Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 5:18PM EST
Can you say overshare?
According to new figures from the Pew Research Center, 27 per cent of couples share an e-mail account, 11 per cent have a joint profile on Facebook, Twitter or other social media platform and 67 per cent have shared a password to one or more of their online accounts.
What kind of couple shares a Facebook account? According to Pew, retirees and those who’ve been together a long time, which feels more endearing somehow than newlyweds Chad and Kimberly, who’d like you to experience their love on a joint digital platform.More »
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 5:30PM EST
Forget lingerie and chocolate retailers. How about looking for Valentine’s Day cues from a gerontologist? Karl Pillemer of Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology studies what older people have learned about love and marriage for his Marriage Advice Project. He’s busted out a few timely tips from his survey of more than 800 people – some of whom tied the knot back when the Second World War was wrapping up.More »
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:24PM EST
When you’re a kid, snow days are fantastic – but there’s a way of making them even better.
How, you might ask. How can you take something as seemingly perfect as getting to stay home from school because of the weather and improve it?
It sounds next to impossible, but the head of a private school in North Carolina and a colleague have cracked the code. It involves Vanilla Ice’s most famous song, ski goggles and some wonderfully shameless bad rapping.More »
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 5:58PM EST
After decades of criticism for making women look like Barbies, Sports Illustrated has taken a stand.
For its 50th anniversary cover, the magazine has done away with the usual buxom model altogether and replaced her with – cue the outrage – a buxom Barbie doll.
No one can accuse Sports Illustrated of being inconsistent. After all, why portray women as sentient beings if that’s not how you see them?More »
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 1:08PM EST
This may be the most awesome video you watch today (another Canadian Olympic triumph aside). It is certainly the best commercial ever for a GoPro camera, especially since, unlike those Ford-sponsored video of longboarders veering down a winding mountain road, it appears to have happened purely by chance. (Either that, or it’s one clever editing job.)More »