iOS app Android app

Rebecca Adams
GET UPDATES FROM Rebecca Adams
 

Entries by Rebecca Adams

Why We Need To Be Talking About Postpartum Depression In Dads

(39) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 5:15 PM

Although studies estimate that as many as one in 10 fathers suffers from postpartum depression, many dads go overlooked and untreated because such little research has been done on the issue. A new study, however, shows that dads' "baby blues" can affect their ability to parent...

Read Post

7 Absurd Things That Could Impact The Gender Wage Gap

(5) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 4:52 PM

1. Petitioning for restraining orders against abusers.
Yes, you read that correctly. A 2015 study that looked at 3,923 women who had petitioned for a civil restraining order between January 1996 and December 1999 found that women lose anywhere between $312 and $1,018 dollars in the year...

Read Post

How Diet Soda May Lead To More Belly Fat In Older Adults

(35) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 6:13 AM

When given the choice between diet soda and regular soda, the calorie-free option may not be the lesser of two evils. A recent study from the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggests that diet soda may also lead to more belly fat, especially as you get older....

Read Post

Το πορνό υποτιμά τόσο τους άντρες, όσο και τις γυναίκες αλλά με διαφορετικό τρόπο

(1) Comments | Posted March 14, 2015 | 1:23 PM

Είναι εύκολο να απορρίψει κανείς τη βιομηχανία του πορνό, λέγοντας ότι υποβαθμίζει τις γυναίκες και προβάλλει, κατά κύριο λόγο, υποτιμητικές απεικονίσεις τους, αλλά σύμφωνα με πρόσφατη έρευνα, οι συμβατικές ταινίες πορνό δεν διαφέρουν και τόσο πολύ στον τρόπο που προβάλλουν και τα δύο φύλα.

Ερευνητές από το Πανεπιστήμιο...

Read Post

Porn Objectifies Both Men And Women -- Just Differently

(46) Comments | Posted March 13, 2015 | 8:54 AM

It's easy to dismiss the porn industry as a feminist wasteland where degrading depictions of women thrive and empowering images are few and far between. But a recent study suggests that perhaps mainstream porn doesn't differ too much in its portrayal of the sexes.

Researchers from the University...

Read Post

The LEGO Legal Justice League Is A Thing, And It Includes Ruth Bader Ginsburg

(1) Comments | Posted March 11, 2015 | 1:15 PM

In the past few months alone, we've seen Ruth Bader Ginsburg in baby and dog form. But our new favorite RBG might just be the LEGO iteration.

Justice Ginsburg is part of the LEGO Legal Justice League alongside fellow current and former female U.S....

Read Post

Couples Over 50 Are More Likely To Divorce When The Wife Gets Sick, Study Suggests

(24) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 5:06 PM

Couples vow on their wedding days to love one another in sickness and in health, but apparently, that's not a promise they always keep. A new study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior has found that when a wife gets sick, marriages are more likely...

Read Post

Women's Health Providers Prefer To Use IUDs For Their Own Birth Control

(2) Comments | Posted March 4, 2015 | 8:02 AM

Trying to choose a method of birth control can make a woman feel as if she's drowning in a sea of hormones, latex and copper. But a new study might offer some clarity. It turns out that when it comes to birth control, women's health providers themselves prefer...

Read Post

Despite The Stereotype, Study Suggests Doctors Are Not More Likely To Divorce

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 11:46 AM

Anupam B. Jena, an assistant professor of health care policy and medicine at Harvard Medical School, couldn't escape the jokes about doctors and divorce -- the long-held belief that physicians' stress levels and long, irregular hours can ruin a marriage. So Jena decided to see if there was...

Read Post

For Sexual Dysfunction, 'Men Get A Pill And Women Need Therapy.' What Gives?

(3) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 8:48 AM

Melanie says she loves her partner of four years and that she's physically attracted to him. She just hasn't wanted to have sex with him for the past three years.

"It's very frustrating being somebody who used to be so interested in sex and having such a voracious sex...

Read Post

The HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Women To Have Unsafe Sex, Suggests Yet Another Study

(29) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 7:46 AM

For some opponents of the HPV vaccination, the line of thinking goes like this: Give young women a shot to protect them from certain strands of the most common sexually transmitted disease, and you give them license to throw all coital caution out the window. But...

Read Post

'The Age of Love' Explores What It's Like To Try Speed Dating At 70

(2) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 12:15 PM

As of 2012, only 57 percent of people 65 and older in America were married. So how is the other 43 percent finding love if they haven't already? Perhaps though speed-dating, if they're lucky enough to have an event in their city.

This is a concept filmmaker

Read Post

How One Woman's Brush With Death Encouraged Her To Become An Auctioneer

(0) Comments | Posted February 16, 2015 | 6:34 AM

This is one story from Huff/Post50's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable ladies throughout the year as they make a radical change in their lives, whether it's embarking on a 500-mile hike, starting a new...

Read Post

What It's Really Like To Break An Engagement, From Women Who've Been There

(3) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 10:43 AM

By the time Katherine's* fiancé called off the wedding, they had signed a two-year lease and were a year into a 16-month engagement. They had 200 guests planning on attending their destination wedding and Katherine's friends were about to throw her a bridal shower.

"It was just a lot," Katherine...

Read Post

Dr. Ruth On Why Couples Over 50 Should Have A Lot More Morning Sex

(7) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 8:24 AM

If you're wondering how to keep your sex life exciting after decades with the same partner, then you've already taken the first step in the right direction. At least, that's what Dr. Ruth Westheimer told Huff/Post50 on Monday as she launched LaundryForeplay.com with Clorox.

The famed...

Read Post

The Science Behind Mixed Signals Between Men And Women

(17) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 8:59 AM

In the dating world, gauging potential partners' interest can be a fraught experience. A touch of the arm, an enthusiastic laugh or an extra second of eye contact can so easily be misinterpreted. But a new study suggests that, for straight people, there's a general pattern to these...

Read Post

Why One Woman Is Launching The First Horse-Themed Film Festival For Her 60th Birthday

(1) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 5:31 AM

This is one story from Huff/Post50's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable ladies throughout the year as they make a radical change in their lives, whether it's embarking on a 500-mile hike, starting a new...

Read Post

How This Woman Is Launching A Catering Business And Proving You Can Start A Career After 50

(6) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 5:20 AM

This is one story from HuffPost Fifty's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable ladies throughout the year as they make a radical change in their lives, whether it's embarking on a 500-mile hike, starting a...

Read Post

Six Years After The Death Of Her Husband, This 58-Year-Old Is Trying Online Dating

(3) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 5:29 AM

This is one story from HuffPost Fifty's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable ladies throughout the year as they make a radical change in their lives, whether it's embarking on a 500-mile hike, starting a...

Read Post

Why This 71-Year-Old Woman Is Embarking On A 500-Mile Hike In Spain This Year

(10) Comments | Posted February 2, 2015 | 4:54 AM

This is one story from Huff/Post50's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable ladies throughout the year as they make a radical change in their lives, whether it's embarking on a 500-mile hike, starting a new...

Read Post