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Friday Links

by Marcy Franklin, Online Editor

Happy Friday! Check out the links below to get the latest (and quirkiest) health news.

Could your sexual endeavors be predetermined by your genes? That’s what researcher Justin Garcia at Binghamton University wanted to find out—why some people chase the thrill of uncmomitted sex, and other recoil from it. Turns out, those with a certain type of DRD4 gene (which regulates dopamine receptors and makes you feel excited) “were more likely to have a history of uncommitted sex, including one-night stands and infidelity.” (TIME)

Some mental health disorders, like narcissism, is rapidly becoming extinct. The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (aka the Bible of mental health knowledge) will no longer include narcissism and five other disorders. Don’t feel too left out, narcissist—we’re sure you still exist. (New York Times)

The New York Times has discovered that bartending is a high-injury profession. Not only do they have long hours on their feet, but can injure their wrists and arms shaking fancy drinks (like all your dirty martinis). (The New York Times and MSNBC)

Good news for guys, bad news for ladies—good looks can help males find a job, while the same inevitably hurts females’ job hunts. A recent study tested out identical resumes, but included a photo with one of them. Resumes with attractive males got a bump in callbacks; while resumes with attractive women got fewer callbacks. (New York Times)

 

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