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Don't hate the player: Is there a promiscuity gene? A new study suggests a gene variation might make us more likely to sleep around.

The research, published in the journal PloS One, reports that the variant of a dopamine receptor gene is also linked to alcoholism, gambling addictions, a love of horror films - and political liberalism.

Those loose liberals.

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Name game: Emma? Charlotte? Madison? Baby names speak volumes about parents who choose them, more so now than ever before, says a new analysis of name statistics.

Meeting a baby named Mary today tells you a lot more about the girl's parents than meeting a baby with the same name 50 years ago would have, according to said Laura Wattenberg, who runs the website BabyNameWizard.com and analyzed baby name statistics from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

She says baby names have diversified intensely over the past 25 years, and so communicate much more about parents' values and their ambitions for their children than they used to, when neighbourhoods were filled with Johnnys.

"The idea of your name as a unique signifier that separates you from everyone else - that's a new idea," Ms. Wattenberg said. "Names never had to be unique."

So will it be a Siobhan or a Jane?

Sorry officer: Will a tin of Spam do? In Salem, Mass., it just might this time of year. A program called "Peas for Fees" lets drivers pay off a portion of their traffic tickets with canned donations ahead of Christmas Day.

Drivers can knock off their late fees with just two canned goods, but many are coming in with caseloads of food.

'Tis the season.

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