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2014-09-05 05:52:26

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The days of a traditional 1950s family where Dad goes off to be the breadwinner and Mom stays home to take care of the kids is long gone, replaced by a “peacock’s tail” of various family unit structures, University of Maryland sociologist Philip Cohen claims in a new report prepared for the Council on Contemporary Families (CCF). In his paper “Family Diversity is the New Normal for America’s Children,” Cohen reports that...

2014-05-26 23:04:24

PositiveSingles.com, a Canadian-based company, has released a report surveying unmarried cohabiting couples in the U.S. The survey included 1,000 members from the site and shares their views on cohabitation before marriage. Los Angeles California (PRWEB) May 26, 2014 According to the latest report released by the US Census Bureau, the number of unmarried cohabiting couples in the US has increased by more than 17 times in the last 50 years. PositiveSingles.com, the largest dating community...

2014-04-04 12:25:58

Married and single moms suffer higher rates of depression living with parents Does living with grandparents ease or worsen a mothers' baby blues? The answer may depend on the mother's marital status, a new study from Duke University suggests. Married and single mothers suffer higher rates of depression when they live in multi-generational households in their baby's first year of life, the study found. But for moms who live with their romantic partners but aren't married, having one or...

Can Double Dating Keep Romance Alive?
2014-02-11 12:49:36

Society for Personality and Social Psychology Going on a double date may be more effective at reigniting passion in your own relationship than the classic candlelit dinner for two. According to new research, striking up a friendship with another couple in which you discuss personal details of your life will bring you closer to your own partner. "Passionate love is one of the first dimensions of love to decrease in couples over time as the newness of a relationship begins to wane," says...

A Growing Trend: Couples Choosing To Shack Up Before Marriage
2013-04-04 14:34:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Nearly half of all women moved in with a romantic partner prior to getting married, according to statistics released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Forty-eight percent of the more than 12,000 15- to 44-year-old females interviewed by the NCHS between 2006 and 2010 chose cohabitation as their first union, without marriage. That´s an increase from just 38 percent in 1995, the agency revealed in...

2013-03-12 10:56:22

The mortality rate for men in same-sex marriages has dropped markedly since the 1990s, according to a Danish study published online today (Tuesday) in the International Journal of Epidemiology. However, same-sex married women have emerged as the group of women with the highest, and in recent years, even further increasing mortality. Denmark implemented the world's first national law on registered same-sex partnerships in 1989. Mortality was markedly elevated among people in same-sex...

Same-Sex Partners Less Healthy Than Heterosexual Couples
2013-02-27 15:30:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As society begins its slow, tectonic shift towards mainstream acceptance of same-sex marriage, researchers are looking to see what kind of impacts the change will have on different levels of society. A new study from Rice University has found that same-sex couples who live together report lower levels of health than those in heterosexual marriages, when adjusting for socio-economic status. "Past research has shown that married...

Unmarried Men And Women At Higher Risk Of Fatal And Non-Fatal Heart Attack
2013-01-31 09:34:36

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For some, being single has its perks and advantages. For others, marriage is viewed as being more advantageous than living the life as a bachelor or bachelorette. For those people, they may be right in more ways than one. At least two previous studies have shown that married couples, especially those who are happily married, live longer than single people. Now, new research is adding to the mix. The Finnish study, led by Dr. Aino...

Cohabiting Couples Do Not Share Chores
2013-01-24 11:22:36

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from Cornell University featured in a recent edition of Qualitative Sociology discovered that working-class couples who live together without marrying take on more traditional roles in regards to housework. The researchers discovered that cohabiting women complete a disproportionate amount of housework even when the women want to share the housework or when women are the only ones making money. "When men...

Married Women Less At Risk During Pregnancy
2012-12-14 21:04:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study of Canadian women, which can be found in the latest edition of American Journal of Public Health, bodes well for the institution of marriage. Three researchers from St. Michael´s Hospital in Toronto have found that childbearing women who are married suffer less domestic abuse, substance abuse or post-partum depression around the time of their pregnancy than women who are living with a partner or those who do not...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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