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...

Spousonomics

It’s not a very romantic view of marriage. Especially so close to Valentine’s Day. But treating your marriage like a two person business may actually give it the best chance at long-term success. That’s the message behind Spousonomics, a new book by Wall Street...