Topic: marriage

When And To Whom Does Weight Gain After Marriage Occur?

When And To Whom Does Weight Gain After Marriage Occur?

vWe have all probably heard the term “relationship weight” with regard to the few added pounds couples sometimes tack one when they’ve been dating for a while, but what about weight gain after marriage? Is there even more of a weight increase that is typical in couples who have tied the knot? And is there a mood problem that accompanies (or leads to) this potential issue? More »

I’m Thrilled To Get Married, But My Name Change Is Giving Me Cold Feet

I'm Thrilled To Get Married, But My Name Change Is Giving Me Cold Feet

I’m getting married in less than a month, and I’m not a bit apprehensive about the actual “getting married” part of it. My partner and I have been together for seven years, so I’ve had plenty of time to get used to his annoying habits (and he’s had plenty of time to realize that I, of course, have none). I don’t have even the tiniest morsel of hesitation when it comes to marrying this guy—but taking his name? That’s giving me cold feet. More »

U.S. Businesses Tell Supreme Court They Don’t Want To Discriminate Against Gay Employees

U.S. Businesses Tell Supreme Court They Don't Want To Discriminate Against Gay Employees

Many major American corporations are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the federal law defining marriage as something for heterosexual couples only. A total of more than 200 businesses—including Microsoft, Google, Starbucks, Pfizer, Reuters Corp. and Amazon.com—say the policy forces them to discriminate against same-sex employees when it comes to things like healthcare benefits. More »

Carla Bruni, Queen Elizabeth & Fox News Remind Us A Woman’s Place Is In The Home

Carla Bruni, Queen Elizabeth & Fox News Remind Us A Woman's Place Is In The Home

Is it international women-get-back-in-the-kitchen-week or something? From Carla Bruni pitting feminism against family life to the Queen of England’s motherhood comments to some Phyllis Schlafly wannabe on Fox News ranting about the ‘war on men‘ — there seems to be a preponderance of working-women shaming and 50s mystique yearning this week. And it’s only Monday. More »

Bobbing For Apples On Halloween Could Help Find Your True Love

Bobbing For Apples On Halloween Could Help Find Your True Love

We do not recommend bobbing for apples. As Wikipedia so eloquently puts it: “Due to the nature of the game, whereupon a number of individuals each place their entire head into a bowl of water, it is thought to be a somewhat unsanitary game to play, and is therefore falling out of favour with some groups.” You should probably be in one of those groups, unless you have really really clean friends. That being said, we see no problem with discussing bobbing for apples. That is a very safe activity — and a fascinating one! Because it turns out bobbing for apples on Halloween has a pretty weird history and some pretty weird connotations, mostly related to young ladies and marriage. Also: The photos. You have to see some of these photos.

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