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Hitched's Blog – November 2009 Archive (11)

The Chemistry of Thanksgiving

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Added by hitched on November 25, 2009 at 2:03pm — No Comments

How to Roast a Turkey on Your Car Engine

It's pretty standard that the hosting house makes the turkey since it takes so long, but USA Today has offered some instructions on how traveling guests can bring their own roasted turkey. Excerpted from Manifold Destiny (Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, $14), you can also learn how to make "Prius Pork," "Impressive… Continue

Added by hitched on November 25, 2009 at 10:04am — No Comments

How Much to Get to Grandma's House?

MSNBC is running a great online presentation showing the pricing change through the last 50 years of how much it costs to get to and celebrate Thanksgiving with your family. This includes travel expenses, a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people, and hotel stay. For example, a turkey dinner in 1959 cost $8.36 (in 2009 dollars). By 1979, that turkey dinner jumped to $21.91. This year--as you're about to find… Continue

Added by hitched on November 23, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Goverment Says Mammograms Not Necessary Until Age 50

Prior to their report, the recommended age had been 40. In the video from the AP, they still recommend that women discuss this decision with their personal physician. Let's hope that this doesn't push insurance companies to deny claims by women who are under the age of 50. What are your thoughts on this?…



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Added by hitched on November 17, 2009 at 8:23pm — 1 Comment

Divorce Risk Higher When Wife Gets Sick

According to findings in a new study, women who were told they had a serious illness were seven times as likely to become separated or divorced as men with similar health problems. The study collected data on 515 patients who received diagnoses of brain tumors or multiple sclerosis from 2001 through 2006 and found that when the man became ill, only 3 percent experienced the end of a marriage. Among women, about 21 percent ended up separated or divorced. Among couples who split up,… Continue

Added by hitched on November 12, 2009 at 6:09pm — No Comments

High BPA Levels Linked to Male Sexual Problems

Bisphenol A or BPA, the controversial chemical found in thousands of everyday plastic products appears to cause erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems in men, according to a study funded by the federal government and published in the journal Human Reproduction. Researchers focused on 634 male workers at four factories in China who were exposed to elevated levels of BPA. They followed the men over five years and compared their sexual health with that of male workers in other… Continue

Added by hitched on November 11, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Dr. Scott Haltzman's Appearance on Rachael Ray

In case you missed it, Dr. Scott Haltzman appeared on the Rachael Ray show to discuss "Mad Men" marriages, which was defined as marriages where women take a homemaker roll while the husband goes off to work. The show included two couples who discussed how this type of arrangement worked for them. Dr. Haltzman answered several questions and provided solid reasoning and thought for why this works for a lot of couples. We'd love to hear your thoughts on this. Rachael Ray asked her… Continue

Added by hitched on November 6, 2009 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Would You Change Your Name After Marriage?

An article from Oprah.com (posted on CNN) asks the question of why women still change their name. It argues that it's a change of identity. Furthermore, it contends that name changes don't make families more connected. The article says that today, roughly 20 percent of American women don't change their name for marriage. What are your thoughts? Is changing your name an… Continue

Added by hitched on November 5, 2009 at 4:43pm — 2 Comments

Pentagon Says U.S. Youth Unfit to Serve

We've read the reports about the obesity problems in the youths of America, but is it now a national security issue? The Pentagon just released a report saying 35% of the 31 million Americans aged 17 to 24 are unqualified because of physical and medical issues. The majority don't qualify because they are too fat or sickly, the rest are too dumb or have used too many drugs to qualify. The report pulled data from the Centers for Disease Control, which has found that the percentage of… Continue

Added by hitched on November 4, 2009 at 3:27pm — No Comments

The Marriage Ref is Tom Papa

A few weeks ago, we ran an interview with Ellen Rakieten (click here) to discuss the new Jerry Seinfeld show called, "The Marriage Ref." At the time she couldn't disclose who would actually be the marriage ref, only to say that it's someone that Seinfeld has selected. Well, a report from the Hollywood… Continue

Added by hitched on November 3, 2009 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Daily Grind Good for Marriages

I know we've posted about the health benefits of coffee before, but we're not talking about that kind of grind. We're talking about doing chores, going to work, and so on. According to a new study out of Montclair State University, the more housework you do, the more often you're likely to have sex with your husband or wife. Moreover, more time spent in the paid work force was also linked to more sex. One of the authors of the study said that the daily grind doesn't cause the sex to… Continue

Added by hitched on November 2, 2009 at 9:47pm — No Comments






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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