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May 22, 2017

American standards for morally acceptable behavior have shifted dramatically over the past 16 years, as growing numbers of adults espouse more liberal views on gay and lesbian relations, sex out of wedlock and divorce, according to new research from Gallup.

Apr 13, 2017

Online activities, like maintaining an active online dating profile while in a relationship or following an ex on social media, are blurring the lines of fidelity, making it difficult for individuals and couples to decide what counts as cheating, according to a new Deseret News poll on national attitudes about adultery.

Feb 9, 2017

Two people sit together in a restaurant. They appear to be a couple sharing a meal, because they order food, it’s served and they eat. But they’re not speaking to each other. Are they together? “They spent most of their time each on their phones, so much so that I thought I’d missed something, that maybe they’d gotten into a fight when I wasn’t paying attention. They looked so completely disconnected,” Katherine Hertlein says. “And at the end of the meal they got up, held hands and walked out.”

Dec 13, 2016

Slate’s Michelle Goldberg has called it “Trump-induced anxiety” and “a national nervous breakdown.”

Dec 1, 2016

Call it the post-election blues. In the days since Nov. 8, UNLV’s Center for Individual, Couple and Family Counseling has seen clients who say they’re frightened, upset or worried by the process and outcome of the presidential election.

Nov 21, 2016

At the Marriage and Family Therapy Center at UNLV, it's common for students to come in for counseling on personal and relationship issues. But this is the first time UNLV is offering counseling because of an election.

Nov 18, 2016

After a bitter campaign season, Americans reacted to the 2016 election results with a mix of emotions that surfaced in protests across the nation, stream-of-consciousness social media posts and messages scribbled on Post-It notes inside a New York City subway tunnel.

Nov 18, 2016

For those having trouble navigating through post-election America, University of Nevada, Las Vegas is offering some help.

Nov 18, 2016

Feeling down after the Presidential Election? You aren't alone and UNLV is offering students, employees, and anyone else who may be in need a way to cope with the 2016 U.S. election blues.

May 9, 2016

There’s no manual, no guidebook, no orientation course. But for many mothers, there will come a day when “grandmother” will be added to their maternal resume.

Apr 13, 2016

It really does feel like we can’t go long without hearing about another teacher getting caught having sexual relations with a student.

Mar 10, 2016

Alison's husband knew she was having an affair. After all, she'd confessed the whole thing.

Jan 19, 2016

Kendra Sunderland has become something of a celebrity in her hometown of Salem, Oregon. Last year, the 19-year-old says she would be stopped for autographs, which she loved, and guys often asked for pictures. But mostly, she says, “People would recognize me and stare. And I was kinda like, ‘Yeah, I’m that girl. It’s OK, you can talk to me like a normal person.’ But they all just really stare.”

Dec 14, 2015

Parenting is the most demanding job in the world. What other role requires you to be on call 24/7? What other job has higher stakes?

Nov 30, 2015

The Internet can be a cruel place depending on who you ask.

Nov 23, 2015

Las Vegas is a working city – whether working in hospitality, construction or other trades – people here work hard.

Nov 5, 2015

In today’s society, it is easy to become overwhelmed by work demands, family responsibilities, children’s activities, and other obligations. Parents and children often find themselves stressed out and overscheduled, leaving little time to be together. With the many demands on our time, family relationships often take a back seat, and children end up getting only the leftovers of parents’ time. Carving out time for family takes some effort, but it is crucial to maintaining a healthy and happy family.

Nov 5, 2015

The topic of toddlers and technology elicits a wide array of opinions. Some see the use of digital devices as a ploy by parents to keep their children quiet, while others believe they help children to learn and expand their creativity.