Married people are fatter than singles, study claims

June 30, 2015 0 comments

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People who are married or cohabiting are more likely to be overweight than singles, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Basel in Switzerland and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Germany collected data from 10,226 people across nine European nations: the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Poland, Russia, Austria…

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Cohabiting couples less likely to eventually marry

May 14, 2015 8 comments

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Couples who live together are less likely to eventually marry than ever before, a new study has suggested. Researchers from Bowling Green State University in Ohio compared the stability of cohabiting couples’ relationships in the early 1980s to those today. They used data from 707 women who cohabited in the 1980s, 772 women who did…

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1,900 Brazilian couples marry at once

December 2, 2014 0 comments

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A mass wedding has been held in Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city in Brazil. The event, dubbed ‘Yes Day’, was staged in a volleyball venue under construction for the 2016 Olympics. Precisely 1,900 couples took part, making the event the largest collective wedding ever held in the city. ‘Yes Day’ was staged by…

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Rich people more likely to marry

November 14, 2014 0 comments

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Recent statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicate the divide between the rich and the poor in the UK is also being reflected in those who marry and those who do not. The role of marriage as a cohesive force in society is a story that often comes up here on the blog….

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