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Lifespan for Children of Divorced Parents Cut Five Years

Have you heard of the Longevity Project? It was started in 1921 by Stanford University psychologist, Lewis Terman, who pulled 1,500 young, bright children from their classrooms and interviewed them about pretty much everything. These kids were then followed throughout their life, many outliving Terman, and the research was picked up…


Added by hitched on May 9, 2011 at 6:07pm — 1 Comment

Study Shows Long Married Couples Mimic Physical & Emotional State

Researchers from the University of British Columbia and Pennsylvania State University tracked the emotional and physical histories of more than 1,700 older couples over a 15-year period and found a strong relationship between “depressive symptoms” (unhappiness, loneliness and restlessness) and “functional limitations” – the physical inability to perform such basic tasks as…


Added by hitched on May 7, 2011 at 4:22pm — 1 Comment

49 Years of Marriage, Husband Gives Anniversary Gift of $1 for Every Day Married

After 49 years together Arthur Schumacher is still able to surprise his wife Jeanette. Arthur spent nearly a day traveling all over the area emptying the local banks of their $1 bill stashes. He even went 40 miles out of town before he finally accumulated over 150 bundles of $1 bills, totaling $17,885. Arthur isn't supposed to drive so their daughter drove him…


Added by hitched on April 29, 2011 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Newspaper Publishes Wrong Lotto Numbers, Couple Thinks They Won Millions

It sounds like a cruel joke, but one Colorado couple is not laughing. Jim and Dorothy Sprague woke up Sunday morning and checked their Lotto numbers that matched exactly what was published in the paper. For a short while, they believed they were millionaires. More precisely, they believed they had won the $4.3 million jackpot. The couple had already started to tell some family… Continue

Added by hitched on April 12, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Husband Gives Wife First-Ever Mosquito-Born STD

When you're a researcher going on excursions in the name of science, you know that your spouse must be an understanding person. For Brian Foy, his wife deserves her own excursion that comes with cocktails poolside. Foy and his research partner, Kevin Kobylinski, were in West Africa researching malaria in 2008. Both were bitten numerous times and became ill, which…


Added by hitched on April 8, 2011 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Half of Men Don't Go to the Doctor

A national survey of 519 men, commissioned by Esquire magazine found that 50% of men ages 18 to 50 don't have a primary-care physician, and a third haven't had a checkup in more than a year. Moreover, 40% of men in their 40s have never had their cholesterol tested and 70% have never had a prostate exam. The study…


Added by hitched on April 6, 2011 at 5:38pm — No Comments

The Secret to a Happy Marriage: Irrational Optimism

Scientists at the University of Buffalo followed 222 newlyweds through their first three years of marriage and found that the spouses who idealized their partners were happier than those who went into their union with a more accurate impression. This means they saw their spouse as fitter, smarter, kinder or wittier than they really were. It reminds us of that Jerry Seinfeld routine where he describes how men, no matter how poorly they behave, end up with women anyway…and that women think,…


Added by hitched on April 4, 2011 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Does Your Marriage Need a Boost?

A regular Hitched contributor and podcast guest, Dr. Michelle Gannon and her husband Dr. Patrick Gannon, have helped countless couples through their Marriage Prep 101 ( seminars. Today, and by popular demand, they're announcing the launch of Marriage Boost 101 (… Continue

Added by hitched on March 29, 2011 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Moms & Kids Don't Recognize They're Overweight

Sometimes we see what we want to see. When researchers at Columbia University Medical Center in New York asked 111 women and 111 children to look at silhouettes of underweight, normal weight, overweight, obese and extremely obese images, most moms and kids believed their bodies matched images that were thinner than their own weight. Both…


Added by hitched on March 24, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Who's Hollywood's Most Romantic Onscreen Couple?

ABC News and People magazine have asked readers and viewers to vote on who they think…


Added by hitched on March 22, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

How Much Would You Need to Be Wealthy?

Are you wealthy if your assets are more than $1 million? A survey by Fidelity Investments of 1,000 millionaires found that 42 percent of them didn't feel they were wealthy. In fact, many of them said the magic number to be wealthy was $7.5 million. The survey respondents had $1 million in investible assets that did not include real estate or retirement accounts. The average age of those…


Added by hitched on March 15, 2011 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Women: A Coffee a Day Keeps Strokes Away

The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention says strokes are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. So it's good news for coffee-loving women out there to find out that your morning Cup 'O Joe is actually offering more benefits than helping start your day. According to Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, women who drank more…


Added by hitched on March 14, 2011 at 2:21pm — No Comments

What Are You Doing With Your Tax Return?

A new survey from the National Retail Federation (NRF) says 13.2 percent of Americans will spend their refund on a big ticket item. Knowing that no money is guaranteed in today's economy, 42.1 percent say they're going to save their return. Of course, many don't have the…


Added by hitched on March 1, 2011 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Infographic Displays State of Marriage

The information, based on "The National Marriage Project" annual report, is nothing new in these graphics. However, seeing some of this information visually offers new insight into how our relationships currently tick. For example, saying that marriage is failing isn't quite fair. If you are financially stable, have a college degree and don't get married until after the age of 25, you are dramatically less likely to…


Added by hitched on January 28, 2011 at 11:55am — No Comments

Research Confirms Being Crazy in Love Just Gets Better

Bianca Acevedo and Arthur Aron, researchers in the Psychology Department at Stony Brook University in New York conducted a study of 17 madly in love couples who have been married for an average of 21 years. They each looked at a picture of his or her spouse while an fMRI scanned the brain. These brain scans were then compared to those of newly in… Continue

Added by hitched on January 11, 2011 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Design Your Own Toy

Talk about a personal gift. If you have an upcoming anniversary or you're just looking to surprise your spouse, head on over to Made To Pleasure where you can design your own pleasure toy. Gifts don't get much more personal than this. You're able to click and drag little dots that will stretch and pull the dildo in… Continue

Added by hitched on January 6, 2011 at 3:46pm — 1 Comment

Apps to Help With Your Resolutions

Yep, there's an app for that too. Getting going on some resolutions is the most difficult part. It's the habit that you're trying to kick as much as the food or smoking or whatever it is you're looking to change. It only makes since, then, that there would be a plethora of apps available, depending on your vice. Here's a quick look at what website…


Added by hitched on January 4, 2011 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Quick New Year's Resolutions for Your Marriage

Not every resolution needs to deal with how strong your will power is or how small your waste line should be. Here is a quick list of things to consider working on in the upcoming year that will benefit your marriage. 


- Go on regular date nights

- Take-up a new hobby with your spouse (music, cooking, hiking, skiing, video games, etc.)

- Be…


Added by hitched on December 29, 2010 at 11:26am — No Comments

The Secrets to a Long and Happy Marriage [video]

One of our favorite marriage experts, Dr. Terri Orbuch, author and lead researcher of the longest running study of marriage in America talks with ABC News and reveals secrets to having a happy marriage.

Click here to order her book, "5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great," which is based on her… Continue

Added by hitched on November 15, 2010 at 10:59am — No Comments

Smartphones, Marriage Killers or Saviors

There are two news items out, one touting the positives and the other the negatives of our new always-connected smartphone culture. The first is a story from NPR where a couple finds that their iPhones have created a barrier between. In one instance, the husband… Continue

Added by hitched on November 3, 2010 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Hitched Podcast

Episode 592: The Person We Marry vs. The Relationshps We Build

New research suggests that when it comes to marital satisfaction, the person we choose to marry isn't as important as the relationship we build together. Dr. Karen Sherman explains what this means.

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