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Happy Couples Snuggle

Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire surveyed 1,000 people and found that 94% of couples who touch while sleeping said they were happy, while only 68% of couples who didn’t touch while asleep expressed equal satisfaction within their relationship. If couples don't touch, they should at least try to keep things close. According to the finding published in …

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Added by hitched on April 21, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Not Sweet: Low Blood Sugar May Damage Marriage

New research out of The Ohio State University studied 107 married couples, using voodoo dolls to track how angry spouses felt toward each other for three weeks. Every night before bed and every morning the couples would have their blood glucose measured (i.e., blood sugar level). Those who poked the voodoo doll most to express their anger toward their spouse were those with the lowest glucose…

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

Does Marriage Lower Blood Pressure?

Researchers at Harvard Medical School looked at 325 adults who were followed over two years and monitored their blood pressure throughout the day. The participants in the study were assigned to follow strict diets and wear devices that monitored their BP. What the researchers found was…

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Added by hitched on February 26, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Less Than Half of French Find Infidelity Morally Unacceptable

A new survey from the Pew Research Center found that just 47% of people in France say, "married people having an affair is morally unacceptable." This level of acceptance is the greatest among the 39 nations in the survey. The next closest was Germany where 60% find marital infidelity morally unacceptable. The United States was among the nations in the bottom-third with 84% finding cheating a no-no. Muslim nations were the least accepting appearing in nine of the final 10 spots on the list.…

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Added by hitched on January 17, 2014 at 2:53pm — No Comments

A Wife's Temperament May Determine Success of Marriage

A new study suggests that marriage success may depend quite a bit on the temperament of the wife. Researchers at UC Berkeley  studied 80 middle-aged and older heterosexual couples and found wives who had  greater control of their emotions and were constructive in their  communication skills had more satisfying and successful marriages. Interestingly, the emotions of the husband during the study didn't have an effect. Southern California news channel,…

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Added by hitched on November 11, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Military Marriages: Long, Frequent Deployments Hurt

A new study tracking the marital status of more than 460,000 U.S. service members between 1999 and 2008 found that the likelihood of divorce increased with each passing month that a spouse was away at war. The research was done by the RAND Corp. and published in Journal of Population Economics. Sebastian Negrusa, an economist who co-authored the study…

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Added by hitched on October 10, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

28% of Married College-Graduates Attended the Same College

Facebook has just released a new study connecting schools to marriage and found that 28% of college graduates on Facebook attended the same college and 15% went to the same high school. A couple interesting factors that drove the numbers were how large the school population was, how religious the school was, and the politics of the school. Facebook has…

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Added by hitched on October 9, 2013 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Women: Healthy Marriage, Healthy Heart

A study presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association from Princeton University found that married women who were not divorced nor widowhood were linked with fewer cardiovascular risk factors, such as high blood pressure. Unfortunately, the same didn't hold true for young men. Guys who married younger were more likely to have warning…

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Added by hitched on September 6, 2012 at 6:03pm — 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

[Infographic] Being in Love Can Save You Money!

When we think about saving money, we often think about slowing down on the lattes or clipping coupons. The good folks at FrugalDad have quantified the savings of a loving relationship through various research and studies. They put together the great infographic below, which illustrates the benefits of a loving relationship. Enjoy! 



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Added by hitched on June 4, 2012 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Fatty Foods May Lower Sperm Count

Researchers out of Dartmouth Medical School studied 99 men who were all clients at fertility clinics. Each filled out a questionnaire listing what they ate and found that saturated fats, the stuff in meat and dairy foods, was associated with lower sperm counts. In fact, the men in the study who consumed the most saturated fat had 35 percent fewer sperm than…

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Added by hitched on March 15, 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

A Blood Test to Predict Love

The research has been piling up that when you're in love, the chemicals in your body change. A new study published in Psychoneuroendocrinology found that higher levels of oxytocin, a chemical given many names including the "love hormone," were found in more emotionally responsive couples and could even predict which couples would stay together longer. One caveat to…

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Added by hitched on February 27, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Rate of Interracial Marriage in U.S. Hits Record High

New data from the  Pew Research Center might fall under the category of "not surprising," but it's still good to have the hard numbers. The study showed that in…

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Added by hitched on February 22, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Date Nights Are Good for Marriage

The National Marriage Project released a new report earlier this month analyzing the effects of date nights on a marriage. In short, the data showed that dedicated couple time fostered more communication, greater sexual satisfaction, more stable marriages (i.e., less likely to divorce), and greater…

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Added by hitched on February 21, 2012 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Twin Birth Rate Skyrockets 76% in Past Three Decades

This is probably a general observation that you may have already noticed, but there are definitely more twins being born today than in the past. A report from the National Center for Health Statistics found that twin births are up in all age groups, across all races in all states. Overall, the twin birth rate jumped…

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Added by hitched on January 12, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Prostate Cancer Screening Not Beneficial

In a study conducted by the United States Preventive Services Task Force, testing in nearly 77,000 men ages 55 to 74, found that the commonly used prostate cancer screening P.S.A. blood test did not save lives. The conclusion is a follow-up to a 2009 study and has been published The Journal of the National Cancer…

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Added by hitched on January 11, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

For Women, Sexual Satisfaction Increases with Age

According to a new report in The American Journal of Medicine, a study of 806 women who are part of ongoing, 40-year research project, found that sexual satisfaction increased as the women aged even though sexual frequency decreased. The mean age of the participants in the study were 67, 63% were postmenopausal. Women…

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Added by hitched on January 10, 2012 at 10:56am — No Comments

Live Happy, Live Longer—35% Longer!

A new British study of 3,853 participants ages 52-79 was conducted in a single day asking how happy people were using a rating scale from 1 ("not at all") to 4 ("extremely"). Five years later the researchers looked at who was still alive and kicking. What they found was those who reported being happiest had a 35% reduced risk of dying… Continue

Added by hitched on October 31, 2011 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Mo' Money Mo' Marriage Problems

A new study of 1,700 married couples across the U.S. conducted by BYU found that those who placed more focus on money and possessions had less happiness and marital stability than those couples who didn't. Interestingly, couples who were more financially stable were the ones who argued about finances more and also coveted… Continue

Added by hitched on October 14, 2011 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

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