good reason mothers often carry their crying babies, pacing the floor, to help them calm down. New research published in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April 18 shows that infants experience an automatic calming reaction upon being carried, whether they are mouse or human babies. The study is the first to show that the infant calming response to carrying is a coordinated set of central, motor, and cardiac regulations and an evolutionarily conserved component of...

2013-04-18 11:35:58

Adults who resolve and recover from conflict are known to be happier in their romantic relationships but the same does not hold true for teen romances, according to research published April 17 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Thao Ha and colleagues from the Behavioural Science Institute of Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands. The authors observed 14-16-year olds in romantic relationships dealing with conflicts over issues such as cheating, experiencing jealousy and parental...

Want More Happiness In Your Life? Study Says Have More Sex
2013-04-15 15:08:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Not only does how often you have sex help modify your level of happiness, but so does knowing how often other people have sexual encounters. A study published in Social Indicators Research by Tim Wadsworth, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder, says that people are generally happier when they believe they are having more sex than their peers. "There's an overall increase in sense of...

Thrill Of Crime Linked To Violent Games
2013-03-12 15:28:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Do you enjoy the rush you get from a night spent carjacking playing the latest Grand Theft Auto game? Well, a new study suggests that the thrills you get from that game could be due to the frustrations of being denied the chance to commit real crimes. A report from Ohio State researchers appeared recently in the journal Psychological Science suggesting that people who are frustrated in their attempts to cheat or steal are more likely...

2013-03-05 11:46:40

If you think giving someone the cold shoulder inflicts pain only on them, beware. A new study shows that individuals who deliberately shun another person are equally distressed by the experience. "In real life and in academic studies, we tend to focus on the harm done to victims in cases of social aggression," says co-author Richard Ryan, professor of clinical and social psychology at the University of Rochester. "This study shows that when people bend to pressure to exclude others, they...

2013-02-20 15:35:17

A new psychology study suggests the glue that cements these unique relationships is honest, unbiased relationship advice Why do straight women and gay men form close relationships with one another? A new psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin suggests the glue that cements these unique relationships is honest, unbiased relationship advice. The study, published online in the February issue of Evolutionary Psychology, is the first to provide empirical evidence that the...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'