Saturday, November 17, 2012

Odd Business

From the Daily Mail:

Spooning peacefully in a double bed, this pair could be any normal couple on a Sunday morning. 

But revisit the scene an hour later and Jackie Samuel will be curled up in the arms of another man.  The 29-year-old is a professional cuddler.

She turned to snuggling with strangers to help pay for her studies and provide for her young son.  Read more:

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MR

 


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Friday, November 16, 2012

Fathers' Visitation in England

From BBC:

Separated fathers are to gain the legal right to spend time with their children unless they are likely to harm them.

The changes to access laws were announced in a letter to MPs from the Children's Minister Edward Timpson.

The letter says both parents should have the chance "to play a positive role in their children's lives when it is safe and in their best interests".

The 2013 change is seen as unnecessary by legal experts, but welcomed by fathers' rights groups.

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MR

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Factor in Relationship Satisfaction

From the University of Texas's website:

AUSTIN, Texas — Individuals who have their first sexual experience later than average may have more satisfying romantic relationships in adulthood, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin.

The study by Paige Harden, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and the Population Research Center, suggests that those who had a later first sexual experience were also less likely to be married and had fewer romantic partners in adulthood.

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MR

Hat Tip: SH

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

National Adoption Day Tomorrow

From Las Cruces Sun-News:

The local incarnation of National Adoption Day arrived a bit early — most of the rest of the country holds similar events Nov. 17 — but the meaning remains the same. Families, social workers and members of the legal community hope to raise awareness of America's foster children awaiting a permanent and loving home.

According to the National Adoption Day website, there are more than 100,000 such foster children nationwide. Deanna Ault, an adoption social worker with the state's Children, Youth and Families Department, said there are 77 foster children awaiting permanent homes in Doña Ana County.

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MR

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

New Study on Abortion

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has published a study in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  The study, published on Thursday, October 4, enrolled 9,256 women ages 14-45 from the St. Louis region into the Contraceptive Choice Project between August 2007 and September 2011.  Many of the women were poor, uninsured, had a low education, and had a previous unintended pregnancy; they were either not using a "reversible" contraception method or were wanting to switch to a new one.  After being provided free, FDA-approved birth control for three years (2008-2010) in the form of their choice, the women experienced far fewer unintended pregnancies than expected.  4.4 to 7.5 abortions per 1,000 women (adjusted for age and race) in the study saw unintended pregnancies, as compared to the national rate of 19.6 abortions per 1,000 women.  The results were also lower than the rate in the St. Louis area (13.4 to 17 abortions per 1,000 women).

Read more here.

MR

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Facebook & Dating

From http://www.buzzfeed.com:

Meeting/dating/relationship-ing was hard enough before 2003. And then Facebook created a whole new set of obstacles, awkward conversations and unclear situations. "Can I admit to knowing things you've done (based on your pics) before we go on dates?" "Should we get to know each other on Facebook before we date?" The difficulty of dating in the era of Facebook is not just in your head, either. Researchers have found that Facebook really is altering, or at least reflecting, new relationship patterns, even how people break up. Or more accurately, don't break up.

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MR

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