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Feb 16, 2018

News reports of yet another mass killing, this time in Florida, have brought renewed sorrow and stress to Las Vegas.

Feb 15, 2018

Modern life is crazy stressful. It often feels like you’re trapped inside a 24-hour barrage of bad news, political hijinks and social media-induced envy. There may be no way to fix the world outside your front door, but the world inside can be a haven of your own creation. Here’s how.

Feb 8, 2018

The 32nd floor at Mandalay Bay, strongly associated with the Oct. 1 shooting, is going away.

Dec 27, 2017

“Our findings indicate that people extrapolate from marital surname choices to make more general inferences about a couple’s gender-typed personality traits,” said Rachael Robnett, an assistant professor of psychology at UNLV, and the study’s co-author.

Dec 18, 2017

When Joseph Guagliardo was a street kid growing up in Red Hook in Brooklyn, the statue of Christopher Columbus at the southwest corner of Central Park in Manhattan made him swell with pride.

Dec 12, 2017

One of the topics that often comes up in premarital counseling is changing last names. Specifically, we’re talking about the long-standing custom of women dropping their maiden name and adopting their husband’s surname as their own.

Dec 12, 2017

The pending nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have royal watchers brushing up on royal naming practices and asking 'what's in a name?'

Dec 11, 2017

By the time violence broke out at a white nationalist march and counterdemonstration in August in Charlottesville, Virginia, UNLV senior Robert Gipson II had had enough.

Dec 11, 2017

By the time violence broke out at a white nationalist march and counterdemonstration in August in Charlottesville, Virginia, UNLV senior Robert Gipson II had had enough.

Dec 11, 2017

"Follies are the only things you never regret . " Provocative, the phrase we picked ON the third floor of a large glass building.

Dec 11, 2017

Deciding whether or not to take your partner's name when you get married is a pretty big decision, if only because your more traditional family members might raise an eyebrow if you or your spouse chooses to keep their own. Well, it looks like those traditionalists might be onto something, since a new study found that taking your partner's name in marriage can affect the power dynamic in a relationship. Researchers out of the University of Nevada conducted a three-part study in the United States and United Kingdom and concluded that when a man's wife doesn't take his name, he's perceived by others as less powerful and submissive.

Dec 11, 2017

Over the last half-century, American women have increasingly chosen to keep their maiden names. A new study suggests a wife’s choice of surnames may influence perceptions of her husband’s personality and the distribution of power in the marriage.

Dec 11, 2017

The pending nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have royal watchers brushing up on royal naming practices and asking ‘what’s in a name?’

Dec 8, 2017

The fundraising effort in the aftermath of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history has been muted compared with other tragedies.

Dec 4, 2017

Men are perceived as powerless and less masculine if their wives choose not to take their surnames after marriage.

Dec 4, 2017

A recent study suggests men whose wives keep their name are viewed as more feminine

Dec 4, 2017

"I now pronounce you man and wife, you may kiss the bride... etc and so forth." This is followed shortly after by the MC announcing the newly married couple, "Now, introducing for the first time, Mr. and Mrs. Smith..."

Dec 4, 2017

If women do not take their husband's surname, it is sometimes perceived as "disempowering" the husband.