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Income Inequality Grows Lockstep With Education For Married Couples

According to a team of economists headed by Jeremy Greenwood of the University of Pennsylvania, the more educated people are, the more likely they are to be married to a partner of similar education. Those with less education are also likely to be married to a spouse with less education. Back in the 1960s that might not have been too…

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Added by hitched on April 17, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Grumpy Husband, Bad Marriage?

It's a common thought that a happy wife equaled a happy life. It turns out that new research of 953 couples from the University of Chicago found that marital happiness is actually more aligned with the happiness and health of the husband. The study “Marital Conflict in Older Couples:…

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Added by hitched on March 24, 2014 at 2:15pm — No Comments

A Scientific Study Confirms Husbands & Wives Have Selective Hearing

A new study from Queen’s University in Ontario, published in the journal Psychological Science, found that husbands and wives are able to hear the voice of their spouse better than the voice of someone unfamiliar--they're also better at tuning their spouse's voice out. A…

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Added by hitched on October 14, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Could Spanking Your Kid Cause Mental Disorders in Adulthood?

New research suggests that physical punishment as a form of discipline in kids may increase the risk of mental disorders in adulthood from mood and anxiety disorders to drug and alcohol abuse. The study lead by Tracie Afifi, an assistant professor of epidemiology in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, Canada, looked at data…

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Added by hitched on July 10, 2012 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Researcher Believes Up to 15% of Women Have Experienced Orgasm During Exercise

Debby Herbenick, co-director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University estimates that as many as 15% of women have the ability to experience orgasm during exercise, according to a statement made to Time magazine. She is the lead author of on online survey that gathered data on women ages 18 to 63 over five weeks. The information…

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Added by hitched on March 22, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

How Long Does the Honeymoon Period Last?

Does the honeymoon period last a month? A year? Five years? In short, it depends. In fact, Kira Birditt, an assistant research professor at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, found that although the conventional wisdom is that all marriages decline in happiness over time, that's not…

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Added by hitched on March 8, 2012 at 2:24pm — No Comments

[video] Date Nights for Married Couples: Ideas & Why They're Good

In this clip, Steve Cooper, editor-in-chief of Hitchedmag.com, speaks with Jannelle So on Kababayan LA about why date nights are important for married couples based on new research from The National Marriage Project from the University of Virginia. Steve also shares a few date night ideas, as well as things couples should avoid when planning a date night. …

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Added by hitched on February 26, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Testosterone Drops Dramatically for Dads After Baby Arrives

A new study out of Northwestern University showed that testosterone levels for men who had become fathers dropped between 26 percent and 34 percent. The study followed 624 young men in the Philippines for over 4.5 years, some were married and others had long-term relationships with girlfriends. The drop in testosterone… Continue

Added by hitched on September 13, 2011 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Happy Marriage is Good for the Heart, Literally

A new study of 225 people who underwent coronary bypass surgery from 1987 to 1990 found that married people are more than twice as likely as single people to be alive 15 years after coronary bypass surgery. The research was published in the journal Health Psychology and was co-authored by Harry T. Reis, a professor of psychology at the… Continue

Added by hitched on August 22, 2011 at 1:36pm — 1 Comment

Men Concerned About Sexual Performance More Likely to Cheat

A new study from the University of Guelph and researchers from Indiana University looked at how demographics, interpersonal factors and sexual personality affect infidelity. What they found was that men with sexual performance anxiety are more likely to cheat on their partners. Also, men who are risk-takers or easily sexually aroused are also more likely to wander. When it comes to women,…

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Added by hitched on July 26, 2011 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Men Concerned About Sexual Performance More Likely to Cheat

A new study from the University of Guelph and researchers from Indiana University looked at how demographics, interpersonal factors and sexual personality affect infidelity. What they found was that men with sexual performance anxiety are more likely to cheat on their partners. Also, men who are risk-takers or easily sexually aroused are also more likely to wander. When it comes to women,…

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Added by hitched on July 26, 2011 at 4:54pm — No Comments

When Wives Are Thinner Than Husbands Marriages are Happier

New research from the University of Tennessee looked surveyed 169 newlywed couples 35 years and younger for over four years. The researchers found that both husbands and wives were happier when the wife had a lower body-mass index (BMI) than the husband. BMI is a standard used to measure body…

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Added by hitched on July 19, 2011 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Men Who Cuddle Are 3 Times More Likely to be Happy in Relationships

Is your husband a snuggle bug? If so, there's a better chance that he's a happy camper. Researchers at Indiana University surveyed over 1,000 couples living in Japan, Brazil, Spain, Germany and the United States and found that men who frequently kissed or cuddled with their partner were three times more likely to be happy in their… Continue

Added by hitched on July 14, 2011 at 11:19am — No Comments

Botox Patients Struggle to Read Emotions

In the 1980s, a study was done which concluded that long-married couples began to resemble each other over time, especially if they were happily married. So researchers at the University of Southern California and Duke wanted to see what the results would be if one had Botox, an injection that literally interferes with nerves and paralyzes muscles. The researchers found… Continue

Added by hitched on July 1, 2011 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Study Tracks the Influence of Infidelity

An online study by researchers at Indiana University's Center for Sexual Health Promotion, The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, and the University of Guelph surveyed 506 men, average age 33, and 412 women, average age 28, who indicated being heterosexual and in a monogamous sexual…

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Added by hitched on June 27, 2011 at 6:27pm — No Comments

When Wives Don't Sleep, Marriage Suffers

Researchers out of the University of Pittsburgh conducted a study that found that when wives have trouble falling asleep, the quality of their relationship with their husband suffers. Meaning, both the husband and wife were reported feeling ignored or criticized the following day. Conversely, the opposite is not true when men had trouble drifting off. For the study, researchers…

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Added by hitched on June 14, 2011 at 3:33pm — No Comments

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…

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

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…

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Added by hitched on March 24, 2011 at 1:00pm — 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

Grad Students Benefit from Being Married

What happens when a study of college students is conducted to correlate hormone levels with risk-taking behavior? Researchers inadvertently find that being in a committed relationship lowered cortisol and testosterone levels, which lowered the stress levels of students. Five hundred University of Chicago business school students were asked to play a series of computer… Continue

Added by hitched on August 11, 2010 at 12:38pm — No Comments

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Research has shown that being friends with someone who is divorced means that you're more likely to be divorced as well. So what are the risks of social contagion and how can couples build their marital immune system. For more visit www.hitchedmag.com

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