London: It seems that writing love letters is a thing of the past, for a new study has revealed that people are more likely to send a text message or post a 'Facebook' message than penning the traditional mail.
According to the study, based on a survey, only nine per cent of the respondents had ever sent a letter and most of those were over 50 -- while more than two-thirds prefer to say "I love you" by text.
London A bad taste in music can really ruin a relationship, say researchers.A new study has revealed that music actually predicts sexual attraction - in fact, music functions as a 'badge' that people use to not only judge others, but at the same time, to express their own ideas.
For their study, the researchers examined the link between identity, music and what makes people 'click'. The study, published in the 'Psychology of Music'
New Delhi: "This is not America", is what the Delhi High Court on Friday told a 22-year-old woman in a live-in relationship with her brother-in-law, who had deserted her sister and two children and sought the court protection on the ground that they faced a threat to their lives from her family members.
Justice Hema Kohli pulled up the woman and the 25-year-old married man, saying, "This is not America. You have no right under the Hindu Marriage Act to marry twice. Anyway, the boy has his wife and she is alive and with two kids to look after..."
Rio De Janeiro: A Brazilian man has been arrested on suspicion of keeping his wife locked in a squalid basement for 16 years while he lived with another woman in the same house.
Acting on a tip, police on Wednesday found Sebastiana Aparecida Groppo, 64, in the cellar of the house in the city of Sorocaba in Sao Paulo state.
New York: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's alleged mistress has denied giving birth to their love-child, saying that the baby is actually her nephew.
"My sweet little nephew Arsenio has joined my ever-extending family in Moscow. Everyone, of course, thinks that he is my son (laughs)," Alina Kabayeva, a former Olympics rhythmic gymnast, was quoted by the 'New York Post' as saying.
Vatican City: Pope Benedict XVI told priests Saturday to do a better job counseling would-be spouses to ensure their marriages last and said no one has an absolute right to a wedding.
Benedict made the comments in his annual speech to the Roman Rota, the Vatican tribunal that decides marriage annulments. An annulment is the process by which the church effectively declares that a marriage never took place.
London: Do you feel that your spouse doesn't understand you? It may be because you are too close to each other, scientists say.
Psychologists at the University of Chicago and Williams College in Massachusetts found that when two people know each other too well they assume they share too much knowledge and their language becomes dangerously ambiguous.
Shanghai: In a bid to ensure elderly persons' social welfare, parents in an east China province have been empowered by a new law to decline their adult children's monetary demands.
The People's Congress of Jiangsu province passed an ordinance Friday which forbids adult children from demanding money or belongings from their parents in a forcible way, China Daily reported Saturday.
London: Social networking website Facebook is being blamed for a growing number of divorces in Britain as many married partners were caught cheating online.
A lawyer said how every divorce she has dealt with in the past nine months has involved the social networking website, according to The Sun.
Kolkata: You could say they were in seventh heaven as they got engaged! A couple in Kolkata exchanged rings on a hot air balloon, 100 meters above the ground.
Santosh, a businessman, and Amrita Jaiswal, an MBA, were all smiles as they repeatedly planted kisses on each other's cheeks and waved at the crowds which had gathered to watch the unusual feat Friday evening.