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Three new research studies are making us question what we thought was statistical fact. Here’s a quick overview from the Population Association of America’s annual meeting. – Does dining together make for healthier, smarter kids? Popular wisdom and some research said yes, until recently. But new longitudinal research says having dinner together may not make more »

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A friend recently shared the story of her brother’s divorce: he thought he was happily married, his wife was having an affair. They separated, and despite a brief attempt to work things out, their marriage ended over a year ago. “She’s still my friend on Facebook,” my friend told me. “And sometimes I go to more »

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m sending out a message of hope. Sure, we’ve all heard the statistics: divorce rates hover somewhere around 50%. That means half of all marriages are failing. Nobody likes those odds: who wants to head into surgery knowing that there’s a 50/50 shot things won’t go well? Despite being frequently more »

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Okay, that’s an exaggeration. But this article is the best thing I’ve read about marriage in a long time. And the author provides a compelling, and secular, answer to the question, “Why marry, and why stay married?” Till ­Whatever Do Us Part Has America become too blasé about divorce? Rachael Combe considers the meaning of more »

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