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2012-09-07 23:04:08

Leading marriage advice website Marriage Sherpa says emotional affairs are a form of cheating. Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) September 06, 2012 Marriage Sherpa, a website dedicated to giving relationship advice, says emotional affairs are a form of cheating. This is despite the fact that a sexual encounter may not have been engaged in by the cheating party. Marriage Sherpa reports that many spouses are threatened by the friendships of their other half. “You may not like the idea of sharing...

2012-05-25 10:02:00

Different languages refer to family relationships in different ways. For example, English speakers use two terms – grandmother and grandfather – to refer to grandparents, while Mandarin Chinese uses four terms. Many possible kinship categories, however, are never observed, which raises the question of why some kinship categories appear in the languages of the world but others do not. A new study published in Science by Carnegie Mellon University's Charles Kemp and the...

2012-05-08 20:45:31

Wondering why your toddler is acting up? University of Alberta researcher Christina Rinaldi says it may be time to take a look at your parental style–and your partner's. Rinaldi's study, which appears in Early Childhood Research Quarterly, looked at how parents' child-rearing styles were related to their young children's behavior. She says that although much of the research to date on parenting has looked only at the mother's role, the research she conducted with co-author Nina Howe...

2011-11-16 07:39:11

The majority of children experience personal changes and changes in relationships one year after their sibling has died from cancer; however, positive and negative changes are not universal. These are the findings from the first study — published online November 3, 2011 in Cancer Nursing — to examine changes in siblings after the death of a brother or sister to cancer from three different perspectives: mothers, fathers and siblings. Nearly 60,000 children under the age of 20...

Assets Increase Incidence of Marriage
2011-10-07 04:51:23

A new study published in the American Journal of Sociology indicates that the incidence of marriage drops when people have no personal wealth such as a car or financial assets. The study shows that in the past few decades Americans are getting married when they are older and may forego marriage altogether. Statistics in the study indicate that between 1970 and 2000 the median age of first marriage rose by four years and the percentage of unmarrieds increased from 5 percent to 10 percent....

2011-10-05 17:42:02

A team at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) has studied the marriage strategies of immigrants in order to determine the nature of endogamic (between people of the same nationality) and exogamic partnerships (between people of different nationalities) in Spain. The preliminary results indicate that, unlike Spanish men, Spanish women prefer immigrants with more qualifications. "It caught our attention that human capital was more important in determining outmarriage amongst Spanish...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.