The most morbid reason to get married.

first_img Share LifestyleRelationships The most morbid reason to get married. by: – August 24, 2011 Tweet 33 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Image via thechangeupmovie.comGuy comedies like The Change-Up, Hall Pass and The Hangover would have men believe that marriage is the beginning of the end of their lives. But science begs to differ. In fact, single men are 35 percent more likely to DIE sooner, or eight to 17 years earlier than their married buddies. Yup, not hearing wedding bells could lead to an early grave. Morbid? Yes. But totally true.To be fair, men are more susceptible, but single ladies are affected too. The same research, which looked at over 500 million people (yowza!), showed unmarried women are 23 percent more likely to die an early death, or seven to 15 years earlier than those who are hitched.But women aren’t the ones who need to add insult to worry. What I mean is, we’re already assaulted with the image of the doomed single women (a la Bridget Jones worrying that she’ll die fat and alone and get eaten by dogs, agh) from the time we first make our Barbie and Ken dolls say “I do.”It’s the commitaphobic guys especially who really need to hear and be freaked out by this news! The ones who think they can get by just fine doing their best Leonardo DiCaprio impression. Or the ones who are skittish about popping the question.This study’s not so much news as a reiteration of what most of us already, instinctively know … which is that a healthy, happy marriage bolsters our well-being in various ways. Researchers say that without one, single people (not widowed or divorced people) likely suffer from a lack of a support network, health care, government assistance, and reduced wages.But on a less technical level, just looking at my parents who will have been married 34 years this fall, and my grandparents who were married over 50 years, their partnerships helped them get through many a mental, emotional and physical hurdle. The support companionship provides is unparalleled by anything else. As much as my dad might grumble when my mom annoys him, or vice-versa, I swear they wouldn’t be nearly as well without the other in the picture. And you can see the same phenomenon in senior couples. When one passes, sadly, it seems to be only a matter of time before the other faces a mental or physical decline.In short, it’s not rocket science that companionship should enrich our lives. Anyone idealizing bachelorhood need only put two and two together to realize they’ll probably live a much happier, healthier life with a wife.What do you think about this research?by The_Stirlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL forward Colm McFadden is the only county player nominated for a 2013 All Star.A year after Donegal players dominated the nominations on the back of their All-Ireland success, the St Eunan’s College teacher is the only Donegal representative this time around.Ulster champions Monaghan have six nominations, whilst Tyrone have four. The final selection will be announced live on Friday, November 8 at the All-Star banquet at Croke Park.The nominations are:Goalkeepers Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)Robert Hennelly (Mayo)Rory Beggan (Monaghan)Full backsRory O’Carroll (Dublin)Ger Cafferkey (Mayo) Keith Higgins (Mayo)Colin Walshe (Monaghan)Killian Clarke (Cavan)Chris Barrett (Mayo) Drew Wylie (Monaghan)Cathal McCarron (Tyrone)Marc Ó Sé (Kerry)Half backsConor Gormley (Tyrone)Colm Boyle (Mayo)Lee Keegan (Mayo)Cian O’Sullivan (Dublin)Donal Vaughan (Mayo)James McCarthy (Dublin)Jack McCaffrey (Dublin)Dessie Mone (Monaghan)James Loughrey (Cork)MidfieldersMichael Darragh Macauley (Dublin)Aidan O’Shea (Mayo)Séamus O’Shea (Mayo)Darren Hughes (Monaghan)Paul Conroy (Galway)Anthony Maher (Kerry)Half forwardsSeán Cavanagh (Tyrone)Colm Cooper (Kerry)Cian Mackey (Cavan)Paul Flynn (Dublin)Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin)Donnacha Walsh (Kerry)Ciarán Kilkenny (Dublin)Matthew Donnelly (Tyrone)Lorcan Mulvey (London)Full forwardsBernard Brogan (Dublin)James O’Donoghue (Kerry)Martin Dunne (Cavan)Paul Mannion (Dublin)Conor McManus (Monaghan)Cillian O’Connor (Mayo)Paddy Andrews (Dublin)Colm McFadden (Donegal)Michael Newman (Meath)Player of the Year NomineesMichael Darragh Macauley (Dublin)Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)Lee Keegan (Mayo)Young Player of the Year NomineesJack McCaffrey (Dublin)Cillian O’Connor (Mayo)Paul Mannion (Dublin)COLM McFADDEN NAMED IN ALL-STAR NOMINATIONS was last modified: October 4th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:All Stars 2013Colm McFaddendonegalSt Michaelslast_img read more