Author Barbara Ehrenreich Revisits Her 1987 Look at the Future of Sex

The January 1987 issue of the legendary (and sadly, now defunct) Omni magazine included predictions from 14 "great minds" about what the world might look like in twenty years. By the year 2007, musician David Byrne believed that computers would do little for future musicians outside of their bookkeeping. Noted rich… » 6/24/13 4:50pm 6/24/13 4:50pm

Why New Phones Are Just Like New Girlfriends

When you get in a new relationship, things start out amazing. You discover new things together. You expand your horizons. You spend as much time as you can together. You love to hold them. It's all very exciting! But am I talking about a new relationship with a person... or a phone? CollegeHumor poked fun at how our… » 5/02/13 10:25pm 5/02/13 10:25pm

Nate Silver Offers Up a Statistical Analysis of Your Failing…

While data shows that overall happiness in your relationship fell 8 more points, there is still a 31 percent chance of makeup sex this Friday, depending on average energy levels after work and how proactive you're feeling (see chart). However, if you just order $18 of Chinese takeout like you did last weekend,… » 2/27/13 4:20pm 2/27/13 4:20pm

Why Breaking Up With Someone Via Text Sucks

Probably the worst part about all the great technology we use to communicate with one another is the ability it gives us not to communicate with one another. Rarely will a text message accomplish what a conversation can. Which is why you should never, ever, not ever break up with somebody via text message. (There are… » 10/01/12 8:30pm 10/01/12 8:30pm

Science Proves Men Really Are Attracted to Psychologically Vulnerable…

Men, it seems, are sadly predictable creatures. A new study suggests that males are physically attracted to women who are psychologically vulnerable—that is to say, immature, depressed, or unintelligent—-though that doesn't necessarily convert into a desire for a long-term relationship with them. » 5/25/12 9:32am 5/25/12 9:32am

Women Are Happier in Relationships When Their Partner Knows They're…

Sometimes, science doesn't provide radical new findings, it just confirms what we've all suspected for generations. Take, for instance, a recent study that shows women are happier in relationships when men know they're miserable. Men on the other hand, they're just happy when their partner is happy. » 3/06/12 9:37am 3/06/12 9:37am

No Online Dating Site Can Match Up Your Inner Crazy

Online dating's said to be the future of relationships, now that we're all too busy to meet people in real life. But claims that websites can match you with your ideal partner using scientific algorithms are bull, according to a team of psychologists. Because not even fancy math can suss out our own unique brands of… » 2/06/12 12:21pm 2/06/12 12:21pm