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Husbands and Sad Movies

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Do you cry at sad movies? In an odd series of scientific studies in Israel, scientists have discovered that a chemical in women’s sad tears literally turns men off. The women’s tears were collected while watching sad movies. Men were then given tears or saline solution to smell. Neither they nor the researcher applying the little pads to their upper lips knew which they got. The men...

Men Who Stray — and their DNA

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Some men have an easier time being married than others. Now we learn DNA plays a big part in marriage. A brain hormone called vasopressin influences men’s bonding with a sex partner. More vasopressin makes men feel closer and want to stick around. Hasse Walum at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and his research team report on the effects of a variation in the gene that determines the...

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I am a widow who got it right the second time. I have been sharing here since February 14, 2006 what I learned from that experience and from positive psychology, marriage research, and my training as a marriage educator.

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