Scientific Secrets That Predict the Success of a Marriage

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Scientists have suggested numerous reasons for why marriages last or fail.

From whether you smiled in childhood photographs to your job title, an author has trawled decades of scientific research to identify the factors said to predict a marriage’s success.  While diamond wedding anniversary celebrants might cite trust, loyalty and retaining a romantic spark as the secrets to matrimonial bliss, scientists have claimed the formula is far more complicated.

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Study: Looking for True Love, Take Your Time

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Couples who waited until they got serious before they had sex reported having a high quality relationship.

Couples who get to know each other before being intimate have a better chance of having a lasting relationship, but in some cases even a casual fling can lead to true love, according to a new research.

 

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Breaking Up is Harder for Men than Women

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Young men find breaking up from a relationship more painful than women

Young men find breaking up from a relationship more painful than women, a new report has found.
It suggests that the anguish caused by love described by artists such as Morrissey is felt genuinely and perhaps explains their continuing appeal to fans.
Contrary to popular belief it is men who suffer more when a relationship ends and are more affected by the highs and lows of romance, according to a study from Wake Forest University in North Carolina.
The survey of 1,000 unmarried adults aged 18-23 concluded that despite putting on a brave face men were more emotionally vulnerable than women when it comes to dating.
This may be because women often have close relationships with family and friends in addition to a partner whereas a young man’s romantic partner may be his primary source of intimacy. When a relationship goes wrong it has a greater impact on men’s identity and self-worth, researchers said.
Professor Robin Simon, who co-wrote the study, said: “Our paper sheds light on the association between non-marital romantic relationships and emotional well-being among men and women on the threshold of adulthood.
“Surprisingly, we found young men are more reactive to the quality of ongoing relationships.”
The researchers concluded that young women were more affected by the whether they were in a relationship or not rather than whether it was consistently happy. Rather than talking about it with friends men were more likely to express their feelings through drink or drugs.
Prof Simon said: “Women express emotional distress with depression while men express emotional distress with substance problems.”
The research, published in the Journal of Health and Social Behaviour, was originally gathered for a long-term study of mental health and the transition to adulthood.
Via The Telegraph

Contrary to popular belief it is men who suffer more when a relationship ends and are more affected by the highs and lows of romance, according to a study from Wake Forest University in North Carolina.

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Study: College Hookups Aren’t As Common As Popular Culture Suggests

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Hookups are no-strings encounters

Young people may not be “hooking up” on college campuses as much as the popular culture suggests. At least that’s what a new study found when researchers asked students some specific questions about an often-ambiguous topic. Most agree that hookups are no-strings encounters, but just what that means can range from kissing to sexual intercourse.

 

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Study: Women Can Be ‘Blinded’ By Jealousy

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Sexual jealousy can affect women’s can ability to see clearly

The study found that women who were made to feel jealous were so distracted by unpleasant emotional images they became unable to spot targets they were trying to find.  The researchers suggest that their results reveal something profound about social relationships and perception.

 

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Right-Handed Chimpanzees Provide Clues to the Origin of Human Language

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An adult male extends his right arm toward an adult female in order to greet her.

Most of the linguistic functions in humans are controlled by the left cerebral hemisphere. A study of captive chimpanzees at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center (Atlanta, Georgia), reported in the January 2010 issue of Elsevier’s Cortex, suggests that this “hemispheric lateralization” for language may have its evolutionary roots in the gestural communication of our common ancestors. A large majority of the chimpanzees in the study showed a significant bias towards right-handed gestures when communicating, which may reflect a similar dominance of the left hemisphere for communication in chimpanzees as that seen for language functions in humans.

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The Six Golden Rules of Sexting

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Message-sent is often different than message-received

Professing your love (or lust) takes just a few seconds of typing in the age of flirtexting, also famously known as sexting. While ‘XOXO’ stands for hugs and kisses, ‘French’ is the new tongue-incheek for French Kiss and ‘IWSN’ (I want sex now) is the best way to tell your ‘LOML’ (also known as the Love Of My Life) how much you ‘< 3’ (love) them.
According to Debra Goldstein and Olivia Baniuszewicz, authors of a book on the subject, text messaging or SMSes are the most widely used mobile data service on the planet and while this wireless communication works wonders in bringing people together, there are certain proper ‘textiquettes’ that need to be kept in mind while giving into this messaging madness. The rules to play by…
1.) Timing is Everything
While it can be tempting to respond right away to the tantalising SMSes beeping in your inbox, being overly eager is also a turn-off. This is especially true for those who are just getting to know each other. Rein in your enthusiasm and use time as a tease in responding to certain SMSes. This makes you appear laid back and easy-going and increases the perception that you’re fun to hang out with, with more to follow.
Also, always make sure that you do not message somebody at a time which is too late for them, and hence, inconvenient for the person.
2.) Don’t Beat Around the Bush
Messages can be easily misunderstood. People like them for the fact that they’re succinct and direct. Don’t be cryptic while flirting. Keep it real and witty. These are supposed to be time-saving titillations.
3.) Never Drink and Text
Getting drunk equals getting stupid. Never mix your drinks with your SMSes. While it might turn out to be funny, chances are, it will rarely be sexy. Think flirtexting , think sober.
4.) Avoid breaking Major News Through Text Messages
While the heat and the excitement of the moment might tempt you to message your loved one declaring your love for them or your intention to marry them, these news are best broken in person. Also, do not break up with someone through SMSes. It is rude.
5.) Discresion is the Best Option
For your own good, if you are sexting with more than one person, do not leave your phone out while on a date and don’t check your messages in front of your date. Also, turn off your phone if you find yourself having a ‘sleepover’.
6.) Double-Check Before You Send Out a Flirt Text
Messages involving any sexual encounters, especially those with saucy pictures to go along with them, should always be double checked. Make sure you are sending them to the person you actually meant them for.
Via Times of India

Professing your love (or lust) takes just a few seconds of typing in the age of flirtexting, also famously known as sexting. While ‘XOXO’ stands for hugs and kisses, ‘French’ is the new tongue-incheek for French Kiss and ‘IWSN’ (I want sex now) is the best way to tell your ‘LOML’ (also known as the Love Of My Life) how much you ‘< 3’ (love) them.

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Teens with Unpopular Names More Prone To Commit Crimes

Teens with Unpopular Names More Prone To Commit Crimes 

 

A new study in the journal Social Science Quarterly examined the relationship between first name popularity in adolescents and tendency to commit crime. Results show that, regardless of race, juveniles with unpopular names are more likely to engage in criminal activity.

David E. Kalist and Daniel Y. Lee of Shippensburg University analyzed state data by comparing the first names of male juvenile delinquents to the first names of male juveniles in the population.

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Neuroscientists Create “Body Swapping” Illusion

Nueroscientists Create “Body Swapping” Illusion 

From the outside, psychotherapy can look like an exercise in self-absorption. In fact, though, therapists often work to pull people out of themselves: to see their behavior from the perspective of a loved one, for example, or to observe their own thinking habits from a neutral distance.

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