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2008-08-26 12:01:27

A University of Michigan study finds you really can work things out with your college dorm roommates if you try. Research by psychologists Jennifer Crocker and Amy Canevello at the U-M Institute for Social Research and published in the September 2008 issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology concludes trying to be supportive can bring benefits to both sides. "Roommate relationships can be really good or they can be really bad. And the fear is that they'll go from bad to...

2008-08-14 18:00:12

By SALISBURY, Robyn Maintaining a relationship is about give and take. -------------- ------ In the relationship section of your local book shops you will find numerous sources of advice on "how to keep your love alive." It's also likely there will be as many different approaches as there are authors. Some suggest you learn to communicate better; some guide you on how to argue, while others will help you to avoid arguments. Others will be clear about the importance of developing one's...

2008-07-16 03:00:26

By Jones, L Gregory WITH ONE CHILD in college and two teenagers at home, I learned vicariously about "being friended" and "facebooking." My kids didn't want me to join Facebook, but relented when I told them that our seminary students were forming groups on Facebook and inviting me to participate. I entered a new universe. Little did I know how often I would be friended, or how fun it would be to discover "friend requests" in my Status Update section. I'm still a novice, but I have 181...

2006-06-23 14:03:55

By Amanda Beck WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans are more socially isolated than they were 20 years ago, separated by work, commuting and the single life, researchers reported on Friday. Nearly a quarter of people surveyed said they had "zero" close friends with whom to discuss personal matters. More than 50 percent named two or fewer confidants, most often immediate family members, the researchers said. "This is a big social change, and it indicates something that's not good for our...

2006-06-23 14:00:00

By Amanda Beck WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans are more socially isolated than they were 20 years ago, separated by work, commuting and the single life, researchers reported on Friday. Nearly a quarter of people surveyed said they had "zero" close friends with whom to discuss personal matters. More than 50 percent named two or fewer confidants, most often immediate family members, the researchers said. "This is a big social change, and it indicates something that's not good for our society,"...

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2005-06-16 18:25:00

NEW YORK -- Looking for the secret of a long life? Look closely at your friends. New research suggests that having a strong network of friends helps people live longer. "Older people with better social networks with friends were less likely to die over a 10-year follow-up period than older people with poorer friends networks," Lynne C. Giles of Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, told Reuters Health. But in what may come as a surprising finding to older people who rely on their...

2005-06-03 19:12:53

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. "“ Most women are less forgiving of other women who lack comforting skills than of men who lack such skills, according to new Purdue University research on interpersonal relationships. "Yet, in the same study we found just the opposite reaction for the few women who identify themselves as the most feminine," says Brant R. Burleson, professor of communication. "Stereotypes say women should be better comforters. So, we expected to find that women would hold women to...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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