Parents: Slow Down and Get Off the Marriage-Go-Round
After a divorce or break-up, parents need to be very cautious about bringing new love interests into their homes, according to Andrew Cherlin, a professor in the Department of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University.
Why you may lose that loving feeling after tying the knot
Dating couples whose dreams include marriage would do well to step back and reflect upon the type of support they'll need from their partners when they cross the threshold, a new Northwestern University study suggests.
Tracking a cultural shift: Analysts examine rising support for legalizing same-sex marriage
No matter how the U.S. Supreme Court rules on two historic same-sex marriage cases, it's clear the court of public opinion is shifting on the issue.
Egyptian wedding certificate key to authenticating controversial Biblical text
A scientist who helped verify authenticity of the fabled Gospel of Judas today revealed how an ancient Egyptian marriage certificate played a pivotal role in confirming the veracity of inks used in the controversial text. ...
Monogamy reduces major social problems of polygamist cultures: study
In cultures that permit men to take multiple wives, the intra-sexual competition that occurs causes greater levels of crime, violence, poverty and gender inequality than in societies that institutionalize and practice monogamous ...
Polygamy hurt 19th century Mormon wives' evolutionary fitness
Polygamy practiced by some 19th century Mormon men had the curious effect of suppressing the overall offspring numbers of Mormon women in plural marriages, say scientists from Indiana University Bloomington ...
The Oscar curse? Study says that Oscar win for best actress increases the risk of divorce
Will Academy Award nominees Nicole Kidman and Annette Bening be at higher risk for a divorce if they win the Oscar for best actress next month? A long line of best actress winners including Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Halle ...
Inherited wealth leads to sibling rivalry
(PhysOrg.com) -- Sibling rivalry is driven by the transfer of wealth between generations, according to new research by anthropologists at the University of Bristol and Addis Ababa University.
Why married men tend to behave better
Researchers have long argued that marriage generally reduces illegal and aggressive behaviors in men. It remained unclear, however, if that association was a function of matrimony itself or whether less "antisocial" men were ...
Predicting divorce: Study shows how fight styles affect marriage
It's common knowledge that newlyweds who yell or call each other names have a higher chance of getting divorced. But a new University of Michigan study shows that other conflict patterns also predict divorce.
Marriage and committed romance reduce stress-related hormone production
Being married has often been associated with improving people's health, but a new study suggests that having that long-term bond also alters hormones in a way that reduces stress.
The downside of marriage: the greater a wife's age gap from her husband, the lower her life expectancy
Marriage is more beneficial for men than for women - at least for those who want a long life. Previous studies have shown that men with younger wives live longer. While it had long been assumed that women ...
Playing favorites: Parents still involved after children are grown
(PhysOrg.com) -- Middle-aged parents are more involved in their grown children's lives than ever, according to new research from Purdue University.
Married with children the key to happiness?
Having children improves married peoples' life satisfaction and the more they have, the happier they are. For unmarried individuals, raising children has little or no positive effect on their happiness. These findings by ...