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Being Happily in Love Leads to Greater Weight Gain, According To Science

Go blame your partner for your expanding waistline!


If your jeans no longer fit liked they used to, your significant other may be the one to blame about it. According to a scientific study, one of the surest ways of telling if a couple is happily in love is by checking their weight gain.

A new study conducted by the Research on the National Center for Biotechnology Information, couples who are satisfied with the quality of their relationships have the tendency to gain weight together. The research followed 169 married couples for four years. The couples’ weights were recorded two times a year and they were likewise interviewed about their marriage. It was later revealed that couples with happy relationships gained weight while others who remained slim eventually parted ways.

A study by the Research on the National Center for Biotechnology Information said that happy couples tend to gain weight together.

According to the researchers, the reason behind the discovery is that couples in happy relationships do not feel any pressure to attract another mate or to impress their partner. Having a blissful relationship likewise gives them confidence that their spouse will not leave them. By comparison, research indicated that those in unhappy relationships did their best to stay in shape in the hopes of staying attractive for others.

The researchers, however, were quick to warn couples about the possible negative health consequences.

Besides, obesity can lead to diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and other health problems.

Lead researcher psychologist Andrea L. Meltzer said:

“By focusing more on weight in terms of health implications as opposed to appearance implications, satisfied couples may be able to avoid potentially unhealthy weight gain over time in their marriages.”

At the same time, couples are also encouraged to avoid “unhealthy weight gain.”

So yes, while an expanding waistline may be a good indication of your relationship, it is also important not to forget about exercise and other healthy habits. It would be a shame if you eventually get sick together, right?


34 Reasons Why I’m Terrified of Australia

Mother Nature made sure that only the most badass humans can live in Australia!

Australia is a pretty great place to visit. The people down under are quite friendly, the beaches are a must-see for surfers, and the mix of cultures is fantastic. Despite all this, however, there's just one thing that might deter you from visiting the land down under - its wildlife.

Australia is home to a vast array of animals that you won't be able to find anywhere else in the world. And we're not just talking about cute and cuddly marsupials like kangaroos and wallabies. We're talking about these guys:

1. Pythons that can eat anything.

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Hilarious ‘Tourists Vs. Animals’ Encounters Captured in Photos

Take a selfie with an animal, they said. It would be fun, they said.

Animals are adorable creatures. That’s why whenever we visit zoos or safaris, we couldn’t help but curiously watch them and take Instagram-worthy pictures.

But sometimes, animals can get too territorial, aggressive or just plain curious about people that they couldn’t help but stray too close. If this happens to you, do you duck, dive and take cover?

This collection of pictures from all over the internet shows wild animals outwitting and terrorizing oblivious human beings. Although were pretty sure some of these people were greatly horrified by their too close for comfort encounter with some animals, we couldn’t help but burst out laughing at the perfectly-timed photos and the hilarious reactions captured on them.

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People Are Actually Going Crazy For Freckle Tattoos

The results are actually gorgeous!

For years, people have been treating freckles as blemishes that they need to hide with layers of makeup. Apparently, things have changed now because people seriously need those freckles to make them look prettier.

Freckles have become the new beauty trend that people go as far as tattooing them just to get a freckled look. The good thing about it is that it’s semi-permanent. However, that doesn’t mean they can be washed off easily.

People are now crazy about having freckles on their face.

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