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Spinster, old maid or self-partnered – why words for single women...

Amy Froide, University of Maryland, Baltimore County In a recent interview with Vogue, actress Emma Watson opened up about being a single 30-year-old woman. Instead...

A quarter of US parents are unmarried – and that changes...

Orestes 'Pat' Hastings, Colorado State University and Daniel Schneider, University of California, Berkeley Family structure in America is sharply divided by class and race. While 84%...

Why fewer and fewer Americans are getting divorced

Tera R. Jordan, Iowa State University Fewer and fewer Americans are getting divorced, with the rates falling 18% between 2008 and 2016. Among American adults, there...

What’s behind the belief in a soulmate?

Bradley Onishi, Skidmore College The United States appears to be in a romantic slump. Marriage rates have plummeted over the last decade. And compared to...

How your genes could affect the quality of your marriage

Richard Mattson, Binghamton University, State University of New York How important is it to consider a romantic partner’s genetic profile before getting married? It is logical...

How Jackie Robinson’s wife, Rachel, helped him break baseball’s color line

Chris Lamb, IUPUI Jackie Robinson will be remembered for his courage, athleticism, tenacity and sacrifice on Jan. 31, the centennial of his birth. By confronting...

Low-income parents want a white picket fence, not just money, before...

Christina Gibson-Davis, Duke University and Anna Gassman-Pines, Duke University Marriage rates in the U.S. are declining, especially among the lowest-income Americans. However, in October, wage...

How do Americans really feel about interracial couples?

Allison Skinner, Northwestern University According to the most recent U.S. census, approximately 15 percent of all newlywed couples are interracial. More interracial relationships are also...

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How the firearms industry influences US gun culture, in 6 charts

Michael Siegel, Boston University Americans have blamed many culprits, from mental illness to inadequate security, for the tragic mass shootings that are occurring with increasing...