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Marriage Can Make You Crazy, But It Deters Dementia Too

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  MARRIAGE may test one’s sanity, but living into old age with a partner also lowers the risk of dementia, researchers said Wednesday. In a study covering more than 800,000 people, they found that walking through life alone increased the chances of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia by 40%. Being widowed after extended co-habitation…

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Adele Confirms Marriage During Australian Concert

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NEW YORK: Adele, who has become a global pop sensation with her songs of heartbreak, has confirmed years of speculation that she is married. The English singer has been in a long-term relationship with Simon Konecki, a former financier who founded drop4drop, a charity that presses for global access to clean drinking water. The couple…

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Finnish Parliament Confirms Same-Sex Marriage Law

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HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finland’s parliament on Friday voted down a citizens’ petition demanding a repeal to a law that will allow same-sex marriages, securing the future of the law that will come into force next month. In the vote, 120 members of parliament were opposed to the petition, while 48 supported it. The law, which…

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Indian Tycoon Throws Mass Wedding For Fatherless Brides

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AHMEDABAD: An Indian diamond trader has thrown a mass wedding for more than 200 fatherless brides and given each of them gifts worth thousands of dollars, to help poor women start a new life. Mahesh Savani performed the Hindu wedding ritual of ‘Kanyadaan’ — the practice of giving away one’s daughter in marriage — for…

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Olympic Swimming Star Michael Phelps Gets Married

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(Reuters) – Olympic swimming star Michael Phelps, unbeknownst to the world, competed at the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil as a married man, having quietly wed his fiancée, former Miss California Nicole Johnson, weeks earlier, court records made public on Thursday showed. Phelps and Johnson, both 31, tied the knot in Paradise Valley, Arizona, on…

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Kurup Welcomes Proposal To Amend Marriage And Divorce Act

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PETALING JAYA: The proposal to amend the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 (LRA) is timely as it will improve harmony among multi-racial Malaysians, said Tan Sri Joseph Kurup. Last week, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said divorce matters that involved civil marriages must be settled in a civil court even if…

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Rashid Hussain’s Wife Is In Late Forties, Not 19

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PETALING JAYA: When RHB Bank founder Tan Sri Rashid Hussain tied the knot earlier this month, photographs went viral on social media claiming that his new bride was only 19 years old. However, it has since been revealed the 70-year-old entrepreneur’s wife, Puan Sri Yang Amylia Hani, is merely blessed with youthful looks and is…

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This Bed Tells You If Your Partner Is Having Sex, Without You

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If you don’t trust your spouse, maybe you can put your trust (and some hard-earned cash) into a new mattress designed to catch cheating partners. The smart mattress, or ‘Smarttres’ as the Spanish designers want to call it, can detect if someone is having sex on your bed. According to the company Re/Code, the bed…

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Here’s The Secret To A Successful Marriage

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It seems the secret to a successful marriage is having low expectations. Yep, that’s right. Ditch those high standards, settle for something less than you’d really like, and you’ll probably avoid the divorce courts. According to a recent study, most couples get into trouble when their expectations are not being met. And we all know…

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Ghost Marriages Make A Comeback In China

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BEIJING: In the remote parts of China, even the dead bachelors stand a good chance of getting hitched these days after a bizzare Chinese custom made a come back. The Chinese once prescribed to an unworldy custom known as “Ghost Marriages” where men who die single are married off to a female corpse. This custom…

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Maria Farida Marries For The Second Time

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After 10 years of being single, actress Maria Farida ties the knot with a 62-year-old entrepreneur, only known as Datuk Rahman. This happy news was shared by fellow actress and friend Fasha Sandha who took to her Instagram account uploading photos of Maria’s solemnisation ceremony, held today. The photographs Fasha posted, with the hashtag #kisahcintamariarahman,…

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Masterchef Alumni Nik Micheal Marries Long-Term Love

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KUALA LUMPUR: Popular celebrity chef Nik Michael Imran of the 2011 MasterChef Malaysia fame has tied the knot with his longtime sweetheart Siti Nadiah Shahril. Their solemnisation ceremony was held at Siti Nadiah’s house at The Mines in Seri Kembangan, Serdang at 9pm yesterday. Attended by some 200 guests, among the celebrity friends present were…

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Angelina Jolie Says Marriage Felt ‘Casual’ After Adoption

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ANGELINA Jolie admits she and Brad Pitt were legally married “in the most unceremonial way possible.” The couple took part in a brief civil ceremony in Los Angeles before their intimate wedding at their Chateau Miraval home in the South of France in August 2014, and the By the Sea director recalls it feeling very…

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Same-Sex Parents Spend More Time With Kids, Study Finds

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Kids with two mums may be getting more quality time with their parents — 40 percent more time, in fact, than children with a mum and a dad, according to a new study out of the University of Texas at Austin Population Research Center. “Leading up to the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality, some…

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Kurt Cobain’s Daughter, Frances, Marries Long-Time Love

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Frances Bean Cobain shocked everyone — including her mother — when she secretly tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend. Cobain, who is the famous daughter of late Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain and Hole singer Courtney Love, got married to beau-of-five-years Isaiah Silva in an extremely small and unexpected wedding – and E! News reports…

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Taylor Swift And Calvin Harris ‘Talking Marriage’

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TAYLOR Swift and Calvin Harris have only been dating for a few months, but anyone can see how completely smitten they are. And now, just to continue that whirlwind romance, they’re apparently discussing marriage. The couple met and got together in February, later making the relationship public in April – and they can’t seem to…

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Kaley Cuoco ‘Secretly Worried’ About Marriage

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KALEY Cuoco is “secretly worried” about her marriage to Ryan Sweeting. The ‘Wedding Ringer’ star has been forced to deny rumours her relationship with Ryan Sweeting is on the rocks in recent weeks but is reportedly doubting her own thoughts. A source told US’ OK! magazine: “Kaley is really paranoid … she doesn’t let him…

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Nagging Wives Among Contributors To High Divorce Rates

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Nagging wives and sex-crazed husbands are among the top five reasons cited by Muslim couples who filed for divorce in Selangor last year, reported Harian Metro According to the Jais marriage and divorce department head registrar Aluwi Parman, the other three reasons are religious ignorance, financial instability and interference from third parties. “Muslim divorce rates…

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Hanez Suraya Longs For A Baby Girl To Join Her Brood Of Two Stepsons

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Newly-married actress Hanez Suraya has revealed that she would love to have a little girl to join her brood of two stepsons with new husband, Romie Razin Adilha. The actress, who is already an ‘express mum’  to stepsons Putra Adreeshah, 9, dan Putra Rayqashah, 3, also admitted that they didn’t have immediate plans to have…

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Johnny Depp Weds Amber Heard

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Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp has married actress Amber Heard in secret at their home here, US media said Wednesday, ahead of a larger bash at the weekend. Depp, 51, and Heard, 28, got engaged in 2012 and plan a bigger wedding this weekend on Depp’s private island in the Bahamas, People magazine reported, citing a…

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Teens Marry After Two Months Of Dating

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KLUANG: A 15-year-old boy ended his bachelorhood early when he married his 17-year-old girlfriend here after dating for only about two months. Muhd Muaz Mislan, 15, and Nur Izzati Amiera Ishak, 17, tied the knot on Nov 30 and captured the attention of social media after the newlyweds posted photos and a video of their…

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Malaysians Marry Far Too Early, Warns UN

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KUALA LUMPUR: Far too many Malaysians are married too early in life, compromising not only their health but also their chances of development in a productive labour force. United Nations resident coordinator in Malaysia Michelle Gyles-McDonnough said the “too early” marriages usually involved young people below 18 years of age. “The 2010 population census indicated…

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