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Parenthood Makes People Happier

By Margarita Nahapetyan People who have children experience greater happiness and feel they derive more meaning from life than those without kids, claim psychologists from the University of California, Riverside, the University of British Columbia and Stanford University. It was also revealed that in spite of all kinds of stress associated with parenthood, parents feel happier during the day hours when they are taking care of their ki

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Childhood Maltreatment Affects Adult Romantic Relationships

By Margarita Nahapetyan According to a new research by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) scientists, childhood emotional abuse can negatively affect a person's romantic relationships later in life. To reach this conclusion, Professor Golan Shahar and Dana Lassri, doctoral candidate at BGU's Department of Psychology, carried out two separate studies involving college students with a history of Childhood Emotional Maltreatment (C

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Married Men Prefer Fast Food To Healthy Home Meals

By Margarita Nahapetyan Married men eat healthy food their wives prepare for them at home, but like to secretly binge on unhealthy fast food while away from the family dinner table, a new survey has found. According to the team of nutritionists at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, men in the United States obediently consume the low-fat food at home just to avoid fighting and arguing with the spouse over her healthy f

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Cheating Husbands Are at Risk of a Heart Attack

By Margarita Nahapetyan Men who are unfaithful to their wives do not just jeopardize their marriage, but are also at an increased risk of having a deadly heart attack, Italian scientists who were studying male monogamy have found. It was revealed that 'sudden coital death' is much common when a man was meeting with his mistress outside of his home than when he was with his wife. And liaisons with younger lovers are particularly dangerous. &#

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Healthcare Costs Increase During Recession

By Margarita Nahapetyan U.S. healthcare prices in 2010 rose faster than inflation, even though patients actually used less medical care in many categories, a study from the Health Care Cost Institute has discovered. According to the new findings, health costs in the United States rose 3.3 per cent, a rate more than double that of inflation, and the experts say that the increase happened not because people used lot of unnecessary proce

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For Autistic Youth Transition to Adulthood Is Very Rocky

By Margarita Nahapetyan One in three adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) do not have post-secondary education and have no paying job or technical training nearly seven years after high school graduation, says a new research. The experts found that, when it comes to work and education, autistic young people often fare much worse that young adults with other types of developmental disabilities, including those who are mentally disabled.

Women Are Inspired By Normal Sized Models When Buying Clothes

By Margarita Nahapetyan Ben Barry, a modeling agency CEO, has recently conducted a survey in order to find out what kinds of models inspire women to buy their clothes. He came to the conclusion that most women are actually more willing to buy an item that was modeled by someone closer to their own size and shape. The research, which was funded by the Ogilvy Foundation, involved more than 2,500 women from different cities all across Ca

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Are You a Facebook Addict? A New Test Can Help Find Out

By Margarita Nahapetyan Norwegian psychologists have created a Facebook Addiction Scale test, according to which women are at higher risk of developing unhealthy dependence to social networking. The University of Bergen scientists studied 423 college students (196 males and 227 females), and looked for symptoms of addictive behavior in the way young people felt and thought about Facebook. A special chart of symptoms had been designed

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Fertility Treatments Could Be Causing Birth Defects In Babies

By Margarita Nahapetyan Babies who are conceived with the help of some methods of fertility treatment are at more risk of birth defects than babies who are born to parents with no history of infertility, a large new research by Australian scientists has found. Nearly 4 million babies are born every year with the aid of fertility treatments. But scientists say that it is not quite clear whether it is these treatments or some sort of un

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Friendship Between Men and Women Often Involves Attraction

By Margarita Nahapetyan It has been known for a long time that men and women can be good friends. But now, a new research claims that no matter what some may think, romantic feelings and attraction will always get in the way of the platonic relationship between male and female friends. The investigators from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire decided to analyze the platonic, opposite-gender friendship relationships in order to fin

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Women More than Men Are Jealous of Attractive Colleagues

By Margarita Nahapetyan Women in the workplace are more jealous and envious than men if the colleagues around them are attractive, finds a new international study. However, both men and women are equally jealous of co-workers who have strong social skills. To come up with such a conclusion, researchers from the Universities of Valencia (Spain), Groningen (the Netherlands) and Palermo (Argentina), first involved 200 workers and scienti

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Mental Stress Hurts Women's Hearts More Than Men's

By Margarita Nahapetyan When women experience mental stress they are more likely than men to suffer heart problems, according to a small new study from the U.S. scientists who revealed that during emotional upsets, heart blood flow increases in men, but never changes in women. In the United States, coronary artery disease continues to be number one cause of death of both men and women, taking nearly 600,000 lives every year. However,

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Pregnancy Obesity May Be Linked to Autism In Children

By Margarita Nahapetyan Women, who suffer from excess weight or have Type 2 or gestational diabetes during pregnancy, are at an increased risk of having a child with developmental disorders such as autism, found a new research into the sobering risks of obesity in pregnancy. The new findings provide evidence that obesity and diabetes during pregnancy may pose an increased risk for ASD (autism spectrum disorder) and other neurodevelopm

Life Insurance Cost Highly Overestimated By Consumers

By Margarita Nahapetyan "The Insurance Barometer Study," and annual research carried out by the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE) and the Life Insurance and Market Research Association (LIMRA), found that consumers are either confused or inaccurately informed about the actual cost of life insurance, which may be preventing them from getting the coverage they say they need. According to the new report, many Amer

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More Women Than Men Guilty of Eye Cheating

By Margarita Nahapetyan According to a new poll by a leading online independent travel agency Sunshine, while vacationing with a partner, it is women and not men who are more likely to check out members of the opposite gender in a flirtatious or curious way. Researchers carried out this survey in order to find out more details about male and female behavior during joint holiday or vacation. About 2,000 heterosexual men and women from

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Abused Children Age Prematurely

By Margarita Nahapetyan Children, who are exposed to multiple instances of early-life violence and abuse, age fast on a cellular level, experiencing wear and tear to their DNA, found a new study by North Carolina's Duke University scientists. The study results indicate that chromosomes of kids who were exposed to domestic violence, bullying or physical abuse by an adult, showed signs of biological aging. The findings may help explain

Why Women In Red Are So Attractive For Men?

By Margarita Nahapetyan Red has long been described as a color of passion, fire and danger with the image of the "lady in red" being a symbol of sizzling attractiveness guaranteed to turn heads. However, new research on male behavior claims that the real reason why men are drawn to women who wear red is that they think scarlet-clad ladies are easy and more likely to opt for more intimate relationship on a first date. To reach this co

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Finding a Perfect Match Online: Does It Really Work?

By Margarita Nahapetyan Just a decade ago, browsing dating websites was considered as a last chance for the desperate to find a soul mate, but today millions of people use dating websites where they can comb hundreds and thousands of profiles in order to find a perfect match. However, a group of five US psychology professors who specialize in the study of human relationships, released a report explaining that browsing dating websites

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Women Pursue Careers Due to Shortage of Men

By Margarita Nahapetyan A new joint study carried out by American and Dutch scientists has found that there is definitely a connection between the availability of men in a given area and the number of ladies who thrive in the workplace. To make it simpler, the research claims that in those areas where men are scarce, or where there are less eligible bachelors, women are more likely to focus on a professional career and on securing the

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Dating Violence and Abuse on the Rise in Middle School

By Margarita Nahapetyan A new nationwide survey for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Blue Shield of California released its findings last week, suggesting that even middle school students can become victims of psychological and physical dating violence. The report, titled "Starting Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships," found that abusive relationships can begin as early as grade seven, with more than 30 per cent of 1,43

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Education Can Boost Women's Chances of Getting Married

By Margarita Nahapetyan NYU Sociologists Paula England and Jonathan Bearak claim that college-educated ladies these days are as likely to get married as their less educated counterparts, even if the nuptials happen at an older age. A new report, which has been prepared for the Council on Contemporary families and is based on a national sample of people who were born between 1958 and 1965, contradicts previously dominating idea that w

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If your ex was a jackass the first time around, he probably still is

Excerpted from The Spinsterlicious Life: 20 Life Lessons For Living Happily Single and Child-free By Eleanore Wells The success of a revisited relationship depends on why you broke up the first time. It could be a good idea if the reason for the break-up was situational, that is, if there was something going on in your life or his life that got in the way of the relationship (e.g., work, school, distance, immaturity) and that situation has been resolved. However, if the

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Kid's Cancer Does Not Lead To Parental Divorce

By Margarita Nahapetyan In spite of severe stress and emotional strain caused by a child's illness, marriages and partnerships of couples whose children are battling cancer are not more likely to fall apart than of those who have cancer-free kids, claims a new 20-year study from Denmark. To come up with such a conclusion, scientists from the Danish Cancer Society Research Center in Copenhagen looked at more than 47,000 couples among w

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