"Darwin Made Me Fat!"

Even though many Americans say they don’t accept Darwin’s theory of evolution, we are happy to blame our Stone-Age genes for the current American obesity epidemic. But we had the same Stone-Age genes forty years ago when very few Americans were obese.

Why Are We Eating so Much More Than We Used to?

As we all participate in the American obesity epidemic, almost everyone is heavier today than their counterparts of 40 years earlier. Why?

Do Men Find Very Skinny Women Attractive?

Because of our work extolling the great value of women's fat, we are often asked why then do men find super-skinny models so attractive? The answer is: they don't.

How Men’s Minds Reveal the Wisdom of Women’s Bodies

Many aspects of human behavior have been demystified by taking seriously the possibility that evolution works on minds as well as bodies, and the resulting Darwinian analyses have laid bare many previously hidden dimensions of our psychology.

Lose Ten Pounds by March? Why It's Not a Good Idea

Why weight loss diets are doomed to fail.

Hey Kids, Eat Yourselves Smart!

Is it possible that what kind of fats children eat can influence how well they think? And could industrial food production be eating away at our children's brain power?