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How Parenthood Benefits Men In The Workplace -- But Not Necessarily Women

(4) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 12:21 PM

When Max Schireson stepped down to from his post as CEO of MongoDB to spend more time with his family this month, many asked: Why are fathers left out of the work-life balance debate? Perhaps, as new research suggests, dads don't face the same...

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Cheating Women Are Looking For Sex, Not Divorce, Study Says

(78) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 9:56 AM

Apparently, unfaithful wives want to have their cake and eat it too. According to a new study, women who cheat on their husbands are looking for passion and sex, but they have no desire to end their marriages.

Using data from AshleyMadison.com ("the premier 'dating' website...

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Sleep Problems Linked With Increased Risk Of Suicide In Older Adults

(3) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 4:17 PM

It's a popular misconception that older adults need less sleep. Actually, our need for shuteye doesn't diminish with age at all. If anything, the quality of our sleep appears to be even more important as we age. And a new study has found that a lot...

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40 Percent Of Female Engineers Are Leaving The Field. This Might Be Why.

(31) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 3:38 PM

While all of the efforts channeled towards getting girls to study science, technology, engineering and math have certainly increased graduation rates in these programs, they haven't seemed to counter one particular setback for women in engineering: Once they make it into the field, they often leave....

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Stop Saying You Two Are 'Made For Each Other' -- It's Hurting Your Relationship

(5) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 5:20 PM

The notion of being "made for one another" may seem romantic, but research says it's not a solid long-term line of thinking when it comes to actually making a relationship work.

In a recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, researchers Norbert Schwarz and...

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People Are More Likely To Lie To Women During Negotiations, Study Finds

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 12:55 PM

Over the last 17 years, Professor Laura Kray noticed that a striking number of female MBA students complained about being lied to during the negotiation simulations in her business school classes. When more and more women, frustrated by the deceptions routinely occurring in these role plays, began to...

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I Got Through Airport Security With Someone Else's Plane Ticket

(6) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 8:03 AM

I honestly didn't plan to put the airport security system to the test. I was just really tired and didn't notice that the name on the ticket wasn't mine -- it wasn't even female. But I unwittingly managed to find a chink in the TSA armor last weekend.

My father...

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'Nice' Women Are More Appealing To Men, Apparently

(11) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 4:50 PM

Attention single women: If you want to snag a man, you better be nice.

Or at least that's what the results of a new study suggest. The three-part study, published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin on Friday, found that men perceive "nice," responsive women as more...

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Wives With More Education Than Their Husbands Aren't Doomed To Divorce After All

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 6:52 PM

According to previous research, women with more education than their husbands were more likely to divorce. Fortunately, new data proves that that's not the case anymore.

These days, when wives have more education than their husbands, there seems to be no increased chance of divorce...

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This Old Wedding Tradition Might Rub You The Wrong Way

(8) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 4:30 PM

One glance at the Facebook wall of a recently engaged woman and it's easy to see that the overwhelming response is "congratulations." But did you know that the well wishers are actually defying tradition?

If, like us, you weren't aware of this particular piece of traditional wedding etiquette, here's the...

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Everything You Want to Know About Living Together Before Marriage (But Are Too Afraid To Ask)

(57) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 11:54 AM

For anyone in a long-term relationship, these two statements might sound familiar:

"It's crazy to marry someone without living with them first. You need to test out the relationship!"

"If you want to marry him, don't even think about moving in. He'll have no reason to propose!"

Though...

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Study Offers Explanation For Link Between Daughters And Divorce

(111) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 7:03 PM

Scientists have long recognized that marriages that produce firstborn daughters are also more likely to end in divorce than marriages that produce firstborn sons. And until recently, sociologists and economists chalked up the link between daughters and divorce to a polarizing theory: Fathers relate to boys better, so...

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Why 'Fitspo' Should Come With A Warning Label

(5) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 11:38 AM

This article contains language and graphic descriptions that may be triggering for those who struggle with disordered eating.

Just a few months ago, Sheena Lyonnais was seeking motivation to get off her couch and lose a few pounds. She wasn't overweight, but like many twenty-somethings, she felt she had grown...

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Biological Proof That Home Is More Stressful Than The Office For Working Moms

(7) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 10:34 AM

Yes, nagging bosses, long work hours and office politics are stressful. But new research suggests that, for working moms, time spent at home is biologically more stressful than anything they're experiencing in the confines of their cubicles.

In a 2012 study, University of Akron researchers Adrianne Frech...

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8 Science-Backed Reasons Why Dads Deserve More Credit

(45) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 12:50 PM

Yes, dads are more involved in their childrens' lives than ever. But that doesn't mean they're not still the butt of almost every parenting joke.

Just think about the 2012 Huggies ad claiming that the brand's diapers were the ultimate "Dad Test" -- a joke that landed flat,...

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How 1 Woman Single-Handedly Convinced Intel To Let Its Workers Meditate On The Job

(2) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 11:30 AM

When Lindsay Van Driel looked around at her colleagues over four years ago at Intel's office in Hillsboro, Oregon, she saw a group of stressed, tired workers who spent long hours at the office trying to manage a never-ending cycle of project deadlines, calendar alerts and overstuffed email inboxes.

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Here's Why You Should Talk To Your Partner About Your Ex (Seriously)

(16) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 3:09 PM

The last thing you want to hear out of a partner's mouth is the name of his or her ex -- but talking about an ex doesn't always signal romantic doom. In fact, it can help build a solid foundation for your current relationship.

Experts say the individual growth that...

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Here's Proof Music Can Do More Than Just Make You Feel Good

(13) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 8:09 AM

Friedrich Nietzsche once remarked, "Without music, life would be a mistake." Perhaps this is why, as Daniel J. Levitin points out in his book This Is Your Brain On Music, every recorded human culture has included music in some form.

If music is a universal language, then we're...

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Jewish Matchmaking Is Alive And Well, With Some Post-Shtetl Updates

(1) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 1:05 PM

The Jewish community has come a long way since the kind of matchmaking portrayed in "Fiddler on the Roof," but it hasn't left the yenta back in the shtetl. At least, not entirely.

While Jews marrying Jews is still a widely shared goal, the means to that end have been...

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Como o "papo de gordo" virou uma epidemia social – e como você pode parar com isso

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 9:45 AM

Alguns podem achar que o momento seminal de As Patricinhas de Beverly Hills é a cena em que um computador escolhe a roupa de Cher Horowitz, mas é outro diálogo que captura com perfeição a realidade da mulher contemporânea. É quando Cher diz casualmente para sua amiga Dionne:

“Estou...

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