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Idle Hands Are The Devil’s Tools

Published: October 15, 2010

British researchers recently looked at the effect of outdoor activity on the mental state of 1,200 people. The not-so-surprising surprising result: those who walked, cycled, fished, farmed and gardened in green, outdoor spaces saw mood improvements. While everyone benefited, the young and “mentally ill” were reported to show the largest gain. The read more »

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex (Part 3)

Published: June 15, 2010

In our third and final installment of this series, Dr. Doug questions Mary Roach, author of Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, about her research into some of the more taboo aspects of sex. You went to a factory that produced vibrators. Talk about that. This was related to the device I was talking about. It was marketed as a medical device. read more »

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex (Part 2)

Published: June 12, 2010

In the second in our series of three blogs, Dr. Doug continues his interview with author Mary Roach. Mary discusses the science of sex, the history and complications of sex research, and the stigma surrounding this subject. You asked a professor whether the female orgasm might be useful to aid sperm transport. He said, “I think by now you know how read more »