What Turns Women On

"A new study from — where else? — France suggests listening to love songs may increase women’s receptivity to amorous advances," reports Tom Jacobs for Miller-McCune.

"A new study from — where else? — France suggests listening to love songs may increase women’s receptivity to amorous advances," reports Tom Jacobs for Miller-McCune. "The French researchers note that music can improve one’s mood, and being in a positive frame of mind can increase one’s receptivity to romance. Alternatively, 'the romantic song lyrics acted as a prime that, in turn, led to the display of behavior associated with that prime,' they write. Considerable research has found that music with antisocial lyrics increases aggressive thoughts, while music with pro-social lyrics triggers feelings of generosity. Guèguen and his colleagues suggest this sort of emotional prompting may also occur in the romantic arena."

Related Articles
Playlists
Keep reading Show less

Five foods that increase your psychological well-being

These five main food groups are important for your brain's health and likely to boost the production of feel-good chemicals.

Mind & Brain

We all know eating “healthy” food is good for our physical health and can decrease our risk of developing diabetes, cancer, obesity and heart disease. What is not as well known is that eating healthy food is also good for our mental health and can decrease our risk of depression and anxiety.

Keep reading Show less

For the 99%, the lines are getting blurry

Infographics show the classes and anxieties in the supposedly classless U.S. economy.

What is the middle class now, anyway? (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Politics & Current Affairs

For those of us who follow politics, we’re used to commentators referring to the President’s low approval rating as a surprise given the U.S.'s “booming” economy. This seeming disconnect, however, should really prompt us to reconsider the measurements by which we assess the health of an economy. With a robust U.S. stock market and GDP and low unemployment figures, it’s easy to see why some think all is well. But looking at real U.S. wages, which have remained stagnant—and have, thus, in effect gone down given rising costs from inflation—a very different picture emerges. For the 1%, the economy is booming. For the rest of us, it’s hard to even know where we stand. A recent study by Porch (a home-improvement company) of blue-collar vs. white-collar workers shows how traditional categories are becoming less distinct—the study references "new-collar" workers, who require technical certifications but not college degrees. And a set of recent infographics from CreditLoan capturing the thoughts of America’s middle class as defined by the Pew Research Center shows how confused we are.

Keep reading Show less