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2011-09-14 12:05:09

The levels of violence girls and boys from disadvantaged backgrounds experience in their partner relationships is revealed in new University of Bristol research published today. It is the first time there has been an in-depth look at violence in the intimate relationships of disadvantaged teenagers who are not in mainstream education. Some of those who took part had been permanently excluded from school, were young offenders or teenage mothers. The researchers interviewed 82 boys and...

2011-08-25 03:33:13

A study by researchers at the Stein Institute for Research on Aging at the University of California, San Diego finds that successful aging and positive quality of life indicators correlate with sexual satisfaction in older women. The report, published online in the August edition of the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, also shows that self-rated successful aging, quality of life and sexual satisfaction appear to be stable even in the face of declines in physical health of women...

2011-08-19 02:17:19

For better or for worse, in sickness and in health "“ there's a long line of research that associates marriage with reducing unhealthy habits such as smoking, and promoting better health habits such as regular checkups. However, new research is emerging that suggests married straight couples and cohabiting gay and lesbian couples in long-term intimate relationships may pick up each other's unhealthy habits as well. University of Cincinnati research into how those behaviors evolve will...

2011-07-25 23:48:19

Trend may help explain decline in marriage rate, particularly among young adults Changes in relationship formation and dissolution in the past 50 years have revealed new patterns in romantic relations among young adults. The U.S. Census indicates that young people are choosing to marry later and cohabitating more often than past generations. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has found that people in their 20s are redefining dating by engaging in "stayover relationships," spending three...

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2011-03-09 09:52:30

Researchers have found that romance begins to fall flat after 36-months into a relationship, where couples begin to take each other for granted, argue ever more and lose their sexual appetite. The oft-quoted "Ëœseven-year itch' has become a "Ëœthree-year glitch' because of the pressures of modern life, Reuters is reporting. Couples admitted that they enjoy a third as much sex than newer couples and 55 percent told researchers that they have to schedule time together for...

2011-02-08 12:05:00

CINCINNATI, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Love and science have always had a special relationship, spanning from concocting ancient potions and continuing right through online compatibility computer matching services. Today couples seem more willing than ever to explore exactly where their romantic chemistry comes from, including an ever expanding line of products developed to extend intimacy long after honeymoon photos have been filed away. In 2011 "couple chemistry" is still big business,...

2008-10-06 12:00:19

PASADENA, California and LONDON, October 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A staggering 93% of Brits don't believe that a scientific formula can help them find love. But, this thinking is set to be turned on its head with the UK launch of the highly successful US singles matching service, eHarmony. Unlike other dating sites - where members post a picture and a short biography, before browsing the profiles of other users - eHarmony uses an advanced web-based "Compatibility Matching System" to present users...

2008-02-14 03:00:14

By Cameron, Jessica J Ross, Michael ABSTRACT. The authors examined the degree to which ratings of negative affectivity (NA) and relational security predicted the breakup of long-distance and same-city dating relationships. Couples completed initial surveys and were contacted 1 year later about the status of their relationship. In the initial surveys, both partners completed NA and relational security assessments. Overall, both the NA and relational security of men and women predicted...

2008-02-12 07:30:11

The best “catches” in dating land may be the worst choices in the long-run, new research shows. Popular people who monitor themselves carefully in social situations and thereby appear to be the most socially appropriate are often highly sought after as romantic partners, a study finds, but these people show less satisfaction and commitment in relationships than socially-awkward people. By self-monitoring, people assess how their actions affect others and adjust to fit...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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