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  1. What Do Men Want? Turns Out It's Cuddling

    July 7, 2011 -- Who says real men don't like to cuddle? In a study that refutes gender stereotypes, researchers looking at couples in long-term relationships have found that men value cuddling and caressing as important for their relationship happiness more than women do. For women, sexual functioni

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  2. Size Counts When It Comes to Sex

    July 7, 2011 -- Being very thin or fat appears to increase the odds that a man will experience some kind of sexual difficulty, but the same may not be true for women, a new study shows. The study, a survey of more than 5,500 adults in Denmark, finds some surprising and complicated associations betwe

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  3. When Wives Don't Sleep, Marriage Suffers

    June 13, 2011 (Minneapolis) -- When couples fight, sleep often suffers. Now a new study shows that the reverse may also be true. Not sleeping well, it seems, can make for a rockier relationship. The study, which was presented at the SLEEP 2011 conference in Minneapolis, found that wives who have tro

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  4. Gossip May Have a Protective Role

    May 19, 2011 -- Gossip can be juicy, delicious, mean, entertaining, destructive -- or all of the above. However it's described, gossip does have a purpose, according to new research. ''We think it is a protective-type role," says researcher Eliza Bliss-Moreau, PhD, post-doctoral fellow in psychiatry

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  5. Show Your Mother (and Mother-in-Law) Some Love

    By Gretchen Rubin You choose the person whom you marry, but you don't choose your in-laws, and I was extremely lucky to end up with mine. We all get along very well, which is fortunate, because I live right around the corner from my husband's parents, and I mean right around the corner. You don't ev

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  6. New Money Rules for Couples

    By Virginia Sole-Smith   Nothing makes me feel more overtly "married" than when I open up my wallet to pay at Home Depot and pull out the shiny blue debit card labeled, in big block type, SHARED. My husband, Dan, broke out the label maker two months after we got married to distinguish the cards link

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  7. Cancer Diagnosis Rates Differ for Gays, Heterosexuals

    May 9, 2011 -- A new study sheds light on the differences in cancer prevalence and survival rates in gay, lesbian, and bisexual populations compared with heterosexuals. It found that gay men had nearly twice the odds of being diagnosed with cancer as heterosexual males. In women there was no signifi

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  8. Keeping Your Marriage Strong -- Even With Kids

    Ah, the joys of raising children: The pitter-patter of little feet, the tiny plump hands slipped into yours, the first day of school...and the bitter arguments with your spouse over who gets to go to the gym after work tonight. While children are wonderful, there's no question that their arrival can

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  9. Did You Marry the Wrong Guy?

    By Kimberly Goad   As Amanda Clark, 33, a caterer from Boston, walked down the aisle toward her fiancé, wearing a $15,000 gown and a 7-carat ring, she felt nothing but dread. I don't want to go through with this, she thought, with each step toward the altar. Just two hours before the ceremony, Clark

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  10. 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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