When does trash talking work? An expert discusses her unusual research

Karen C.P. McDermott recently completed a study on trash talk, the taunts or boasts meant to intimidate or distract an opponent. Her study was one of the first to statistically model how trash talking during a competition can influence performance. What inspired you to study trash talk? Karen C.P. McDermott: In early 2014, I watched Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman […]

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This Woman Tried a Vaginal Steam Treatment Gwenyth Paltrow Recommends—and Ended Up With Second Degree Burns on Her Vagina

Gwenyth Paltrow’s wellness advice may be trendy—but apparently it can cause serious injury. One woman learned that the hard way when she tried a Paltrow-endorsed therapy called "vaginal steaming" and ended up in the ER with a second-degree burn on her vagina. According to a case report from the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada, the 62-year-old woman had a prolapsed vagina—meaning her […]

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Kristin Davis Cries Describing Racism Her Adopted Children Experience

Feeling vulnerable. Kristin Davis broke down in tears during the Monday, July 8, episode of Red Table Talk while describing the racism her African-American, adopted son and daughter have experienced. “It’s one thing to watch it happening to other people, but another to watch it happening to your child,” the Sex and the City alum, 54, told Jada Pinkett Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris on […]

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