Attitude & Lifestyle

Kids, don’t try this at home: Gender and age differences in driving attitude

by Queen D, August 4, 2016

I’m not an angry driver – I just say angry things when I see (enter swear word) drivers doing stupid things on the road like no one else is around. I’m talking to you, guy in BMW, who cut across three lanes at the last minute to get off at an exit and nearly hit […]

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Generational Values: Blurring the lines that matter

by Queen D, June 17, 2016

The media often casts Millennials as selfish, self-entitled, and self-absorbed, and driven by egocentric values, like money, status, and recognition. What fascinates me is that some of these denouncers are Baby Boomers who have conveniently forgotten that they come from the original “Me generation.” Anecdotal evidence is worth little in the scientific and research community, but […]

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Interesting discoveries in human behavior research (Part 2)

by Queen D, May 11, 2016

In last week’s blog, I was highlighting some of the most interesting results of the studies we have conducted at Queendom in the last 20 years. Check out these smash hits: #11 – Life satisfaction is not just about what’s in your bank account. Here’s what data from our Life Satisfaction Test reveals about people who […]

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Interesting discoveries in human behavior research (Part 1)

by Queen D, May 5, 2016

We’ll be celebrating 20 years on the web at Queendom.com – that’s 20 years of developing personality and aptitude tests, 20 years of conducting research on human behavior, and 20 years of gaining a clearer understanding of what it means to be human in the 21st century. In short, this is my conclusion about human […]

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Scientific theory and research: Nothing more than entertaining the impossible

by Queen D, April 8, 2016

I consider myself a fairly open-minded person. The idea that ghosts might exist, for example, is entirely probable in my opinion, and I have to admit that the researcher in me is piqued by paranormal investigators who rely on more scientifically based equipment. Granted, I wouldn’t bet my savings on the reliability of an “EMF […]

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What do career-focused women value? The same thing as homemakers and working moms

by Queen D, March 10, 2016

The “Women Against Feminism” movement is a little disturbing to me. Not because I’m a die-hard feminist, but because we’ve lost sight of what feminism really means. I like the idea of men being chivalrous, but I don’t want to be taken care of financially, I don’t want to be stuck at home doing all […]

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I Am Woman: Regaining an understanding of feminism

by Queen D, March 2, 2016

  “Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” G. D. Anderson The Suffragettes and activists like Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, and Coretta Scott King dreamed of a world where women would be viewed on the same footing as men. It is unlikely, […]

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The Optimistic/Pessimistic World

by Queen D, January 27, 2016

I rarely share my beliefs with people. When I try to explain to them how our thoughts shape our reality, I get that kind of glazed eyeball look, or the “let-me-humor-her-in-case-she’s-crazy” look: But it isn’t some crazy woo-woo. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been used to treat a number of problems quite successfully, including Generalized Anxiety […]

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Funny holiday traditions every family should start

by Queen D, December 23, 2015

  Here’s a brief description of my typical Christmas Eve: Walk into my mom’s or aunt’s house. Mutter to myself about how the place smells like fish (because we don’t do the turkey thing in my family; there’s no meat on the eve of Christmas). Sit down at the table and watch people eat fish. […]

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Life Satisfaction: It's not all about your bank account

by Queen D, December 2, 2015

You might as well admit it now, because I know you’ve done it. That’s right: I know you’ve Facebook-stalked someone from your past to see how they’re doing. Bonus points if they’ve gained weight, got divorced, gone bald or someone tagged them in a really, really unflattering picture. I’ve done it, I’m a little embarrassed […]

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Love shopping, love money: Lessons from smart shoppers

by Queen D, November 4, 2015

Obsessive shoppers fascinate me, particularly those who shop even though they know they can’t afford to. Why do they do it? Because shopping is like any other addiction: You know it’s not healthy, but you just can’t help yourself. When my friend turned 30, she decided she wanted to party in style, so she organized […]

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Of Black Cats & Jinxes – The world's top 10 superstitions

by Queen D, October 28, 2015

The researcher in me scoffs at the idea of superstitions. I deal with hard data, to which I apply complex statistical formulas. And everything is calculated using a super scientific program, not potions and a magic wand. If that’s not enough, I have a black cat at home who has crossed my path several times – […]

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