Don’t drink and drive is a message that’s been drilled in your head for years. But scarily, many women seem to be tuning it out. DUIs among women increased 29 percent between 1998 and 2007, according to a new report from the Traffic Injury Research Foundation. And the latest FBI statistics show that in 2011, women made up nearly 25 percent of drunk driving arrests nationwide, up from about 10 percent in the early 1980s. Meanwhile, DUIs among men have actually been on the decline since the 1990s.
What if it turned out that overeating (or binge eating, or even anorexia and bulimia) really was all in your head? Or, more precisely, in a precise neurological path in your brain? Scientists have discovered the brain circuitry that is tied to overeating when one is actually full.
Despite their reputation for sleeping through early classes and lounging in bed all weekend, college students are a notoriously sleep-deprived bunch. Previous research has found that 70 percent of them log less than the recommended eight hours a night, and 40 percent report feeling rested only two days a week.
There's an old saying, "When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping." Or at least I think it goes something like that. OK, sure — the truly tough probably do something much more practical. The rest of us, however, when faced with a stressful situation, often respond with a credit card.
Parents who think they're sparing their kids by holding off on having arguments until the baby's napping may not be doing their child any favors. A fascinating new study outlined in Smithsonian magazine shows that parental fighting and bickering has a visible effect on infants' brains — even when the babies are asleep.
Apparently, it's not just the stuff of movies and political scandals. It seems that men really do earn their reputation for infidelity. But what no one has bothered to figure out is why so many men have such a tough time keeping it in their pants. Are cheaters like Tiger Woods lacking in self-discipline — or so aroused they can't help but give in to temptation?
I had the great fortune of seeing one of the best soccer games of my life, Manchester United vs. Man City, at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England. The game was exciting, and let's just say that British fans get a little — how to put it? — worked up. That’s all part of the fun, unless you get so invested psychologically that you take out your team's loss in destructive ways.
I am definitely not against helping out Mother Nature a little bit when it comes to stalling the aging process. I’ve tried Botox, and if I had a little more money in the bank, I'd probably be a regular at the dermatologist's office. As far as I'm concerned, there's nothing wrong with a few tweaks here and there in the name of vanity.