Women talk more than men — at least sometimes, sensor study says

Do women talk more than men? A new study used tiny technology to investigate. Tinier, cheaper, more capable electronics make it possible to sense , record and measure more and more kinds of things. Some sensors are built into conspicuous, please-notice-what-I’m-doing frames — Google Glass is the current great example of that. But tiny sensors can easily […]

Heated Girl-vs.-Girl Body-Parts Competition, Investigated by Scholars

Researchers in three countries went where their curiosity and/or other factors drove them, producing this study which, it says, is entirely about women: “Female Physical Characteristics and Intra-Sexual Competition in Women,” Bernhard Fink [pictured here, above], Dominique Klappauf, Gayle Brewer [pictured here, at right], Todd K. Shackelford, Personality and Individual Differences, epub November 9, 2013. […]

Are Stressed Women More Attractive, or Less?

You may find it stressful to contemplate this study about attractiveness: “Facial attractiveness is related to women’s cortisol and body fat, but not with immune responsiveness,” Markus J. Rantala [pictured here, below], Vinet Coetzee, Fhionna R. Moore, Ilona Skrinda, Sanita Kecko, Tatjana Krama, Inese Kivleniece and Indrikis Krams, Biology Letters, epub May 22, 2013.  The […]

Widow’s Peak Measurements of Spanish Caucasian Women

After a lapse of some years, a new study centering on Widow’s Peak Measurements has entered the scientific literature: “Study of Frontal Hairline Patterns in Spanish Caucasian Women,” C. Ceballos, C. Priego, C. Méndez, M.V. Hoffner, M.J. García-Hernández, F.M. Camacho, Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition), epub April 2, 2013. The authors, at Departamento de Dermatología, Hospital […]

Do Blondes Get More Funds?

Imagine that you’re female, and that you’re involved in door to door fundraising. Would it be best (purely from a financial returns viewpoint) to be blonde or brunette? Assistant Professor Michael K. Price at the Department of Economics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville has undertaken an investigation : “This study examines how a cosmetic attribute – […]