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British Study Finds Marriage Has 'Little If Any Benefit' to Kids

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Find yourself single and pregnant and think you must rush to the altar for the sake of the child? You might want to slow down. Living together may be just fine.
New research from the Institute of Fiscal...
Kids born out of wedlock to co-habiting couples don't seem to fare differently from those whose parents were wed.

Working Moms, Dads Too Stressed for Sex, Survey Finds

A survey finds 25 percent of working parents say they would have more flexibility in their lives if they left their current jobs. Credit: Getty Images
Marriage and kids are apparently a surefire cure for sex.
At least 62 percent of...
Not tonight, dear, I have a headache -- called life.

Is Marriage Obsolete?

How about we just live together? Credit: Getty Images
A recent poll found that 4 in 10 of the people surveyed feel that marriage is obsolete. This affects children as well. The study by the Pew Research Center also found that almost 30 percent...
A recent poll found that 4 in 10 of the people surveyed feel that marriage is obsolete.

Four in 10 Say Marriage Becoming Obsolete

Marriage no longer dominates family life. Credit: Getty Images
WASHINGTON (AP) - Is marriage becoming obsolete? As families gather for Thanksgiving this year, nearly one in three American children is living with a parent who is divorced,...
Nearly one in three American children is living with a parent who is divorced, separated or never-married. More people are accepting the view that wedding bells aren't needed to have a family.

College Grads More Likely to Say 'I Do'

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Oh, and a college degree. Credit: Getty Images
Looks like the "MRS" Degree is making a comeback. For the first time in decades, young adults with college degrees are more...
Wanna get married by the age of 30? Get a college degree.

Couple Born in Same Hospital on Same Day To Wed

EASTON, Pa. (AP) - An engaged eastern Pennsylvania couple were born on the same day in the same hospital - and their mothers even shared a room in the maternity ward. Amy Singley and Steven Smith were born at St. Luke's Hospital in Fountain Hill...

More Moms Becoming the Family Breadwinner

For the first time ever, women really are bringing home more bacon than men -- and their husbands may be the ones frying it up in a pan. A report from the Pew Research Center released last week shows that marriage has undergone significant...

Marriage Records

A marriage record is generally a copy of your marriage license, if it is signed by you and your spouse and witnesses. This paper certifies that you and your spouse are legally married. There are several instances when you might need a copy of your...

Childhood Cancer Surviviors Less Likely to Marry

Kids who survive cancer are less likely to walk down the aisle than their siblings. Credit: txd, Flickr
Several new studies focused on the lingering effects of childhood cancer how that the disease can even have an impact on the marital status of...

The Smile, A Predictor of Marriage Success, Study Shows

A child who smiles in his class picture is more likely to have a happy marriage. Credit: PictureQuest
Say cheese! Kids with big smiles on class-picture day are more likely to have a happy and successful marriage. A DePauw University...

Tricking Hubby Into Fatherhood

How far would you go to have another baby? Image: sxc.hu
When a couple marries, it is generally understood that there will be no secrets between them. Well, there may be a few secrets, but certainly nothing major and life-changing, right? Wrong....

Married to Your Economic Opposite?

Early in our marriage my husband and I realized we were economic opposites. I was reared in an upper-middle class world where in the summers all parents enrolled their four-year-olds in private swimming lessons, children got braces when their adult...

Does Facebook Encourage Adultery?

It's official -- Facebook is the handiwork of the devil. The latest application of this social-media tool gives a whole new meaning to being "poked" by an old friend: yes, I'm talking about sex. "Retrosex," to be exact. The Boston Phoenix taps...

Moms Get "Mad at Dad" Once a Week, Survey Finds

"I don't need a husband," a single friend often complains. "What I need is a wife." If men are from Mars and women from Venus, the difference is never more noticeable than when there are young children in the house. In fact, an astonishing 46%...

Octuplets, Cabin Fever, and Cool New Gadgets - Links we Love

Got cabin fever? Kids driving you crazy? Try teaching them to juggle or bring spring inside with an indoor terrarium. -- AlphaMom The division of labor in family life can feel more like tug-of-war than partnership. Here's how one couple finally...

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