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  • 14 Red Flags to Look Out for in a Relationship (for guys)

    01/26/2016 12:32:10 PM PST · by virgil283 · 182 replies
    Artofmanliness ^ | 1,31,2013 | Brett & Kate McKay
    "You have probably had a friend who started dating a woman that really made you scratch your head. She was flaky, possessive, and high-drama. Everyone could see that the gal was toxic and really bringing your buddy down…everyone, that is, except your buddy......" Short video also..
  • 'Tree of life' for 2.3 million species released

    09/18/2015 8:28:31 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 27 replies
    Science Daily ^ | September 18, 2015 | Duke University.
    A first draft of the "tree of life" for the roughly 2.3 million named species of animals, plants, fungi and microbes -- from platypuses to puffballs -- has been released. A collaborative effort among eleven institutions, the tree depicts the relationships among living things as they diverged from one another over time, tracing back to the beginning of life on Earth more than 3.5 billion years ago. Tens of thousands of smaller trees have been published over the years for select branches of the tree of life -- some containing upwards of 100,000 species -- but this is the first...
  • Dating rule: Men don’t trust hot women but women do

    05/10/2015 3:40:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    During a recent study, researchers found that women with a glam look although attract men more easily, men usually don’t trust them. However, the findings of the study are suggesting that women find well-groomed men more reliable. These findings have made the already complicated world of online dating even more complicated. Those who think that uploading their hottest picture is the best way of getting suitable dating partners should take the above findings into consideration; this is because by looking too hot you might make people feel that you are “too hot to trust”. The said study was conducted for...
  • Black Women May Need to Change Their Perspective When Dating a Black Man Going Through Hard Times

    03/15/2015 1:14:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | March 15, 2015 | Taylor Gordon
    From a very young age, Black men are typically given a traditional set of roles they are expected to take on in a relationship. Perhaps two of the most emphasized of these roles are the protector and the provider. Unfortunately, the sheer necessity of the Black Lives Matter movement is a reminder that it can be increasingly difficult for Black men today to fulfill these roles in the traditional sense. How can one be a provider for his partner and family when he is suddenly placed in a position where it has become difficult to even protect himself? How can...
  • Happy Valentine's Day! Now Cut Your Losses

    02/16/2015 11:29:56 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    Bloomberg | February 13, 2015 | Megan Mcardle
    No excerpt from Bloomberg allowed, story here.
  • Harvard bans professors from having sex with undergraduates

    02/06/2015 6:38:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 5, 2015 7:01 PM EST
    Harvard University has instituted a total ban on professors having sex with undergraduate students, strengthening language it said didn’t reflect its expectations on appropriate relationships between faculty members and students. Harvard said in a statement released Thursday the change came as part of a formal review of its policy on Title IX, the federal civil rights law prohibiting sex discrimination in education. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences Committee on Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures determined the university’s language on “relationships of unequal status” was not strong enough. …
  • Science Says Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits

    11/10/2014 8:44:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/10/2014 | EMILY ESFAHANI SMITH, THE ATLANTIC
    Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it -- KINDNESS and GENEROSITY. Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry them forward to their final days on this earth. Except, of course, it doesn’t work out that way for most people. The majority of marriages fail, either ending in divorce and separation or devolving into bitterness and dysfunction. Of all the people who get married, only three in ten remain...
  • 5 (Secular) Reasons Not to Live Together Before Marriage

    10/27/2014 1:18:28 PM PDT · by millegan · 20 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Jennifer Fulwiler
    One interesting aspect of undergoing a dramatic conversion as an adult is that it’s given me the opportunity to be deeply immersed in two rather different cultures. Up until my mid-20s, I was very much a part of post-Christian secular culture. Then my husband and I changed our religious beliefs, and though we’re still in touch with many of our old friends, we’ve increasingly found ourselves in social circles where most people are religious. In general, there are plenty of similarities between our old and new groups of friends. Both consist of smart, nice folks who are curious about the...
  • 5 (Secular) Reasons Not to Live Together Before Marriage

    10/27/2014 11:28:57 AM PDT · by millegan
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Jennifer Fulwiler
    Complaints of double charges and frequent crashes from users of Apple’s new electronic payment system are marring the launch of the company’s newest service offering. The double-charge bug seemed to be affecting Bank of America customers using their Visa credit cards for Apple Pay. The system, which launched earlier this week, also seems to be befuddling cashiers who might have failed to stay up to date on Apple’s latest innovations. Since the transaction requires only that users hold their iPhones close to a near field communication (NFC) reader while pressing their thumb on the handset’s TouchID sensor, many clerks are...
  • Jennifer Lawrence Wants A Boyfriend Who Farts Rather Than Passion

    10/09/2014 6:03:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 101 replies
    Entertainment Wise ^ | 10/8/14 | ALICIA ADEJOBI
    With an Oscar-winning career and beautiful looks, Jennifer Lawrence can have any man she wants so it’s no surprise that she has some standards for her potential love match, although he shouldn’t be too hard to find as her top priority is someone who would love to watch reality TV with her, doesn't mind farting in front of her and dislikes arguing...
  • 'Passion of the Christ' Star Jim Caviezel Calls Abortion 'Great Sin' in America

    08/14/2014 8:39:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/14/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    "Passion of the Christ" actor Jim Caviezel has spoken out against abortion in a recent speech, calling it a "great sin" in America. He also reached out with a message of forgiveness to those who have gone through with the practice. "Many people are a part of this great sin in this country. These are all God's children and he brings them home. Now He wants to bring you home. Do you think your friend has more grace than God? Does your friend have more love than the Creator? It can never be. God forgives you and now He needs...
  • Are Same-Sex Couples Just Like You?

    06/07/2014 2:03:05 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 30 replies
    Canon & Culture ^ | May 23, 2014 | Glenn Stanton
    “We are loving, committed and faithful couples just like anyone else.” If you’ve paid the slightest bit of attention to the same-sex marriage debate, you’ve heard this very statement in some iteration. It’s not true by some important measures though. 1. Same-sex male couples are dramatically more likely to be unfaithful than heterosexual couples. 2. Committed lesbian relationships are more likely to break up than both male-male and opposite-sex couples, by dramatic margins. Those are two very important differences, unarguably judging the “we’re no different” dogma incorrect. What support is there for these stark differences? First, it should be noted...
  • 'Liberal men are less masculine': How millionaire women prefer conservative partners

    02/19/2014 7:13:58 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 29 replies
    Daily Mail UK Online ^ | PUBLISHED: 16:01 EST, 17 February 2014 | UPDATED: 18:27 EST, 17 February 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    When it comes to dating and romance, most people prefer to be with a partner who shares the same political views. But it seems that when money is involved, this preference seems to go out the window. Nearly 77per cent of democrat female millionaires, and 82per cent of female millionaires overall, said they 'would prefer to date a conservative man,' according Nearly 77per cent of democrat female millionaires, and 82per cent of female millionaires overall, said they 'would prefer to date a conservative man,' according +1 Nearly 77per cent of democrat female millionaires, and 82per cent of female...
  • Tamera Mowry's 'White Husband' Pain Felt by Michelle Malkin (Video)

    01/15/2014 4:15:55 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 1/15/14 | Michelle Malkin
    Conservative journalist and author Michelle Malkin is speaking out in support of Tamera Mowry, the former child star who said last week that she was subjected to hurtful racism online because she has a white husband. Mowry, who starred along with her identical twin on the '90s sitcom "Sister, Sister," is biracial and married Fox News correspondent Adam Housley in 2011. Speaking Friday on an episode of the OWN network's "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" the 35-year-old said she was shocked by some of the comments she read about her relationship online. "I get called 'white man's whore,'" she said...
  • New documents show how the NSA infers relationships based on mobile location data

    12/12/2013 1:03:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    wapo ^ | 12/10/13 | Ashkan Soltani and Barton Gellman
    Everyone who carries a cellphone generates a trail of electronic breadcrumbs that records everywhere they go. Those breadcrumbs reveal a wealth of information about who we are, where we live, who our friends are and much more. And as we reported last week, the National Security Agency is collecting location information in bulk — 5 billion records per day worldwide — and using sophisticated algorithms to assist with U.S. intelligence-gathering operations. How do they do it? And what can they learn from location data? The latest documents show the extent of the location-tracking program we first reported last week. Read...
  • Nine Things Never to Say to Your Boss

    09/28/2013 11:39:10 AM PDT · by Innovative · 54 replies ^ | Sept 28, 2013 | Megan Malugani, Charles Purdy
    2. “That just isn’t possible.” Always speak to your boss in terms of what can be done. For instance, rather than saying “We can’t get this done by Friday,” say “We could definitely get this done by Monday, or if we brought in some freelance help, we could meet the Friday deadline.” When you talk to your boss, think in terms of solving problems for her, not in terms of putting problems on her plate. 6. “It’s not my fault.” Are you a whiny 8-year-old or a take-charge professional? Assume responsibility and take steps to fix a problem that you...
  • ‘Love Contracts’ Between Couples Growing In Popularity

    05/08/2013 8:27:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies ^ | May 7, 2013 11:49 PM
    SANTA MONICA ( — So-called “love contracts” between couples, or written agreements that detail specific promises partners make to each other in a relationship, are growing in popularity, but they may have no legal standing. Toni Mantus and Gregg Sullivan said they hired an attorney to draft their contract, which breaks down how much time they’ll devote to shared hobbies and how often they will have sex. “I promise that our date night is gonna be a weekend date and our sex life stays active,” said Toni. “It’s nice to have a contract and say, ‘Look, we did agree to...
  • Oodles of Single Men May Not Be as Awesome as You'd Think

    01/19/2013 7:44:27 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 72 replies
    The Slate ^ | Wednesday, Jan. 16, 201 | Amanda Marcotte
    Young, single ladies: America is worried about you. You just keep going to college, moving to urban areas after graduation and finding yourselves outnumbering, sometimes dramatically, the available men of your demographic. How will you ever get married? How will you ever go from being the subject of one kind of magazine cover to being the subject of another? Clearly the best thing to do is stay back on the farm to live in a male-dense rural area, where the marriageable boys are there for your picking. Or it was, until Tuesday, when an enterprising New York Times journalist named...
  • Research finds women feel happy when their husband or partner is upset

    03/06/2012 8:47:09 PM PST · by Thunderballer · 51 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 6, 2012 | James Orr
    The detailed study found that wives or girlfriends were pleased when their partner showed emotion because they believed it demonstrated a healthy relationship. The survey, carried out by Harvard Medical School, also found that when men realised their wife was angry, the women reported being happier, although the men were not. It revealed women most likely enjoyed spotting when their partner was dissatisfied because it showed his strong “engagement” or “investment” in their time together. Dr Shiri Cohen, the study’s lead author, said: “It could be that for women, seeing that their male partner is upset reflects some degree of...
  • The Key to Happyness - Life sucks. Grow up

    03/02/2012 8:36:03 PM PST · by GEOscout · 12 replies ^ | 3/2/2012 | Andrea Clark
    Last night I watched "The Pursuit of Happyness". It was an adorable movie about dedication and perseverance to a dream, overcoming the odds to become successful. This dad loses everything and ends up sleeping in a bathroom in a subway station with his five-year-old boy, but they struggle through and end up multi-millionaires. The story is cute and inspiring, but what really stuck with me about this movie was the mother’s story. She hates her life. She is tired of struggling, wondering if they can catch up on the back rent and the IRS payments, working double shifts and trying...
  • Just have more sex!

    02/07/2012 7:31:00 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 135 replies
    Get Physical Today ^ | 7 February 2011 (from archives) | Gwen
    You can’t argue with the research… Researchers have long known that people who have frequent sex are generally healthier Most health benefits seem to be linked to penile-vaginal intercourse Frequent sex may also bring longer life, fewer coronary events, lower blood pressure Researchers have long known that not only is sex fun (when done with the right person, of course), but that people who have frequent sex tend to live longer and have healthier hearts and lower rates of certain cancers. These studies also show that men with an active sex life have healthier sperm, and sexually active women have...
  • QUESTION TO ALL!! Relationship with each other and with GOD's law!!

    11/30/2011 11:30:50 AM PST · by jesus4life · 34 replies
    GOD inspired! | jesus4life
  • 'There's a woman on my bonnet and I can't get her off!'(Driver w/gf hanging on car calls police)

    09/30/2011 1:22:00 PM PDT · by Stoat · 12 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 28, 2011 | RICHARD HARTLEY-PARKINSON
    (edit) Things turned nasty when their relationship broke down and there was a long-running dispute over shared items from their home. Finally, Dicken went to Miss Kift's mother's home in nearby Llandudno, snatched the TV from the hallway and loaded it into the back of his Jaguar.Miss Kift was having none of it, her sister Josie told Llandudno Magistates Court. She got into the driver's seat in a vain attempt to stop him driving away.Dicken dragged her out of the car and threw her to the ground. But when he saw what he described as a group of angry people chasing after him,...
  • Respecting women is a good idea for men

    09/19/2011 11:09:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | September 19, 2011 | Judi Light Hopson, Emma H. Hopson and Ted Hagen
    Have you noticed that lots of women expect men to be their heroes? It's a sexual turn on, as we see in the movies, for a man to come to the aid of a woman. For example, a male hero in the movies may verbally slam someone to defend a woman's honor. Or, he may sword fight another man for her affection. In real life, men may attempt similar things as well. After a time, though, men can get tired. They're only human. By the time a man is 40 or 50, he's done a lot of psychological battling for...
  • Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder: Your other half's not as attractive as you think

    08/09/2011 7:56:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 8, 2011 | Fiona MacRae
    Love really is blind when it comes to physical flaws, it would seem. Research suggests that we view our loved ones through rose-tinted glasses that overlook the crooked noses, bulging tummies or other attributes that might put others off. As a result, husbands and wives think their other halves are more attractive than they really are. The phenomenon could help explain some apparently physically mis-matched couples such as the glamorous Beyonce and Jay-Z, the striking Lara Stone and David Walliams, or the statuesque Sophie Dahl and the diminutive Jamie Cullum. The ‘positive illusion’ theory comes from researchers who asked 70...
  • Sexy Headlines and Skimpy Science: The Debate on Women and Attractive Husbands

    06/26/2011 11:45:21 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Good Men Project ^ | June 22, 2011 | Andrea Doucet
    Andrea Doucet reviews the research on whether women should ‘go ugly,’ and draws a different set of conclusions than Vicky Larson.I’m not an expert on beautiful women and “hot or not” men. And I don’t have much interest in the question Vicky Larson explored in The Huffington Post, which is, “how a smart, accomplished, beautiful woman like Huma Abedin got herself involved with a guy like Weiner.”Yet the wide interest in this story made me take a second look; at last glance over 18,000 people seem to have “liked” it and even Whoopi Goldberg opened a discussion of it on...
  • Do virgins have happier marriages?

    05/07/2011 9:28:57 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Apr 29, 2011 | SHARON BEXLEY
    Hollywood megastar and major heart-throb he may be, but Tom Hanks has never embraced the girl-a-minute lifestyle of many celebrities. In a recent interview he admitted to only ever having had two lovers. This can hardly have been for want of opportunity. Having few physical relationships has been a conscious choice - and one that has made him, at 46 years old, a blissfully happy married man. 'Never in my life have I put out the vibes of a ladies' man or rake,' he said recently. 'I know that I'm a celebrity and, along with that, will come attention from...
  • When did Christian community become obsolete?

    05/01/2011 1:55:29 PM PDT · by WriteStuff · 11 replies
    PointMan ^ | 05/01/2011 | Todd Fitchette
    My best friend’s name is Steve. We’ve known each other since high school in the late 70’s. How this fits into topics I’ve already covered has to do with what happened in our lives over a 12-month period a few years ago. After the collapse of my marriage and the ensuing divorce Steve was there for me.
  • The Real Cost of Dating in America: Don’t Bank on Assumptions

    04/29/2011 10:02:17 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 7 replies ^ | 4/14/11 | N/A
    Right on time for Tax Day,, one of the nation’s leading dating websites, has new insights for singles when it comes to money and dating. Survey reveals a significant disparity between men’s and women’s expectations and behaviors regarding finances and dating. The survey reveals how singles feel about how much to spend preparing for dates, the cost of a first date and the effects of debt on a relationship. “When it comes to dating, men are three times more likely to think there are high expectations on how much money they need to spend,” says Whitney Casey, Relationship Expert...
  • The Divorce Cancer

    04/26/2011 7:00:30 PM PDT · by WriteStuff · 62 replies
    PointMan ^ | 04/26/2011 | Todd Fitchette
    Divorce is a cancer on the soul of families that metastises in the hearts of children. It robs joy, consumes laughter and suffocates dreams. I know. I’ve seen it in the face of my little girl.
  • Marry Him! The case for settling for Mr. Good Enough

    02/14/2008 6:25:05 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 388 replies · 3,833+ views
    Atlantic Monthly ^ | March 2008 | Lori Gottlieb
    About six months after my son was born, he and I were sitting on a blanket at the park with a close friend and her daughter. It was a sunny summer weekend, and other parents and their kids picnicked nearby—mothers munching berries and lounging on the grass, fathers tossing balls with their giddy toddlers. My friend and I, who, in fits of self-empowerment, had conceived our babies with donor sperm because we hadn’t met Mr. Right yet, surveyed the idyllic scene. “Ah, this is the dream,” I said, and we nodded in silence for a minute, then burst out laughing....
  • How one woman kept her cool when her husband said he wanted to leave

    04/03/2011 8:34:12 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:51 PM on 2nd April 2011 | By Laura Munson
    After 20 years and two children together, Laura Munson’s husband told her that he wanted to leave their farmhouse home. Laura suppressed the urge to rage at his selfishness – and her restraint had surprising consequences…
  • Study: Romance fueled by uncertainty of relationship

    03/27/2011 4:15:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 26, 2011 | Laura Donovan
    We want what we can’t have, and this reality comes through in a new study that found women are more attracted to men when they can’t tell how much the males like them. Though the study, titled “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not … Uncertainty Can Increase Romantic Attraction”, was conducted on female undergraduates, one of the researchers said she believes the findings would also be true for males. But how did this phenomenon come about? Are we just bored by guys who are clearly into us, or do we simply enjoy torturing ourselves by being infatuated with people...
  • Men Without Women: The ominous rise of Asia’s bachelor generation

    03/07/2011 10:39:10 AM PST · by mojito · 94 replies
    NewsWeek ^ | 3/6/2011 | Niall Ferguson
    In 1927, Ernest Hemingway published a collection of short stories titled Men Without Women. Today, less than a century later, it sums up the predicament of a rising proportion of mankind. According to the United Nations, there are far more men than women on the planet. The gender gap is especially pronounced in Asia, where there are 100 million more guys than girls. This may come as a surprise to people in the Western world, where women outnumber men because—other things being equal—the mortality rate for women is lower than for men in all age groups. Nobel Prize–winning economist Amartya...
  • Too many dating choices can leave singles lonely

    03/03/2011 9:22:22 AM PST · by posterchild · 26 replies
    AP ^ | Mar 2, 2011
    LONDON (AP) -- In the dating world, having too many options may leave you in the lonely hearts club. British researchers analyzed speed dating to see if singles offered a wide variety of potential dates had a higher chance of meeting a partner. They didn't. Researchers found that the more choices people had in potential dates, the more likely they were to end up on their own, according to the study published Wednesday in the British journal Biology Letters. Experts analyzed the romantic decisions made by nearly 4,000 men and women at 84 speed dating events in the U.K., where...
  • Sex Is Cheap

    03/01/2011 4:34:44 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 154 replies · 1+ views
    Slate ^ | Feb. 25, 2011 | Mark Regnerus
    We keep hearing that young men are failing to adapt to contemporary life. Their financial prospects are impaired—earnings for 25- to 34-year-old men have fallen by 20 percent since 1971. Their college enrollment numbers trail women's: Only 43 percent of American undergraduates today are men. Last year, women made up the majority of the work force for the first time. And yet there is one area in which men are very much in charge: premarital heterosexual relationships. [snip] What many young men wish for—access to sex without too many complications or commitments—carries the day. If women were more fully in...
  • The Temperment of Russian Men

    12/28/2010 9:06:56 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 51 replies · 17+ views
    Mind of Niuhuru | December 28 2010 | Niuhuru
    What exactly is the temperment of Russian men and what sort of spouses do they make?
  • Once Again, MTV Exploits America’s Youth

    02/02/2011 9:53:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | February 2, 2011 | Marybeth Hicks
    Admittedly, the Egyptian uprising, the nullification of Obamacare and the ongoing ramifications of "Snowpocolypse 2011" could render the controversy about an MTV original program insignificant by comparison. After all, MTV is only out to destroy an entire generation. No big deal. Every adult - not just parents - should take the time to learn about the MTV show "Skins," a new "teen drama" that the Parents Television Council (PTC) has deemed "the most dangerous show on TV." Be careful when you go hunting for information about "Skins" lest your spouse conclude you've developed an interest in child pornography. The publicity...
  • BEL MOONEY: Why are so many young women today full of rage?

    12/01/2010 4:27:59 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 1st December 2010 | By Bel Mooney
    A few days ago, I was reversing my car from a space in the Cheshire village of Alderley Edge car park, pleased to have found some beautiful flowers to take to my sick friend. Suddenly I heard a screech of rage. Failing to check my rear view properly, I’d narrowly missed backing into the small car entering the car park at a real lick. Even inside my vehicle the torrent of abuse was deafening. So I got out, hands up in supplication and apologies tumbling from my lips. ‘You f****** old bag,’ screamed the very pretty 18 or 19-year-old girl...
  • High HIV Rates for Black Women Frighten Health Reporter

    10/22/2010 7:03:24 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 63 replies
    Henry Louis Gates' "The Root" ^ | 20 Oct | Tomika Anderson
    How a new report on HIV infection in the Big Apple scared a health reporter into getting tested and having a frank discussion with her "boo." By Tomika Anderson My longtime lover and I were driving through Harlem when we passed a billboard that made me want to slam on the brakes and pull the car over. On it were two women -- one black and one Latina -- their pretty, youthful faces in lights. But under their pictures was a statistic that sucker-punched me: 93.4 percent. As in, 93.4 of all new HIV cases among women in NYC occur...
  • How Debt Can Destroy a Budding Relationship

    09/08/2010 5:19:39 AM PDT · by STONEWALLS · 88 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 3, 2010 | RON LIEBER
    Nobody likes unpleasant surprises, but when Allison Brooke Eastman’s fiancé found out four months ago just how high her student loan debt was, he had a particularly strong reaction: he broke off the engagement within three days. Ms. Eastman said she had told him early on in their relationship that she had over $100,000 of debt. But, she said, even she didn’t know what the true balance was; like a car buyer who focuses on only the monthly payment, she wrote 12 checks a year for about $1,100 each, the minimum possible. She didn’t focus on the bottom line, she...
  • Finding true love as rare as finding aliens?

    05/15/2010 11:47:12 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 32 replies · 870+ views
    Edmonton Journal ^ | unkown | Reuters
    Romance may happen every day, but finding true love in London is as rare as aliens in the galaxy, says one London-based economist. Peter Backus, a teaching fellow of economics at the University of Warwick, has calculated that he has a 0.00034 percent chance of finding love in the British capital using the same "Drake" equation scientists use to determine the potential number of extra-terrestrials in our galaxy. American astronomer and astrophysicist Frank Drake devised his namesake equation in the early 1960s. The 31-year-old Backus -- who lives on a narrow boat in central London -- is not even that...
  • Sex and the single black woman

    04/13/2010 11:51:43 AM PDT · by unclebankster · 142 replies · 3,848+ views
    The Economist ^ | Apr 8th 2010 | The Economist
    How the mass incarceration of black men hurts black women IMAGINE that the world consists of 20 men and 20 women, all of them heterosexual and in search of a mate. Since the numbers are even, everyone can find a partner. But what happens if you take away one man? You might not think this would make much difference. You would be wrong, argues Tim Harford, a British economist, in a book called “The Logic of Life”. With 20 women pursuing 19 men, one woman faces the prospect of spinsterhood. So she ups her game. Perhaps she dresses more seductively....
  • Women Desire Real Men, Not Metrosexuals

    02/27/2010 7:59:06 AM PST · by FredJake · 115 replies · 2,948+ views
    For the last decade, American men have been inundated with the idea that women prefer men who are in touch with their feminine side, men who are not afraid to spend a little extra time in front of the mirror, and maybe even wear a little make up to highlight the features of their face. We are told that men like John Kerry and Barack Obama are what women really want. Men who are not only unashamed of their femininity, but men who will even go so far as to display such faith in their feminism in public as...
  • The New Dating Game

    02/07/2010 6:40:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 78 replies · 2,839+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 15, 2010 | CHARLOTTE ALLEN
    Late last September a college student who called herself Courtney A. posted a story on the feminist website Lemondrop: “I Slept With Tucker Max, the Internet’s Biggest Asshat.” Courtney, 21, is a student at Penn State University. Tucker Max, 33, six feet tall, extrovertedly good-looking, and usually photographed latched to a girl, a bottle of booze, or a cheeseburger, is an honors graduate (in three years) of the University of Chicago. He has a law degree from Duke University, whose admissions committee was so impressed with his academic record that it awarded him an academic scholarship. Yet his only experience...
  • Raise happy kids, put your marriage first

    02/08/2010 12:30:46 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 47 replies · 1,019+ views
    Associated News of India (ANI) ^ | 8 February 2010, 05:00pm IST | Associated News of India (ANI)
    Want your kids to be happy and successful? Well, then couples should spend less time striving to be perfect parents - and instead try to be perfect spouses. The advice comes from family therapist and Wall Street Journal writer David Code in a new book entitled To Raise Happy Kids, Put Your Marriage First . He said that kids become demanding and dissatisfied if they receive too much attention from over-anxious ‘helicopter parents’ who hover over them constantly. Instead, parents should leave their children to forge their own path and instead focus on having a fulfilled marriage to provide them...
  • American servicemembers bridge gap between Afghan provinces, relationships

    01/07/2010 3:27:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 220+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Staff Sgt. Angelique N. Smythe, USAF
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    11/14/2009 3:05:10 AM PST · by Scanian · 39 replies · 1,375+ views
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