About a year ago, I bumped into a friend whose daughter, Amanda, used to drive me a little crazy when she was in high school. Not because she committed any of the typical teenage transgressions but because she was perfect. She got great grades, made captain of two teams, played violin in the school orchestra, and was completely down-to-earth and cheerful to boot
Physical attraction may be as old as time, but new studies are beginning to uncover the science behind sex appeal. Unexpected factors — like biochemical odors, face shape and voice pitch — just might have more to do with your choice of mate than anyone ever expected. Karl Grammer and Elizabeth Oberzaucher are leading the research on the human scent’s influence on sexual attraction.
It’s the story that has brought dating violence into the national spotlight. Police responded to a 911 call alleging domestic violence between singers Chris Brown and Rihanna last month. Later that day, both pulled out of planned appearances at the Grammy Awards, and Brown turned himself into police
On a Saturday morning, Colleen Seifert woke up early and ate her usual breakfast: half a bagel, fruit, and coffee. She walked her Russian wolfhound, Bandit, and tidied her apartment. Seifert was an assistant professor in psychology at the University of Michigan, and for six years her life had been entirely focused on a single goal: earning tenure.