While some researchers are finding cures for diseases or discovering the fountain of youth, it appears that other lab coat-wearing geeks are just hanging with scantily clad girls and discovering how to make women have better taste in men. (On second thought, that does sound like worthy exploration.) Here are some of the latest scientific discoveries—quick, read ‘em before new contradictory research surfaces!
Men Like Cars More than Burgers and Girls
Remember that Paris Hilton commercial in which she’s in a bikini, covered in soap, and slipping n’ sliding all over a Bentley, while simultaneously chowing down on a Carl’s Jr. burger? If you ever caught your boyfriend drooling over that commercial, good news! Science confirms that he was salivating over the car. Now suck it up and go apologize for accusing him of lusting after the nearly-naked babe or the hunk of man food.
Another Reason Relationships Are Hard
Turns out Notorious B.I.G. was spot on when he so eloquently summed up financial angst in his hit “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems.” A study confirms that materialists have unhappier marriages than couples who don’t care as much about possessions.
Women on The Pill May Have Better Taste in Men
If you’re tired of always going for that hot, unavailable guy, you might want to consider going on birth control pills. According to a recent study, women on the pill tend to choose men that are less attractive and worse in bed, but considered better long-term relationship material.
Pretty Much Everything is Bad for You
It’s okay if you drink like a sailor, skip fruits and veggies, and think walking to McDonald’s is adequate exercise because your trusty packet of daily vitamins has got your back! Right? RIGHT?! Sorry to burst your malnourished bubble, but your vitamins are killing you too. What’s next? Broccoli? Exercise? Sex?
Your Clothes Are Turning You into Objects
A recent study determined that scantily clad women are viewed as objects. If this news tempts you to get out your soapbox or join a “slut walk,” (you’re not alone), don’t worry; the scientific exploration went a step further to clarify that risqué gals are not necessarily viewed as inanimate objects; just different types of humans—ones that are capable of feeling, but not thinking. Progress? We’re not so sure.
Why Your Boyfriend Should Never Buy You Perfume
Sure perfume is a classic romantic gift, but you’re better off buying your own fragrance. Researchers found that people who choose their own perfume, subconsciously pick an aroma that enhances their pheromones and thus produces a more appealing scent to others. So Ms Independent, spritz away, knowing you’re more attractive because you picked your perfume yourself!
What Your Facial Features Reveal About Your Maternal Instincts
If you’ve ever wondered why you have baby-making fever or why you seem to lack the maternal gene, it’s time to take a long, hard look in the mirror. Science recently confirmed that women with more feminine faces have greater maternal tendencies.