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The stereotype of a dependent generation who won’t leave home overlooks the many reasons adult family members choose to live together in the one house. SpeedKingz from www.shutterstock.com

Why adult children stay at home: looking beyond the myths of kidults, kippers and gestaters

The stereotype of a dependent generation who won’t leave home ignores the many reasons adult family members choose to live together in the one house.
There’s nothing that everyone wants in a partner. But there are characteristics most men or women find attractive. Leo Hidalgo/Flickr

How do we choose a partner?

We know a lot about why people choose different brands of dishwashing detergent. But when it comes to the processes behind choosing a romantic partner, science knows surprisingly little.
Hungry for more than just the turkey. Turkey image via www.shutterstock.com.

Expert roundtable: the psychological benefits of our Thanksgiving rituals

Our panel discusses the benefits of gathering for an annual holiday meal. Traditions and rituals give us a sense of identity and closeness with those we love – and come with mental and physical health benefits too.
Mothers will often distance themselves from their adult children for the same set of reasons. 'Scissors' via www.shutterstock.com

Why do some moms cut ties with their kids?

The severing of what many consider an everlasting bond is more common than you'd think.

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