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Singled Out

Promoting Marriage-Promotion with Dubious Scientific Claims: USA Today's Feature Story

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bella DePaulo

USA Today is very excited about marriage. Splashed across the front page of the Health and Behavior section, set off by a colorful illustration, was t...

Get Married, Live Longer? It's a Myth

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

When the authors of The Case claimed that getting married saved men's lives, they did so by acting as if the men who got divorced or widowed did not actually get married.

The Unmarried Electorate: 60% Obama, 33% McCain

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

But where is the love? When was the last time you heard about this demographic juggernaut on Morning Joe? Where are the network stories or the feature articles in newspapers or magazines?

What's With the Cat, and Other Questions about Singles and Their Pets

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

One time, a publication that interviewed me about Singled Out sent someone to take a picture of me at home. The photographer asked what my book was ab...

It's Singles Week - Someone Tell Newsweek There Are 100 Million of Us and We Vote

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bella DePaulo

This week, September 21-27, is National Singles Week. If you think it is unnecessary to do a bit of consciousness-raising about people who are single ...

Like Your Time Alone? Then This Post is For You

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

I live in the most ordinary American household - I live alone. Knock on any door in the nation and you are more likely to find a household like mine t...

True or False: Married People Healthiest, but Singles Catching Up

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Even allowing for the approach that makes marriage look better than it really is, the differences in health between the currently-married and the always-single are tiny.

BBC Claims Singles Are at Risk for Alzheimer's; I Think the BBC is Losing Its Mind

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bella DePaulo

With no reliable differences in the rate of Alzheimer's between the married and the single people, the BBC should not have heralded the "findings" in a headline.