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Thursday Nov 27

Family/Relationships

Daddy War Bucks

Thursday, 27 November 2014 08:59

In tough economy, men may struggle with changing roles at home and work.

As Father’s Day in the U.S. fast approaches, U.S. families are looking for ways to give great gifts while saving money—while dads, says men’s mental health expert Will Courtenay, Ph.D, continue to struggle with the poor economy’s effects on their self-images. “Many men believe that providing financially for family is central to being a man and a father,” explains Courtenay. “So, falling on tough economic times, can hit home very hard for these men.”

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Hard-Wired Weiner

Thursday, 27 November 2014 08:59

From Schwarzenegger to Weiner, the powerful also seem highly-sexed. Why?

  

Politicians aren’t more morally corrupt, say most Americans, but are simply caught more often than their peers, according to a poll examining public opinion and political sex scandals. More than half of poll respondents (57 percent) maintain that politicians entangled in recent sex scandals don’t represent a group that follows a lower standard of morality, but rather are subjected to such great scrutiny that they are caught more often. While public opinion doesn’t separate politicians from the general population in this regard, demodirt.com was curious: is there something to Henry Kissinger’s assertion that power is the ultimate aphrodisiac?  

 

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With My Mind on My Manhood, and My Manhood on My Mind

Thursday, 27 November 2014 08:59

Men whose female partners out earn them are more likely to cheat, study finds.   

The more economically dependent one is on a female partner, the more likely he is to engage in infidelity, research from Cornell University has found. However, ironically, the research also indicates that the more economically dependent a man’s female partner is on him, the more likely he is to  engage in infidelity, Christin Munsch, sociology Ph.D. candidate at Cornell University said in an email interview.

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Man Up and Change Those Diapers

Thursday, 27 November 2014 08:59

Dad’s involvement with young kids influences their academic achievement.

 

Fathers who change diapers and play with the kids set the tone for future involvement in their children’s academic careers, says a study from the University of Illinois which examined parental involvement and its connection to student achievement. Dads who get involved early are writing a “script” which determines how connected they are to their children, and that connection will continue past early childhood, researchers say.

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The Feminine (and Masculine) Mystique

Thursday, 27 November 2014 08:59

An expert on male-female communication explains it all. You’re welcome.

 

A recent set of meta-analyses combining the results of decades-long research examining the differences in verbal communication between the sexes has been released, revealing a small but statistically significant finding that, despite the common perception that women are the ceaseless chatterboxes of the sexes, it is indeed men who talk more than women.

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