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Teen Suicide Attempts Down in States with Same-Sex Marriages

A new research study finds that the implementation of state laws legalizing same-sex marriage was associated with a significant reduction in the rate of suicide attempts among high school students. […]
Posted: February 21, 2017, 7:15 pm
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New Study Gauges Impact of Guns on Domestic Violence

A new study shows that when guns are part of domestic violence, women actually suffer fewer injuries, but experience greater fear. According to a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, […]
Posted: February 18, 2017, 6:45 pm
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Compassionate Acts for Spouse Can Boost Well-Being

The maxim that it is better to give than to receive gets some specific support from a new study that finds evidence that being compassionate to a spouse is rewarding in […]
Posted: February 16, 2017, 7:15 pm
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New Technology Can Aid Long-Distance Relationships

Canadian researchers are using new technology to enhance relationship satisfaction when couples confront geographic barriers. Devices being developed at Simon Fraser University (SFU) allow couples to remotely share a walk, […]
Posted: February 15, 2017, 6:30 pm
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Can Beta-Carotene Make You More Attractive?

White males with high levels of carotenoids — yellow and red pigments — in their skin appear healthier and more attractive to females; but this skin tone does not necessarily signal good […]
Posted: February 15, 2017, 5:45 pm
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Couples, Friends Really Do Have Similar Personalities

Research has traditionally suggested that your personality may be very different from your friends and even from your partner. A new study using behavioral data gleaned from social media appears […]
Posted: February 14, 2017, 5:00 pm
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Close, Non-Kin Friendships May be Key to Human Advancement

Close friendships outside of the family are key to maintaining a group culture that continues to learn and advance, according to a new study published in Nature Human Behaviour. For […]
Posted: February 13, 2017, 5:00 pm
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Some Older Adults Embrace ‘Living Apart Together’

A new study examines how a new phenomenon among older, divorced adults, called “Living Apart Together,” can affect family needs. Living Apart Together (LAT) is an intimate relationship without sharing […]
Posted: February 11, 2017, 7:30 pm
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Extra Love May Be Best Tonic for Partner with the Blues

New research suggests the more depressed your romantic partner may be, the more love you should give them. And, this often includes taking more responsibility for day-to-day tasks. Investigators from […]
Posted: February 9, 2017, 5:00 pm
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Post-Menopause Health Impacted by Change in Marital Status

New research suggests older women who go through a divorce or separation may lose weight and see some positive changes in their health. University of Arizona researchers also found that […]
Posted: February 8, 2017, 7:15 pm
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