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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...

2009-06-29 00:00:38

Most men agree on which women are hot, but some women can find a man attractive while others don't, U.S. researchers found. Wake Forest University psychologist Dustin Wood and study co-author Claudia Brumbaugh of Queens College had more than 4,000 participants in the study rate photographs of men and women -- ages 18-25 -- for attractiveness on a 10-point scale ranging from not at all to very. The raters ranged in age from 18-70. Before the participants judged the photographs for...

2009-06-26 13:55:42

Hot or not? Men agree on the answer. Women don't.There is much more consensus among men about whom they find attractive than there is among women, according to a new study by Wake Forest University psychologist Dustin Wood.The study, co-authored by Claudia Brumbaugh of Queens College, appears in the June issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology."Men agree a lot more about who they find attractive and unattractive than women agree about who they find attractive and...

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2009-06-24 08:58:34

Researchers are baffled to find indications that women have more of an issue with looking at babies with facial birth defects than men. Psychiatrists from the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital, who were studying perceptions of beauty, had expected quite a different reaction. The study being published on Wednesday raises more questions than it can answer. In a previous study, The McLean team observed men and women viewing photos of adult faces on a computer. The pictures were to be rated...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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