Restaurant Tipping: Who Does it Best?

When you leave your 10, 15, 20, 25% tip at the end of the meal, do you ever wonder if you're being generous enough... or too generous?  I have? A new study out of Princeton looked at the tipping patterns of different demographics.  The results are a little surprising. The best tippers are male Republicans (shocking to … Continue reading Restaurant Tipping: Who Does it Best?

Not Only Will I Live Forever… Apparently I’m a Genius

I wrote a post recently citing a new scientific study that found men who look at women's breasts live longer.  Well, in the spirit of citing scientific evidence that supports exactly what I want to hear... There is now solid scientific evidence that staying up late, having lots of sex and use of recreational drugs … Continue reading Not Only Will I Live Forever… Apparently I’m a Genius

Sex and Science: Do Open Relationships Make Us Happier?

People tend to have strong feelings about non monogamy. People in non monogamous relationships are convinced they are the happiest people in the world and the 'vanilla's' are all boring, brooding fools.  People who are monogamously committed, tend to see open relationships as risky, reckless, sinful and doomed. So who has art right? The sinful … Continue reading Sex and Science: Do Open Relationships Make Us Happier?

Sexy Science: Sex and Happiness

In what should come as a surprise to virtually no one, science has confirmed - once again - the link between a fulfilling sex life and happiness.  A series of scientific studies have shown a strong positive link between those who have frequent sex and the happiness/well being they feel in their lives and their relationships. … Continue reading Sexy Science: Sex and Happiness

Opposite Sex Friendship – A Tempest in a Teapot?

"Its no big deal.. we're just friends".  Is this legit or are they the famous last words uttered two weeks before your wife runs off with her yoga instructor? Science has confirmed what [paranoid, psychotic, over-protective] spouses have always believes.  Men and women cannot just be friends.  Well, more precisely, male-female friendships are very often … Continue reading Opposite Sex Friendship – A Tempest in a Teapot?

Do Sensitive Nipples Make You More Sexual, or does a Strong Sex Drive Make Your Nipples Sensitive?… the ultimate chicken and egg scenario

A friend asked me an interesting question last night. She wondered aloud wether her [extremely] sensitive nipples were a reason that she felt constantly aroused and was such a sexual person. Or, was it the converse... that she was so inherently sexual that this made her nipples (amongst other body parts) extra sexually sensitive. What a … Continue reading Do Sensitive Nipples Make You More Sexual, or does a Strong Sex Drive Make Your Nipples Sensitive?… the ultimate chicken and egg scenario

Porn Hub’s Data Dump

I work with a lot of academic economists. One of their frequent refrains "new data is like porn to them". There is nothing a researcher of any type likes more than original data, from which they can conduct research to better understand the world. So imagine the euphoria on brainiac-ville, when the new data really … Continue reading Porn Hub’s Data Dump