health perks, both physical and emotional, of marriage. But now researchers have discovered a surprising benefit of being widowed: It allows you to be more capable of dealing with chronic pain than anyone else. “What we found, quite frankly, blew us away,” lead researcher James Wade, professor of psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University, tells Yahoo Shine.
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For the study, published in September in the journal Pain Research and Treatment, Wade and his colleagues studied 1,914 patients with chronic pain. “These were people dealing with an intense threat to their lives,” Wade explains. “And pain stinks. You feel anxious, depressed; you’re unable to even take out the trash.”
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What they were looking for, he says, was a positive connection between being married and being better equipped to
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Mon, Nov 18, 2013 5:43 PM EST
health perks, both physical and emotional, of marriage. But now researchers have discovered a surprising benefit of being widowed: It allows you to be more capable of dealing with chronic pain than anyone else. “What we found, quite frankly, blew us away,” lead researcher James Wade, professor of psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University, tells Yahoo Shine.Plenty has been said about the Read More »from Why Widows Deal With Chronic Pain Better Than Married Folks
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Luckily, it appears that the rumor was just that - unfounded. But that got us thinking about some of the other celebrity couples we've come to regard as near-perfect, and whom we've come to depend on. Couples whose relationships have helped us believe that romance isn't totally dead. Which is why we've put together a list of twelve additional famous couples who aren't (ever!) allowed to break up.
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Whether it's a sweet voice mail, an unexpected text or the occasional (okay, frequent) sext - it's the little things that really add up in a relationship. Want to see how your husband's romantic gestures stack up compared to others? Read on as Nesties share the one thing their partner does that really makes them blush:
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"This morning when I got to work I texted [my husband] to let him know [about something]. A couple of hours later I got a text back saying, "How is my beautiful wife?" It's the little things like this that make me so happy to be married to him." - Onceinalovetime
"He writes little love notes on the bathroom mirror in dry erase so when I go in to get ready for work after he's gone I see it." - xoMissJasminexo
"He works a lot away from home so we try and fill each other' 'love tanks' as much as we can with compliments and fun things so we stay positive while we are apart. Today he said, 'Miss you sweet pea, have a great day. I willRead More »from Small Romantic Gestures: Cheesy or Cute?
- BRIDES | Love + Sex – Mon, Nov 18, 2013 1:49 PM EST
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Ever since Lauren Conrad got engaged to boyfriend William Tell last month, we've watched her "Wedding Bells" Pinterest board like a hawk. The round-cut engagement ring Tell proposed with was a great fit for her style. Her feminine, sophisticated, yet slightly bohemian, taste covers some of our favorite wedding trends: Pale pink and gold details, one-tier wedding cakes, lush peony bouquets, and more. We even picked out bridesmaid dresses for her former Hills costars to wear in our dream version of her wedding, where LC is still BFF with Lo, Audrina, and Stephanie.
Despite our excitement, it looks like we'll have a lot more time to stalk her wedding planning process. A source told Us Weekly that Conrad isn't rushing to marry her live-in love. "She wants to take her time and enjoy the process," the source said, while another friend added that "Lauren would like to get married next year, possible in theRead More »from Why Lauren Conrad is Taking Her Time Planning Her Dream Wedding
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Are you a member of the "sex positive" movement? While that may sound like a radical idea - one that evokes marching through the streets in your bra and orgies - it's actually a fairly simple concept stressing a healthy attitude towards sex.
The term sex positive, which has been thrown around a lot recently, comes with varied connotations. The worst among them are that those who embrace sex positivity are sluts who recklessly expose themselves to countless diseases. But, the truth is, you may already be practicing a sex positive lifestyle without knowing it.
So, what exactly is it? "Being sex positive is all about embracing that sexuality is a very important part of who you are, irrespective of your age and irrespective of the social construct," says Dr. Michael Krychman, certified sexual counselor and sexual-medicine gynecologist. "It means maintaining a healthy attitude towards sex - or lack thereof - and valuing it given your individual needs."Read More »from What Does "Sex Positive" Mean, Anyway?
- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Mon, Nov 18, 2013 12:15 PM EST
The Knave of Wands card suggests that you might be inspired by a fresh perspective, animal attraction or new romance. You may be in the mood to try anything once, explore passions, shake up old routines or play the field, but a tendency toward impatience or getting caught up in the moment could confuse spontaneity with premature, indiscriminate or foolhardy acts. A sense of liberation, confidence or anticipation can put a spring in your step or have you singing silly love songs. Read More »from Astrology.Com Daily Love Tarot - Tuesday November 19, 2013
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Mon, Nov 18, 2013 12:01 PM EST
If I were to describe my perfect date with my husband, it would include a takeout order of gluten-free Pad Thai, kids asleep in their rooms, a nice candle burning in our bedroom, and us cuddled in bed watching a movie. Our tastes in movies don't always line up, as he's more of a Disney Pixar "Monster's University" type of guy and I'd rather spend my evening watching something like "G.I Joe: Retaliation." Sounds weird and maybe backwards, but this literally happened last night as we ate our take-out and watched Mike and Sully first then spent time with Roadblock and Storm Shadow. Not exactly the best setting for romance, but like I've said before, we're not really a "romantic" couple. We do love the occasional sappy "chick-flick" though, and I think watching a movie in this category can be a wonderful thing, once in a while, for a relationship. Movies take us to places we've not been, open our eyes to new experiences, and can breath some new life into our own lives. If you're lookingRead More »from 10 Movies All Couples in Love Should Watch Together
- Lauren Tuck, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Mon, Nov 18, 2013 11:59 AM EST
Kyle Ayers, a Brooklyn-based comedian and writer, was hanging out on his building's rooftop on Saturday when a couple standing nearby started to fight. Instead of turning away and giving the pair some privacy, Ayers watched as the situation escalated from being a small argument to a full-on break up. Although most people (and by most, I'm really generalizing and referring to what my nosy self would do in this type of situation) would carry on with their conversations or continue to look at the skyline, while covertly stealing a few glances and eavesdropping, Ayers took his interest in the unfolding soap opera one step further and live-tweeted the entire thing for thousands of Twitter followers to vicariously witness. Here are some highlights from #roofbreakup.
A couple is breaking up on my roof right now. I was just trying to enjoy the view. Now I will live tweet the breakup. #roofbreakup— Kyle Ayers (@kyleayers) November 17, 2013
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As married folks, we realize that there is power in the words that we speak to our spouses. Through our words, we have the ability to uplift, encourage and motivate our spouse or tear them down and discourage them. The way we speak to one another can oftentimes define our marriages and determine whether we are happy long-term, or when problems arise. The specific words and phrases that we choose can have a big impact, even those we use every day without thinking. Click through for 7 things every married person wants to hear! -By Ronnie Tyler
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- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Mon, Nov 18, 2013 11:43 AM EST
The Season of CompromiseIn the past, I have written about how much anxiety I feel around what is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. When I think of the holidays, sometimes my favorite parts get clouded in the countless dilemmas that I probably give entirely too much thought. All the things that could go wrong probably won't, but still I have yet to venture out of one holiday season where everyone was happy. The people-pleaser in me still feels "bad" when I disappoint the friends and family I care about. It makes it especially hard when everyone wants to see me … or so they say. I'm on to them; they want to see my cute babies! Nevertheless, it gets difficult to be in so many places during the holidays.
While growing up, the holidays were complicated enough. My parents were divorced, and while I admit I loved the idea of two Christmases and two of just about everything else (two Easter baskets? Yes, please! Two turkey dinners? Ok!), as I got older, I hated it. I felt like I was missing outRead More »from 5 Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Your Spouse
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