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  1. Daters' Mixed Motivations Debunked

    Sept. 4, 2007 -- New research on love (or at least dating) echoes what William Shakespeare wrote more than 400 years ago in A Midsummer Night's Dream : "Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind." Basically, the researchers found that men and women say they want someone like them. But the reali

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  2. Husbands Do Less Housework

    Aug. 29, 2007 -- It may not come as a shock to most couples, but a new study shows that men, especially married men, do less housework than women. Researchers surveyed 17,000 men and women in 27 countries, including the U.S. The survey shows that men did an average of about nine and a half hours of

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  3. Older Americans Have Active Sex Lives

    Aug. 22, 2007 -- Though half report bothersome sexual problems, sexually active Americans aged 57-85 have sex as often as those aged 18-59. The findings come from a nationally representative sample of 3,005 U.S. residents. They show that sexual intimacy remains an important part of most people's liv

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  4. Breakup Survival May Not Be So Hard

    Aug. 21, 2007 - Surviving a breakup is easier than you think, according to a new study. Breaking up can be hard to do, just as the song suggests. But forget all that other stuff promoted by country music -- moping around for months, devouring tons of chocolate, becoming a hermit and whining that you

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  5. Why People Have Sex: 237 Reasons

    Aug. 1, 2007 -- Why do people have sex? A new study counts the ways and comes up with 237 reasons. The reasons range from the sublime to the scandalous. Some motivations came from the heart. Others came from elsewhere in the anatomy. The leading reason for sex was, "I was attracted to the person," a

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  6. Spouses May Inspire Healthy Lifestyle

    July 11, 2007 -- Spouses may inspire each other to adopt a healthy lifestyle, according to a new study on marriage and health. "We find that when one spouse changes a poor health behavior, the other spouse is likely to change behavior as well," write researchers Tracy Falba, PhD, and Jody Sindelar,

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  7. Wives Wield Decision Power in Marriage

    July 9, 2007 -- Men may rule the world but women rule the roost, according a new study that shows women wield considerably more decision-making power than men within marriages. Researchers found that wives, on average, displayed more power than their husbands during problem-solving discussions, rega

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  8. Men Don't Talk Less Than Women

    July 6, 2007 -- There's new buzz about how much women and men talk -- and if you're picturing Chatty Cathy and Silent Steve, think again. Both sexes say the same amount of words -- about 16,000 per day -- a new study shows. The study, published in today's issue of the journal Science, included nearl

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  9. Sex and Drugs in America: New Details

    June 22, 2007 -- The CDC today released its latest facts and figures on sex and drug use in the U.S. The report shows that only 4% of adults over 20 have never had sex, and more than 20% of adults aged 20-59 have ever tried cocaine or other street drugs. Data came from more than 6,200 civilians aged

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  10. Sex Dreams Equal 8% of Adults' Dreams

    June 14, 2007 -- Sex dreams make up 8% of men's and women's dreams, a University of Montreal researcher announced today. Antonio Zadra, PhD, asked 109 women and 64 men to keep a dream diary for two to four weeks. Participants were about 30 years old, on average. According to Zadra, only two other st

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