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Gay Men May Have Different Stress Levels

New research suggest that stigma and discrimination may alter gay men’s cortisol balance resulting in stress. Moreover, black gay men, a double minority, are likely to experience more stress that […]
Posted: December 6, 2016, 5:45 pm
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Marriage to Soul Mate May Reduce Altruism

New research suggests wives who have a romantic view of marriage are less likely to do volunteer work, leading their husbands to volunteer less as well. But husbands’ romantic view […]
Posted: November 30, 2016, 7:15 pm
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DNA Impacts Mating With Those of Similar Academic Success

People who are genetically predisposed for high academic achievement tend to marry and have children with partners with similar DNA, according to a new study published in the journal Intelligence. […]
Posted: November 27, 2016, 7:15 pm
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Masculine Persona May Lead to Mental Health Issues

New research suggests men who identify with strong masculine characteristics including promiscuity and having power over women, are more likely to have psychological problems. Investigators from Indiana University Bloomington conducted […]
Posted: November 22, 2016, 6:30 pm
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Teen Stalking Victims at Higher Risk for Depression, Risky Behaviors

A new study has found that 14 percent of girls and 13 percent of boys are victims of stalking. These teens are also more likely to report symptoms linked to […]
Posted: November 19, 2016, 8:00 pm
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Fear of Weight Gain May Influence Birth Control Choices

Concerns about weight gain may have a significant influence on birth control choices, according to a new study at Pennsylvania State College of Medicine. The findings show that women who […]
Posted: November 19, 2016, 6:30 pm
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“Sexpectations” of Hard Work May Be Secret to Happy Sex Life

New research suggests expecting sexual satisfaction to simply happen is not realistic, even among true soulmates. Rather, the secret to a happy sex life in long-term relationships is the belief […]
Posted: November 8, 2016, 5:00 pm
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Normal for Women to Experience Sexual Decline Around Menopause

New research suggests that menopause is linked to a reduction in sexual function for most women, although race/ethnicity does play a factor in the magnitude of the decline. Investigators from […]
Posted: November 3, 2016, 6:15 pm
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Negative Attitudes Slow Acceptance of Bisexuality

Although positive attitudes toward gay men and lesbians have increased over recent decades, a new study shows attitudes toward bisexual men and women are relatively neutral, if not ambivalent. Researchers […]
Posted: November 1, 2016, 6:15 pm
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Celebrity Experiences Reduce Stigma Attached to Out-of-Wedlock Childbirths

New sociological research attributes the commonality of unwed celebrity childbirths as helping to change social norms that frowned upon unmarried partners having children. Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk, a University at Buffalo sociologist, […]
Posted: October 31, 2016, 6:15 pm
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