When your spouse comes home from work and tells you his boss yelled at him in front of three colleagues, do you one-up him with tales of the client who reamed you out in a meeting—and later spilled his coffee on your shirt? If this sounds familiar you may be getting sucked into "misery poker." In a new relationship-focused Wall Street Journal column called Bonds, author Elizabeth Bernstein explores the phenomenon of funereal one-upmanship: trying to outdo each other with tales of woe.
In recent days, the online world has been shocked and enraged over "April's Mom," a woman who has blogged for months about her supposedly doomed pregnancy with a terminally ill daughter-to-be— only to be revealed as a hoaxster in desperate need of attention. But should Beushausen really be sorry? And should her readers really be angry? Don't we all know better than to believe everything we read these days (especially when it's on the web)? You'd think so. But Beushausen isn't the first person to draw criticism from the masses for creating an elaborate online hoax. Below, we've listed 5 Fake Love & Sex Websites That Fooled The World.
"The benefits are amazing." This may be a phrase soon heard from unmarried partners of government workers, straight and gay alike. That's because today, President Barack Obama is expected to extend benefits for federal workers (including healthcare) to the unmarried domestic partners of those workers, Reuters reports.
Wedding season has officially hit, and TV networks are making sure to give viewers their fill of wedding hijinks, bridal drama, and newlywed “bliss.” Here’s a list of just a few of the wedding themed shows TV has to offer.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh have figured out a way to outsmart your inner want baby to be happy with the sex partner, spouse, sandwich, clothing item or music you already have. The root of this problem lies in "variety amnesia." We're inwardly very greedy little children and tend to forget how much we actually have been exposed to and instead dwell on whatever it was we're sick of.
Love Bytes: three must-click sex, love and relationship links. Dating older, post-breakup hair, and not wanting to marry.
More than half of women recently surveyed by AOL Living and Women's Day magazine say their husbands are not their soul mates, that they sometimes regret marrying their husbands, and that they have considered leaving their husbands at some point or another. A part of us finds all of this a little surprising. Another part thinks, well, duh.
Everyone always seems to be on the constant search for more sleep. But catching a little shut-eye can also be the first thing discarded and overlooked when "life" gets in the way. According to a new study, however, getting enough sleep and the quality of a relationship are very much intertwined. Basically, it was found that not sleeping enough negatively affects relationship quality the following day. Conversely, negative relationship interactions during the day have an adverse affect on the quality of sleep that night. A vicious cycle to be sure.
In his recent paper, Mate Choice and Sexual Selection: What Have We Learned Since Darwin, evolution scientist and professor Adam Jones from Texas A&M University marvels that Darwin got it right with his theory 150 years ago that mate selection is anything but random chance.
It's no secret that people are getting married later these days than in previous generations, and in this culture of hook-ups and "modern female dating anxiety," we're at no loss for theories that explain why. Some people say today's twentysomethings are delaying marriage to focus on careers and build close friendships instead, but another explanation paints a less flattering picture of young people: apparently, they're all just a bunch of narcissists. In an article on The Daily Beast this week, writer Hannah Seligson, explores this theory, writing: "narcissism, even in small doses, has shifted courtship into a high-stakes relationship culture. Now that people think more highly of themselves, expectations of what a relationship should be like have skyrocketed into the realm of superlatives. Twentysomethings not only expect to waltz into high-level career positions right out of college, they also expect partners who have the moral fortitude of Nelson Mandela, the comedic timing of Stephen Colbert, the abs of Hugh Jackman, and the hair of Patrick Dempsey." Read: Are You Narcissistic?