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Best actress Oscar award destroy marriages

According to a new study done by the researchers at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and Carnegie Mellon University, winner of best actress are more likely to give divorce that best actor award winners. Research has suggested that the historically men have greater status and power than women and a strain in relationship starts if condition is reversed. The total of 751 nominees in the best actor and actress categories of the Academy Awards between1936 to 2010 was chosen for the study. Statistically, the best Actress winners have a 63% chance of their marriages ending sooner than the marriages of non-winners. The median marriage duration for Best Actress winners was 4.30 years, substantially lower than the 9.51 year marriage duration for non-winners. Contrasting this, the difference between best actor non-winners (median, 12.66 years) and best actor winners (median, 11.97 years) was not statistically significant.

Many best actress Oscar winners including Joan Crawford (1946), Bette Davis (1936 and 1939), Reese Witherspoon (2005), Hilary Swank (2004), Halle Berry (2001), Sandra Bullock  (2009 ), Katherine Hepburn (1933) and Kate Winslet (2008) got separated after winning academy award.

This suggest that this year’s academy award nominees Nicole Kidman and Annette Bening may also be at higher risk for a divorce if they win the Oscar for best actress.

Nicole Kidman: Academy award nominee 2010

Annette Bening: : Academy award nominee 2010

The detailed report can be read at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1749612

Book: Premarital Sex in America, How Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think about Marrying


The period of young adulthood, from ages 18 to 23, is popularly considered the most sexualized in life. But is it true? What do we really know about the sexual lives of young people today?

Premarital Sex in America combines illuminating personal stories and comprehensive research surveys to provide the fullest portrait of heterosexuality among young adults ever produced. Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker draw upon a wealth of survey data as well as scores of in-depth interviews with young adults from around the country, both in and out of college. Digging underneath stereotypes and unexamined assumptions, the authors offer compelling–and often surprising–answers to such questions as: How do the emotional aspects of sexual relations differ between young men and women? What role do political orientations play in their sexual relations? How have online dating and social networking sites affected the relationships of emerging adults? Why are young people today waiting so much longer to marry? How prevalent are nontraditional forms of sex, and what do people think of them? To better understand what drives the sexual behaviors of emerging adults, Regnerus and Uecker pay special attention to two important concepts: sexual scripts, the unwritten and often unconscious rules that guide sexual behavior and attitudes; and sexual economics, a theory which suggests that the relative scarcity of men on college campuses contributes to the “hookup” culture by allowing men to diminish their level of commitment and thereby lower the “price” they have to “pay” for sex.

For anyone wishing to understand how sexual relations between young adults have changed and are changing, Premarital Sex in America will serve as a touchstone for years to come.

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  • This book is the only one to pull together the authors’ and others’ analyses from the largest and best study of young adult sexual behavior at present (the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, Wave III in early adulthood)
  • The ”sexual economics” theory employed by the authors leads to bold (yet accurate) claims

Young Couples Often Disagree About Monogamy, Study Finds

Many young American couples can’t agree on whether they’ve decided to have sex only with each other, a new study shows. Oregon State University researchers analyzed data collected from 434 heterosexual married and non-married couples, aged 18 to 25. In 40 percent of those couples, one partner said the couple had agreed to be monogamous while the other partner said there was no such deal. Even among couples who agreed that they had decided to have sex only with each other, nearly 30 percent had broken that agreement, with at least one partner having sex outside the relationship, the findings indicated.
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Research: Couples benefit when they set aside time for themselves

The holidays are now a fond memory; a couple vacation days, some special time with family, a little break from routine. But now we are back at it. The demands of work, getting kids where they need to go, household chores and volunteer work can fill our winter days quickly. Amidst all the activity, it may be tough for couples to find time to spend alone with each other. But research suggests that couples can benefit from setting aside special time just for themselves.
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Brain imaging yields clues about why love lasts

Images of the brain help researchers understand why couples stay in love. Scientists have discovered the same sort of brain activity occurs in couples recently in love and individuals in long-term romantic relationships. They say the discovery gives clues about what makes love last. In the study, couples were shown various facial images of their partner, control images including a close friend, a well known acquaintance or a low familiar person, while undergoing MRI.
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