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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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Don’t Text and Drive—Especially If You’re Old

A new study shows that texting while driving becomes even more dangerous with age.

Apparently You Can Bring Your Religion to Work

New research says offices that encourage talk of religion actually make for happier workplaces.

Canadian Kids Have a Serious Smoking Problem

Bootleg cigarette sales could be leading Canadian teens to more serious drugs, a recent study finds.

The Hidden Psychology of the Home Ref

That old myth of home field bias isn’t a myth at all; it’s a statistical fact.

The Big One

One in two United States senators and two in five House members who left office between 1998 and 2004 became lobbyists. November/December 2014

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