COVID’s Divorce Rate Surprises

I suspect that you (as did I) will  find the newest numbers on the divorce rate rather surprising. Six Facts: Covid Divorce Rates 1. Pre-Pandemic for the U.S. Before the pandemic began, divorce rates had been trending downward:   2.…

How Dating Markets Have Changed

As they replace the traditional ways that couples meet each other, onlne dating markets are reducing the role of friends and family.

A Labor Day Look at Our Time Squeeze

On this Labor Day, we can explain the “middle-class time squeeze” by looking at how time/money tradeoffs changed a family’s division of labor.

Six Handy Facts About Marriage and Divorce Rates

It’s been called a “covidivorce.” After lockdowns ended, China reported that divorce applications were swamping officials in two provinces, Sichuan and Shanxi. Therapists explain that the new togetherness is,  “…like putting all our issues into a frying pan and really…

How the Location of Creative Talent is Changing

Comparing 2005 to 2017, we would see a spread in the geography of creative talent that could stimulate growth in stagnant U.S. regions.

How An Elite College Determines Your Future

Students and their parents might be surprised that a diploma from an elite college might not have the life-changing impact they expect.

The Impact That Working Mothers Have on their Adult Daughters and Sons

Asked if they’re okay, adults with moms who worked said “Chill. We’re doing great.” Their response was similar to the answers in a survey that went to more than 100,000 people in 29 countries. The researchers who gathered the data wanted…

Why Daylight Saving Time is Good For Us

With Daylight Saving Time (DST) having just begun, we might find that shifting sunlight from the morning to the evening has made us safer.

What Men and Women Want in a Mate

By identifying the decisions that men and women make while speed dating, we can see where they rank intelligence, attractiveness and ambition.

Where Have All of the Husbands (and Wives) Gone?

If you are an Elvis minister in Las Vegas, you have a problem. Nevada’s marriage rate is way down and so too is the wedding business. The bigger story though, is about shifting marriage markets. The Decline of Marriage As…