Saturday, October 12, 2013

The M.Guy Tweet, Week of October 6, 2013

1. Happy Marriage May Depend on Your Genes, CBSNews
A UC Berkley and Northwestern University study found that people who have a certain gene variant, known as the HTTLPR allele, were more likely either to be extremely happy or extremely miserable in their relationships.

2. Janet Yellen’s Husband on Men, Marriage, and Fatherhood, National Review Online
In other words, men who get and stay married earn markedly more than unmarried men from similar backgrounds because marriage makes men work harder, more strategically, and with greater success.

3. How America's Marriage Crisis Makes Income Inequality So Much Worse, The Atlantic
In a strange twist, marriage has recently become a capstone for the privileged class. The decline of marriage, to the extent that we're seeing it, is happening almost exclusively among the poor.

4. What Do You Call the Person You Are Probably Never Going to Marry? Your Fiancé, Slate
But since many can’t afford that fancy wedding and don’t want to go “downtown”—a term women in the book use to describe a marriage on the cheap—they just stay engaged.

5. Married Cancer Patients Are More Likely to Survive, USA Today
Married people with cancer were 20% less likely to die from their disease, compared to people who are separated, divorced, widowed or never married, according to study published online Monday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

6. Marriage The Secret to Good Health, Study Finds, Telegraph
[T]he researchers concluded that couples who spoke of planning specific activities strengthen their marriage – such as so-called “date nights” – appeared not only to have stronger relationships but also better health on average.

7. Will Getting Divorced Make Me Ill?, The Guardian
A report in the Journal of Men's Health lays out the evidence that divorced men have more health problems than their married counterparts: more heart attacks, high blood pressure and strokes, more cancer and even colds.

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