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Do your share: Perception of fair division of housework linked to better sex among married individuals in midlife

Husbands, are you helping your spouse with chores around the house? If your wife doesn’t think so that may result in a less satisfying sex life, according to new research by Florida State University. FSU Sociology Professor Anne Barrett and her former student Alexandra Raphael found that when wives reported an unfair arrangement in the […]

FSU researchers pursue the truth about cats and dogs … and older adults

Many believe that owning pets can be beneficial for older adults. But is it true that a dog or a cat can make life better for older family members, or is this simply a comfortable myth? Two researchers with Florida State University’s Institute for Successful Longevity intend to find out with the support of a […]

Pepper Institute faculty elected as fellows of national aging society

Researchers at Florida State University’s Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy are being recognized nationally for their important work on aging issues, which are taking on greater significance as the world’s population grows older and people live longer. Three members of the institute’s affiliated faculty have been elected this year as fellows of the […]

FSU researcher: Women do get better with age

A Florida State University researcher has found that younger women’s concerns about wrinkles and deteriorating health cause them to have lower emotional well-being than those women who’ve passed the so called ‘midlife crisis’ phase. Anne Barrett, sociology professor and director of FSU’s Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, found that young women’s greater anxieties […]