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Career Barbie and the Sexualization of Little Girls

Perhaps the most shocking takeaway from the recent study that found playing with Barbies may seriously limit a girl’s view of what occupations are open to her is, in a world where we’re surrounded by media, how quickly one doll can have a measurable impact.

 

Chick Lit May Be Hazardous to Your Self-Esteem

New research suggests novels in which characters agonize about their bodies lead female readers to worry about their own weight.

 

Thinner Wife, Happier Marriage

Researchers find marriages tend to be more satisfying for both spouses when the wife is thinner than the husband.

 

Academics Like to Play With Barbies, Too

It being that bit of plastic perfection’s 50th birthday today, Miller-McCune.com takes a look at the wealth of research on Barbie.

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We’re Not So Great at Rejecting Each Other

And it's probably something we should work on.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Brain

Neuroscientists find less—but potentially stronger—white matter in the brains of patients with CFS.

Incumbents, Pray for Rain

Come next Tuesday, rain could push voters toward safer, more predictable candidates.

Could Economics Benefit From Computer Science Thinking?

Computational complexity could offer new insight into old ideas in biology and, yes, even the dismal science.

Politicians Really Aren’t Better Decision Makers

Politicians took part in a classic choice experiment but failed to do better than the rest of us.

The Big One

One town, Champlain, New York, was the source of nearly half the scams targeting small businesses in the United States last year. November/December 2014

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