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Going to Bed with Your Ex Might Not Be as Bad You Think

Conventional wisdom holds that people set themselves up for even greater heartache when they jump into bed with their ex-partner after a breakup. However, according to the findings of a study in Springer’s journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, having sex with an ex doesn’t seem to hinder moving on after the breakup. This is true even...

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What’s in the Man Box? Increased Violence & Suicidal Thoughts

An Australian first study involving 1000 men aged 18 to 30 has found those who conform to traditional definitions of manhood – dubbed ‘the man box’ – are twice as likely to consider suicide and seven times more likely to be violent towards others. The Man Box: A study on being a young man in...

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Your Facebook Friends Don’t Mean It, but They’re Likely Hurting You Daily

Social media sites often present users with social exclusion information that may actually inhibit intelligent thought, according to the co-author of a University at Buffalo study that takes a critical look not just at Facebook and other similar platforms, but at the peculiarities of the systems on which these sites operate. The short-term effects of...

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People Who Embrace Traditional Masculinity Beliefs Less Likely to Report Rape

Even in cases where a rape has clearly taken place, traditional beliefs and assumptions about masculinity can cause both witnesses and victims to be uncertain about reporting it, according to new research conducted at Binghamton University, State University at New York. In a study exploring possible reasons for the underreporting of rape, researchers at Binghamton...

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Environmental Concerns Stronger Among Younger Religious Americans

Younger generations of religious Americans tend to closely harbor concerns for the environment via stewardship more so than older parishioners, according to a study by a University of Kansas researcher. “The best way to account for this upsurge from about 1980 and on is that a lot of religious groups have actually started to talk...

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Men Take Care of Their Spouses Just as Well as Women (New Research Suggests)

Men respond to their spouse’s illness just as much as women do and as a result are better caregivers in later life than previous research suggests, according to a new Oxford University collaboration. The study, published in Journals of Gerontology, Series B, is good news for our increasingly stretched adult care services, which have become more...

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Appropriating Culture

What you wear can cause a big uproar. Your clothing can trigger a controversy. Accessories, cosmetics, and hairdos that you adopt and adapt can adorn you with scorn, and it often comes down to the general notions surrounding cultural appropriation – or in some cases – cultural misappropriation. Are claims of cultural appropriation overly sensitive...