Lauren Vinopal is a freelance journalist who writes about health and science. Have a weird science question? Lauren has your answer. She also specializes in men’s health, child development, sleep, pregnancy, relationships, psychology, mental health, and much more. Lauren was a full-time Health & Science writer for Fatherly from 2016 to 2019.
Lauren is currently a staff writer for MEL Magazine. She also writes for publications such as MTV News, Vice, GQ, and more. Lauren has a Bachelor’s in communications and journalism from DePaul University. A stand-up comedian to boot, she also hosts the Mid Riff Comedy Show in Brooklyn. You can follow Lauren on Twitter at @LaurenVino.
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Kids Feel Self-Conscious And Embarrassed Before Age 2, Studies Say
Young children are aware of how they're perceived earlier than previously thought.
Will I Cheat on My Wife? What To Do With That Worry
Anxieties about committing infidelity are common — but that might actually be a good thing.
Is My Wife Pregnant? Her Nose Could Be The Clearest Sign
Don't look to her tender breasts or shifting mood for pregnancy clues. It's all in her nose.
How Long Should Sex Last? A Sex Therapist Shares Some Insight
Sex should last longer than masturbation, but probably not as long as you think.
Trying To Get Pregnant Might Make Women Hornier, But There’s A Catch
Ovulation stimulates women's sex drives, but this can make men feel used when trying to conceive, experts warn.
The Scientific Reason Men Play Dumb
There's evidence that these guys are smarter than they look.
Why White Men Can’t Dance, According To Science
Straight white men used to dance well and often, but then World War II ended and everything changed.
Drinking IPAs Could Cause Brewer’s Droop And Erectile Dysfunction
A beer belly might not be the only thing in your future; drinking beer can cause man boobs too, experts say.
Does Whiskey Help A Cold? A Sore Throat? Doctors Explain.
A hot toddy might make you feel better, but there's a catch.
What Makes Puns So Irresistible, According To Science
Dad jokes are a sign of having kids, intelligence, or brain damage. Pick one.
Why Do Kids Love Pokémon? It Changes Their Brains.
New neurological research confirms that Pikachu may be messing with your kid's mind.
Sexting Could Be Good For Your Marriage, Study Says
The benefits of sexting might be reserved for committed couples.
What Laptops Really Do To Testicles And Sperm
Doctors are divided on whether or not laptops are really that bad for your balls.
How To Increase Sexual Stamina And Last Longer In Bed, Using Science
Your heart may be holding you back from lasting in bed, urologists warn.
How Do Men’s Brains Respond To Porn? Depends On Their Sex Drive
It’s a man’s sex drive, not his sex, that determines how he responds to porn.
10 Weird Facts About The Human Body That You (Probably) Didn’t Know
Impress your curious kids with these very strange facts about our bodies.
5 Weird Facts About Babies That Freak Out New Parents
They might cry without tears and have extra bones, but you love your baby anyway.
5 Scientific Reasons Why Women Love Big Shoulders
You can thank evolution for it.
Babies With A December Birthday Live Longer, Happier Lives
There's more to being a December baby than birthday presents wrapped in Christmas paper.