Relationships Improve Your Odds of Survival by 50 Percent (via GroMind)

Relationships Improve Your Odds of Survival by 50 Percent A new Brigham Young University study adds our social relationships to the "short list" of factors that predict a person's odds of living or dying. In the journal PLoS Medicine, BYU professors Julianne Holt-Lunstad and Timothy Smith report that social connections — friends, family, neighbors or colleagues — improve our odds of survival by 50 percent. Here is how low social interaction compares to more well-known risk factors: Equivalent to smoki … Read More

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We All Married the Wrong Person (via Marriage Gems)

We All Married the Wrong Person Couples in crisis often reach the point where they decide they are just two poorly matched people. This precedes the decision to leave the relationship and go in search of that “right person.” Unfortunately, the odds of a successful marriage go down for each attempt at a new marriage. Psychiatrist and author of The Secrets of Happily Married Men and The Secrets of Happily Married Women and The Secrets of Happy Families, Scott Haltzman, MD, says i … Read More

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One more thing to check off the list (via )

One more thing to check off the list This morning we hopped over the state border and headed to the Hollis, NH town hall to get a marriage license (we're getting married in NH in case you forgot!)  It turned out that the Town Clerk's office is not in the town hall, but down the street in a shopping plaza instead. Not enough room in that old building I guess. The two women in the TC's office were very friendly and fun to chat with. After about 25 minutes, we were officially in the NH … Read More


Hen parties in the UK (via Hen Night Party Blog)

The rise in low cost airlines has led to an increase in hen parties in Europe, but when budgets can't quite stretch to a trip abroad hen parties in the UK have been gaining in popularity again. There are many UK destinations with so much to offer that often get overlooked, so here's a few destinations that you may not have considered: Nottingham – the selection of activities for hen parties in Nottingham is huge and you'll be spoiled for choice. … Read More

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Green wedding shoes… (via Emplume Moderne Blog)

Green wedding shoes... This is a fabulous story about a wedding featuring 'green' wedding shoes! I don't mean green as in Eco-friendly (although we are planning a large story on that – stay tuned!) but the actual color green! And we thought they looked just fabulous!  What a gorgeous and funky idea! We especially like the feathered birdcage veil! Special thanks to Musings by Renee Rodriguez for the beautiful blog post – and thanks to the bride and groom, Ashley and Jus … Read More

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