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2011-07-31 06:20:00

Changing trends in sexual and romantic relationships have resulted in the growth of a new type of cohabitation that sees partners stay together for multiple days while still maintaining separate homes, claims a new study from the University of Missouri-Columbia. These types of partnerships, known as stayover relationships, are quickly becoming a favored form of commitment amongst college students, according to researcher Tyler Jamison, a doctoral candidate from the university's Department of...

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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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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