Are children of married couples more cognitively developed? According to a new study by the British Institute for Fiscal Studies, the answer is yes, but it's not because their parents are married.
Listen up, ladies: if you want to get married, you need to stop being a shallow bitch and slut. At least that's what Mad Men writer Tracy McMillan has to say in the Huffington Post this week, and though she's not a relationship expert, she does know a thing or two about finding the one (or not finding the one), as she herself has been married three times.
It's hard to imagine the words "free" and "birth control" being in the same sentence, especially to the women who have spent years paying upwards of $30 for their montly pills. Yet, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), which deals exclusively with women's and reproductive issues, has released a new report that suggests birth control could soon be free and accessible for all American women.
Based on news headlines, you'd think men are hands down more likely to sext (that is, for those who don't know, send sexy pictures of themselves via text) than women. But, color us surprised, it seems the opposite is true! The New York Times reported yesterday on a new study that finds women are more likely to send sexy text messages than men.
You know that really cute guy you work with, who is always smiling at you when you catch his eye? Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but he isn't doing it, because he likes you. He's doing it, because he's bored.
The Center of Disease Control and Prevention has long suspected that gonorrhea, a common sexually transmitted disease, was becoming less and less susceptible to treatment. This week, their suspicions were confirmed when a new, untreatable gonorrhea strain was discovered in Japan.
A new study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior finds that not only do men like to cuddle, but they believe it's an important ingredient to a satisfying relationship.
With each new sex scandal splashed across headlines, it's become impossible to hide from the realities of marriage, i.e., monogamy is hard. And with so many high-profile persons seemingly shirking fidelity, it's easier for couples unsatisfied in their relationship to start wondering if these cheating politicians just may have the right idea. It's these concerns and questions that The New York Times Magazine took on when reaching out to leading sex-advice columnist, Dan Savage for their recent exploration of monogamy and marriage.
Who knew that online dating got its start in the 1960s on New York's Upper East Side? Project TACT, the first-ever computer matchmaking system, was designed by New York accountant Lewis Altfest and his friend Robert Ross. The two were inspired by the Parker Pen Pavilion they came across at New York's World Fair in 1964, where a giant computer selected pen pals for anyone who wanted one. All they had to do was "fill out a questionnaire, feed it into the machine, and almost instantly received a card with the name and address of a like-minded participant in some far-flung locale—your ideal match." Sound familiar?
Pew Research Center has released a new analysis of census data that finds adults without a college degree are twice as likely to cohabit than those with a college degree.