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Hitched's Blog – May 2011 Archive (5)

Romance Writers Share Their Romance Tips for Summer

USA Today compiled a nice list of advice from various best-selling romance writers on how to boost your romance this summer. Here's what some of them said: 



Mary Jo Putney, author of…

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Added by hitched on May 27, 2011 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Home Births Jump 20%

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that between 2004 to 2008 home births increased 20% compared to their previous data dating from 1990 to 2004. In total, less than 1% of births in the U.S. occur at home. The report says that the rise was driven by white women--1 in 98 had their babies at home.…

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Added by hitched on May 26, 2011 at 11:12am — No Comments

The Secret to a Happy Marriage May Be Knowing the Mundane

Harvard-trained psychologist Dr. Robert Epstein and student Rachel Smith just released the results of their new study that says practical skills and knowledge are more important to the overall satisfaction of a marriage than communication. For clarity, practical skills include things like paying the bills and grocery shopping, while knowledge includes knowing what dress…
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Added by hitched on May 17, 2011 at 10:49am — No Comments

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…

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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…

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






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