Category Archives: Relationships

How to Write a Graduation Gift Thank-You Note

Congratulation on your graduation. If you are like many students, you likely received a number of gifts and cash as graduation gifts from friends and family. Now you may be wondering what is the proper way to thank all these … Continue reading

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Female Sex Pill Flibanserin Gets FDA Panel Support

Women may finally begin to see drugs help fight lower sex drive as they get older. For the first time ever, a panel of health experts has recommended to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve a drug aimed … Continue reading

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How Much Cash Is Appropriate To Give for A High School Graduation Gift?

One of the most popular questions on SavingAdvice this time of year is how much cash should one give a high school student for graduation. There are a lot of variables which need to be taken into account, but there … Continue reading

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How Much Does the Average Wedding Cost? Over $30,000

If you search for “wedding television shows” on Wikipedia, there are 33 entries which range from “Bridezillas” to “Amazing Wedding Cakes,” along with several variations of “Say Yes to the Dress.” So, which came first? Were Americans so interested in … Continue reading

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Female Menopausal Killer Whales Are Group Leaders, Help in Group Survival

Research studies have previously shown that postmenopausal women have a “decidedly beneficial effect on the reproductive success of [their] children and the survival of [their] grandchildren.” This effect, known as the grandmother hypothesis, has been used to better understand, in … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Boosts Baby’s Immune System and Reduces Risks to Allergies

For new (and seasoned) mothers, the question of whether or not to breastfeed or for how long is an important issue. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, breastfeeding offers many benefits to … Continue reading

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Study Says It May Not Be Bad to Settle for ‘Mr. Okay’ over ‘Mr. Perfect’

In a recent study published in Nature Scientific Reports titled “Risk sensitivity as an evolutionary adaptation,” the researches found when choosing a partner, Mr. Okay could be a better choice than Mr. Perfect. In the words of co-author Chris Adami, … Continue reading

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It’s Safer to Choose ‘Mr Okay’ over ‘Mr Perfect’ Depending on Your Group Size

Fairy tales and Disney movies have convinced generations of children that there will be one, perfectly compatible individual for them, a soul mate. But perhaps there is not one soul mate but many potential soul mates for a person. In … Continue reading

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eSight Gives Legally Blind Mom a Chance to See Her Baby for the First Time

While some scientists and entrepreneurs invest in medical innovations such as stem cells and other such biologically based therapies to restore sight, others are focusing on technological breakthroughs to enable the blind to see. eSight is one such company focusing … Continue reading

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Being Optimistic Is a Heart Healthy Choice

Being a pessimist could be bad for your heart. A new study conducted by the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), led by Rosalba Hernandez, analyzed the responses of 5,100 adults about their mental health. The subjects were between the ages of … Continue reading

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Harold Hamm’s Ex-Wife Rejects $975 Million Divorce Settlement Check

It’s not a check most people would reject. Sue Ann Arnall, the ex-wife of Harold Hamm, the chief executive of the oil drilling company Continental Resources, received a hand-written check for $974,790,317.77, the cash amount owed from a November divorce … Continue reading

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Biggest Divorce Settlement Ever? Oil Tycoon Ordered to Pay $1 Billion

It’s not often you can say that after a nearly $1 billion divorce settlement, the monetary outcome could have been worse. For oil tycoon and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Resources Harold Hamm, that’s actually true for his situation. Court … Continue reading

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In a Disaster Area? Facebook Safety Check Tells Friends and Family You’re Okay

Fortunate enough to escape the tornado or hurricane that just hit your town? Facebook has just released Safety Check, a new feature that lets concerned people know you’re okay. Back in 2011, after the Japanese tsunami killed 15,884 people, Facebook’s … Continue reading

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Eating with Overweight Friends Can Be Bad for Your Health

How much influence can an overweight friend have on your eating habits? A lot more than you probably imagined, according to recent study published in the journal Appetite. The study suggests that eating with someone who may be overweight can … Continue reading

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Will Men Be Willing to Use Injection Vaselgel Birth Control?

For years, women have born the brunt of the responsibility for birth control. However, this seemingly unfair but unavoidable fact of life may not be the status quo for much longer. There’s been talk for some time that a male … Continue reading

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New Research Suggests a Happy Wife Equals a Happy Life

I’ve worked with people for a really long time, and I’ve heard this everywhere. From uncles to strange old men walking up to my counter. The old adage was repeated so often, I thought it a fact, “Happy wife, happy … Continue reading

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Married Couples Who Smoke Marijuana Less Likely to Have Domestic Violence Issues

Domestic violence is a costly problem in the US. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that the cost of domestic violence against women exceeds $5.8 billion a year, which includes $4.1 billion in direct costs such as … Continue reading

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15 Important Things Money Can’t Buy

Money could easily be considered one of the most consuming aspects of our lives. We are constantly worrying about money issues: how to earn it, where to spend it, how to spend it and how to save it. Considering how … Continue reading

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Facebook Panic: Why Are People Calling 911 When Facebook Goes Down?

“Facebook is down. I repeat Facebook is down.” This tweet was one of many on August 1st when the popular social networking site went down for more than half an hour. Within minutes, users were flooding the internet, the search … Continue reading

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Father Claims Land and Declares Himself King so His Daughter Can Be a Princess

How far, and at what cost, would you go to to get your daughter a birthday gift she desired? Would you be willing to travel half way around the world, create a country and declare yourself king to make your … Continue reading

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