One researcher explains the power of the "happiness gene."
Earlier this year, a study found that women are happiest when men can empathize with their sadness. For men, the key to happiness is a bit simpler—they're happy when women are happy.
Well, there's good news for guys. Women, apparently, are quite happy. In fact, we're happier than most men, according to research from the University of Florida.
In the Ukraine, you're free to kiss a beautiful stranger. But there's a hitch: You may have to get hitched.
If you're looking to settle down, an art show might be the way to go. And no, it's not because you might meet other art goers. In the Ukraine, you can actually marry the exhibit.
Artist Taras Polataiko is the man behind "Sleeping Beauties," an exhibit that involves real women taking real naps, waiting to be kissed by art enthusiasts and the curious alike. And here's where it gets really interesting. The men who want to steal a kiss must sign a contract that reads, "If I kiss the Beauty and she opens her eyes, I agree to marry her."
It might be time to pencil in your partner.
People seem busier these days than they have been in the past. Wi-Fi, smartphones and email alerts all contribute to blurring the line between home and work. The eight-hour day seems to have become a minimum requirement. And for overworked couples, being busy can get in the way of, well, getting busy.
One expert has a solution: put sex on your calendar.
Can cheating be good for relationships? One writer thinks so.
Any married couple will tell you, compromise is key to a successful marriage. As a poet once said: “Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity. It is what makes nations great and marriages happy.” But exactly how much should we compromise? One expert seems to think it's reasonable to adjust our views on cheating in order to have a successful marriage.
It sounds counterproductive, but sociologist Catherine Hakim says keeping an open mind toward infidelity could actually save relationships.
One expert explains how splitting up can bring couples together.
Recent surveys show that more couples are sleeping separately, and while some may think this would create a bar in intimacy, it's actually saving relationships.
In fact, sleeping separately is becoming so common that the National Association of Home Builders expects that 60 percent of custom-built homes will include dual master bedrooms in the year 2015.
Scientists say getting it on is good for the brain.
Research shows that people who have lust on the brain perform better when presented with analytical problem solving assignments. What's more, scientists have also found that sex bolsters brain growth and can reduce depression.
Why does saying 'I do' lead women to alcohol?
From mixers to ladies' nights, the singles scene often seems to center around alcohol consumption. But as it turns out, married women are drinking their single friends under the table.
A new study from the University of Cincinnati suggests that women are driven to alcohol after marriage, while men tend to reduce their penchant for booze after saying 'I do.'
Some experts say it may help to celebrate saying 'I don't'.
There's a new trend for individuals who have recently untied the knot—divorce parties. While it may seem out of place for recently divorced people to celebrate during what is usually a time of grieving, some experts say: let them eat cake.
These 'divorce parties' range in tone, but the objective is always the same: to begin the healing process. Theoretically, it makes sense that a ceremony would help bring closure. But how do these rituals work, and are they effective?