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Featured Blog Posts – September 2009 Archive (11)

Volunteer and Get Ticket to Happiest Place on Earth

In 2010, Disney is offering a free day's admission to 1 million guests who complete a day of volunteer work. They're calling it, "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day" program and will provide certified volunteers with a one-day ticket to any park at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., or Walt Disney World near Orlando, Fla. A spokesperson for Disney says the promotion "very timely," because of the growing needs of nonprofits in the weak economy, as well as President Obama's national volunteering… Continue

Added by hitched on September 30, 2009 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Keeping an Eye on Your Banking

Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Chase are ready to offer a little relief if you get charged with an overdraft. Bank of America and Wells Fargo plan to stop charging consumers who overdraw by small dollar amounts--respectively by $10 and $5--and lower the number of times, to four from 10 a day, that consumers can get hit with an overdraft fee. Most of Bank of America's changes will take effect in October while Wells Fargo is trying to figure out when the changes will take effect. Furthermore,… Continue

Added by hitched on September 25, 2009 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Obama Healthcare Plan in 4 Minutes

This video offers a succinct overview of what type of healthcare reform bill that president Obama would sign. We know there are a lot of differing opinions on healthcare, what are your thoughts?…


Added by hitched on September 23, 2009 at 8:55am — No Comments

More Sexual Abuse and Predatory Practices Coming to Light

Two news items hit the papers last week, both revealing sexual abuse numbers. The first comes from the Justice Department. They reported that sexual abuse complaints at the hands of federal prison workers more than doubled (increasing 130%) in the past eight years. Female prison workers had a disproportionately higher percentage of accusations against… Continue

Added by hitched on September 18, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Does Size Matter?

First, I want to thank Dr. Trina Read for passing this article along. Researcher Stuart Brody from University of the West of Scotland asked 1,000 Czech women about their experiences of vaginal orgasms, as well as their sexual education. In summation, the study found that regularity of vaginal orgasms depended on a number of factors, including… Continue

Added by hitched on September 16, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Monopoly City Streets

The classic board game of Monopoly was first introduced in 1935, dab smack in the middle of the Great Depression. So, it's only fitting that during our current Great Recession, Google and Hasbro have teamed up to launch Monopoly City Streets, a mashup of Monopoly with Google maps. If you and your spouse are looking to do something different this weekend, get started by visiting: The goal is to "beat… Continue

Added by hitched on September 11, 2009 at 7:49pm — No Comments

Married Lawmaker Accidentally Talks Affair on Camera and Live Mic

I know! Another political sex scandal. Michael Duvall, a Republican state representative from Orange County, California was waiting for a meeting to start when he began discussing his sexual exploits and infidelity with a neighbor. The problem was that the camera for the meeting was rolling and his microphone was on. This report (click here),… Continue

Added by hitched on September 9, 2009 at 6:04pm — No Comments

More Older Americans in Poverty

The National Academy of Science has a formula to more accurately gauge the poverty levels in the U.S. For one thing, it takes into account the inflating prices of health care. It also adjusts for those who receive federal aid in the form of food stamps or other programs. What's sad is that when the formula is applied to citizens over the age of 65 the poverty rate hits 18.6%… Continue

Added by hitched on September 8, 2009 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Brain Scan Shows Love Can Last

Ten women and seven men had their brains scanned. They had been married an average of 21 years. Another group of the same number of women and men also had functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) done on their brains. This second group of people had fallen in love within the year. The fMRI results showed that the love doesn't fade over time, according to research presented at a meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, D.C. a several months back. In fact, the scans of… Continue

Added by hitched on September 4, 2009 at 5:49pm — No Comments

History: Women About to Become Majority of Workers in U.S.

With the current economy, both men and women have been losing jobs. However, men have been losing more jobs then women. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that since December 2007 when the recession started through June, men have lost roughly 4.75 million jobs compred to 1.66 million for women. Now, there are several factors that play into the shifting workforce in the U.S. For one, there's… Continue

Added by hitched on September 3, 2009 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Hearing Loss Hurts Marriage...What'd You Say?

When you ask relationship experts to name their top three things for a successful marriage, all of them will have communication in their list. This can be tough to accomplish, however, if one of you can't hear (or both!). A recently published British study interviewed 1,500 hearing impaired people over 55 years of age and found that 44 percent admitted that their relationships with… Continue

Added by hitched on September 2, 2009 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Hitched Podcast

Episode 587: Loneliness Within Marriage

Even if you're in isolation with your spouse doesn't mean that you still can't be lonely. Dr. Karen Sherman joins to discuss how this is possible, what this means and how to address feeling lonely in marriage.

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