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Income and orgasms are statistical food for thought, thanks to Pollet and Nettle:
“Partner Wealth Predicts Self-Reported Orgasm Frequency in a Sample of Chinese Women,” Thomas V. Pollet and Daniel Nettle, Evolution and Human Behavior, vol. 30, no. 2, March 2009, pp. 146-151. (Thanks to Ig Nobel Prize winner Francis Fesmire for bringing this to our attention.) The authors, at Newcastle University, report:
“We investigated the relationship between women’s self-reported orgasm frequency and the characteristics of their partners in a large representative sample from the Chinese Health and Family Life Survey. We found that women report more frequent orgasms the higher their partner’s income is.”
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“The Dark Side of Management Decisions: Organisational Psychopaths,”
Dynamic Underclothing MicroclimateDon’t mess with Bond
What are the survival prospects for female characters in the James Bond movies? A new research project from Cleveland State University and Kent State University performed a quantitative content analysis for 195 female characters in 20 out of the 22 Bond films – uncovering in the process some clearcut predictors of their survivability.
“End-of-film mortality is predicted by sexual activity, ethical status (good vs. bad), and attempting to kill Bond.“
The research is slated for publication in the journal Sex Roles