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Shrugging Off Gender Policing

An effective way to change or eradicate norms delimiting how men and women are expected to behave.

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Female Condoms: Meet the Ancestors to the Next Big Thing in Safe Sex

A predecessor to the female condom was available nearly 100 years ago.

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The Power of Female Leaders in Ethnically Diverse Countries

New research shows that countries with a lot of ethnic diversity experience greater economic growth when they have a female head of state.

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The Female Condom Is the Next Big Thing in Safe Sex

Once derided as being like a plastic bag with the erotic appeal of a jellyfish, the female condom is undergoing a transformation.

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Leaning Out

By intentionally taking a step back from a career she worked hard to start, Alice Dreger estimates she has cost her family $750,000. Was it worth it?

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Looking Smart! Study Suggests Men’s Intelligence Can Be Judged by Sight

New research from the Czech Republic finds people can accurately judge intelligence by looking at faces of men, but not women.

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Doing Gender With the Face

The “sexy model face” isn’t built into our DNA, bone structure, or psychology, but projected.

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The Social Construction of Sex

Many of us probably get our core gender identities as much from our biological origins as we do from our gender educations.

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What’s Wrong With Women’s History Month?

We’re only recognizing women who have excelled at what are generally thought to be “masculine” pursuits.

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Stress Increases Empathy in Women, Decreases It in Men

New research from Vienna finds a big gender gap in how we respond to stressful situations.

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Banning Chocolate Milk Was a Bad Choice

The costs of banning America's favorite kids drink from schools may outweigh the benefits, a new study suggests.

In Battle Against Climate Change, Cities Are Left All Alone

Cities must play a critical role in shifting the world to a fossil fuel-free future. So why won't anybody help them?

When a Romance Is Threatened, People Rebound With God

And when they feel God might reject them, they buddy up to their partner.

How Can We Protect Open Ocean That Does Not Yet Exist?

As global warming melts ice and ushers in a wave of commercial activity in the Arctic, scientists are thinking about how to protect environments of the future.

What Kind of Beat Makes You Want to Groove?

The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014