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From exchanging rings to saving the top layer of the cake, weddings are full of quirky traditions. When it comes to the custom of carrying the bride over the threshold, it's less about chivalry than it is about chastity and spirit intrusion.

By Josh Clark

Kissing is a way in which people show affection towards one another. In this gallery, you can see different pictures of people and animals kissing.

A woman plays with her hair. A man makes eye contact. Is this flirting? How do you tell if the person is showing a romantic interest or a friendly one?

By Shanna Freeman

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Would you pull a switch that sends a man to his death to save five others on a runaway trolley? The trolley problem explores the concept of human morality and a philosophical view of consequentialism.

By Josh Clark

The common practice of dressing boys in blue and girls in pink is rooted in tradition. But is there science and biology in this equation, too?

By Josh Clark

Behind every man is a great woman, or so the saying goes. Read our list of 18 famous hopelessly devoted couples, including John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Johnny Cash and June Carter, and more.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

Speed dating is based on shidduch, an old Jewish tradition of helping young, single Jews meet others in the faith. Today, this matchmaking tool has spread across the world and is tailored to suit a variety of interests. Learn about how speed dating works and if the rules of attraction still apply.

By Josh Clark

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Marriage is about beginning a new life with a loved one, but it’s also a legal process that can present both challenges and opportunities. Learn about marriage laws, marriage licenses and your rights under the law.

By Jacob Silverman

A lot of women would be pleased to know the answer to this age-old question. Is it something in their biological makeup? Rooted in testosterone? We found out.

By Tracy V. Wilson

If you believe what you see on TV, women are conniving, hysterical and indecisive. So is gender clouded by perception, and does biology support or disprove stereotypes?

By Tracy V. Wilson

When you really think about it, kissing is pretty gross -- it's rooted in saliva and mucous membranes. Yet anthropologists report that 90 percent of the people in the world kiss. So what's all the fuss about?

By Tracy V. Wilson

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Polygamy is in the air these days. On the HBO drama "Big Love," Bill Paxton plays a man with three wives. The Utah Supreme Court just upheld the state's polygamy ban, so polygamy isn't just on fictional TV, but are any of these portrayals accurate?

By Ed Grabianowski

With all of the happily married people out there, there's a percentage of people who are not so happy. Divorce rates have risen over the years as laws change to allow for easier breakups. Learn about the types of divorce in this article.

By Lee Ann Obringer

You hear about celebrities having an annulment instead of a divorce. Is one less binding than the other? And what does fraud have to do with annulment?

By Lee Ann Obringer

Reno is known as the divorce capital because of the "quickie divorce" a couple can get there. What is a quickie divorce and what does it have to do with Reno? Find out in this article.

By Lee Ann Obringer

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Are divorces easier to get now than they used to be? What are the types of divorce, the procedures, and what's involved in the final divorce agreement? We'll explore mediation as an alternative to litigation and see what it takes to get a DIY divorce.

By Lee Ann Obringer

If you've ever been in love, you've probably at least considered classifying the feeling as an addiction. And guess what? You're right — it's the same chemical process taking place.

By Lee Ann Obringer & Michelle Konstantinovsky

Gone are the days when flirtation and romance were to be found in bars and grocery store produce aisles. Online dating is the much hipper -- and more common -- way to go these days.

By Ed Grabianowski