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2010-10-26 08:30:00

CINCINNATI, Oct. 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- While fatherhood is a major developmental period for all men, a recent study reveals the extent to which younger fathers have a more difficult time transitioning into the role, specifically as it relates to maintaining their health and friendships. In a survey of 1,000 fathers, conducted by Kelton Research for the online destination for dads, Man of the House, nearly four in 10 (38%) dads say that it has become more difficult for them to maintain...

2010-10-19 16:51:08

In the United States, friends often share intimate details of their lives and problems. However, such self-disclosure is much less common in Japan. A new study by an American researcher living in Japan finds that this may be because of the different social systems in the two countries, and in particular the extent to which there are opportunities to make new friends. "At first, it seemed strange that in Japan, people didn't open up and share a lot about themselves with each other," says...

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2010-08-25 13:27:21

Study examines methods college students use to avoid risky situations College students are less likely to let their female friends engage in risky sexual behavior after a night of drinking alcohol. Recent findings in the journal Communication Education examine how and why college students protect their friends who have been heavily drinking. Three quarters of the study's participants reported that they would not take risks when it comes to making sure a female friend is safe while under the...

2010-08-17 09:34:00

JERICHO, N.Y., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Friendship Dairies, renowned purveyor of high-quality cottage cheese and sour cream, launches a fully-integrated advertising campaign designed to convey the delicious all natural ingredients for which Friendship is known. In the campaign, Friendship Dairies is taking a novel approach for a food brand by not actually showing the food in the ads. Instead, the creative will feature containers of cottage cheese that have already been devoured, with...

2010-08-16 15:30:38

Internet is especially important for bringing together same-sex couples, and may soon replace friends as the prime way all Americans meet their romantic partners Adults who have Internet access at home are much more likely to be in romantic relationships than adults without Internet access, according to research to be presented at the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. "Although prior research on the social impacts of Internet use has been rather ambiguous about...

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2010-06-08 11:46:06

Contrary to popular belief, the ups and downs of romantic relationships have a greater effect on the mental health of young men than women, according to a new study by a Wake Forest University sociology professor. In the study of more than 1,000 unmarried young adults between the ages of 18 and 23, Wake Forest Professor of Sociology Robin Simon challenges the long-held assumption that women are more vulnerable to the emotional rollercoaster of relationships. Even though men sometimes try to...

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2010-06-04 09:10:00

UCLA study shows that having friends who attend the same school is key Enrichment classes, after-school activities, tutoring, not to mention the gentle prodding of parents "” all may count in giving a child that extra academic edge. But parents still puzzle over what the right mix is to make their children excel in school. It turns out that the missing ingredient could be the friends a child keeps, specifically their in-school friends, the ones who sweat the same tests and homework and...

2010-01-26 06:40:00

STEWARTSVILLE, N.J., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In the age of Facebook, online communities and people becoming ever more isolated indoors, Scott Rosenbaum saw a growing demand for one of society's essential but oft-neglected needs: Friends. Not the digital variety. The live, in-person kind. Brick and mortar friends. Everyday, platonic, let's-do-something-together friends. "With fewer offline friendships being developed today, people often find themselves without a worthy companion when they...

2009-11-13 13:36:39

Many parents of preschoolers struggle with their children's fears of real and imaginary creatures. A new study offers some ideas on how they can better manage their children's worries. The study, which was carried out by researchers at the University of California, Davis, appears in the November/December 2009 issue of the journal Child Development. Researchers studied about 50 4-, 5-, and 7-year-olds in an effort to identify coping strategies that can be carried out by children. The children...

2009-09-21 07:20:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert M. Gordon, Ph.D., a psychologist-researcher and psychoanalyst, developed a comprehensive model of love relations that he will be using on the new Internet matchmaking site, RewardingLove.com (TM) (http://www.RewardingLove.com). His model is based on research from evolutionary psychology, personality temperaments and traits, early attachment, family dynamics, cultural and societal beliefs, and current context (Gordon, 2006, 2008). Figure:...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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