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Having a Partner May Help Your Blood Sugar

One Quirk in
Couples Health
Study Is a Surprise
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One Quirk in Couples Health Study Is a Surprise

Cohabitating pairs have lower blood sugar levels, whether they get along or not

(Newser) - Living with a partner might help you maintain healthy blood sugar levels, a new study suggests. But the more surprising part of the research is that it doesn't seem to matter if you and your partner get along, reports the Guardian . The study in BMJ Open Diabetes Research &...

3% of Couples Never Do This at All
3% of Couples
Never Do This at All

3% of Couples Never Do This at All

By contrast, 8% argue once a day

(Newser) - A YouGov poll of 1,000 people sought to zero in on why, how, and how often serious couples argue. (Those who defined their relationships as casual did not participate.) Some of the details:
  • Extremes: 8% of couples say the argue every day and 3% say they never argue

Study Busts a Myth About Couples' Appearances
Study Busts a Myth About
Couples' Appearances
new study

Study Busts a Myth About Couples' Appearances

No, two people don't start to look alike over time, say researchers

(Newser) - The idea that two people in a long relationship begin to look alike is an enduring one, but new research suggests it's simply not true. A team at Stanford used photos of 517 couples in their study at Scientific Reports , comparing images from when they first got together with...

In Denmark, Some Weird News for the Lovelorn

Nation will allow in foreigners to visit partners, but they need proof of their love at border

(Newser) - Love, pandemic-style: Denmark will start allowing people from neighboring nations to cross the border to visit their boyfriends or girlfriends. One weird catch: At the border, they essentially have to prove their love. "They can bring along a photo or a love letter," a police official told Danish...

Elderly Couple Shot in Cemetery; 1 Dead

(Newser) - A married Maryland couple in their 80s were the victims in a shooting at a veterans cemetery in Delaware, the AP reports. Delaware State Police on Friday night identified the victims as an 86-year-old man and 85-year-old woman from Elkton, Maryland. The wife was pronounced dead at the scene. The...

They Went to Mexico to Collect Rent. Then They Vanished

Bodies believed to be missing California couple discovered in Tijuana, son-in-law arrested

(Newser) - They went to Mexico to carry out their landlord tasks and never came home. Now, bodies found buried in mud at one of their properties are believed to be those of Jesus Guillen, 70, and his 65-year-old wife, Maria Lopez, authorities say. Per KFMB , the couple traveled to Tijuana on...

Gillian Anderson on 'Special' Relationship: We Don't Shack Up

Living with beau Peter Morgan 'would be the end of us'

(Newser) - Gillian Anderson has a secret on what makes her relationship work with partner Peter Morgan, who pens the hit Netflix series The Crown, in which she plays Margaret Thatcher: She won't live with him. In an interview with the Sunday Times over the weekend, the 51-year-old ex-X Files star...

Newly Married Couple Has Only Minutes to Live

Harley Joe Morgan and Rhiannon Boudreaux Morgan hit a pickup truck in Texas

(Newser) - A newlywed couple had their dreams—and their very lives—torn to shreds Friday only minutes after getting married, KFDM reports. Harley Joe Morgan, 19, and Rhiannon Boudreaux Morgan, 20, were pulling out of Texas courtroom when Harley's car collided with a man's Ford F-250 pickup. The groom'...

Couple Found With Body Parts in Stroller May Have Killed 20

Male suspect says he pulverized bones for fertilizer, used victims' flesh for pet food

(Newser) - Police in Mexico had been tracking a couple, suspecting them of being tied to the disappearance of three women and a 2-month-old baby. So when cops spotted them pushing a baby carriage Thursday in the Mexico City suburb of Ecatepec, they were hopeful they'd find the infant inside. Instead,...

Couple Married 75 Years Now Famous Due to Hurricanes

Harvey and Irma Schluter have the same first names as the 2 recent hurricanes

(Newser) - Some longtime married couples become famous for visiting Cracker Barrels ; others make headlines because they share names with back-to-back hurricanes. The latter is the case for Harvey and Irma Schluter, who've been wed for 75 years and were surprised to see Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma threatening to wreak...

Childless Couples Can Spark 'Moral Outrage'
Childless Couples Can
Spark 'Moral Outrage'
study says

Childless Couples Can Spark 'Moral Outrage'

Even total strangers have strong reactions to couples who don't have kids

(Newser) - Be honest: When you see a couple of child-bearing age that doesn't have kids, do you cringe? Get angry? Feel "moral outrage," even? Because apparently some do. Reporting in the journal Sex Roles , researchers at Indiana University say they asked nearly 200 college students to read one...

He's 18, She's 71; They're 'Happy, in Love'

Tennessee newlyweds 'knew we were right for each other'

(Newser) - Gary Hardwick says he's always been attracted to older women. In fact, his new wife, Almeda Hardwick, 71—the same age as Gary's grandmother—isn't even the oldest woman he ever dated. Gary, 18, says he was unhappy in a relationship with a 77-year-old woman in June...

Here's How Often Happy Couples Have Sex

Once a week is ideal; additional sex has no effect on happiness: study

(Newser) - Couples who constantly " Netflix and chill " aren't necessarily happier. In fact, having sex once a week is just about perfect. That's the takeaway from a new study, based on surveys of more than 30,000 Americans gathered over 40 years, published in the journal Social Psychological ...

For Better Sex, Split the Childcare
Study: Parents Who Do This Have Better Sex Lives
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Study: Parents Who Do This Have Better Sex Lives

The happiest couples tend to evenly divide many child-related duties

(Newser) - Couples who manage to evenly divide child care duties tend to have higher-quality relationships, as well as sex lives. This is the takeaway from a new study being presented to the American Sociological Association in Chicago this week. Researchers interviewed nearly 500 heterosexual couples with kids and found that when...

Couple Married 75 Years Dies in Each Other's Arms

Jeanette and Alexander Toczko had been smitten since childhood

(Newser) - Jeanette and Alexander Toczko were each 8 years old when they became smitten with one another. They married in 1940 and were rarely apart in the decades since. They told their children they wished to die in each other's arms. And last month at their home in San Diego,...

Half of Couples Don't Know This About Their Partners

They say they communicate, but a new survey by Fidelity suggests otherwise

(Newser) - For richer, for poorer, for who knows? Nearly half (43%) of couples in serious relationships don't know what their partners earn. And of those, 10% are off by at least $25,000. So finds the latest biannual online survey by Fidelity , which polled 1,051 couples who are at...

Want to Nag Your Spouse About Health? Use This Study

If his or her health is poor as you age, your quality of life may suffer

(Newser) - Learning a new language might help you fight the effects of aging, but new research out of the University of Arizona suggests at least two factors affecting your quality of life are out of your hands—and in those of your spouse. Over six years, 8,000 married couples...

Having More Sex Might Make You Less Happy
Having More Sex Might
Make You Less Happy
study says

Having More Sex Might Make You Less Happy

Study asks couples to ramp it up, gets surprising results

(Newser) - You've heard the message, seen the magazine covers: Having more sex will make you happier. A new study out of Carnegie Mellon University, however, suggests that the opposite is true, according to a post at . In their experiment, researchers asked one group of married couples to have...

Couple Married 69 Years Dies 8 Hours Apart

'They were never apart,' says son in Ohio

(Newser) - It's another uncanny story about an elderly couple dying just hours apart : In this case, 88-year-old Gene Warrington died on Dec. 27, and his wife of 69 years, Pat, followed eight hours later, reports the Advertiser-Tribune of Tiffin, Ohio. Both had been in hospice, and son Phil tells AP...

Couples' Memories Become Intertwined

Their stories are more detailed when they work together: study

(Newser) - Couples may be able to remember together what the individual partners can't. Though studies have in the past suggested that collective recall doesn't work as well as individual, long-term relationships may provide an exception to the rule, io9 reports. In a new study, couples were in many cases...

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