Facebook's vicious cycle: Regularly using social media causes people to get stressed which then fuels addiction to the sites
Author: Ian Randall
Author: Ben Renner
NEW YORK -- It’s fairly common for people to let themselves go a bit, or occasionally skip the gym, once they find themselves in a satisfying, committed relationship. Now, a new survey of 2,000 Americans currently in a relationship finds that 79% say they have gained weight since they started dating their significant other.
Commissioned by the weight-loss company Jenny Craig, the survey reveals that the average respondent has gained a startling 36 pounds since their relationship began. Breaking down the weight gain further, the survey indicated that 17 of those extra pounds were gained in the first year of a relationship.
Author: Hal Herzog Ph.D.
A new study finds huge differences between nations in preferences for pets.
My friend Nyaga Mwanki is a retired professor of anthropology at Western Carolina University where I worked. His son Munene and my daughters Betsy and Katie are the same age, and Nyaga was their soccer coach back when our kids were in first grade. Nyaga was born in Kana village on the slopes of Mount Kenya.
I once asked him if there were dogs around when he was growing up in Africa. He told me that dogs roamed freely in his village. Fierce dogs, he said, were highly valued because they could scare off strangers and wild animals. But he made it clear that these dogs were not viewed as companions. They were not allowed to enter houses or fed at dinner tables or sleep in beds. Indeed, there is not even a word in his native language for the category of animals we call pets
Author: Paul Joseph Watson
Societal malaise of nihilism evident in survey results.
A new poll out of the UK reveals that a staggering 89 per cent of young people aged 18-29 feel their lives are meaningless and without purpose.
Author: Joe Pinsker
The style of child-rearing that most aspire to takes a lot of time and money, and many families can’t pull it off.
Supervised, enriching playtime. Frequent conversations about thoughts and feelings. Patient, well-reasoned explanations of household rules. And extracurriculars. Lots and lots of extracurriculars.
These are the oft-stereotyped hallmarks of a parenting style that has been common in upper-middle-class households for at least a generation. But according to a recent survey, this child-rearing philosophy now has a much broader appeal, one that holds across race and class. The survey, which polled roughly 3,600 parents of children ages 8 to 10 who were demographically and economically representative of the national population, found evidence that hands-on parenting is not just what the well-off practice—it’s what everyone aspires to.
Author: John Anderer
AMSTERDAM — Over the past 20 years or so, more parents all over the world are waiting to have kids at a later age. With this trend in mind, a Dutch study conducted across multiple universities set out to examine behavior patterns among children born to older parents. Researchers discovered that children born to older parents tend to have less external behavior issues, such as aggression or disobedience.
Doctors HALT the menopause: Revolutionary 30-minute procedure delays the process by 20 years and tricks the body clock with ovary tissue implant into armpit
Authors: Michael Powell and Lara Keay
Women can delay the menopause by up to 20 years with a new 30-minute operation that tricks their biological clocks into thinking they are much younger than they are.
The revolutionary procedure is set to transform the lives of thousands of women who suffer severe side effects of the menopause, such as osteoporosis and heart problems.
For millions more, the appeal of delaying the menopause would be a reduction of often debilitating physical and emotional problems such as hot flushes, a reduced sex drive, night sweats and mood swings.
Author: Tim Balk
No new friends. No old friends. No friends... period?
More than 20% of millennials surveyed in a YouGov poll released this week claimed that they don’t have a single friend. And less than a third of Millennials said they have double-digit friends, according to the data, culled online in early July.
Author: Shoshana Berger and BJ Miller
Berger is the co-author with BJ Miller of A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death. She is the editorial director of the global design firm IDEO and formerly the cofounder and editor-in-chief of ReadyMade magazine. She has written for The New York Times, Wired, Popular Science, SPIN, and Marie Claire.
Miller, MD, is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco where he practices and teaches palliative medicine.
Ruth Byock, 81, was driving to her daughter Molly’s house for Thanksgiving dinner when she had a heart attack and died. Struggling to imagine a world without their mother, Molly and her brother Ira went to clear out her condo in Leisure World, the retirement community in Laguna Woods, CA that Ruth had called home for 12 years. (She had renamed the place “Wrinkle Village”).
Author: John Anderer
NEW YORK — From credit card payments to student loans, debt is an inconvenient fact of life for many Americans. Despite being so common, many people feel the need to hide their outstanding debts from potential partners and love interests, according to a new survey of 2,000 U.S. adults