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A Double Date Could Help You Connect With Your Partner More, Science Says

I love spending quality time with my boyfriend, I really do! But I also love spending time with my friends. As a result of this, my ideal best case scenario is hanging out with my boyfriend and my friends at once, AKA a double date. I mean, not to be…
By Candice Jalili

Science Says Your Least Favorite Workout May Actually Help You Handle Stress Better

The benefits of cardio exercises like running aren't exactly new information. It's obviously great for your physical health, and it can even help your mental health with all those feel-good endorphins. But what you probably don't know is whether runn…
By Caroline Burke

Science Says Your Sleep Position Can Have A Huge Effect On What Dreams You Have

The way you position your body while you're sleeping may have far-reaching implications beyond a crick in the neck when you wake up. Your sleep position can reveal your stress levels, your comfort with your sexual or romantic partner, and even your p…
By Caroline Burke

Science Says These Two Zodiac Signs Are Smarter Than Others, But There's A Catch

If you're a Virgo, or a Libra born in September, you might have won the astrological lottery: A new study by The National Bureau of Economic Research has suggested that children born in the month of September might just be smarter than those born dur…
By Caroline Burke

Science Says You & Your BFF Actually Are The Same Person In A Lot Of Ways & Like, Duh

Do you ever feel like your best friend can literally read your mind? She finishes your sentences, shares your same affinity for spicy food, and she's down for all of the same activities. Even when you fight, you fight the same way. It's no surprise t…
By Caroline Burke

Forget About Your "10,000 Steps A Day" Because This Fitness Routine Is So Much Easier

Despite the fact that I truly do love to move and exercise, there are more days than I'd like to admit where I do not move much from the spot where I'm working. I'm usually particularly dismayed if, on those days, when I look at the little health app…
By Annakeara Stinson

Science Says This Is How Long Your Nap Should Be, So Plan Your Snooze Wisely

Everyone loves a nice, deep, long nap. On the days that you can afford to snooze away the afternoon, there's nothing better than curling up underneath a blanket and letting yourself doze off. I've been known to nap for multiple hours in the afternoon…
By Caroline Burke

Over Half Of People Would Go On A First Date On Valentine's Day, So YOLO I Guess

I've never fully bought into the whole Valentine's Day thing. YES, I understand that there's an overabundance of tacky pink and red decorations at CVS stores across the country, and yes, restaurants across the nation are changing their menus to exorb…
By Candice Jalili

Science Says This Is Why Male Birth Control Is Taking So Long To Become A Thing

There's nothing more frustrating than realizing you forgot to take a birth control pill for a day... or three... or seven. Birth control is an amazing, empowering tool for any woman, but that's the thing: Oftentimes it's a tool, first and foremost, a…
By Caroline Burke

Couples Who Go To Sleep In This Position Get It On More, Science Says

My partner and I don't often fight, but when we do, it's usually over the position we decide to sleep in at night. We've got a couple of reasons for this tension. First of all, he gets really hot at night, and I get really cold. As a result of this, …
By Candice Jalili

The Difference In Sex Expectations For Men & Women Is Huge & You'll Be So Mad

I don't know about you, but going home with someone after a date doesn't necessarily signify "having sex" to me. Instead, I'm one of those gullible dorks who actually believes going back to someone's place to "watch a show" could mean just that. Luck…
By Candice Jalili

This One Kitchen Spice May Improve Your Memory & You Probably Already Have It

When you’re rummaging through your kitchen cabinets to add a little something extra to a dish you’re whipping up for dinner, what do you see? If it’s not a goldmine of good-for-you, holistic herbs, either use your imagination or update your spice rac…
By Julia Guerra

This Is How Just One Hour Of Social Media Affects Your Sleep, According To Science

For everyone out there who likes to catch up on their news right feeds right before they catch some shut-eye for the night, there's bad news on the horizon. If you've ever wondered whether social media affects your sleep, a new study by the Ontario S…
By Caroline Burke

Science Says You Can Catch The Flu Just By Breathing, So We're All Doomed

During flu season, you probably already know a few key things you should do to try keep the beast at bay: Keep washing your hands, be super careful about sharing snacks or drinks, cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and keep surfaces and doork…
By Annakeara Stinson

There's A Reason Why You Still Feel Like A Kid In Your 20s & It Makes So Much Sense

2017 was a long, long year. We had to endure a barrage of terrible news seemingly from every angle, at every hour of the day. 2017 was rough, to be certain, but 2018 is already making up for it with studies like this one. If you're like me, in your e…
By Caroline Burke

The Truth About Why We're All So Obsessed With Meghan Markle & Prince Harry

Do you remember where you were when Prince William married Kate Middleton? Because I do. I remember streaming the momentous occasion on my laptop in my high school's study area in between classes, with all of my friends huddling around to get a bette…
By Caroline Burke

Science Says You & Your BFF Share Genetics, So Yes, You Guys Are "Sista Friends"

If you and your squad have a habit of calling each other “sista frandz,” you guys might actually be onto something. No, I’m not about to drop a catastrophic truth bomb that reveals your BFF is actually your second cousin twice removed. This isn’t a s…
By Julia Guerra

Fewer People In High School Are Having Sex Nowadays, Science Says

I went to a Catholic high school, where our sex ed consisted of a chapter in our religion textbook entitled, "There's No Condom for the Heart." Essentially, I was taught sex outside of marriage was bad, and we weren't supposed to have it. If we did, …
By Candice Jalili

Science Says Millennials Are Perfectionists & It All Makes So Much Sense Now

Ask my mother, and she’ll tell you I’ve had a type A personality since well before my teenage years. The earliest memory I have of this was in seventh grade. One night, before my end-of-term project was due, I lost the memory stick I’d saved my work …
By Julia Guerra

6 Things That Can Happen To Your Brain When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

I am a proud millennial. I work hard, play harder, and snooze in between the hustle. Unfortunately, though, that whole “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” mantra isn’t really doing us any favors outside of scoring us a solid work-life balance. And it isn’t ju…
By Julia Guerra

Married People Are Happier Overall, Science Says, But Also, Can Science Not?

Maybe it's because I'm a product of divorce, maybe it's because I'm only in my first real relationship at the age of 24, or maybe it's because I feel like I'm constantly hearing stories about people "settling," but I've always tended to be wary of pe…
By Candice Jalili

In Case You're Wondering, There May Be More Germs In Your Tea Than On Your Toilet

Office tea drinkers, you might want to sit down before you read on, because there's something pretty upsetting going on with your tea bags. But it's not just your office tea bags; it's kitchen utensils and appliances across the spectrum that are cove…
By Caroline Burke

Science Says Women Are More Athletic Than Men, So Mansplainers At The Gym Can Suck It

I was running on a treadmill at the gym when I sensed a presence next to me. To my left, stood a strange man who gestured me to take off my headphones. Before I could even try to guess what he wanted, without missing a beat, he told me my form was of…
By Annakeara Stinson

Fearing A Relationship Will End Can Actually Make A Breakup More Likely, Science Says

In a world where you can go on about a million amazing first dates without ever hearing from the person again, it's natural to worry about things not working out in a potential relationship. In a perfect world, that fear would magically go away the m…
By Candice Jalili

Lots Of People Say They've Experienced Love At First Sight, So Maybe It's Not A Myth

I don't know how I feel about the whole "love at first sight" thing. When I saw my boyfriend for the first time, I really liked him. I thought he was hilarious, sure, but I wouldn't say I was in love. I know a girl who worked with her boyfriend for t…
By Candice Jalili

You're Probably At The Height Of Your Quarter-Life Crisis Right Now — Here's How To Handle It

Over the past few years, there’s been a major shift in how we approach the subject of age. How old we are doesn’t necessarily coincide with how old we feel, and as society becomes more educated in healthy ways of living, what it means to be “older” d…
By Julia Guerra

Eating Chocolate On Your Period Isn't Just A Cliche — Here's How PMS Causes The Craving

As women, most of us have used our periods as an excuse for eating mounds of chocolate before. I personally keep a stash of chocolate in my freezer for any such occasion, especially for indulging around that time of the month. There's no doubt that w…
By Caroline Burke

Moving To Be With Your Long-Distance Partner May Not Save Your Relationship, Science Says

Anyone who's ever done long distance or seen the Drew Barrymore and Justin Long movie Going the Distance will tell you the same thing: Being in a long-distance relationship is hard. Of course, it's hard while you're in the relationship, but what happ…
By Candice Jalili

Science Says Your Hatred Of Christmas Music Is Totally Justified & Here's Why

In a world where pumpkin spice lattes become readily available in August, and where you’ll catch Christmas tree silhouettes through people’s windows as soon as Halloween is over, you sort of have to accept the fact that the holiday season starts week…
By Julia Guerra

This Is The Real Reason Why You Feel So Freaking Sleepy After You Eat Turkey

To me, Thanksgiving means watching Thursday-afternoon football while dressed in my Sunday's best, indulging in a spread of homemade dishes by Mom, enjoying seconds and thirds of pumpkin pie, and succumbing to a food coma that lasts through Black Frid…
By Julia Guerra

A Surprisingly Large Number Of People Actually Stay Friends With Their Exes After A Breakup

I think my parents set a weird precedent for me in terms of the whole "being friends with your ex" thing. You see, they were best friends long before ever getting romantically involved, so when their marriage didn't work out, it was only natural for …
By Candice Jalili

Yes, You Really Can Get Pregnant While You're Already Pregnant & Here's What That Actually Means

The female body never ceases to amaze me with its myriad of miracles. Our anatomy allows us to give the gift of life again, and again, and sometimes, at the same damn time. Obviously women have given birth to twins, triplets, quadruplets, and so fort…
By Julia Guerra

There's A Reason Why You're Losing So Much Hair Right Now, But Here's When It Becomes A Red Flag

I’ve come to realize that no matter what length of hair you have, there will always be a few straggler strands clogging up the shower drain. So while your first instinct when you catch a major cluster may be to low-key freak out and ask yourself “why…
By Julia Guerra

Science Says Dreaming While You Sleep Can Help You Face Your Fears In Real Life

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who remember their dreams, and those who wake up in a fog with no recollection whatsoever of the stories their imaginations told throughout the night. Personally, I love when I can pinpoint every min…
By Julia Guerra

Science Says Working Out With Others Makes You Happier, So Sign Up For A Cycling Class ASAP

You know when you go to a kickass cycling class, and you literally feel a high coming over you by the time you leave? The energy in the room was indescribably amazing, and it left you wanting more and more of those feel-good endorphins. But at the sa…
By Georgina Berbari

Science Says You Can Blame Evolution For Not Being A Morning Person, So Go Back To Sleep

I hate to break it to you, but we really can’t all be morning people. It’s an admirable goal, for sure, but think of it this way: There aren't enough worms for every early bird to catch one. That’s just life. So if you’ve ever caught yourself wonderi…
By Julia Guerra

8 Things That Can Happen To Your Body When You Stop Taking The Birth Control Pill

There are countless horror stories out there in regards to switching and/or ditching birth control altogether that had me borderline terrified of ever parting with a monthly pack. Recently, however, a friend of mine decided to cancel her own monthly …
By Julia Guerra

5 Science-Backed Ways Yoga Helps You Sleep Better, Faster & Longer

The National Sleep Foundation estimates that adults, ages 18-64 require seven to nine hours of sleep. But sometimes finding the time to sleep is harder than it looks. Around 40 percent of the U.S. population gets less than the recommended seven hours…
By Parinaz Samimi

Science Says Drinking Might Help You Learn A New Language & We'll Cheers To That

Everyone has friends who insist that they study or work better when they're just a wee bit buzzed, but then you have the fewer friends who actually pull it off, nailing assignments with a can of beer nearby. It seems totally counterintuitive that any…
By Caroline Burke

7 Dreamy Products That'll Help You Fall Into A Deeper & More Restful Sleep

Sorry friends, but it turns out Kesha is one of the rare few who can say with confidence that they wake up in the morning feeling like P Diddy, and science says we can blame it on Western civilization. How’s that for first world problems? Neuroscient…
By Julia Guerra

Here's Why You're More Likely To Get Laid During A Full Moon

My wildest nights have always seemed to coincide with the full moon. Especially when it comes to my most prized sexcapades. In my memories, there exists a montage of me, arching my back toward the sky in ecstasy, only to realize the shimmering full m…
By Alyssa Aparicio

This Is How Much You Need To Exercise Each Week To Live Longer, According To Science

With busy work days and aggressively long to-do lists, sometimes it can be difficult to squeeze in a sweat sesh as often as you'd like to. It might feel like the couple of times you're hitting up SoulCycle each week just aren't cutting it, and maybe …
By Georgina Berbari

New Research Basically Says Millennials Are More Into Food Than Alcohol These Days

When I look back on my college years, I often wonder how I got through them alive -- and no, I'm really not even being hyperbolic. When I wasn't in class or doing homework, I spent more or less the rest of my time partying with my friends, drinking w…
By Annakeara Stinson

Science Says There's A Trick To Making Sure Your Flu Shot Actually Works

Ah, autumn: the whimsical season. With all the hype surrounding the return of pumpkin spice, knee-high boots, and oversized flannels, we tend to forget that the coziest time of year can also be the stuffiest. That's right, friends -- along with PSL s…
By Julia Guerra

The Shape Of A Guy’s Face Could Determine How Much He Prefers To Keep Things “Casual”

So you matched with this person on Bumble, and the two of you are VIBING. The conversation is flowing, you already have too many inside jokes to count, and you have to suppress the urge to cartwheel across the room every time their name pops up on yo…
By Candice Jalili

Science Says You Can Actually Sleep Your Way To A Better Life

Unless the first thing your feet touch in the morning is a pile of sharp nails or surprise pet droppings, waking up on the wrong side of the bed is physically impossible. Waking up from a rough night's sleep, however, can definitely start the day off…
By Julia Guerra

Science Says Regular Exercise Can Make Your Dreams More Vivid, But There's A Catch

As a self-proclaimed athlete, I can vouch for the fact that there's no better sleeping experience than the snooze you'll take after a long, hard workout. It's a no-brainer that physical activity -- while it builds muscle, gets your heart rate up, and…
By Julia Guerra

This Is What A Vegan Diet Will Really Do To Your Energy Levels

Our energy levels depend on a few factors, two of which are what foods we eat, and how much we consume. Food is fuel regardless if you lead a plant-based lifestyle or were born, bred, and continue to be omnivorous. Sure, whole foods like vegetables a…
By Julia Guerra

This Is Why You Have So Much Trouble Remembering What Day Of The Week It Is

If you've ever experienced brain fog, you know what it's like to have the world go hazy all of a sudden. Sometimes it's because you're tired; other times it's because you're drowning in a heavy workload and can't differentiate between office time fro…
By Julia Guerra

Science Just Gave You A Perfectly Good Reason To Steer Clear Of Early Morning Classes

No matter how “in” you are with your professor, or how well you can write a term paper, your overall performance in the classroom weighs heavily on how alert you are for the lesson. Even though skip-the-line Starbucks orders can provide some much-nee…
By Julia Guerra