Anxiety Cranks Up Activity in Women’s Brains, Study Says

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Women who worry a lot have brains that work overtime even during easy tasks, new research suggests. The findings could help in the identification and treatment of anxiety disorders, according to the Michigan State University scientists who conducted the study. “This may help predict the development of anxiety issues later in life for girls,” said […]

Gay Men And Straight Women Have Similar Brains, Says Neurosurgeon

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Because we are known for being thoroughly classy, we promise to withhold all the kinky examining table jokes Dr. Travis Stork of The Doctors inspires to bring you this serious science-y story. Using the rugby player who famously “became gay” after suffering a stroke as an example, neurosurgeon Dr. Neil Martin displayed similarities between homosexual […]

Beauty Affects Men’s and Women’s Brains Differently

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Beauty is famously in the eye of the beholder; but it’s also in the beholder’s brain, and may work differently in the brains of men and women. In men, images they consider to be beautiful appear to activate brain regions responsible for locating objects in absolute terms – x- and y-coordinates on a grid. Images […]

New Favorite Accessory: My Engagement Ring

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Yes, that’s right. I’m getting hitched! My (now) fiancé proposed on August 4 in front of a lighthouse in Portland, Maine. It’s a pretty cool story… I had known this was coming, for several reasons actually. One of them being because I recently picked out my ring. Scratch that–I put it on HOLD. I know […]