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40% of American Women Never Married

By Margarita Nahapetyan Nearly 40 percent of women under the age of 44 years have never been married, and fewer stay in their first marriage, found a recent government poll by the National Center for Health Statistics. The new National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) carried out a thorough analysis of first marriages and their chance of survival and found that 38 per cent of American women choose to stay single these days, up from 33 p

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Modern Brides Don't Care About Husband's Money

By Margarita Nahapetyan Many women these days are "marrying down" rather than "marrying up" or, in other words, they opt for husbands from their own social class or lower, a new British study of marriages by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has found. The research, which had been carried out for the last 40 years and analyzed how women's aspirations have been changing throughout decades, came to the conclusion that men

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Mama's Boys Become Stronger Men

By Margarita Nahapetyan For generations, men have been ridiculed for being a mama's boy and criticized for being too feminine. Even Sigmund Freud cautioned about the unresolved oedipal complex in boys, saying that guys who were attached too close to their mothers were destined to be sexually confused, or even gay. However, now a new book claims that this is not a case anymore and that having a special mother-son bond actually is a good thing for a man.

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Many Women Don't Leave Abusive Partners Because of Pets

By Margarita Nahapetyan One out of three women in abusive relationships delay leaving their violent partner for the fear that family pets would be hurt or even killed, a new groundbreaking survey from New Zealand has found. The "Pets as Pawns" survey was conducted by the Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RNZSPCA) in partnership with Women's Refuge. It revealed that violence against family pets was of

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Women May Choose Wrong Partners When On Contraceptive Pill

By Margarita Nahapetyan According to the most recent lab experiments, a contraceptive pill might alter the way women feel about their partners. In particular, it was revealed that ladies who have been on the pill when starting a relationship may no longer be attracted to their partner when they come off it. As a result, scientists from Stirling University are urging women not to use the contraceptive pill in the run-up to nuptials in

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Cohabitation Before Marriage Not Linked To Divorce

By Margarita Nahapetyan The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a marriage survey and found that living together before getting married is not necessarily a factor of poor chances for a successful and happy matrimonial unit later. There used to be a common belief that cohabitation before tying the knot is associated with extra risk of divorce, but now the government experts say that this is not a case anymore. Accord

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Marriage Has Medical Powers For Healing Hearts

By Margarita Nahapetyan People who are married are three times more likely than their single counterparts to survive the critical first three months following heart surgery, claims a new study from the United States. According to the scientists behind the research, marriage has a "protective effect" and boosts survival regardless of patient's gender. And while the most striking difference in the results happened during the first thre

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Irritated or Moody? Blame Trans Fat

By Margarita Nahapetyan Eating diet high in trans fats is associated with irritability and aggression, say researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. It was found that people who consume lots of snacks made with dietary trans fatty acids (dTFAs), are more likely to be irritated and behave aggressively when compared to their counterparts who eat less fast foods. According to Dr. Beatrice Golomb, an as

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Men Cannot Think Clearly When Around Women

By Margarita Nahapetyan It has not been a secret that some men at times get confused in the presence of women and hardly can find any words to say, but now Dutch researchers claim that men experience a decline in mental performance when interacting, or even just thinking about women. To come up with such an interesting conclusion, scientists from Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands, conducted two trials that involved 71 he

Fruit and Veggies Are Key To Beautiful Skin

By Margarita Nahapetyan Eating more fruit and vegetables may not only boost an immune system and improve overall health, but also is a key to a rosier, healthier and more attractive skin color, a new study has found. The scientists from the School of Psychology at the University of St. Andrew's in Scotland recruited 35 students, mostly white, and quizzed them on fruit and vegetable consumption over a period of 6 weeks. The participant

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A Glass of Wine a Day Keeps Stroke at Bay

By Margarita Nahapetyan Moderate consumption of alcohol may lower women's risk of suffering a stroke, claims a new 26-year research. The data collected for the study purposes was of the Nurses' Health Study, a large research on women's health that began in 1976. The study that involved 84,000 participants from the United States revealed that ladies, who drank about a half glass of alcoholic beverages (particularly wine) every day, wer

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Pregnancy Protects Women Against Multiple Sclerosis

By Margarita Nahapetyan Pregnancy may decrease a woman's risk of developing the debilitating illness multiple sclerosis, Australian researchers have found. It has already been known that pregnancy can cause a remission in symptoms of this autoimmune disease, but the new findings suggest that having more children may prevent multiple sclerosis from ever developing. To come up with this conclusion, researchers reviewed information of ne

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Botox Effectively Treats Female Incontinence

By Margarita Nahapetyan Injecting Botox directly into the wall of the bladder was found to be very effective at treating women who suffer from a common form of urinary incontinence, claims a new research. Scientists at Leicester University in the United Kingdom say that urinary incontinence is very common and reported to affect almost 13 per cent of women aged 40 and over, and 5 per cent of men. And now injecting small quantities of b

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'Macho' Gene Responsible For Male Aggression

By Margarita Nahapetyan Australian scientists believe that a single "macho" gene could be responsible for making men behave more aggressively than women during stressful situations. Psychologists say it could explain the phenomenon why men typically have a "fight or flight" response while women try to use their skills of diplomacy in order to diffuse difficult situations and male-dominated aggression. After a thorough analysis of the

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Facebook Users Opt For More Privacy

By Margarita Nahapetyan According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project report, online social network users are getting more concerned about their privacy and online reputation than they did a couple of years ago. The report found that: Male users of social network sites such as Facebook were almost twice as likely as their female counterparts to have posted content that they would later re

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Parental Depression Can Affect Children

By Margarita Nahapetyan Children of parents who are depressed can experience very serious social and emotional problems, revealed the Growing up in Ireland report, noting that the parent-child relationship has greater impact on children's psychological well-being than family income or its structure. The study on how families matter for children's social and emotional well being has revealed that the gap between the health of kids from

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Women Prefer Men Without Beard

By Margarita Nahapetyan It turns out that guys with beard seem to earn higher respect from other guys, but as to ladies, they find men with facial hair less attractive and prefer clean-shaven faces. That is a statement psychologists from New Zealand and Canada are doling out after a recent experiment where they studied how appealing masculine facial hair can be to women. In order to figure out how having a beard affected perceptions o

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Teenagers: Girls Report More Emotional Problems Than Boys

By Margarita Nahapetyan Young girls are more likely to struggle with higher levels of emotional problems and less emotional well—being than boys, finds a new major Canadian study that conducted a though analysis of the mental health of teenage girls and boys. According to the new findings, interpersonal relationships at home, school, with friends and within their local neighborhoods turn out to be critical for positive mental health among young generation.&#1

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Abortion, Women's Mental Health Link Is False

By Margarita Nahapetyan The link between abortions and long-term mental illness has been disputed since 2009, when a study by Priscilla Coleman of Bowling Green State University in Ohio, claimed that women who had undergone the procedure of abortion were at an increased risk of suffering depression, anxiety and substance abuse disorders when compared to women who had not. The latest article in the Journal of Psychiatric Research provides a new analysis of tha

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Video Games Have Both Good and Bad Impact On Marriage

By Margarita Nahapetyan Online role-playing games such as World of Warcraft, Lord of the Rings and Guild Wars can have both positive and negative impact on real-life relationships and marital satisfaction, found scientists at Brigham Young University (BYU) in which they explored the effects of Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG) on married couples. For the study purposes researchers looked at 349 married heterosex

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Having Bad Boss Affects Family Happiness

By Margarita Nahapetyan According to new evidence, having a bad boss has an affect not only on physical and mental health of an employee, but can play a devastating role in general well-being of their family. A study conducted by Dr. Nicolas Gillet and his fellow colleagues from Université François Rabelais in France, came to the conclusion that over-controlling managers and bosses who routinely use threatening methods as a way to mot

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Women Feel Happier With Empathetic Partner

By Margarita Nahapetyan Women like it when their husbands or partners show emotions and talk about their troubles, suggests a new research by Harvard Medical School. In other words, according to the new findings, to keep their wives or girlfriends happy and satisfied, men just have to share their anger and frustration. To come up with this conclusion, the research studied more than 150 heterosexual couples (102 younger and 54 older),

Romantic Dates

Excerpted from Cheap Dates: Fun, Creative and Romantic Dates That Won't Break Your Budget By Steven C. Smith Looking to add a little romance to your new dating relationship? Or perhaps you're in a long-term relationship and feel it's time to rekindle the sentimental and amorous moments from the early stages of your courtship. Whatever your current situation, don't despair. It's never too late to be romantic, nor is it ever too late to be romanced. This chapter is full o

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