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Transgendered males seen as an asset to some ancestral societies
Transgendered androphilic males were accepted in traditional hunter-gatherer cultures because they were an extra set of hands to support their families. Conversely, by investing in and supporting their kin, these males ensured ...
Big feet preference in rural Indonesia defies one-size-fits-all theory of attractiveness
People in most cultures view women with small feet as attractive. Like smooth skin or an hourglass figure, petite feet signal a potential mate's youth and fertility.
Seeing fewer older people in the street may lead low-income adults to fast-track their lives
Why do people in deprived areas live life in the fast lane? It may be because of the age of people they observe in the street, according to a new study by Daniel Nettle and colleagues from Newcastle University in the UK. ...