Bart Kooijker

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Just 224 tweets for modern-day couples to fall in love

Modern couples are falling in love in just half the time as their parents' generation, with it now taking just 224 tweets and 163 text messages to woo partners, new research suggests.<p>Twitter is now the most common way to secure a new partner and the ‘three day rule’ for calling a date back has been …

This Couple's Radical Solution To The 'We Never See Each Other' Problem

<i>This story is the second of four profiles of couples taking a third metric approach to matrimony, prioritizing wellbeing and fun ahead of wealth, status and being constantly "on." Check out how Meghan and Josh used the same strategy to transform their marriage.</i><p>Sarah and Jeff Russell hadn’t been in …

Study Shows Men With Beards Can Look Up To 8 Years Older

Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling and other celebrities who have recently sported facial hair may want to rethink their decision. A new survey finds that men with beards look as much as eight years older than those who are clean shaven, according to a report in the Daily Mail.<p>According to the newspaper, …

Vibrator Treats Common Menopause Symptom

Hot flashes, night sweats, shifts in moods... women suffering from menopause are well aware of the symptoms. But one of the more embarrassing symptoms is vaginal dryness.<p>"Just like when women first get their periods, menopause is a big life change," said Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, a clinical professor …

WWE Star Comes Out as Gay

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Wrestling star Darren Young became the first WWE athlete to come out as gay on Thursday morning. …

Low-income parents spend a quarter of their total earnings to care for their children

Raising a child in the United States is expensive, and costs are only going up, according to a new report<p>Raising a child in the United States is expensive, and costs are only going up, according to a new report from the Department of Agriculture.<p>According to the report, the average family can plan …

Are Women Responsible for the Increase in First-Person Storytelling?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Columnists have long lamented that modern America has become a me-first generation, and there is now …

Israel-Palestinian peace talks resume

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have reconvened US-brokered peace talks in Jerusalem amid low expectations, and dogged by plans for more Jewish settler homes on occupied land.<p>An Israeli official, who declined to be named and who was briefed on Wednesday's talks that were held at an undisclosed …