Cohabitation may be hazardous to your health

first_imgMercatorNet 13 April 2015The American College of Pediatricians recently published a paper, Cohabitation, which cautions adolescents and young adults about the negative consequences of cohabitation for both themselves and their children, and urges parents to teach their children about the advantages of waiting until marriage.More young people are now first cohabiting than are marrying without prior cohabitation, yet research shows that, rather than being a stepping-stone to a healthy marriage, living together before marriage (cohabitation) makes couples more likely to break-up and more likely to divorce if they do marry. It results in lower marital satisfaction and increased negative communication.  Cohabiting couples spend less time together; men are more likely to spend their time on personal pleasure than do married men.Cohabiting couples are now less likely to later marry than 40 years ago. Controlling for other factors that increase risk of divorce, marriages preceded by cohabitation are still 50 percent more likely to end in divorce.  (Some recent studies challenge this, but are scientifically flawed and omit the raw data.)  Also 27 percent of cohabitations dissolve without marriage in the first three years.Cohabiters commit increased violence against their partner. Women are nine times more likely to be killed by a cohabiting partner than by their husband. Severe violence is four times as common among cohabiting couples; any violence is nearly 50 percent more common among couples cohabiting before marrying and doubled among couples continuing to cohabit after five years.Men who cohabit without marrying in 5 to 10 years have more than double the rate of alcohol abuse as married men; women who cohabit without marrying have 4 to 7 times the rate of alcohol abuse as married women. read more

CARICOM needs tax harmony, says Trinidad minister

first_img 14 Views   no discussions Tweet Share NewsRegional CARICOM needs tax harmony, says Trinidad minister by: – July 17, 2012 Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Minister of Finance, Senator Larry HowaiPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Tax harmonisation in the CARICOM Treaty and in the CARICOM Single Market Economy (CSME) needs to be given priority.Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Finance and the Economy Minister, Larry Howai made the statement as he addressed the 25th General Assembly and Technical Conference of Caribbean Organization of Tax Administration.“It is noted that in the tax arena, tax harmonisation remains a work-in-progress. Tax harmonisation reduces the tendency for competition amongst member states and provides equal investment opportunity amongst states,” Howai said.The minister said he has been reliably informed that multinational companies are already exploiting the region’s failure to take this step and it is “working to the detriment of the region as a whole”.The minister added that in order to improve the situation regarding taxation in the region the information exchange capacity of the treaty must be improved.He said discussions for this improvement were already ongoing and the effort must continue.The minister said in competing for investments by making their tax systems more attractive to multinational companies, countries in the region must be careful to ensure that the changes are not anti-competitive and harmful to the region. Howai also suggested greater and more regular interaction among member states to aid in standardisation of our tax issues. Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

IRS says stimulus payments will begin next week

first_imgThe Internal Revenue Service announced on Friday that some stimulus payments will start going out next week. People who have filed tax returns for 2018 or 2019, and have an authorized direct deposit on file will be the first to see the money.Social Security beneficiaries will also receive their payments automatically. Those payments will go out “in the near future,” the IRS said Friday.Those who have not filed their tax returns, or have authorized direct deposits will have to wait weeks or even months before seeing their money.The IRS also said next week they will launch a web portal that will give people whose bank account information is not on file with the agency the ability to submit it in order to get their stimulus payments faster, without waiting for paper checks. It will also help people check on the status of their payments.last_img read more

Guardiola confirms Bayern Munich departure

first_imgHe’ll be replaced as coach of the Bundesliga club by Carlo Ancelotti.Guardiola, 44, has been linked with Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.The former Barcelona boss has won two league titles and the German Cup since joining Bayern in summer 2013.last_img

Video: The 40 hottest football WAGs in the world part one

first_imgThe football is back and that means these glamorous ladies are, too.THE 40 HOTTEST WAGS IN FOOTBALL PART TWOFor more great videos, check out the talkSPORT YouTube channel.last_img