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Social environment can shape male, female behaviours

Social environment can shape male, female behaviours

Social environment can shape male, female behaviours

Besides genes, human environment and culture can also influence gender-specific behavioural traits, claims a research. For some masculine and feminine behaviour-related traits, the interactions between the genetic and hormonal components of sex with other factors create variability between individuals. On the other hand, environmental factors supply the stable conditions needed for reproduction of the trait

Different brand choices can make dent in relationship

Different brand choices can make dent in relationship

Do you like Coke while your partner prefers Pepsi? Beware, difference in brand choices can affect our happiness in relationships more than shared interests or personality traits, suggests a research. “People think compatibility in relationships comes from having similar backgrounds, religion or education,” said Gavan Fitzsimons, professor at the Duke University in North Carolina. “But

Why it is important for women to eat with their families

Why it is important for women to eat with their families

Morthala (Rajasthan): When the women of this village sit down to eat, it is usually after the rest of the family had finished its meal — the men first, the children next and themselves last. This is a common practice in many households, but among the rural poor it makes women and children — some

Hygiene tips for women before going on a date

Hygiene tips for women before going on a date

If you get drenched in rain, take a shower afterwards before getting ready for a date. This will help to prevent any possible infection, say experts. Aashmeen Munjal, beauty and make-up expert, and Ridhi Arya, Dermatologist, Me clinic, have shared tips on how to maintain hygiene during monsoon season: * Shower after shower: In case

Bonding among women co-workers can reduce conflict

Bonding among women co-workers can reduce conflict

Strong bonding among female co-workers can be favourable for the workplace as it can help in reducing conflict among female employees, a study has revealed. According to a study in the INFORMS journal Organisation Science, when employers encourage an office environment that supports positive and social relationships between women co-workers, especially in primarily male dominated

Women more upset at partner's emotional infidelity on social media

Women more upset at partner’s emotional infidelity on social media

Women tend to get more upset than men on discovering an emotional infidelity-related message about their partner on social media, says a study. Men felt more distressed at their partners’ sexual rather than emotional infidelity on social media, the findings, led by researchers from the Cardiff Metropolitan University in Britain, revealed. Women, however, were more

Fertility treatment does not spike divorce risk

Fertility treatment does not spike divorce risk

Undergoing fertility treatment does not increase divorce risk, says a study in a finding that can help in supporting patients’ commitment to the treatment. Previous studies have suggested that undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART) such as in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) greatly increases couples’ stress and anxiety levels. Some even claimed that infertility and stress involved in

Friends become more important than family as we age

Friends become more important than family as we age

Keeping a few really good friends around can make a world of difference for your health and well-being and friendship may become even more important than family relationships as we age, suggests new research. In a pair of studies involving nearly 280,000 people, William Chopik of Michigan State University in the US found that friendships

Empathy may be key to partners' good health

Empathy may be key to partners’ good health

Showing empathy to your partner or spouse suffering from chronic pain or with osteoarthritis may improve his or her physical functioning over time, a new study has showed. The results showed that patients with spouses who responded to their expressions of pain with empathic behaviours such as providing emotional support, affection and attention on a

Can men cook? Prospective Indian brides eager to know

Can men cook? Prospective Indian brides eager to know

A lot of Indian women want to know if their prospective partners can cook, reveals a survey. Matchmaking service www.shaadi.com conducted a survey to understand what makes women say ‘yes’ in relationships. The survey was conducted to mark the service reaching five million success stories in May. The online poll received over 6,800 responses (women

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