A new study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family finds that the “premarital cohabitation effect” lives on, despite what you’ve likely heard. The premarital cohabitation effect is the finding that those who live together prior to marriage are more likely, not less, to struggle in marriage.
Michael Rosenfeld and Katharina Roesler’s new findings suggest that there remains an increased risk for divorce for those living together prior to marriage, and that prior studies suggesting the effect has gone away had a bias toward short versus longer-term effects.
They find that living together before marriage is associated with lower odds […]
BY CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON
Original Post: May 4, 2021
Updated: May 5, 2021
Sabrina Lopez, like many young teens in Holyoke, Massachusetts, hung out at the namesake mall. It was 2003.
She always noticed a large group of kids near an arcade and, as an insecure 13-year-old, wanted to be part of it. One boy in particular caught her attention, so when two girls in his group approached her and asked if she liked him, she said yes.
“And they were like, ‘Would you like me to put you on?’” Lopez recalled to The Epoch Times.
“And I said yes, because I thought that they were playing […]
While it’s true that all of us need relationships, it’s also true that each one of us must find an aim in life worth living for. The psychologist Jordan Peterson explains.
(Alexandria, VA) – State-level data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health , the most authoritative study on drug use conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), found significant increases in youth marijuana use in several recently legalized marijuana states versus last year.
“Once again, marijuana is the stubborn outlier – the only drug significantly going up in several areas across the country and across several different age groups,” said Dr. Kevin Sabet, president of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM)  and a former senior drug policy advisor to the Obama Administration.
“Weed normalization and commercialization has […]
Bringing about meaningful change in the wake of ‘Cuties’ is going take a lot more effort than just canceling your Netflix account.
By Emma Freire
A massive outcry over indecent content, demands for a legal investigation, calls for boycotts, countless op-eds bemoaning the decline of American morals — no, I’m not talking about the current backlash against the Netflix movie “Cuties.” I am referring to Janet Jackson’s bare breast during the Super Bowl halftime show back in 2004. It was and still is one of the most controversial events in television history.
At the time, I found it strange that the backlash focused […]
- School based comprehensive sex education shows very little effectiveness, a global research review found.
- The review also found that studies of school based sex education foundincreased sexual activity in some cases.
- This comes as families across the U.S. protest against explicit sex education programs taught in schools.
A global research review of school based comprehensive sex education programs found very little effectiveness from these programs and instead found increased sexual activity.
The review, conducted by the Institute for Research & Evaluation and published in the Issues in Law and Medicine in January, examined 60 studies of […]
History has been made. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s latest release, “WAP,” has crushed the previous record for the most streams by a song in its first week after launch. For the week ending August 13, WAP garnered 93 million streams in the USA alone. In addition to claiming the #1 spot on Billboard’s Top 100—where it remains at this writing—WAP has also reached the number 1 spot in 15 foreign markets, […]
Policy aimed at promoting economic opportunity for poor children must be framed within three stark realities. First, many poor children come from families that do not give them the kind of support that middle-class children get from their families. Second, as a result, these children enter kindergarten far behind their more advantaged peers and, on average, never catch up and even fall further behind. Third, in addition to the education deficit, poor children are more likely to make bad decisions that lead them to drop out of school, become teen parents, join gangs and […]