Posts Tagged ‘research’

American Families Come Up Short In Emergencies

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

If you were suddenly faced with an emergency — a necessary repair or unexpected medical expense — how well could you handle it, financially? According to a new study, more than half of American families would likely be unable to come up with the cash to cover a significant expense in a month’s time. As the economy remains in the doldrums, even those who are still employed are no longer financially secure.

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The Easy Gene

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

If you want to know if your kids are going to be the sort that sleep around or the kind that prefers long-term relationships, you might just want to have them get a DNA test.  Even if they’re still too young to know about such things, you can still get some idea of what they’ll be like.  And, if you’re not happy with what you find out, it’s your own fault.  After all, they got their genes from you.

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Kids’ Best Friend — Or Not?

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Growing up, we had a number of dogs over the years, from dachshunds to a loveable schipperke to a couple of dumb-as-doorknob borzois and never had any problems with them.  When she was an adult, however, my sister adopted an Australian shepherd and the dog bit a number of people.  That was an expensive lesson.  Luckily, no one was seriously hurt, but that’s not always the case.

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Zero Percent Abuse

Friday, November 12th, 2010

For years, hateful bigots have tried to associate gays and lesbians with pedophilia, claiming that gay and lesbian couples cannot possibly be allowed to be parents because it wouldn’t be safe for the children.  It looks like these folks are going to have to find a new boogeyman, based on the results of a new report.

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