Changing Your Name After Marriage

According to an Upshot analysis of data from multiple sources, the practice of keeping one’s maiden name after marriage—which declined sometime in the 1980’s or 1990’s—has begun rising again. Women are choosing to keep their maiden names more for practical reasons than political ones. For many women, sociologists say, keeping their maiden names has lost […]

Divorce and Heart Risks

Divorce may be linked to a higher heart risk for heart attack, especially for women. A study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes on a nationally representative sample of adults ages 45 to 80, all of whom were married or had previously been married, showed that women face a higher risk of a heart […]

Mobile Dating Game

Online dating, long dominated by the largest sites like, eHarmony and OkCupid has been transformed in the last two years by Tinder, the mobile app that lets its users scan photos and short profiles of potential dates. It has opened up a young demographic—18-25 year olds—that the other dating sites haven’t. It’s easier, faster […]

Date Rape

Assaults involving drugs seem to be on the rise in the United States. And it doesn’t only happen to women—it can just as easily happen to men! Drugs have earned a more menacing reputation than liquor-induced incidents. Drugs like gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) amd Rohypnol (“roofies”) are increasingly in the news. They are called “knockout drugs.” […]

Cohabiting Before Marriage

Cohabiting before marriage may be the “kiss of death”—or divorce. What are the odds that you’d be in this relationship if you weren’t living together? The more you get to know your possible future spouse before you live together, the better chance you have of breaking up with the wrong person and finding the right […]

New Divorce Tactic

Women whose husband’s have hidden money from them during their divorce are trying a new tactic. They are trying to use the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act—RICO—which famously took down the Teflon Don—to nail their wealthy husbands during (and after) divorce battles. Many wealthy men hide their money in various ways during a […]

Beware Of Dating Apps

You could end up with more than a drink or dinner when you use a dating app! You could end up with a virus on your smartphone and more… More than 60 percent of the most popular dating apps are vulnerable to hacking according to a study by IBM Security.  Non-secure technology on these apps […]

Is Your Significant Other A Stranger?

How well do you really know your significant other? According to a recent poll in the Wall Street Journal, more people are employing private investigators to check the backgrounds of their fiancé before their tie the knot. “Investigators across the nation say business has boomed in recent years from clients who want their sweethearts investigated […]