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Women Are Happier Single, According to New Report

Do you agree, ladies?

Women have made great strides in the past few decades. Today, women are seen as powerful, productive, and important members of society. Gone are the days when the woman’s place was only in the kitchen. Today, she can be wherever she pleases.

Also gone is the thinking that a woman can only be defined by her romantic relationship. She doesn’t need to be with a man to find purpose. She doesn’t need to marry or have children to be fulfilled. She can craft her own destiny.

A new report supports the belief that women are actually happier when single.

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Consumer analyst Mintel’s Single Lifestyles UK 2017 Report reveals that more single women (61%) are happier with their relationship status compared to single men (49%). Overall, it appears that single British women are in no hurry to find a partner.

Seventy percent of single women, but only 65 percent of single men, haven’t tried looking for a partner in the past year.

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Of those singles who did try to find a partner, 68% used digital methods like dating apps, 40% tried to meet people through friends, 19% attended events, and 6% tried speed dating.

Previous studies have shown that women do tend to enjoy single life more than men for various reasons.

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It could be because women tend to put more work into relationships, or because women tend to enjoy alone time more compared to men, or women enjoy opportunities to create the life they want while they are single. Jack Duckett, Senior Consumer Lifestyles Analyst at Mintel, said:

“It is easy to assume that all singletons are actively looking for a partner; however, our data shows that this is far from always being the case. Much of this reluctance to look for a partner can be attributed to the young increasingly prioritising their education, careers and financial stability over being in relationships.”

The single life also has its drawbacks, according to the report.

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These include financial issues and societal pressures. Only 36% of singles in the UK say they feel financially secure, compared to 52% of those who are in a relationship. Meanwhile, over one in three (38%) singles worry about being alone. And in today’s social media-obsessed world, the research finds that 33% of singles say they feel pressure to make their life seem more fulfilled than it actually is.

What do you think of these findings? Do you agree?

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Spanking Only Creates More Behavioral Issues in Kids, According to New Study

The study reinforces the idea that spanking is and will never be an effective technique for disciplining kids.

You probably can still remember the way your parents disciplined you in the past. They could have done it through words or perhaps, the most common of all, they spanked you. In our modern world today, however, the term spanking comes with a bad rap. And everywhere it gets tossed, people come out and suggest different views.

Interestingly, over the past few years, researchers have gathered all scientific evidence suggesting that spanking could only make a child’s behavior worse. This was courtesy of a team of psychologists at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Virginia. They found out that kids who got spanked by their parents were more likely to acquire behavioral problems.

A new study suggests that spanking can only create behavioral issues.

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Lead author Elizabeth T. Gershoff was quoted saying,...

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Oldest Depictions of Dogs Show Them Wearing Leashes and Helping Humans Hunt

The images only prove that humans were already training and domesticating dogs in archaic times.

Researchers have always believed that dogs were once considered a wild animal and that their looks and built were not similar to how they look now. However, experts are now close to finding the truth behind these creatures.

Somewhere in the northern part of Saudi Arabia, the researchers obtained what appears to be the earliest depiction (engraved) of dogs. While it is interesting in some ways, experts are still not convinced of it.

One of the images depicting the earliest forms of dogs.

An archaeologist by the name of Maria Guagnin from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Germany said the “distinction” of both the herders and hunters was “immediately clear.” Guagnin was able to document around 1,405 rock art panels that contain more or less 6,618 individual animal depictions....

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Excruciatingly Painful Bullet Ant Glove Test in Brazil Welcomes Young Men Into Adulthood

The pain doesn’t end after the glove has been removed.

Every country has its own tradition of welcoming young people into adulthood. There are the likes of a bar mitzvah for Jewish boys or a celebration for a girl’s sweet sixteen. Some parents would allow their children to experience things on their own to let them survive through adulthood.

In some parts of the world, however, particularly in the Amazon, a coming-of-age ceremony for one tribe requires a young man to be subjected to an unimaginable pain - stings from bullet ants. This ceremony has been practiced by the indigenous Sateré-Mawé tribe of the Amazon rainforest to teach young men about suffering and to prepare them for all the dangers in the jungle.

The bullet ant is an ant species that is believed to produce the most painful sting among insects.

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The pain from a bullet ant sting is rated “4+” in the Schmidt pain scale.

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