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Study Shows Couples are More Likely to Get Healthy Together

So much in life is easier with someone you love by your side. Such is the case with getting healthy, British researchers say. Results of a study conducted by scientists at University College London and funded by Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and the National Institute on Aging, show that people are significantly more successful in adopting healthy habits if their spouses or significant others also make positive health and lifestyle changes Рthree times more likely than those who go solo, in fact.

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Five Great Stress Busters for Couples

April is National Stress Awareness Month, a multi-state cooperative effort to inform Americans about the negative effects of stress and teach successful coping strategies. It’s a great time to learn just how every day stress can affect your health, work and relationships.

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How Spring Cleaning Can Give You a Happiness Boost

The notion of spring cleaning may date as far back the ancient Jewish practice of thoroughly cleansing the home in anticipation of the spring-time memorial feast of Passover. Here in the U.S., and prior to the invention of the vacuum cleaner in the 1860s or the electric air conditioner in 1902, March proved the optimal time for a thorough dusting of the home because it was warm enough to open windows and doors, but not yet warm enough for bugs to be a problem. Plus, the high March winds helped to carry dust out of the house.

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Five Habits of Happily Married Couples

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you’re a newlywed, no doubt you’re whipping up a recipe for a romantic celebration. But don’t drop the ball come February 15. Longtime marriage success means keeping the spark alive throughout the year – every year. Project SOS offers these tips for five habits of happily married couples

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Top Five New Year’s Resolutions for Couples

2+0+1+5=8, and in many cultures and theologies, including Christianity, eight is the number that symbolizes new beginnings or resurrections. Are you engaged or a newlywed excited about beginning your marriage journey? Or a spouse who feels your marital relationship has lost its spark? Project SOS offers these top five New Year’s resolutions to help revitalize and strengthen your relationship.

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5 Top Tips for Reining in Holiday Spending

For as long as money and marriages have existed, the two have clashed. Results of a recent study published by Business Insider show that money matters are the single most commonly reported source of marital arguments, particularly during the first and third years of marriage. The study also showed that couples with high amounts of debt generally are less satisfied in their marriages.

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10 Ways to Show Gratitude to your Spouse

Results of multiple studies show that having an attitude of gratitude benefits us in multiple ways, including our physical and emotional health, social status, relationships and careers. Among the potential gains are deeper friendships; stronger spousal relationships; improved sleep; a heightened likeliness to exercise regularly; better stress management and resilience; energy, self-esteem and productivity boosts; a healthier and more youthful look; and better chances of career success.

For couples, showing gratitude and appreciation to your spouse is critical for a happy, healthy and enduring marriage. To that end, Project SOS offers these tips for showing your husband or wife how thankful you are to have him or her in your life:

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Marriage Masks We Wear & How to Take them Off for Good

“A mask of gold hides all deformities,” Elizabethan playwright Thomas Dekker once said. And that’s exactly why we wear them – in an effort to hide the aspects of ourselves that we consider weak, inadequate or unattractive. But those personality masks can quickly lose their golden gleam, marring your relationship and even endangering your marriage.

A few of the most common and potentially most damaging relationship and marriage masks we wear include:

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Eight Great Pieces of Advice from the Elderly to Young Adults

If there’s one constant in life, it’s this – there will always be someone somewhere giving you advice, whether you want it or not. We seek it from financial advisors, pastors, marriage counselors, career mentors and many others. But we often fail to ask for, or even dismiss the sage advice that one can offer simply as a result of having lived on this earth for many decades.

While progress brings about many changes in technology, career opportunities and lifestyles, human nature remains essentially unchanged. Throughout time, people have wanted the same things – success, respect, love and peace being chief among them. To that end, Project SOS has gathered our eight favorite pieces of advice that elderly Americans have offered via Cornell University’s Legacy Project:

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Free Your Relationship From These 4 Potential Pitfalls

Nearly 240 years ago this month, our nation’s forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence, securing our freedom from the British Empire. Inspired by that bold move, we here at Project SOS encourage couples everywhere to free your relationship from these four common pitfalls:

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