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2011-08-09 05:00:00

A new study suggests that sexual dysfunction in a relationship may have sources beyond the usual physical ailments. Cornell University and University of Chicago researchers have found a connection between erectile dysfunction (ED) and the social networks shared by heterosexual men and their partners. The researchers describe the situation as "Partner Betweenness." In such cases, a man's female partner has stronger relationships with his confidants then the man does, can his romantic partner...

2011-07-07 17:46:00

CARMEL, Calif., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pen Pal Kids Club www.penpalkidsclub.com, the world's only safe, translated international social network for children, today announced the memberships to the website are free this month. "The landscape of Social Networking for kids has changed enormously and we are celebrating," announced by Shelley A. Aliotti, Creator / Co-Founder. Christina Grana a Hollywood, CA producer was recently interviewed and commented, "As a busy working mother of...

2011-06-30 15:03:00

CARMEL, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pen Pal Kids Club, the world's only safe, translated international social network for children, today announced its explosive success as an instant global-brand. Pen Pal Kids Club is an edutainment website where kids can freely EXPLORE, PLAY & SHARE with other kids around the world. "I have always believed that if kids had the opportunity to experience one another on a 'global playground,' learned prejudices would be virtually...

2011-06-02 08:13:00

CARMEL, Calif., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pen Pal Kids Club, the world's only safe, translated global social network for children, today announced its global launch. Pen Pal Kids Club is an edu-tainment website where kids can freely SHARE, EXPLORE & PLAY with other kids around the world. "I have always believed that if kids had the opportunity to experience one another on a 'global playground,' learned prejudices would be virtually non-existent," says Pen Pal Kids Club Creator and...

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2011-05-11 05:45:00

Users of social networking sites such as Facebook have twice the number of friends online as they do in real life, according to new study by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in Britain. The survey of 3,000 participants found that the typical British social network user has 121 friends online, compared with 55 real life friends.  The study also revealed that one in 10 people found their best friend online, and that people tend to be more truthful with their online friends.  Ten percent of...

2011-04-18 07:15:00

DALLAS, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- We live in a very accommodating society, a society of luxuries and quick-service. Our material needs can usually be met within a short drive or a click of the mouse. But how are our internal, or emotional, needs being serviced? You can have all the tangible objects you can buy, but you can't buy things like genuine friendships, happiness, and fulfillment. Would you know where to go if you were lonely? It's not as easy to fulfill internal needs in...

2011-03-25 19:09:27

How does your best friend feel when people act needy? Or, about people being dishonest? What do they think when others seem uncomfortable in social situations? According to an upcoming study in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, if you don't know "“ your relationship may pay a price. There are lots of ways to know someone's personality. You can say "she's an extrovert" or "she's usually happy." You may also know how he or she reacts to...

2011-03-10 15:55:50

In childhood, boys and girls tend to form friendships almost exclusively with same-sex peers. Around early adolescence, they gradually begin to include other-sex friends in their network. A new study published in Journal of Research on Adolescence suggests that girls and boys experience this transition very differently. The findings show that girls tend to initiate the transition to a mixed-gender friendship network earlier than boys, and continue this transition at a faster pace during...

2011-02-10 20:54:22

Romantic relationships often start out as enjoyable or even exciting, but sometimes may become routine and boring. A Wayne State University study reveals that dating couples that integrate other couples into their social lives are more likely to have happy and satisfying romantic relationships. Richard B. Slatcher, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology in WSU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a resident of Birmingham, Mich., specializes in social and health psychology. His recent...

2011-02-10 14:06:20

College students who arrange with friends to "get their backs" are less likely to engage in risky spring break behavior, according to a new study. The University of Michigan study, published this month in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, says about 60 percent of more than 650 college freshmen surveyed reported having an understanding with their friends about using alcohol during spring break. Nearly 24 percent agreed with friends that they would get drunk and 18 percent agreed with...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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