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Hot Girls Are Bad for You, Dude

Men stress out in the presence of beautiful women: study

(Newser) - For men, being alone with an attractive woman can be unhealthy. Researchers monitored young male and female subjects tasked with solving a Sudoku puzzle on their own. When men were left alone with attractive women, they experienced elevated levels of cortisol, the body's stress hormone. Consistently elevated levels of cortisol... More »

Flirting Makes Men Feel Better

Hanging out with pretty women boosts testosterone level

(Newser) - Forget the bromance: Hanging out with attractive women makes men feel better than they do around other men, a new study finds. Just being around the fairer sex boosts men’s levels of testosterone and cortisol, hormones that improve alertness and well-being. In the trials, just five minutes around attractive... More »

Spanking's Stressful, but S&M Brings Couples Closer

(Newser) - Spanking your partner may ratchet up their stress hormones, but they’ll thank you when it’s over, according to a new study. Researchers measured levels of the stress hormone cortisol in 13 men and women at one S&M party, and testosterone levels at another. Those on the receiving... More »

Caffeine Linked to Hallucination

Drinking 3+ cups of strong joe triples chances of hearing or seeing things: study

(Newser) - People with high caffeine intake are three times more likely to experience hallucinations, including voices, visions, and ghosts, LiveScience reports. A study found that subjects who consumed three cups of brewed coffee, or seven of instant, were more prone to freaking out than their temperate brethren. Researchers think caffeine’s... More »

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