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Hitched's Blog – February 2014 Archive (7)

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…


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

New Series Asks the Big Question: What is Love?

A new NPR show, The Really Big Questions (TRBQ) from Public Radio International (PRI) and The Exploratorium in San Francisco have launched a new series of multi-media conversations about what makes us human. To get things started, the first show launched earlier this month…


Added by hitched on February 25, 2014 at 11:47am — No Comments

Northwestern Offers the Ultimate Education Course: Marriage 101

The Atlantic wrote a long piece about the …


Added by hitched on February 21, 2014 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Infographic: The Science Behind a Happy Relationship

Marriage leads to a big happiness boost for 2 years and then the couples' happiness levels returns to its normal state prior to engagement after that. This and a slew interesting tidbits from a variety of studies has been compiled by Happify. For example, did you know that people in the most successful marriages spend at least 5 or more hours per week talking? Or that a happy marriage is worth an additional $105,000 a year in…


Added by hitched on February 18, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Sex Sent Me to the ER! A Search for Sexual Mishap Stories

The producers of Untold Stories of the ER are currently conducting a nationwide search for individuals or couples who have, unfortunately, had to visit the emergency room from a sex-based injury. Compensation may be provided for selected stories and some couples may be flown to Los Angeles for the show. To tell your story or to find out more, contact the casting associate for the show, Courtney Morris, at 818-5634131 or e-mail: …


Added by hitched on February 13, 2014 at 11:04am — No Comments

The Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations in North America

Website, has released their Reader's Choice Awards for the 10 most romantic getaways in North America. Guess what, the No.1 city will probably surprise you. Coming in at No. 10 is Honolulu, Hawaii (although we think there are several other cities on the Hawaiian islands we…


Added by hitched on February 10, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The $99,000 Valentine's Dinner

It's common knowledge that restaurants will put together special menus for Valentine's Day and increase the prices for those love-struck couples who are looking for a romantic night out. In England, luxury retail site, Very First To, and culinary site, Great British Chefs, have teamed up to create an over-the-top experience. For just £61,000 (or about…


Added by hitched on February 7, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

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Episode 569: Substituting Our Summer Vacations

How can we work through the cancelations of our vacations and get the mental and physical vacation we need during Covid-19?

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