Oncology & Cancer

What is a good looking penis?

In a new study, women considered the position and shape of the urethral opening to be the least important aspects of a penis' appearance.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The power of public shaming, for good and for ill

You may not have heard of Justine Sacco but she gained brief infamy online in 2013 when she sent one ill-considered Tweet that subsequently "blew up" her life, all in the time it took her to fly from London to South Africa. ...


Breastfeeding: Shame if you do, shame if you don't

A new study of 63 women with varied infant feeding experiences reveals that breastfeeding mothers may feel shame if they breastfeed in public due to exposure, while those who do not breastfeed may experience shame through ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

After committing a crime, guilt and shame predict re-offense

Within three years of being released from jail, two out of every three inmates in the US wind up behind bars again—a problem that contributes to the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. New research suggests ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

When a doctor's visit is a guilt trip

Have you ever left a doctor's office feeling ashamed or guilty? Chances are one in two that you answered "yes," according to research from the University of California, San Diego. And what happened next? Perhaps you were ...

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