Monthly Archives: June 2016

How common is infidelity

Donald Trump is threatening to dredge up former President Bill Clinton’s past infidelities in his next debate with Hillary Clinton. The Republican nominee has also accused Hillary Clinton of being unfaithful to her husband, The Washington Post reported.

“I don’t even think she’s loyal to Bill, if you want to know the truth,” Trump said at a rally in Pennsylvania on Oct. 1, according to The Washington Post.

Defending Trump’s comments, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ that “everybody” has their own infidelities.

But does everybody actually cheat?

No, it’s “not true” that everybody cheats, said Nicholas Wolfinger, a professor of family and consumer studies at the University of Utah.

Rather, research from the past two decades shows that between 20 and 25 percent of married men cheat and between 10 and 15 percent of married women cheat, Wolfinger told Live Science. And those numbers have stayed pretty consistent over that time period, he added.

Kassia Wosick, a research affiliate at New Mexico State University and an assistant professor of sociology at El Camino College in Torrance, California, agreed that the majority of scientific studies show that the rates of cheating hover around 20 percent.

In one of Wosick’s studies, she found that 26 percent of men reported that they had cheated on their current partner and 19 percent of women reported that they had cheated on their current partner.

Overall, surveys have shown that rates of cheating haven’t changed too much in the past few decades, Wosick told Live Science. She noted, however, that there will be an occasional study that suggests that rates are higher, perhaps around 40 percent.

But what does appear to have changed is people’s attitudes toward cheating.

People disapprove of infidelity more now than they did several decades ago, Wolfinger said.

Part of this reason for this change is that people’s views about marriage have also changed.

Marriage means something different today than it did several decades ago, said Christin Munsch, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut.

In surveys from the 1970s, it was much more common for people to accept that their spouse cheated, Munsch told Live Science. They weren’t looking for their partner to be their best friend, their confidante and also an amazing lover like people do today, she said.

But people today expect to get everything from a relationship with a spouse, and they have really strong opinions about cheating, Munsch added. These days, people get “more incensed” at the idea of affairs, Munsch said.

Listeria contamination that you should know

Nestle USA has recalled select Nestle Drumsticks for possible contamination of listeria monocytogenes, which can lead to serious illness and birth defects.

The recall affects the Drumstick Club 16 Count Variety Pack and 24 count Vanilla Pack, which were made at the company’s Bakersfield, California, ice cream production facility. The cones are 4.6 fluid ounces each.

In a news release, Nestle announced that investigators found listeria monocytogenes on equipment contact surfaces from a location on the production line at the Bakersfield facility. The Drumstick cones themselves  have not tested positive for listeria monocytogenes.

The two recalled packs have the UPC codes 72554-11096 (Club) and 72554-00160 (24 count). The Club pack has a “best before” date range between June 2 and June 15, 2017, while the 24-count pack has a “best before” date range between June 16 and June 19, 2017.

The following production codes for affected products can be found on the back of the packages  for the Club pack: 6244580212, 6245580212, 6246580212, 6247580212, 6248580212, 6249580212, 6250580212, 6251580212, 6252580212, 6253580212, 6254580212, 6255580212, 6256580212, 6257580212. The following production codes can be found on the back of the individually marked vanilla cones from the 24 pack: 6258580212, 6259580212, 6260580212, 6261580212.

The company advised consumers to avoid consuming the product and to return it to the place of purchase or contact Nestlé Consumer Services.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals can experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache and diarrhea. Pregnant women may suffer miscarriages and stillbirths.

Travels make your day helathy one

A woman who took her 6-year-old daughter backpacking around the world says it’s been a “wonderful bonding experience.”

Evie Farrell, 43, a single mother of one from Sydney, Australia, decided to pack up and leave her 9-to-5 life with youngster Emmie after a close friend died of cancer.

The pair set off in February with about $22,800 in savings, and they have seen a whole host of far-flung places including: the Philippines to Taiwan, Malaysian Borneo, Bali, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, London, Paris and China.

Evie, a public relations consultant, asked Emmie’s dad for permission before they jetted off and says he is “happy for us to travel together.”

UP ON THE BLOG:  This is Emmie snorkelling on Lady Elliot Island at four years old. It’s on Australia’s Southern Great Barrier Reef and in a protected green zone. It’s the most amazing island – one side is a lagoon where turtles swim around and play, and black and white tipped reef sharks zoom past  The other side is deep water for diving and snorkel safaris – on our last trip Emmie and I saw hundreds of manta rays up so close as they swam past us, feeding on a tidal line of plankton. Turtles nest here, and we’ve seen the babies hatching. It’s the most amazing place, we’ve stayed three times and Emmie started snorkelling here at four years old. A lot of the staff are young women studying marine biology and they are such great role models for children. Kids are so capable. Lady Elliot is remains one of our most favourite places and I would love you to experience it too, so try and get there if you can  you can read more about it on our blog – link in profile above!