Do Studies Tell Us What We Already Know?

There are things married women want more than sex – that’s according to an iVillage survey of 2,000 American wives ages 18-49. Although 77% said they were somewhat to extremely happy with their sex life, 63% said they’d prefer to sleep, watch a movie or read. Eighty percent rated their sex life as predictable and 62% reported fantasizing about sex with someone else. The best news for husbands was that over 50% of wives said they were married to the best sex of their lives. Maybe some wives just didn’t want too much of a good thing.

Maybe some wives knew caring can make you fat. Every year approximately 65 million Americans -about one-third of the population – provide care for a family member or friend, causing them greater psychological and physical health problems than noncaregivers. Depression and high levels of the hormone cortisol stress the immune and cardiovascular systems. Excess cortisol also increases insulin, which changes how carbohydrates are metabolized, causing a craving for sweets. Because sugars and starches have an opiate-like effect on the brain, feelings of stress are temporarily reduced. Because caregivers are likelier to be obese than noncaregivers, caregivers need to be “caretakers” too.

Then there’s listening to cell phone conversations – they can annoy you and there’s a scientific reason for that. A study done at Cornell Kamagra University gauged peoples’ reactions to 4 different, background noise settings: silence, monologue, conversation between 2 people and cell phone conversation. While exposed to each setting, study participants performed cognitive tests on computers. The only background noise setting that distracted them was cell phone conversation. According to the researchers, not being able to predict the speech pattern of a one-sided cell phone conversation makes it more difficult to ignore and that can impair performance – which is annoying.

However, it’s not just cell phones that impair driving. The annual GMAC Insurance poll asked 5,202 licensed drivers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia 20 questions from DMV exams. With 70% the passing grade, the average score for 2010 was 76.2% – .4% lower than 2009. Nearly 75% of licensed drivers didn’t know safe following distances and 85% didn’t know what a steady yellow light meant. Nevertheless, Kansas drivers scored highest – 82.3%. New York drivers scored lowest – 70%. Oh yes, and men on average tested 4 percentage points higher than women – a “testy” little fact.

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Keywords: sex,caregiver,cell phone,driving

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