Second Chance Romance

Second Chance Romance

Have you ever dreamed of getting back together with a former romantic partner who should have been perfect for you? Despite romantic depictions of that scenario, a study from Kansas State University finds this is unlikely to make you happy. When couples who break up...
Single for the Holidays

Single for the Holidays

If you are single, divorced, widowed, or recently separated, the holidays can be a difficult time. Here are 5 tips to having a happy holiday from psychologist and happiness expert Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo. Be with friends — old or new. Social support is a proven buffer...
Happy Wife Happy Life

Happy Wife Happy Life

You’ve probably heard the old adage: happy wife, happy life! Now a study in the Journal of Marriage and Family finds that it’s true for older couples. Specifically, a husband who’s unhappy with his marriage is still likely to be happy with his life—if his wife gives...
Teens and Part-Time Work

Teens and Part-Time Work

It’s a choice facing many families this year. Should you allow your teenager to work part-time during the school year? : About 65 per cent of high-school students who can work part-time do, according to a Statistics Canada study which shows Canadian kids work more...

Hangry fighting Spouses

We already know that being hungry can make us grouchy and irritable. There’s even a word for it : hangry. But now a study that used voodoo dolls confirms that it can provoke fights between husbands and wives. The underlying reason is low blood sugar – researchers say...

Marriage Checkup

We all accept that it’s a good idea to have preventive care like an annual physical or a dental exam. But what about a yearly checkup for your marriage? An American study is tracking 217 couples to see if there’s any merit to this idea. Psychologists say in most...