By Kayla Overbey
Friday, April 6, 2012
- The New York Times reports that embodied cognition–a growing scientific field–can be induced simply by changing your clothes. A study reveals that our psychological self-perception differs when we wear different outfits, such as a doctor’s coat, or pimp outfit. The changes can encourage a different persona, which can be helpful during job interviews, teaching positions and more.
- According to CNN, the popular body mass index (BMI) approach to determining obesity may be outdated. Because of this ineffective method, the high obesity problem in the United States may in fact be underestimated. The BMIs of women may be even more inaccurate since women tend to lose muscle mass faster than men as they age.
- One of the many birth control mistakes a person can make is not understanding the hormonal effects of birth controls, says Health.com. Other mistakes include not understanding the vast majority of birth control methods, applying condoms incorrectly and using spermicides as the only birth control method.
- When it comes to sexual health and the sport of cycling, most of the attention has been focused on men. It’s commonly known that spending a lot of time on a bicycle seat can increase chances for erectile dysfunction in men. However, a study conducted Yale researchers reveals that women can also suffer problems from cycling, says the New York Times. There are simple methods to decrease negative effects, such as raising bicycle handlebars or using “no-nose” saddles, to decrease perineum pressure.