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  1. Pain, Social Rejection Have Similar Effect on Brain

    March 28, 2011 -- Rejection really does hurt. That’s the message of a new study that suggests physical pain and the pain of rejection may “hurt” in the same way. Researchers found that physical pain and intense emotional pain, such as feelings of rejection after a bad breakup of a relationship, acti

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  2. The New American Couple

    Sara Blakely, 40, founder of Spanx, and Jesse Itzler, 42, cofounder of Marquis Jet and principal investor in Zico Water  Recently, while dining with his wife and some friends, Jesse Itzler, cofounder of Marquis Jet, a firm that rents private planes to celebs and execs, was puzzled when one of his fr

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  3. How To Save A Marriage

    By Amy Finley My husband was born and spent his childhood in France, and you could say that from the moment we met, living in Paris, and fell in love, he wooed me with words. He'd speak French — really, he could have been describing the laundry — and my knees would positively buckle. Amour...chérie.

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  4. ‘Idealizing’ Your Spouse Makes an Ideal Marriage

    March 3, 2011 -- Love is blind, and that may be a good thing. According to a new study, people who idealized their partners when they got married -- and saw primarily only their good qualities -- were more likely to still be happy with their mate three years later. The study, published in Psychologi

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  5. Young Waiting Longer for First Sexual Activity

    March 3, 2011 -- Young men and women may be waiting longer before having their first sexual experiences than they did just a few years ago, a new CDC study indicates. According to a study based on 13,500 interviews with men and women, more than 25% in the 15-24 age range say they have never had any

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  6. Why Conflict Resolution Is Easy for Some Couples

    Feb. 24, 2011 -- How well couples move on after an argument is closely tied to how securely attached one or both partners were to their caregivers as an infant, a study suggests. The study is published in the online edition of Psychological Science. To reach their conclusions, researchers at the Uni

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  7. The 5 Love Languages, 7 Days, 1 Couple

    There comes a point in just about every marriage, it seems, when couples stop speaking the same language. She says, "Can you empty the garbage already!?" He hears, "Nag, nag, nag, nag, nag!" He says, "We haven't had sex in a month!" She thinks, "When was the last time you bought me something that wa

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  8. Still Madly in Love? Brain Scans Can Explain

    Jan. 14, 2011 -- Couples can still be intensely in love even after many years of marriage and experience the same types of intense romantic feelings as people who have recently fallen in love. That’s the key conclusion of a new study in which scientists at Stony Brook University used functional magn

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  9. Chemical in Women's Tears May Be Sexual Turnoff

    Jan. 6, 2011 -- Chemicals in the tears of women may give off signals that decrease the testosterone levels of men and reduce their sexual interest, new research indicates. In a study of 24 men, Israeli researchers had the volunteers sniff either tears collected from women who had watched a sad movie

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  10. Lost Your Sex Drive?

    Sometimes you can't when you want to. Sometimes you want to when you can't. Sex drive killers come in all guises. They strike men and women, young and old. They can target your brain and your body. For Bonne Oliverio, a retired information specialist who lives just outside Cleveland, the drugs she t

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