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Tips to Maintain a Relationship After Children

Tips to Maintain a Relationship After Children

New research from Sweden finds that a whopping 30 percent of all parents of young children in their country separate. Although data from the U.S. is unavailable, many believe the ratio is similar in most industrialized nations. In response to the findings, researchers at the University of Gothenburg have mapped the most important factors behind […]

Dual Wage-Earners Can Still Have Romantic Relationship

Dual Wage-Earners Can Still Have Romantic Relationship

New U.K. research dispels the long-held belief that long work hours make it harder to maintain a romantic relationship. Investigators discovered dual-career couples can maintain a romantic relationship if each partner is aware that their long work hours will inevitably cause sacrifices and if they make the most of their time after work. In a […]

“Born That Way” May Not Be Best Way to Reduce Homophobia

“Born That Way” May Not Be Best Way to Reduce Homophobia

The argument that sexual orientation is innate has buttressed recent advocacy efforts for sexual minorities and the LGBT community. New research, however, suggests this approach may not be the most effective way to promote positive attitudes toward lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. Drs. Patrick Grzanka and Joe Miles, both University of Tennessee assistant professors of […]

Forensic Psychiatric Patients Don’t Blame Mental Illness for Crimes

PHOTO: http://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/105334.php Offenders sentenced to forensic psychiatric care do not consider their mental illness to be the main reason for their crimes. Instead, they point to abuse, poverty, or anger toward a particular person, according to a new doctoral thesis by Pontus Höglund, a Ph.D. student at Lund University in Sweden, and ethics coordinator in […]

Eye Contact Synchronizes Brain Activity Between Two People

Eye Contact Synchronizes Brain Activity Between Two People

Prolonged eye contact synchronizes brain activity between two people, according to a new study at the National Institute of Physiological Science (NIPS). This synchronicity is crucial in establishing and facilitating our face-to-face social interactions. Eye contact is fundamental in most personal interactions. In most cultures, we are taught from a young age to maintain eye […]

Marriage or Living Together Can Boost Emotional Health for Young Couples

Marriage or Living Together Can Boost Emotional Health for Young Couples

A new study discovers that when it comes to emotional health, young couples — especially women — do just as well moving in together as they do getting married. Ohio State University researchers found that emotional distress declined in single young women when they moved in with a romantic partner or when they went straight […]

More Women on Campus May Contribute to Hook-Up Culture

More Women on Campus May Contribute to Hook-Up Culture

A new study has found that an imbalanced gender ratio affects views on casual sex for both men and women in ways that people don’t consciously realize. For instance, a greater proportion of women than men on college campuses may contribute to a hook-up culture where women are more willing to engage in casual sex […]

Instability Linked to College Students’ Risky Sex

Instability Linked to College Students’ Risky Sex

Although college is a time of transition and instability, a new study finds that the more instability a college student has in his or her life, the more likely they are to take sexual risks. University of Illinois researchers believe the instability causes stress which in turn, can lead to risky behavior. “Young adults experience a […]

Baby-Loving Men Less Sexually Driven

Baby-Loving Men Less Sexually Driven

Young men who take a greater interest in babies tend to show a lower increase in testosterone in response to sexually explicit material than men who aren’t as interested in babies, according to a new study published in the journal Psychological Science. “Our findings show there is a strong mind-body connection: Liking or not liking […]

Traditional Dating Abuse Ups Risk of Cyberdating Abuse

Traditional Dating Abuse Ups Risk of Cyberdating Abuse

New research reveals that teens who are involved in dating abuse as either perpetrator or victim are more likely to also be involved in cyberdating abuse. Investigators from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston discovered that teens who commit cyberdating violence against their partners are more likely to later be victimized by […]

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