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  1. Degrading Lyrics Linked to Earlier Sex

    Aug. 7, 2006 - Teens start having sex sooner if their preferred music has sexually degrading lyrics. However, lyrics with sexual content that is not degrading did not affect teen sexual behavior. Degrading lyrics, as defined in this study, describe men as insatiable studs and women as sex objects. T

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  2. Birth Order May Affect Homosexuality

    June 26, 2006 -- Men may be more likely to be homosexual if they share their birth mother with older brothers, even if they didn't grow up with those brothers. "These results strongly suggest a prenatal origin to the fraternal birth-order effect," writes Canada's Anthony Bogaert, PhD, in the early o

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  3. Best Age to Marry Climbing

    June 23, 2006 -- The best age to get married is shifting higher in the minds of Americans, with 25 now viewed as the ideal age for women, 27 for men. That's up from an ideal age of 21 for women given in 1946. Americans then thought men should be 25, according to a new Gallup Poll reporting the chang

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  4. Mr. Right? Women Read the Facial Clues

    May 10, 2006 -- One look at a man's face may give a woman important clues about whether he's "Mr. Right" or just "Mr. Right Now." A new study shows women are extremely effective at picking up clues from men's faces that reveal whether he might be a good father or just good for a fling. Researchers f

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  5. Spousal Spats: Bad for the Heart?

    March 3, 2006 -- When husbands and wives argue in a hostile, controlling way, their hearts may not like it. So say researchers at the University of Utah. They studied 150 healthy, married couples, most of whom were in their early 60s. The study covered two key questions: How did the couples fight? W

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  6. Dancing, Body Symmetry: Courtship Aid?

    Dec. 21, 2005 -- Guys, are you good dancers? Your superior moves may indicate greater body symmetry -- a factor in mate selection. "Dancing is believed to be important in the courtship of a variety of species, including humans," writes researcher William M. Brown, PhD, an anthropologist with Rutgers

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  7. Teen Girls, Parents Talk About Sex

    Dec. 14, 2005 -- Most teenaged girls are talking to their parents about sex and birth control, according to a new survey. Researchers surveyed more than 1,500 girls under 18 who visited one of 79 different family planning clinics across the U.S. and found more than half had talked to their parents a

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  8. Commitment May Be Good for You

    Dec. 7, 2005 -- People in committed relationships are happier than people who aren't, and married people may be the happiest of all. A new study shows people who are married report the highest levels of well-being, regardless of whether they are happily married or not. "Even when controlling for rel

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  9. Unhappy Marriage: Bad for Your Health

    Dec. 5, 2005 - Being in an unhappy marriage may be hard on the body as well as the heart. A new study shows couples that often argue may take longer to heal from simple wounds than those in less hostile relationships. In addition to allowing old physical and mental wounds to fester, researchers say

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  10. Creativity May Boost Sexual Activity

    Nov. 30, 2005 - Creativity may be a boon to sexual activity, according to a new study that could help explain why many famous artists in history were also notorious womanizers. The study showed that professional artists and poets had about twice as many sexual partners as those who don't indulge in

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