Recent News Links mentioning Dr. Helen Fisher's work.

Helen Fisher and Dr. Oz discuss the science of love and the four relationship types based on hormone levels in the brain. Nov. 10th, 2009



Do high heels empower or oppress women?

Some say elevated look leads to success at work; others say lower is better

On the Today Show, MSNBC
September 23, 2009

Dr. Helen Fisher, an anthropology professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey, is in the camp of those who think that sky-high heels are just too sexy for most workplaces.

“High heels thrust out the buttocks and arch the back into a natural mammalian courting — actually, copulatory — pose called ‘lordosis,’ ” Fisher said. “Rats do it, sheep do it ... lions do it, dogs do it. ... It is a naturally sexy posture that men immediately see as sexual readiness. [Heels] are a ‘come hither’ signal. ...

“When women wear high heels at work, they send sexual signals that should be avoided if they want to be taken seriously.”

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Dr. Fisher hits the big time (again) with a four minute plus video The MSNBC Today Show in their "relationships" section, "Does better sex mean better pay?"

Finding and Keeping the Love of Your Life
By Helen Fisher online edition, found August 12th, 2009
Could this be the year you meet your soul mate? Renowned anthropologist Helen Fisher, PhD, author of the new book Why Him? Why Her?, has a formula for romance based on mixing the right brain chemistry.

Sex & Jokes: The Great (and Free!) Recession Stress Relievers
Time Magazine
Posted by Brad Tuttle
Friday, July 31, 2009
You might think that a financial crisis and a dreary, prolonged economic downturn might be a total bummer. People wouldn't find much of anything funny, and they wouldn't exactly be in the mood for other kinds of fun, either. Actually, it appears the opposite is true: In tough times, people seek out releases more than ever—and what are better stress relievers than good sex and bad jokes?

For 'cougars' on prowl, dating goes mainstream

by Megan Finnerty - Jul. 23, 2009 12:00 AM
The Arizona Republic
Jan O'Connor, 34 is so over women his own age.
The have too much drama, too many issues, too little maturity

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Blinded by Science in the Online Dating Game
By Alina Tugend
The New York Times
Published July 17th, 2009
I’VE been checking out Internet dating sites recently. No, I’m not in the market (although my husband is a little suspicious of all this “research”). But since many of my friends use them, I was curious. And because everyone is looking to save money these days, I wanted to know if some sites were more effective — and therefore a better investment — than others.

Can Mark Sanford Save His Marriage? Probably Not
Beborah Kotz
July 02, 2009
I couldn't help cringing yesterday when I heard a marriage therapist comment on Good Morning America about the state of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's marriage. "I see this all the time," marriage therapist Terry Real said on the broadcast. "The big secret . . . 'I'm not in love with my wife.' Not being in love with your spouse is part of marriage. It doesn't mean you're in a bad marriage . . . It's perfectly normal not to be in love."

Science of the smooch
June 30th, 2009
By John Sakamoto

Maybe that Guy Does Need to Get Laid After All
by Sarah Lacy on June 26, 2009

The Los Angeles Times
Judy foreman, Health Sense
June 22, 2009
Dear, I Love you with all my brain
Dopamine brings people together and oxytocin keeps them attached, studies show. Is love just chemistry?,0,6897401.column


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