Love between parents has long-term benefits for kids

Children stay in school longer and get married later when their parents love each other, according to research with couples from Nepal.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan | Feb. 14, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

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To cut your dementia risk, grow old with an optimist?

An optimistic partner may stave off the risk factors leading to Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and cognitive decline as you grow old together.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State | Feb. 11, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

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It may not take much love to boost your well-being

There's a connection between brief feelings of non-romantic love and better psychological well-being, researchers say.

Matt Swayne-Penn State | Nov. 25, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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Most straight couples now meet online

"When it comes to single people looking for romantic partners, the online dating technology is only a good thing, in my view."

Alex Shashkevich-Stanford | Aug. 22, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

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Fights give way to humor in long marriages

As couples age, they show more humor and tenderness towards one another, researchers say.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley | March 4, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Falling in love boosts women’s immune genes

Women who are newly in love may have more active genes related to anti-viral defenses, researchers report.

Roger Dunaway-Tulane | Feb. 14, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Newlywed brains suggest altruism is hard-wired

"...altruism is deeply rooted in our evolutionary, neural, and genetic framework."

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara | Feb. 14, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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To see the value of love, look to animals

Animals in love are "basically saying, 'I like you. Let's see where this leads.'"

Heidi Hall-Vanderbilt | Feb. 12, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Love relies on being nice, not matching personalities

For happiness in love, don't focus on compatibility. Instead, aim to find someone nice.

Kristen Parker-Michigan State | Feb. 11, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

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Thoughts of love buffer blood pressure against stress

Just thinking about your significant other can help keep your blood pressure in check, research shows.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona | Jan. 23, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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