February 23, 2012 |
The relationship status feature of Facebook appears to be central to the happiness - or not - of many romantic relationships among young people, according to new research. The study, appearing in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, surveyed 58 heterosexual couples -- most college-age -- who had been dating for an average of 19 months. The study showed that partners tended to be similar in how they used social media and the importance they placed on it. In 45 of the 58 couples, both partners reported being in a relationship on Facebook.
August 22, 2013 |
Want to put a little zoom in your shopping bag? Besides browsing for clothes, bags and accessories at Urban Outfitters, you'll be able to pick up a Jetson electric E-bike for $1,900 online and at select stores, too, according to a Jetson spokeperson. The companies plan to formally announce the partnership on Friday. Among the five stores nationwide that are set to carry the bikes are the ones in Malibu and Santa Monica. (Two other stores are in New York City and one is in San Francisco)
July 19, 2009 |
It took eighth-seeded Brad Keenan and Nick Lucena a while, but they finally beat their former partners. Keenan, who used to play with John Hyden, and Lucena, who partnered with Sean Scott, beat the No. 1-seeded duo, 20-22, 21-17, 17-15, Saturday in the fourth round of the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Manhattan Beach Open. "We didn't beat them [yet] this season and they've been doing well," Lucena said. "We came in with no expectations."
July 22, 2013 |
Bodin Issara and Maneepong Jongjit played as badminton doubles partners for Thailand in the 2012 Olympics. But now they are rivals, and it showed this past weekend when a fight broke out between the two while playing on opposite sides of the net at the Canada Open. With both men already issued a warning after a verbal exchange earlier in the doubles match, Issara lunged at Jongjit, chased him onto a connecting court and punched him several times before being dragged away and held down by coaches and tournament staff.
September 4, 2013 |
An HIV-positive Missouri man may have exposed hundreds of sexual partners with the virus that causes AIDS because he feared rejection for telling them he was infected, police said. David Lee Mangum, 37, of Dexter, a small town in southeast Missouri, was arrested last week on suspicion of reckless exposure to HIV after his former 28-year-old partner tested positive for the virus and turned Mangum in to local police. According to a probable-cause statement, the partner, identified as D.B. in court documents, met Mangum in October 2012 through a Craigslist ad. D.B. told police that before the pair had sex, he'd questioned Mangum about whether he had any diseases, and Mangum said no. He said the pair briefly lived together and had unprotected sex -- sometimes involving other men -- before breaking up in June.
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November 5, 2012 |
The Los Angeles Unified School District's mental health department, along with a group of partners, recently landed a $2.4-million grant to work with students exposed to traumatic events. The grant is the latest in an ongoing partnership among the district, UCLA, USC, the Rand Corp. and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, a group of trauma centers funded within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. L.A. Unified and its partners used the first chunk of money from the network in 2003 to do exploratory work about students and trauma.