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miguel-bruna-503098-unsplashI usually avoid these battle-of-the-sexes type of articles, especially as we continue to discover that men and women aren’t so different after all. But when a popular magazine (even if it is Cosmopolitan) declares they’ve documented several areas in which women are better than men, I need to read that.

It’s not that I don’t believe them–you’re talking to a guy who happily admits that the women in his life are superior to him in innumerable ways–but these are some serious findings. Not surprising, mind you, just serious, even if you apply the usual naysayer’s caveats about questionable sources (hi, Daily News!) and methodology.

Read on and tell me what you think. (Note: this is an abbreviated list. Please read the full article here.)

Women learn better

study done at the University of Georgia and Columbia University found that women are better learners, and tend to be more attentive, flexible, and organized.

Women are smarter

According to a study of IQ tests from around the world by researcher James Flynn, women have higher IQs than men.

Women interview better

A study out of Canada found that women are better at handling the stress of a job interview. Women are more nervous prior to interviewing but perform better in the actual moment.

Women evolve hotter

A study revealed that women are getting better looking through evolution while men are staying the same. But isn’t that a subjective measure?

Women survive car accidents more often

Men are 77 percent more likely to die in a car accident than women, according to a study done by Carnegie Mellon University.

Women graduate college more often

We already know that female enrollment is higher than male, but the Department of Education’s statistics reveal that men are also less likely than women to graduate and get their bachelor’s degrees.

Women have stronger immune systems

A study done by McGill University indicated that estrogen gives women an edge when it comes to fighting off infections. This might explain why men don’t seem to handle illness as well as their female counterparts.

Women are better managers, especially in this economy
Women make greater bosses, some believe, because they are better listeners, mentors, problem solvers, and multitaskers than men. In a Daily News article, management expert Jay Forte said, “It’s a very service-oriented economy [right now]. Women are better connectors than men and more astute about knowing how to activate passion in their employees.”

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