March 6, 2014

Turns Out They Go Together

1 Unhealthy Relationships, Unhealthy Hearts

Having mixed feelings about your Significant Other may not just be bad for your relationship, but for your heart as well, especially if your S.O. feels the same way about you. University of Utah researchers recently studied 136 couples who had been married an average 36 years and quizzed them as to their feelings about their spouse and how well the spouse responded when they were in need of help or support or advice. They found that 70 percent of the participants had both positive and negative feelings toward their spouse. Using various measurements of heart disease risk, such as arterial calcium buildup, blood sugar levels and cholesterol, they found that when both partners had these ambivalent feelings toward one another, each ran a significantly higher risk of heart disease.

More at Reuters.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Happy Marriage Helps Heart Patients

Tags: Relationships and Health, Marriage and Heart Health, Emotions and Heart Disease, Feelings and Heart Health

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Average Is Beautiful

2 Funds Raised to Create Average Doll Lammily

"Average is Beautiful" is the tagline for the upcoming "realistic Barbie" doll created by Nickolay Lamm. Lammily is made to look like a typical 19-year-old girl. In fact, her measurements should reflect the CDC's information on how the average 19-year-old girl looks. Lammily features articulated elbows, knees, wrists and feet. She is also athletic and strong. Lammily's clothes are simple too. And this "average" doll is no longer a dream for parents and girls. Lamm has raised more than $170,400 with the help of 5,148 backers for his "Average is Beautiful" Lammily project. While Lamm's $95,000 production goal has been met, online backers can still contribute to be one of the first to receive a Lammily doll.

More at Lammily | Hat tip to Time | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Artist Creates Realistic Barbie

Tags: Nickolay Lamm, Realistic Barbie, Average Is Beautiful, Lammily Doll

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