From MSNBC By Linda Carroll Lori Taylor would love to sleep next to her husband — if his snoring and thrashing weren’t guaranteed to keep her awake all night. Still, the 48-year-old New York City teacher has mixed feelings about choosing to sleep in separate beds. “There’s something nice about the warmth of a human body next to you, even if you’re not sleeping as well,” says Taylor, who has slept apart from her husband off and on for the last five of her 11-year marriage. “When you’re in bed together you’re in a little private space on your own time. Cuddling up on the couch with the phone ringing isn’t the same.” Tango’s Take Note to guys: be less molest-y in your sleep. Or, possibly snore less. Or, eat less gassy foods. Make sure to evacuate your bladder before bed. Allowing her to sleep the other 7 hours and 59 minutes is the only chance that she'll go for a little late night quickie.
From The Daily Vidette Online MIAMI (AP) - First pins, then promise rings. Now students post their relationships on social networking sites to make it official. Stephanie Tershakovec, 20, an upcoming senior at the University of Miami, has been dating Daniel Mullane for over two years - you can find them on Facebook.com, with Tershakovec's and Mullane's profiles linked to one another. Mullane, 20, admits he wasn't crazy about the idea at the beginning. "I wanted my privacy. I didn't want everyone in my business," he said. Janet Sternberg, an assistant professor at Fordham University's department of communication and media studies, studies students' attempts to identify themselves using the Internet. She says the new linkages put more pressure on men than in the past. Tango’s Take
From Canoe.ca The laws of economics apply to everything from the "pull" factor of your online dating profile to whether or not you can get away with scarfing down the very last scoop of guacamole at a party. Economics is the study of "the market" (whether you're talking about the meet market or the supermarket), the incentives that drive our behavior, and how people exchange valuables, such as money, the remote control, and even engagement rings. Tyler Cowen is a professor of economics at George Mason University and author of a fascinating book on relationships and economics, Discover Your Inner Economist (Dutton, 2007). Tango’s Take
From The Star Tribune
From The Star Tribune LOS ANGELES - Britney Spears' continuing downward spiral took a devastating turn Monday when she was ordered to relinquish physical custody of her children by a judge who had cited her drug-and-alcohol-fueled lifestyle. Superior Court Judge Scott M. Gordon ruled that ex-husband Kevin Federline will take custody of Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, beginning Wednesday "until further order of the court." Tango’s Take
From Earthtimes.org New York, Oct 2 - Having low cholesterol levels is as bad as too much cholesterol during pregnancy and can increase the risk of a premature delivery, say US scientists. Researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute examined over 1,000 women from South Carolina and their newborn babies. They found that the prematurity rate among women with the highest cholesterol levels was about 12 percent, while among white women with the lowest cholesterol levels it was 21 percent, the online edition of BBC News reported. Tango’s Take
Steve Guttenberg Penning Memoirs, Ben Affleck Thinks JLo Relatioship Hurt His Career And Is Cameron Diaz Dating Bradley Cooper?
From The New York Daily News By Ben Widdicombe It's not exactly the Gutenberg Bible, but ... actor Steve Guttenberg has inked a deal with Thomas Dunne Books for a memoir about his early years in Hollywood. He told me a sample anecdote last week at a dinner for the new Joaquin Phoenix/Mark Ruffalo thriller, "Reservation Road." "I was 19 years old at a club on the Sunset Strip called Gazzari's," the Brooklyn native, now 49, told me. Tango’s Take The headline of the blurb in the New York Daile News was ‘Guttenberg Knows the Ropes.’ Brilliant. He tied someone up. Did the VH1 show with Chachi (Scott Baio is 45… And Single) make Guttenberg anxious for another day in the sun? Who knows? The story he tells about tying some broad up, then having to go fetch pro-fos and not being able to find his way back is pretty funny. He really needed a sidekick… ‘Where is Proctor?!’
From The New York Times By Tara Parker-Pope Arguing is an inevitable part of married life. But now researchers are putting the marital spat under the microscope to see if the way you fight with your spouse can affect your health. Recent studies show that how often couples fight or what they fight about usually doesn’t matter. Instead, it’s the nuanced interactions between men and women, and how they react to and resolve conflict, that appear to make a meaningful difference in the health of the marriage and the health of the couple. A study of nearly 4,000 men and women from Framingham, Mass., asked whether they typically vented their feelings or kept quiet in arguments with their spouse. Notably, 32 percent of the men and 23 percent of the women said they typically bottled up their feelings during a marital spat. Tango’s Take
From The New York Times News Service By Benedict Carey To some, it may seem like an ideal relationship, less stressful than an affair, longer lived than a fling or that elusive one-night stand. You can even sit around in your sweats and watch "Friends" reruns together, feeling vaguely reassured. Yet relationships in which close friends begin having sex come with their own brand of awkwardness, according to the first study to explore the dynamics of such pairs, often called friends with benefits, or FWB. The relationships tend to have little romantic passion, but stir the same fears that stalk lovers: namely, that one person will fall harder than the other. Tango’s Take
From The Associated Press BEIJING—China has banned television and radio ads for push-up bras, figure-enhancing underwear and sex toys in the communist government's latest move to purge the nation's airwaves of what it calls social pollution. Regulators have already targeted ads using crude or suggestive language, behavior, and images, tightening their grip on television and radio a few weeks ahead of a twice-a-decade Communist Party congress at which some new senior leaders will be appointed. The latest move by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, or SARFT, also bans advertisements for sexual aids such as tonics that claim to boost performance in bed. Tango’s Take