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According to a recent study at the University of Iowa, an average 2-year-old hears more than 430 negative statements a day and only about 30 words of encouragement.

From specialized gyms offering one type of class to one-stop fitness centers with an almost country-clublike feel, the city’s gym scene has moved beyond the YMCAs and 24 Hour Fitnesses.

I had never doubted my fiance or my love for him, or our three-year relationship. And yet here I was, preparing to say “I do” and terrified that I was about to make a big mistake.

In a study published this week in the journal Plos One, researchers at the University of California, San Diego experimented with dogs to see whether they, like humans, were hard-wired for jealousy. If so, the researchers suggested that human and canine jealousy might exist for similar “primordial” reasons.

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