Science has spoken
A total of 43 550 (3.5%) offspring had any major congenital malformation, and the most common subgroup was for congenital heart defects (n=20 074; 1.6%). Compared with offspring of normal weight mothers (risk of malformations 3.4%), the proportions and adjusted risk ratios of any major congenital malformation among the offspring of mothers with higher BMI were: overweight, 3.5% and 1.05 (95% confidence interval 1.02 to 1.07); obesity class I, 3.8% and 1.12 (1.08 to 1.15), obesity class II, 4.2% and 1.23 (1.17 to 1.30), and obesity class III, 4.7% and 1.37 (1.26 to 1.49). The risks ...
July 11, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
As one of the many degreed single women the article is talking about, this is so true it makes my stomach clench. I was lied to.
- Girl Who
She's a lawyer from the country with an Ivy League degree. As easy as it is to condemn her for her choices, and observe that she is experiencing the logical consequences of her actions, we should never forget that these women were deceived
That doesn't mean that we should white knight for them, or wife them up, or even lift a finger to address their self-imposed problems. ...
July 10, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
Dr. Helen comments on the incongruous discovery
The trial, which was an effort to push more women in senior position jobs, revealed that removing the gender from a candidate’s application does not help boost gender equality in hiring. The trial also revealed that adding a male name to a candidate’s application made them 3.2 percent less likely to get the job while adding a female name made it 2.9 percent more likely that the candidate would be hired.
Researchers assumed that removing gender identifiers from an application would make it easier for women to obtain employment in senior ...
July 9, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Of course, it's not as if I didn't predict this nearly 10 years ago, when I saw the male-female imbalance developing at the universities. And it's not Darwinism, it is Game
While it’s commonplace for snooty, liberal academics to blame men for every misery to betide humanity, boffins at Yale have taken this sexist blame-game to absurd new heights.
They are claiming that modern men are too stupid – or “feel threatened by their success” – to date 30-something “selfish career women,” who are increasingly having to freeze their eggs until they meet men they deem worthy of ...
July 8, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Overeducation is a form of self-sterilization
A dearth of marriagable men has left an “oversupply” of educated women taking desperate steps to preserve their fertility, experts say.
The first global study into egg freezing found that shortages of eligible men were the prime reason why women had attempted to take matters into their own hands.
Experts said “terrifying” demographic shifts had created a “deficit” of educated men and a growing problem of “leftover” professional women, with female graduates vastly outnumbering males in in many countries.
The study led by Yale University, involved interviews with 150 women ...
July 5, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
It's not too hard to grasp why this Japanese man prefers his sex doll
to his wife:
Masayuki Ozaki bounced back when the spark went out of his marriage — by starting a new romance with a rubber sex doll he swears is the love of his life.
The ultra-realistic silicone dummy, called Mayu, shares his bed under the same roof as his wife and teenage daughter in Tokyo, an unusual arrangement that triggered angry arguments before the family declared a delicate truce.
Ozaki, 45, said: “After my wife gave birth, we stopped having sex and I ...
July 3, 2017, 11:21 a.m.
A counterintuitive survey result prompts Heartiste to take yet another victory lap
Over the last few decades almost all research studies have found that men are much more eager for casual sex than women are (Oliver & Hyde, 1993; Petersen & Hyde, 2010). This is especially true when it comes to desires for short-term mating with many different sexual partners (Schmitt et al., 2003), and is even more true for wanting to have sex with complete and total strangers (Tappé et al., 2013).
In a classic social psychological experiment from the 1980s, Clark and Hatfield (1989) put the ...
June 30, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
Get eaten by lizards
A Belgian backpacker has become the latest tourist found dead on a notorious Thai island where seven others have died in the last three years. Elise Dallemange, 30, was found half-eaten by lizards on Koh Tao back in April with police claiming she hanged herself. But mother Michele van Egten says she does not believe that version of events amid fears authorities are working to suppress a series of grisly tourist murders.
It's difficult to have much sympathy for either the young people or the families. The world is, and always will be, a dangerous ...
June 29, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
To say nothing of proof that NAWALT
Having been sold a pack of feminist lies that make both men and women unhappier, those of us in the millennial generation who are interested in happy marriages have had to rediscover a lot of politically incorrect truths from scratch.
But there’s one truth that is particularly difficult for our genderless, sexless culture to accept, because it eviscerates not one, but two shibboleths of the age: first, that men and women desire the same things in relationships, and second, that a selfish, “be yourself” attitude is a good prescription for marital ...
June 28, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
Men these days. They show no respect for the female imperative.
June 27, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
Feminists may talk up equality, but the fact is that women don't want anything to do with it in marriage
It’s common knowledge that roughly half of marriages today end in divorce. This is up significantly from the 1960s, when about 30 percent of marriages ended in divorce within 15 years. The underlying social and economic changes that have spurred this increase remain a bit of a mystery. But the topic was taken up in a massive 2016 study conducted by Harvard sociology professor Alexandra Killewald.
“A core unresolved question is how trends in marital stability relate to ...
June 26, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Never stop paying the toll
New paint will go on the walls at Nicole Beverly's Ypsilanti Township house in the coming weeks.
She'll rip down the boards she nailed to the windows by the front door, too. Beverly put them up several years ago as a safety measure to ensure her abusive ex-husband couldn't break the glass and then reach inside to open the door.
"When he was stalking us, we literally had to do anything we could to slow him down," she said. "We nailed a board over each of my side windows. I had to ...
June 22, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
Can you blame women for not wanting to get with them
It turns out that Republicans are having sex more frequently than Democrats, a study published Monday revealed.
The study, conducted by Professor Nicholas H. Wolfinger, examined the sex lives of Democrats, Republicans and Independents. Independents and Republicans are more likely to have sex at least once a week than their Democrat peers, the study showed.
“This finding left me curious about how specific components of relational bliss might be affected by political leanings. The answer is surprising: Republicans have more sex than Democrats and cheat less ...
June 21, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
And being nice does not mean that she has the hots for you. Quite the opposite
Do you ever wonder why it seems like all pretty girls are nasty bitches? Does it seem like every time you try to talk to pretty girls they are kind of low grade mean and hostile to you? I know that sometimes I feel this way. However I’ve learned a very important truth that explains why so many pretty girls are forced to act nasty to men they meet.
When kind, sweet girls are really nice to men who they don’t ...
June 20, 2017, 7:33 p.m.
30 things women don't realize that men notice
4. The fact that girls often can’t think for themselves.
When with their friends, girls will usually always look at each other before making a decision.
11. If she’s playing stupid.
We can tell when you are playing stupid, and it is not cute.
We can also tell when you're attracted to another man, but refuse to admit it.
June 14, 2017, 1:53 p.m.
And then she dumped him. Deservedly. Ye cats.
June 12, 2017, 12:01 a.m.
You see, my dear Gamma males, this is why you NEED TO STOP LYING. Everyone sees through it.
June 9, 2017, 10 a.m.
British man was dumped in favor of a UK residence-seeking jihadi
<>The jilted boyfriend of London Bridge terrorist Rachid Redouane's wife has told how she dumped him by text message to begin her new life with the jihadi. Phillip Nowell said he had been separated from girlfriend Charisse O'Leary for a few months when she began secretly seeing Moroccan mass murderer Redouane.
Within just 12 weeks of ending the relationship, Charisse, 38, married Redouane, 30, one of three men who murdered eight people in Saturday night's Borough Market atrocity. Phillip said he was stunned to be dumped by ...
June 8, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
A post-wall woman laments the absence of previously unwanted male attentio
n in her life:
Like so many girls of my generation, I took myself far too seriously and was quick to mistake kindness or generosity for sexism. I would never let a man pay for dinner (or I would never admit to it, at any rate) and I wore ugly shoes I could walk in, rather than have to accept a lift home in high heels. As for winking, thigh-patting and the occasional wolf-whistle — woe betide the man who dared.
Now, aged 50, I realise how silly ...
June 7, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
RL asks about the way in which old tendencies periodically resurface:
>I've seen a number of Gamma-related posts on AlphaGamePlan lately, and it got me thinking. I used to be very Gamma. Now, partly through following a lot of your advice, and that of some good people in my life, I've turned a lot of that around. Thank you for that. I truly appreciate what you do, and I doubt I'm alone in that gratitude.
These days, I have a good woman in my life. No, not some stunning supermodel. You and most of your readers would regard her ...
June 6, 2017, 3:28 p.m.