Archive for the 'In the News' Category

The Bachelor’s Olivia

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

For any of you who are fans of the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise—this last week must have really kept your attention. There was a bit of drama that the show likes to bill as “shocking,” and “like nothing you have ever seen before,” but which is often just a variation on one of several plots and character […]

Do you zig when your partner zags?

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

The NY Times ran an interesting piece this past weekend on the Lark-Owl problem that many couples have. This is when one is a morning person and the other gets a second wind late at night and rises later—which leads to an incompatible sleep schedule.
For many couples, different sleep cycles mean they see less or […]

Bachelor fans—Can you resist Reality Steve?

Monday, January 4th, 2016

The NY Times ran a fun and interesting piece the other day on Reality Steve. Many Bachelor fans know who this guy is—the one who posts spoilers on his site, detailing each rose ceremony, every date, behind the scenes talk about the contestants, and who ends up with the final rose.
Steve is usually right in […]

Does your tone of voice predict marital bliss or divorce?

Friday, January 1st, 2016

An interdisciplinary team comprised of researchers from USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the University of Utah developed an algorithm that can predict (with a 79% accuracy) a couple’s future marital success based on the tone of voice that partners use with one another. Apparently the accuracy rate of this algorithm is better than […]

What your speech says about where you are from

Monday, December 21st, 2015

I was raised in a home where a lot of emphasis was placed on proper speech. Not only the words, but the accent. We were from New York and having a certain local accent was NOT prohibited. Often we got lectured around the dinner table on how we would be able to tell if a […]

Bad posture can ruin your dating life and impact your relationships

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Our Smartphones have become essential tools for not only communicating with others but for organizing our lives, managing our work and personal schedules, storing data, shopping, finding our way around, and accessing all kinds of information—all with a few easy clicks and swipes. What did we do before we had them?
We managed with payphones, our […]

Will you be happier if you marry rather than cohabitate?

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Ohio State University used data that was collected in the 2000’s for a study that examined how living together VS getting married impacts an individual’s well-being, and it compared the differences between the impacts on men VS women. The conclusions were that young women, get as much benefit from moving in with a partner (in […]

Beauty is as beauty does

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

In the spirit of true feminism the 2016 Pirelli calendar, which is an art item released by an Italian tire company—will break with its pin-up tradition of featuring nude and partially clothed models. This year it will be filled with women who are known not for their looks, but for their accomplishments. Serena Williams, Patti […]

Superwoman at work and home

Friday, December 4th, 2015

The Pew Research Center has come out with more interesting statistics on how many families now have two working parents, who the highest earner usually is (him or her), and who handles the greater load of responsibility for children and the running of the household.
According to the study, conducted from September 15th through October […]

Is your unhappy marriage stuck in cruise control?

Friday, November 27th, 2015

The present divorce rate is around 49%, and it’s older folks in long-term marriages who are the ones most often calling it quits. Financial concerns, concerns about the welfare of the children, and a desire for continued stability are all reasons people give for not addressing marital problems sooner rather than later. It seems that […]