Neanderthal bones: Signs of their sex lives

Inbreeding leads to a problematically small gene pool.

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In a cave tucked into the limestone hills of the Asturias region of Spain, there lie the remains of a group of 13 Neanderthals that date to between 50,600 and 47,300 years ago.
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How swipe-based dating apps are impacting your mental health

Online dating has evolved, but at what cost?

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  • Some dating apps allow individuals to interact and form romantic/sexual connections before meeting face to face with the ability to "swipe" on the screen to either accept or reject another user's profile. Popular swipe-based apps include Tinder, Bumble, and OkCupid.
  • Research by Western Sydney University and the University of Sydney has linked the experience of swipe-based dating apps to higher rates of psychological distress and/or depression.
  • Not all time spent on these apps is damaging, however. Up to 40 percent of current users say they previously entered a serious relationship with someone they met through one of these apps.
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Do religious men watch more pornography?

And do they feel guilty about it?

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  • A new study at the University of Southern Alabama investigates the pornography viewing habits of religious, heterosexual men.
  • Those expressing high degrees of scrupulosity feel more guilt and shame when watching porn.
  • The researchers found no correlation with viewing frequency and religiosity, however.
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8 lesser-known orientations along the sexuality spectrum

Sexuality is fluid and it's important that people get to define it for themselves.

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  • Sexuality is fluid and ever-changing, and our understanding of it has come a long way since the invention of the Kinsey Scale in the 1940's.
  • Defining your own sexuality is important as it is a uniquely personal experience.
  • While creating labels for yourself can help you better understand your orientation and build connections along your sexual journey, it's important not to place labels on others. Be open to hearing how they see themselves and respectful enough to refer to them on those terms.
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Are you wearing deodorant while sheltering at home?

Humans are woefully unaware of their olfactory sense. That's the reality we've been sold.

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  • Scent provides valuable information about personality traits and attractiveness.
  • Since the 1920s, companies have made us anxious about our odor in order to sell us their products.
  • Our disdain of personal smell is related to our fear of aging and death.
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