The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?

The loss of the Y chromosome could drive the formation of entirely new species.

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring.

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Why is psychedelic culture dominated by privileged white men?

It isn't surprising, but what's behind the straight-white-male hegemony?

A recent study of users of novel psychedelic substances found, probably to no-one's surprise, that they are more likely than average to be male, white and college-educated.

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Alcohol's secondhand effects are more serious than we think, study says

A new study highlights the secondhand effects of drinking, arguing that higher taxation could curb problems.

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  • A new study reveals that 21 percent of females and 23 percent of males have suffered the consequences of someone else's drinking.
  • The secondhand effects of alcohol, including threats, vandalism, and financial problems, are underreported.
  • Experts in the field recommend higher taxation to curb excessive drinking.
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Most Americans think ‘dad bod’ is the new six-pack, survey finds

Americans' acceptance and desire of "dad bod" is increasing every year.

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  • The survey was commissioned by Planet Fitness, whose conducted surveys on dad bod for the past three years.
  • The results generally showed that Americans think dad bod is sexy, attractive, and indicative of a man who's comfortable in his own skin.
  • Still, research suggests that gaining weight in middle adulthood raises the risk of chronic disease and premature death.
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Louis C.K., #MeToo, and accountability: Why binary thinking doesn't help

We may not learn and grow beyond the #MeToo era if we keep thinking in black and white, says comedian Pete Holmes.

  • The collective suffering society is going through with the #MeToo movement is the earmark that real change is happening, says comedian Pete Holmes. Abusers need to acknowledge their wrongdoing and, where possible, be open about their evolution and growth.
  • Comedian Louis C.K.'s abuses and return to the stage have divided the comedy community and society on a broader scale. The debate predominately has two narratives: Either C.K. is a monster, or he is a symbol of artistic freedom.
  • The truth, says Holmes, is likely in the middle, and our need to take a binary stance won't help us confront and grow from these complicated issues.
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