Recent Articles by Lois M. Collins
Published: Friday, July 22, 2016 4:42 pm MDT
You don't have to be a bride or groom to be stressed by a wedding. There's enough worry to go around. But men and women worry differently about someone else's wedding.
Published: Monday, July 18, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
Montrell Jackson was bruised and made heart-sore by the volatility of the discussion of police vs. blacks. He was both black and blue, a 32-year-old black man who had chosen to be a police officer and help prot...
Published: Saturday, July 16, 2016 9:00 pm MDT
A study led by Johns Hopkins University sociologist Andrew J. Cherlin points to one feature in the American economy that may be putting extra pressure on the institution of marriage, leading some to forego or p...
Published: Friday, July 15, 2016 3:32 pm MDT
The number of "gray divorces" continues to rise. As longtime marriages break up, there may be a new financial tool on the horizon, according to Forbes. It's called a "divorce mortgage," and here's how it works.
Published: Friday, July 15, 2016 1:49 pm MDT
The Consumer Federation of America and the Funeral Consumers Alliance are asking the Federal Trade Commission to require funeral homes and others to post the cost of their services online.
Published: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 6:25 am MDT
A pair of algorithm lovers believe that math theory — think "37 Percent Rule" — identifies the ideal marriage age.
Published: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 3:29 pm MDT
With three kids ages 1-7, Kate Bugbee said it's not simple finding summer activities that will interest everyone. And it's not always easy to figure out how to afford it, either. But there are summer plans that...
Published: Friday, July 8, 2016 2:23 pm MDT
A new study says avoiding social situations and immersing oneself instead in "problematic" media like pornography or violent video games can increase one's isolation and make future healthy interactions less li...
Published: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
A businessman from the Emirates was recently taken down by police at a hotel in Ohio after a clerk told her family he made her nervous. It was like a physical version of the game "Gossip," only without any of t...
Published: Friday, July 1, 2016 10:38 am MDT
When researchers looked at families where the kids flourish, they discovered a big difference between avoiding bad behaviors and actually cultivating positive ones. Shifting the focus empowers teens to thrive, ...