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Hitched's Blog – August 2009 Archive (10)

60 Percent Can't Digest Milk

Got milk? More than likely, you can't digest it. Mark Thomas of University College London's dept of Genetics, Evolution and Environment released his findings in a paper (read more here) that says adult humans have a hard time with milk. More specifically, many of us can't digest… Continue

Added by hitched on August 31, 2009 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Man Wears "I Cheated" Sign



In an unsubstantiated story of infidelity, a Virginia man is standing on a busy corner wearing a sign that reads: "I Cheated This is My Punishment." Apparently, this man identifying himself as "Taylor" says he had an affair that was discovered by his wife when she picked up his cell phone and saw nude pictures of him that were sent to his lover. The couple fought and he asked what he could do to repent and receive forgiveness. She told him to wear the sign. The couple… Continue

Added by hitched on August 28, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Testosterone Effects Money Decisions

For women. Yep, a new study says that women with elevated testosterone levels tend to behave more like men when taking financial risks. So what does that mean? Testosterone has been associated with competitiveness and dominance, reduction of fear, and with risky behaviors like gambling and alcohol use. So women with high levels of testosterone were nearly seven times more… Continue

Added by hitched on August 24, 2009 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Men: Daily Drink Raises Cancer Risk

Canadian researchers studied over 3,500 men age 35 to 70 and found that those who averaged at least one drink of beer or hard alcohol a day had a higher risk of having a number of cancers including, cancers of the esophagus, stomach, colon, lungs, pancreas, liver and prostate. This doesn't mean that all drinking is the same, the frequency and amount did… Continue

Added by hitched on August 21, 2009 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Lost Wedding Ring Found on Ocean Floor

I'm sure we could fill a thread on the message board with lost wedding ring stories. Here's a doozie. A New Zealand man, Aleki Taumoepeau, was married three months when his wedding ring flew off of his finger in the harbor of the country's capital city, Wellington. Taumoepeau was devistated and vowed to find the ring. He made several dives by without luck. His wife, recognizing that the… Continue

Added by hitched on August 20, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

A Molecular Condom

Have you wondered what sex will be like in the future? It could be without the the traditional condom. Researchers at the University of Utah have had a breakthrough with microbicides (intravaginal gels, rings, and films) that can prevent the transmission of viruses such as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the effectiveness of semen. They've created a product that's applied as a gel but becomes semi-solid in response to pH changes caused by the introduction of semen. This… Continue

Added by hitched on August 18, 2009 at 9:17am — No Comments

The Effects of Job Loss on Couples

The Wall Street Journal interviewed a bunch of couples who are dealing with job loss from one or both partners. They found a few different things that these couples had in common. One of them is that when one spouse is stuck at home all day and the other is still in the workforce, the jobless begins to get a little clingy. So much of our identity is… Continue

Added by hitched on August 12, 2009 at 11:26am — No Comments

Birth Rates Dip With Economy

It's no surprise that having a kid is expensive. So in 2008, the first full year of what has been dubbed The Great Recession, there's no shock to hear that U.S. births fell 2 percent. This dip in births echos what happend durring The Great Depression too. While this article from USA Today points out that it's only speculation that the economy is the reason for the birth dip, strong evidence supports the theory. For example, the largest decline in births were in California and Florida,… Continue

Added by hitched on August 10, 2009 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Lost Love Letter Reunites Couple After More Than a Decade

Steve Smith (British) and Carmen Ruiz-Perez (Spanish) met 17 years ago when Carmen was a foreign exchange student. After just a year the couple got engaged. Unfortunately, she moved to Paris to run a shop and their relationship abruptly ended. A few years later Steve wrote a love letter and sent it to her mother's home in Spain. The letter fell behind the fireplace and disappeared only to be discovered over a decade later when builders were tearing down the fireplace. Carmen recalls,… Continue

Added by hitched on August 4, 2009 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Tanning Beds Huge Cancer Risk

If your method of tanning has been to hop in a tanning bed, you may want to rethink the cost of darkening up. An analysis of about 20 studies suggest that the ultraviolet radiation used in tanning beds make them as dangerous as arsenic and mustard gas and increases your risk of skin cancerby 75% if you started using tanning beds before the age of 30. So if you don't have a beach nearby and good sunblock, what are you to do? The American Cancer Society recommends creams for… Continue

Added by hitched on August 3, 2009 at 2:52pm — 1 Comment






Hitched Podcast

Episode 543: Appreciation in Marriage

When you show appreciation toward your spouse, you'll be amazed at how you will set yourself up for success in your marriage. These aren't just words either. Dr. Noelle Nelson discusses.

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