A new study from Rutgers University and the University of Michigan has found that in a heterosexual marriage, a wife’s happiness is more important to the survival of the relationship than her husband’s. Researchers studied 394 couples who’d been married for an average of 39 years. The couples were asked questions about whether their spouse appreciates them, argues with them or gets on their nerves. They were also asked how happy they were during a 24-hour period while doing specific activities like errands or watching television. Most of the participants reported a high level of satisfaction with their lives, and if a woman reported being happy with her husband, he was more likely to be happy with life in general no matter how he felt about the marriage itself.
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A new Lifetime show, “Girlfriend Intervention,” invites a group of black women (or, as the show calls them, “sisters”) to make over a white woman (a “basic”) and help her find her inner “strong black woman.” Yes, this is an actual show! On TV! How this racist mess got past multiple executives and onto the air without even one of them questioning whether it’s obscenely problematic boggles the mind. Stand-up comedian Phoebe Robinson and her friend Jessica Williams from “The Daily Show” decided to replicate “Girlfriend Intervention” on real-life New York City streets, and the results are every bit as amazing as you think.
Taylor Swift has been spotted carrying Olivia Benson the cat around on her arm twice in one week, and the habit was beginning to rub off on other celebrities (and basically build into one of the greatest mysteries of our time). In earth-shattering news, Taylor explained to “Access Hollywood” that the reason for the feline accessorizing is that Olivia hates spending time in her cat carrier. “She freaks out when she’s in there. So I was just like, ‘OK, all right, we’re gonna just do this!’…It was like a ten foot walk from my door to the car! What I thought was funny about those pictures is that, like, the cat is looking straight at the cameras!” So now we know for sure that Olivia is not a perfect robot-cat who never goes on a whiny scratching fest and that she has an untapped talent for modeling. Now that Taylor mentions it, that pink contraption behind her in the picture does look like a cat carrier wielded by an assistant. Now, only one question remains — where on earth is Meredith? [ABC News; Refinery 29]
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