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Marriage, Divorce, Marital Separation, Socioeconomics, Socioeconomic Status, Family, Minorities, Lower Income, Ohio State University

Marital Separations an Alternative to Divorce for Poor Couples

Married couples who undergo long-term separations generally appear to be those who can’t afford to divorce, a new nationwide study suggests.

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Marriage, Alcohol, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Health, Relationships, Divorce, Sociology

Study Examines the Relationship Between Marriage and Alcohol

New research examining relationships and the use of alcohol finds that while a long-term marriage appears to curb men’s drinking, it’s associated with a slightly higher level of alcohol use among women.

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Sex, hooking up, College, Education, Health, Gender, sexual revolution, Gender Equality, Sociology

College Students Lose Respect for Peers Who Hook Up Too Much

Almost half of college students judge men and women with similar sexual histories by the same standard and hold equally negative attitudes towards both their male and female peers who they believe hook up “too much,” suggests new research.

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Cohabitation, Baby Boomers, Older Adults

More Older Adults Choosing Cohabitation Over Marriage

More and more adults age 50 and over are choosing to live with their significant other instead of marrying them. According to a new study from researchers at the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) at Bowling Green State University, during later life, cohabitation appears to operate as a long-term alternative to marriage, rather than a first step down the aisle. The study is in featured in August’s Journal of Marriage and Family.

Science

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Cold feet, Physiology, American Physiological Society

Are Cold Feet Plaguing Your Relationship?

Physiologists have identified the biological mechanism that could be responsible for cold feet, the bane of existence for singles and couples alike.

Science

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Potassium, Behavior, Sensory

Smell the Potassium

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Stowers scientists make a surprising find in study of sex- and aggression-triggering vomeronasal organ.

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Diabetes, Sexual Dissatisfaction, Orgasm

Women with Diabetes More Likely to Experience Sexual Dissatisfaction

Women with diabetes are just as likely to be interested in, and engage in, sexual activity as non-diabetic women, but they are much more likely to report low overall sexual satisfaction, according to a UCSF study.

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Apartment, Roommate, work, Clean, Relationship, K-State, Kansas State University, Romance

Research Team Looks at What Happens When Roommates, Romantic Partners Have Different Levels of Tolerance for Housework Left Undone

Professors look at what happens when neat freaks and slobs are paired, either romantically or as roommates.

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For Romantic Partners Left Out of a Meal, Lunch Is Not ‘Just Lunch’

If you’re meeting an ex lover plan on coffee instead of lunch if you’d like to keep the peace at home: When it comes to consuming calories with a person of the opposite sex, sharing meals sparks significantly more jealousy than meeting that same person for coffee.

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E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, UWM, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Robin Poedel, Nursing, Sex, sex partners, sex in pop culture

Prof Suggests Reality Check for Sexy Summer Read

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Hot, sexy bestsellers like “50 Shades of Grey” offer teaching opportunities, but also challenges, says Robin Poedel, clinical assistant professor of nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). The books provoke discussion, but lack of attention to safe sex concerns her. Poedel’s teaching and research focus on sexual behaviors and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).







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