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  • Married and fighting

    Married and fighting
    It's reasonable to assume that couples who scream and throw things at each other are the most likely to eventually divorce. However, a University of Michigan study reports that this is not necessarily the case. Researchers studied 373 couples during a...
  • Can college hurt your marriage prospects?

    Can college hurt your marriage prospects?
    Men who go to college are more likely to get married. Women who go to college are more likely to get married. It seemed like a small leap to assume that people from disadvantaged backgrounds who go to college are more likely to get married. But a...
  • A lift or a drag?

    A lift or a drag?
    Huma Gruaz picked a precarious time in her personal life to enroll in a Master of Business Administration program. She had just moved to Chicago from the suburbs. She had to figure out how to navigate life after a divorce. And she had just started her...
  • Mike Kelley dies at 57; L.A. contemporary artist

    Mike Kelley dies at 57; L.A. contemporary artist
    Mike Kelley, an influential Los Angeles artist whose physically messy and psychologically complex projects laid the groundwork for present-day installation art, has died. He was 57. He was found dead Tuesday evening at his home in South Pasadena in...
  • Love lessons from the Boomers

    Love lessons from the Boomers
    Baby boomer marriages are having a best of times/worst of times moment. Despite the overall divorce rate in the U.S. dropping during the past two decades, the rate of couples divorcing after age 50 has doubled. In 1990, fewer than 10 percent of...
  • Panama City Beach banking on spring break rebound

    Panama City Beach banking on spring break rebound
    Spring break T-shirts, beer cozies, thong bikinis and Mardi Gras beads fill the shelves at the Paradise Found store on Panama City Beach. The shop is hiring extra staff and will maintain extended hours through March and April. "Now we are just waiting,"...
  • Flavanol-rich cocoa may reduce blood pressure a bit

    Flavanol-rich cocoa may reduce blood pressure a bit
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating a daily dose of cocoa or dark chocolate - rich in plant compounds called flavanols - may lead to a slight drop in blood pressure for a short period of time, a fresh look at past research suggests. Pulling data from 20...
  • Pain and heartache are bound together in our brains

    Pain and heartache are bound together in our brains
    Like a jab in the arm with a red-hot poker, social rejection hurts. Literally. A new study finds that our brains make little distinction between the sting of being rebuffed by peers -- or by a lover, boss or family member -- and the physical pain that...
  • John Rich dies at 86; director of landmark sitcoms

    John Rich dies at 86; director of landmark sitcoms
    As a top television comedy director who won an Emmy directing "The Dick Van Dyke Show"in the early 1960s, John Rich was faced with a tough choice in 1970. On the same day he received a phone call from Mary Tyler Moore wanting to set up a meeting to...
  • Can pacemakers be used twice?

    Can pacemakers be used twice?
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People in developing countries with heart problems may not be able to afford new pacemakers, but a new study suggests devices removed during autopsies may have enough remaining battery life to be donated and used again....
  • Dr. Jack Kevorkian dies at 83; 'Dr. Death' was advocate, practitioner of physician-assisted suicide

    Dr. Jack Kevorkian dies at 83; 'Dr. Death' was advocate, practitioner of physician-assisted suicide
    He was known as Dr. Death, a Michigan physician who helped his patients kill themselves. In doing so, Jack Kevorkian inflamed a nationwide debate in the 1990s over a terminally ill patient's right to die. And he served eight years in prison for second-...
  • Patrick Fischer dies at 75; target of Unabomber

    Patrick Fischer dies at 75; target of Unabomber
    Patrick Fischer, a retired computer science professor at Vanderbilt University whose secretary was injured when he was targeted by the Unabomber in 1982, has died. He was 75. Fischer died Aug. 26 in hospice care in Montgomery County, Md., the...