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Laundry Room Sex Not All It's Cracked Up To Be

From New York Daily News By Jo Piazza An old sexual trend is new again - washing-machine sex. On television, in movies, even in ads on the subway, appliance sex is causing a spin-cycle commotion. Sadly, this is one exploit the apartment-dwelling ladies of New York City will have a difficult time enjoying. I learned this in my own laundry room. Last week, on the popular television drama "Brothers & Sisters," Sarah (Rachel Griffiths) and husband Joe (John Pyper-Ferguson) got down and dirty in the laundry room despite being separated. In tonight's episode of AMC's "Mad Men," increasingly desperate housewife Betty (played by January Jones) fantasizes about sex while doing the laundry. Tango’s Take

Number of Cohabiting Couples Soars by Two Thirds Under Labour

From ThisIsLondon.co.uk The number of cohabiting couples has soared under Labour The number of cohabiting couples in the UK surged over the past decade compared to falling numbers of married people, official figures out today show. Between 1996 and 2006 cohabitation soared by 65 per cent to 2.3 million couples while the number of married couples fell four per cent to 12.1 million. Lone parent families, including those with non-dependent children, increased eight per cent to 2.6 million over the same period, according to the Office for National Statistics' (ONS) Focus on Families report. Tango’s Take

Iraqi Government Offers Cash To Couples That Wed Across Partisan Lines

From The Scotsman By Aseel Kami IRAQ is offering a cash bonus to married couples from different sectarian groups in a drive to heal rifts between communities. At a ceremony in Baghdad yesterday to launch the initiative, 250 recently married couples from across the country accepted awards from Sunni Arab vice-president Tareq al-Hashemi. Those in mixed marriages received £750. Mr Hashemi did not specify whether all couples getting married in the future would qualify for the bonuses, but said there would be a programme of ceremonies to celebrate mixed marriages. Tango’s Take

Men Sleep Better Beside A Partner. Women Not So Much

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.

You’re Not Dating Him Until His Facebook Page Says So

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

Some Professor Explains The Economics Of Dating

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

Britney Spears Loses Custody Of Her Kids

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

According To Research High AND Low Cholesterol May Be A Problem For Pregnancy

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