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who-drinks-more-couples-or-singles

People who are married or live together drink less than single people, according to a new study. The findings show that "once you're in a committed relationship, your drinking frequency declines permanently, whereas quantity goes back up if you exit that relationship," said lead author Diana Dinescu, a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at the University of Virginia. The researchers...

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a-happy-spouse-may-keep-you-healthy

Having a happy spouse seems to be good for your health, a new study suggests. The research included nearly 2,000 heterosexual couples between the ages of 50 and 94. Researchers asked about their happiness, health and exercise levels over six years. People with happy spouses were much more likely to report better health during that time. This association was the same for both husbands and...

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your-sex-life-may-work-wonders-for-your-work-life

What makes for a happy, productive worker? It could be a good sex life. At least that's the suggestion of a new study that included 159 married employees who were surveyed daily for two weeks. Those who had sex were in a better mood at work the next day, which led to higher levels of work engagement and job satisfaction. The beneficial effects that sex had on work were equally strong for...

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marriage-could-boost-health-for-same-sex-couples

The health benefits of tying the knot may extend to couples of all sexual orientations. A new study shows that older same-sex couples who have married are healthier and happier than their single counterparts. More than 1,800 LGBT adults, aged 50 and older, were surveyed in 2014 in U.S. states where gay marriage was already legal. It became legal nationwide nearly two years ago. "In the...

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more-sleep-time-less-play-time-in-u-s-bedrooms

"Not tonight" seems to be an increasingly familiar refrain in America's bedrooms, according to a new study that found people are having less sex than they previously did. Researchers surveyed more than 26,000 Americans, and found that adults had sex about nine fewer times a year in 2010-2014 than in 1995-1999. For married couples, the survey had even more potentially discouraging news -- peo...

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was-it-love-at-first-smell

Beauty isn't always in the eye of the beholder. Sometimes, it's in the ears or nose of the beholder, too. New research indicates that a person's voice and scent can be just as important as physical appearance in how attractive someone is to others. The findings -- from a review of 30 years of published research -- appear in the journal Frontiers in Psychology. "Recently, most revi...

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happy-marriage-healthier-spouses

Is a happy marriage the key to good health? Yes, according to researchers at the University of Missouri. Overall, married people are in better mental and physical health than their unmarried -- divorced or widowed -- peers. The study, which followed 700 couples over 20 years, found that each partner's health can be affected by both positive and negative interactions at all stages of marria...

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fight-fairly-and-keep-the-peace-in-your-relationship

Becky Robbins says she and her husband, Neil -- married for eight years -- rarely fight. That doesn't mean that there isn't conflict. It's just that she screams "kind of like the queen in Alice in Wonderland," uttering phrases reminiscent of "off with their heads." Neil responds like most guys in marriage fights. He hides in "the bedroom playing video games." "Everyone in a relatio...

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10-surprising-health-benefits-of-sex

Sex not only feels good. It can also be good for you. Here’s what a healthy sex life can do for you. 1. Helps Keep Your Immune System Humming “Sexually active people take fewer sick days,” says Yvonne K. Fulbright, PhD a sexual health expert. People who have sex have higher levels of what defends your body against germs, viruses, an...

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for-husbands-does-more-housework-mean-less-sex

If you're one of those husbands who thinks taking over some of your wife's household chores will translate into having sex more often, maybe you should think again. A new study suggests the opposite may be true. Married men who spend more time doing what many consider traditionally feminine household tasks -- such as grocery shopping, cleaning and cooking -- reported having less frequent...

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