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2009-11-18 14:19:50

Males have more pronounced personalities than females across a range of species "“ from humans to house sparrows "“ according to new research. Consistent personality traits, such as aggression and daring, are also more important to females when looking for a mate than they are to males. Research from the University of Exeter draws together a range of studies to reveal the role that sexual selection plays in this disparity between males and females. The study shows that in most...

2009-10-07 15:06:39

There is no doubt that modern contraception has enabled women to have unprecedented control over their own fertility. However, is it possible that the use of oral contraceptives is interfering with a woman's ability to choose, compete for and retain her preferred mate? A new paper published by Cell Press in the October issue of the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution reviews emerging evidence suggesting that contraceptive methods which alter a woman's natural hormonal cycles may have an...

2009-10-06 12:43:00

IRVING, Texas, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Knockouts Haircuts for Men, the largest men's full service, hair care and grooming salon franchise in the nation, announces today that NEW RESEARCH SHOWS hanging out with hot women makes men feel better about themselves than they do when they hang around other men. Just being around a babe boosts men's levels of testosterone and cortisol, hormones that improve alertness and well-being. In tests, just five minutes in the presence of a pretty girl...

2009-09-04 00:52:02

Extra pounds do not keep men from asking women out and 54 percent of men say heavier women are better in bed, a poll conducted by dating Web sites indicated. Dating sites Date.com, Matchmaker.com and Amor.com polled thousands of members during July and August to see what they think about dating overweight men or women. Eighty-five percent of men agreed with the statement, A couple of extra pounds are fine by me, while 80 percent of men say overweight women are less bitchy than thin women....

2009-09-02 12:55:22

Waist-hip ratios may be the best indicator of obesity risk in the elderly, U.S. researchers suggest. The study, published in the Annals of Epidemiology, linked each 0.1 increase in the waist-hip ratio to a 28 percent relative increase in women's mortality rate -- the number of deaths per 100 older women per year. For example, for a hip size of 40 inches, an increase in waist size from 32-36 inches signaled a 28 percent relative death-rate increase. For men, the researchers found a threshold...

2009-09-01 16:38:33

Body mass index (BMI) readings may not be the best gauge of obesity in older adults, according to new research from UCLA endocrinologists and geriatricians. Instead, they say, the ratio of waist size to hip size may be a better indicator when it comes to those over 70.In a new study published online in the peer-reviewed journal Annals of Epidemiology, researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA found that the waist-to-hip circumference ratio was a better yardstick for...

2009-08-25 14:50:00

When it comes to potential mates, women may be as complicated as men claim they are, according to psychologists."We have found that women evaluate facial attractiveness on two levels -- a sexual level, based on specific facial features like the jawbone, cheekbone and lips, and a nonsexual level based on overall aesthetics," said Robert G. Franklin, graduate student in psychology working with Reginald Adams, assistant professor of psychology and neurology, Penn State. "At the most basic sexual...

2009-08-24 23:23:39

Women judge men's facial attractiveness on a sexual level, based on the jawbone, cheekbone and lips, and a non-sexual level of aesthetics, U.S. researchers say. Robert G. Franklin, a graduate student in psychology, working with Reginald Adams, an assistant professor of psychology and neurology at Pennsylvania State University, showed 50 heterosexual female college students a variety of male and female faces. The researchers asked the participants to rate what they saw as both hypothetical...

2009-08-12 13:30:47

Women are not that interested in casual sex, but women are more willing if the man is exceptionally attractive, British researchers suggest. Dr. Achim Schutzwohl of Brunel University in London and his team says research shows men are more likely than women to report having had casual sex and they express a greater desire for it than do women. Schutzwohl and colleagues asked 427 male and 433 female students from the United States, Germany and Italy to answer a questionnaire. The study...

2009-08-11 09:17:44

Men are far more interested in casual sex than women. While men need to be exceptionally attractive to tempt women to consider casual sex, men are far less choosy. These findings by Dr Achim Schtzwohl, from the Department of Psychology at Brunel University in the UK, and his team are published online in Springer's journal Human Nature.The research shows that men are more likely than women to report having had casual sex and they express a greater desire for it than do women. It is also...


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