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You Can Choose Your Friends But They Could Be Your Family

You can choose your friends but not your family, so the old saying goes. But do we really choose them, or are we genetically pre-disposed to connect with the people in our friendship groups?

People who like to consider their close friends as family may not be too far wrong, according to a new study from the University of California,...
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Missing Dad? Not a Problem

Do kids who grow up without dads have three strikes against them? It has long been assumed that an absent father and a single-parent household (with the parent usually being the mother) deprives children of the skills they need to be socially and...
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Are You the Oldest, a Twin?or a Kissing Cousin?

The oldest child in a family is usually the most successful. Even identical twins are not really identical. And for some reason, the marriages that produce the most children are unions between distant cousins.

New research shows that first-born children get about 3,000 more hours of quality time with their parents between ages 4 and 13...

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Why Your Family Stinks

Families don?t like the way each other smells, according to researchers, who say this may be nature's way of discouraging incest. Scientists at Wayne State University in Detroit tested family members to see if they could recognize one other by their smell. They studied 25 families with children between ages 6 and 15, and gave them T-shirts to...

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