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Famous Mothers Quiz

Much to the shock of kids everywhere, moms are people too! Take this quiz to test your knowledge of all types of mothers, from record-holders to renowned to notorious.

Dunbar's Got Your Friendship Number

So, you've got 5,000 Facebook friends? Maybe, but not really. There's a quantifiable number of relationships people can successfully maintain, according to evolutionary anthropologist Robin Dunbar.

Common-law Marriage and Divorce Differ by State

Been together for years and assume you are common-law married? Better check the law in your state.

Museum of Broken Relationships Houses Heartache

Is your heart broken? There is a place that will house its souvenirs.

How Matchmakers Work

Matchmakers have paired up couples for centuries, and it doesn't seem as though laxer social rules and online dating has slackened their market. From traditional shadchans to professional Cupids, what does the modern matchmaker do?

5 Quirky (and Super Specific) Dating Apps

Dating isn't always easy. Fortunately, we've got apps that make finding partners with peculiar interests a breeze.

It's All Downhill After 25 in Terms of Friends, Study Finds

Yep, a new study is reporting that the maximum number of social connections you may ever have could be at the ripe old age of 25. After that, it's just you and Netflix.

These Four Couple Styles Can Predict Long-term Relationship Success

Is there a better way to predict the success of marriage? Researchers mapped how couples interact and make decisions about their long-term relationship goals.

Can You Get a 'Secret Divorce'?

A New York lawyer divorced his wife a few months after marriage without her knowing. They lived together a further 20 years. Don't try this at home.

Instagram Selfies Can Affect Romantic Relationships in Ways You Wouldn't Expect

It's kinda tricky, but when you combine positive body image with significant public selfie sharing, it can create a feedback loop with implications for relationships.

Who's Your 'Backup Plan'? Now There's an App to Seal the Deal

You may have jokingly told a friend you'll marry them if neither of you is attached at age 30 or 40. Now a new app will allow you to put it in a contract.

The Reason Why Divorces Should Jump Significantly in January

"Happy New Year! Now let's get divorced." The arrival of a new calendar year is expected to bring a jump in divorces, and one UK firm looked into the reasons why.

Why Women Love Gay BFFs

The special connection shared between hetero women and gay men is the stuff of friendship legend. But what's the actual reason that these BFFs are so good together?

The Year in Love, Relationships and Other Mushy Stuff

Here are some of the wildest apps, studies and best relationship news we came across in 2015.

The Real Reason Long-distance Relationships Don’t Pan Out

Are long-distance relationships doomed? There are some very real obstacles, but they’re actually related to what happens when the couple is in close proximity physically.

Can Men Judge a Woman's Monogamy By Her Cover?

It depends on how you ask the question.

Are women hardwired for monogamy?

One boyfriend or a bunch of boyfriends? Conventional wisdom asserts that women prefer one mate at a time, but mammals in general are rarely monogamous. Can an evolutionary perspective help clarify some things?

10 Dramatic Acts of Human Kindness

The news is filled with a never-ending stream of tragedy and cruelty, but also with gestures and acts meant to improve the lives of others -- and the world. Here are 10 of our favorites.

How to Talk to Children About Tragedies in the News

When horrific events such as school shootings and terrorist attacks happen, they're covered non-stop in the media. You can't shield your child from every mention of tragedies 24/7, so what's the best way to discuss sensitive subjects?

Are there really people who think rules just don't apply to them?

You know these people. They dart in front of you when you're checking out at the store. They cut you off on the highway with nary a signal. Are they just jerks, or could something else be going on with them?

10 Career-ending Affairs

When famous people are caught in torrid romantic entanglements, it's not just tabloid fodder. It also can put a hard stop on career ambitions for both parties.

Image Gallery: Role of a Lifetime -- Famous Parents

Ever since Beyonce publicly revealed her "baby bump" in 2011, tabloids and blogs tracked her growing belly with rapt attention, making Beyonce one of the most high-profile new moms of the 21st century. The following famous parents aren't all red carpet royalty, but each is a unique case study on how the limelight can impact raising kids.

Image Gallery: Parents Who Defy Convention

Time magazine stoked a widespread breastfeeding controversy when it featured a 3-year-old boy suckling from his 26-year-old mother on a May 2012 cover. But when it comes to spurring debate, breastfeeding older children pales in comparison to some of the unconventional child rearing practices featured in this gallery.

Does parenting make a difference?

What really makes us who we are: nature or the nurturing influence of parents? Behavioral geneticists think our DNA makes all the difference, but psychologists disagree. Who's right?


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