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Could Creaky Voice Decrease the Pay Gap in Estonia?

Scientists have noticed that more and more women have started to speak with a creaky voice quality (also known as vocal fry). Kätlin Aare and Pärtel Lippus studied the vocal fry phenomenon in Estonian conversations. Continue reading

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Why Do Women Outlive Men?

Estonian women outlive men by 11 years – but why? Sociologists and demographers point to self-destructive behaviours in men, as well as their greater risk of contracting heart disease, but they overlook the underlying causes of these woes. Peeter Hõrak, Professor in Physiological Ecology of Animals at the University of Tartu, puts this phenomenon in the context of the theory of sexual selection. Continue reading

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