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Longest Research Trial Ever Says Mammograms Reduce Deaths

A Swedish trial that followed patients for nearly three decades (29 years) revealed that those who were screened had 30 percent fewer breast cancer deaths than those who were not screened. What the researchers also found was that the longer the screening process, the better the results. In fact, researchers say the majority of the… Continue

Added by hitched on July 8, 2011 at 10:55am — No Comments

Botox Patients Struggle to Read Emotions

In the 1980s, a study was done which concluded that long-married couples began to resemble each other over time, especially if they were happily married. So researchers at the University of Southern California and Duke wanted to see what the results would be if one had Botox, an injection that literally interferes with nerves and paralyzes muscles. The researchers found… Continue

Added by hitched on July 1, 2011 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Study Tracks the Influence of Infidelity

An online study by researchers at Indiana University's Center for Sexual Health Promotion, The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, and the University of Guelph surveyed 506 men, average age 33, and 412 women, average age 28, who indicated being heterosexual and in a monogamous sexual relationship. The study is the first to look at the influence of…

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Added by hitched on June 27, 2011 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Date Night Idea: Try Local Craft Beer at a Brewpub

The author of "Great American Craft Beer," Andy Crouch, has highlighted 10 spots where brewing is done on-site. If these locations are in your area, you might consider planning a date around one of these. You… Continue

Added by hitched on June 20, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

When Wives Don't Sleep, Marriage Suffers

Researchers out of the University of Pittsburgh conducted a study that found that when wives have trouble falling asleep, the quality of their relationship with their husband suffers. Meaning, both the husband and wife were reported feeling ignored or criticized the following day. Conversely, the opposite is not true when men had trouble drifting off. For the study, researchers…

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Added by hitched on June 14, 2011 at 3:33pm — No Comments

The Food Pyramid Is Out, the Food Plate Is In

For many, we understand that we need to eat better. Maybe we need to put down more vegetables or fruit and less grain. But how much? Well, the U.S. Department of Agriculture thought it would be easier for us to understand if we actually saw what the portions looked like on our plate. They have launched a new website… Continue

Added by hitched on June 10, 2011 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

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

49 Years of Marriage, Husband Gives Anniversary Gift of $1 for Every Day Married

After 49 years together Arthur Schumacher is still able to surprise his wife Jeanette. Arthur spent nearly a day traveling all over the area emptying the local banks of their $1 bill stashes. He even went 40 miles out of town before he finally accumulated over 150 bundles of $1 bills, totaling $17,885. Arthur isn't supposed to drive so their daughter drove him…

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Added by hitched on April 29, 2011 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Newspaper Publishes Wrong Lotto Numbers, Couple Thinks They Won Millions

It sounds like a cruel joke, but one Colorado couple is not laughing. Jim and Dorothy Sprague woke up Sunday morning and checked their Lotto numbers that matched exactly what was published in the paper. For a short while, they believed they were millionaires. More precisely, they believed they had won the $4.3 million jackpot. The couple had already started to tell some family… Continue

Added by hitched on April 12, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Husband Gives Wife First-Ever Mosquito-Born STD

When you're a researcher going on excursions in the name of science, you know that your spouse must be an understanding person. For Brian Foy, his wife deserves her own excursion that comes with cocktails poolside. Foy and his research partner, Kevin Kobylinski, were in West Africa researching malaria in 2008. Both were bitten numerous times and became ill, which…

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Added by hitched on April 8, 2011 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Half of Men Don't Go to the Doctor

A national survey of 519 men, commissioned by Esquire magazine found that 50% of men ages 18 to 50 don't have a primary-care physician, and a third haven't had a checkup in more than a year. Moreover, 40% of men in their 40s have never had their cholesterol tested and 70% have never had a prostate exam. The study…

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Added by hitched on April 6, 2011 at 5:38pm — No Comments

The Secret to a Happy Marriage: Irrational Optimism

Scientists at the University of Buffalo followed 222 newlyweds through their first three years of marriage and found that the spouses who idealized their partners were happier than those who went into their union with a more accurate impression. This means they saw their spouse as fitter, smarter, kinder or wittier than they really were. It reminds us of that Jerry Seinfeld routine where he describes how men, no matter how poorly they behave, end up with women anyway…and that women think,…

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Added by hitched on April 4, 2011 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Does Your Marriage Need a Boost?

A regular Hitched contributor and podcast guest, Dr. Michelle Gannon and her husband Dr. Patrick Gannon, have helped countless couples through their Marriage Prep 101 (www.MarriagePrep101.com) seminars. Today, and by popular demand, they're announcing the launch of Marriage Boost 101 (… Continue

Added by hitched on March 29, 2011 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Moms & Kids Don't Recognize They're Overweight

Sometimes we see what we want to see. When researchers at Columbia University Medical Center in New York asked 111 women and 111 children to look at silhouettes of underweight, normal weight, overweight, obese and extremely obese images, most moms and kids believed their bodies matched images that were thinner than their own weight. Both…

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Added by hitched on March 24, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Who's Hollywood's Most Romantic Onscreen Couple?

ABC News and People magazine have asked readers and viewers to vote on who they think…

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Added by hitched on March 22, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

How Much Would You Need to Be Wealthy?

Are you wealthy if your assets are more than $1 million? A survey by Fidelity Investments of 1,000 millionaires found that 42 percent of them didn't feel they were wealthy. In fact, many of them said the magic number to be wealthy was $7.5 million. The survey respondents had $1 million in investible assets that did not include real estate or retirement accounts. The average age of those…

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Added by hitched on March 15, 2011 at 3:02pm — No Comments






Hitched Podcast

Episode 542: How Does Society Effect Marriage?

Marriage rates, divorce rates and a variety of other factors around marriage fluctuate throughout time. How does societal impact play a role? Dr. Karen Sherman shares her thoughts.

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