Recent Articles by Lois M. Collins
Published: Monday, January 26, 2015 10:45 am MST
After his wife left, fear of rejection nearly paralyzed Jason Comely of Ontario, Canada. So he decided to meet it halfway. And he may have found a cure for fear.
Published: Monday, January 26, 2015 9:03 am MST
Researchers have found that children who experienced childhood adversity or suffered psychiatric disorders when young may age faster at a cellular level. The stress is also linked to health conditions like dia...
Young adults prefer to share chores and child-rearing, but it may require support from this unlikely place
Published: Thursday, January 22, 2015 2:08 pm MST
Most young men and women would like to balance work and family responsibility equitably, according to a study in the American Sociological Review. But doing so may require supportive workplace policies.
Published: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 2:11 am MST
A couple in Maryland allowed their son, 10, and daughter, 6, to walk home from a playground a mile away without adult supervision — after a series of practice runs. Now the state is considering whether th...
Published: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:39 am MST
Sometime this year, the millennials — those ages 18 to 34 in 2015 — will outnumber what has been America's largest generation, baby boomers. Generation X finds itself caught in the middle — fo...
Published: Saturday, January 17, 2015 11:21 am MST
Mothers trying to protect their daughters may offer advice that is often seen as interfering and critical, according to a linguistics expert who wrote about the conflicts that can result.
Published: Thursday, January 15, 2015 10:58 am MST
Noted sociologist Andrew J. Cherlin thinks conservatives and liberals may finally agree they've both been right — and wrong — about what's driving the decline in U.S. marriages. At stake is stabilit...
Published: Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:03 am MST
Cohabitation has nearly doubled over a quarter-century, according to a new analysis by researchers at Bowling Green State University. By 2013, nearly two-thirds of women ages 19-44 had cohabited at some point, ...
Published: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 11:01 am MST
Marriage may be work, but work also says a lot about the chances you'll be married. An analysis by Bloomberg Businessweek of job holders and their marital status may reveal interesting tidbits for the marriage-...
Published: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 6:05 pm MST
A loving mom can't overcome the anxiety and aggression caused by corporal punishment; her otherwise warm demeanor may make it worse, according to research from Duke University.