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Does Facebook Put Teens at Risk for Depression?
The American Academy of Pediatrics cautions parents about social media dangers.
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Thoughts on Happiness & Having Kids
A study shows having children doesn't make parents happier. But is being happy all that matters?
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Twitter Triggers Bonding Hormone
Using sites like Facebook and Twitter may lead to an increase in the hormone responsible for human bonding, suggests new research.
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Science Shows Couples Really Do Start To Look Alike
Do couples really start to look alike the longer they are together? Scientists say yes. A 2006 study found that the longer a couple had been together, the more likely it was that others perceived similarities in appearance and personality. Now new research by University of Michigan psychologist Robert Zajonc confirms these surprising findings.
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Why Some Kids Don't Fit In
Researchers pinpoint key factors that may make social interaction difficult for children.
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Happiest Couples Share Work Equally
New research shows that couples who split paid and unpaid work about equally report highest levels of happiness and life satisfaction.
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Kids, Not Teachers, Challenge Gender Roles
Even trained teachers may have trouble implementing gender equality in the classroom, while children often challenge the boundaries of sex roles on their own.
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New Insight On Why Cohabiting Before Marriage May Increase Risk of Divorce
New study shows that "testing" the relationship by living together may point to problems.
When Staying Together For The Kids Is A Bad Idea
Growing up in a two-parent household carries many benefits for children--except when parents frequently argue.
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Facebook's Connection To Bad Grades
Students who use Facebook spend less time studying and have lower grades.
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Brain Scans Show Sparks Don't Have To Fade
Both scientists and relationship experts say the rush of early love only lasts somewhere between three months and three years. However, new research finds that for some couples, this phase can last longer than 20 years.
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Focusing on Love Keeps Couples from Cheating
People with wondering eyes need only focus on how much they love their current partner, shows new research on monogamy.
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Brooding Can Be Deadly
Couples who both express their anger and resolve their issues live longer and have healthier marriages than couples in which one or both members suppress their anger, show preliminary findings from a 17-year study on married couples.
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Oxytocin Linked to Mother-Child Bonding in Humans
Maternal instinct is delivered in a hormonal package, shows new research establishing the connection between the levels of oxcytocin in a pregnant woman's body and her mothering skills.
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Breakups Don't Hurt As Much As We Imagine
Are the weepy breakup scenes of film and television more fiction than fact? A new study called "Mispredicting Distress Following Romantic Breakup: Revealing the Time Course of the Affective Forecasting Error" suggests breakup stress is rarely as bad as we ...
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