The Happiness Of Your Marriage Could Be Influenced By Your Genetics

There are many factors to consider to have a happy marriage: openness, honesty, equal division of the domestic labors, etc. Now researchers think that even genetics may play a role in the long-term happiness of spouses. Yale Professor Joan Monin and her team studied 178 married couples with ages that ranged from 37 to 90 years old. The participants of the study were asked to complete a survey about marriage satisfaction and security, as well as provide a saliva sample so the team could extract their genotype. The team found something interesting related to the oxytocin receptor variant, OXTR rs53576. This receptor variant has been previously linked to emotional stability, empathy, and sociability – not surprising given that the hormone oxytocin plays a role …

Fernando Ricksen: I like living too much, Im not ready to go

Fernando Ricksen, the former Rangers and Netherlands player, has motor neurone disease. We spend time with him and his wife and find anger, sadness and humour At St Andrews Hospice in Airdrie, about eight miles outside Glasgow, Fernando Ricksen is beginning to show the first signs of tiredness after answering questions with his eyes for more than an hour. As an emotional and deeply moving interview draws to a close, Ricksen is asked whether there is anything else he would like to mention in this article. After a short pause while his eyes scroll across the screen to select the words that his voice-computer reads aloud once the sentence is complete, Ricksen adds: My wife, so that I get some …

‘I know where I came from!’: Sanders begins 2020 campaign with personal speech in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, New York (CNN)Bernie Sanders on Saturday spoke about his father’s escape from Europe, where “virtually his entire family there was wiped out by Hitler and Nazi barbarism.” “I know where I came from!” he howled, a hint of exuberance in his voice. “And that is something I will never forget.” The crowd of around 13,000 supporters, according to a campaign estimates, many of them having spent the preceding hours tapping their sludgy feet to a live band after queuing up around Brooklyn College’s East Quad early Saturday morning, roared back. Sanders is already striking a different chord as he seeks the Democratic nomination a second time. He has a new campaign manager, a more diverse staff and an inner …