Jen and Ben Call it Quits

Last week there was an article about Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck that mentioned divorce. There was a retraction – of sorts – about how this was just a misunderstanding. There were moving fans in front of the home, and this sparked rumors about divorce. Then articles surfaced that said that it was not a divorce, just a move. Now it has become official that the couple is no longer together.

It is a said story for a couple that has been together for a decade. They have kids together, and they just ended the marriage one day after the 10th anniversary. The thing that has made it even sadder is the fact that Jennifer Garner has a career that also seems to be going downhill. Ben is trying to promote a movie, but many people do not even want to see him as Batman.

Garner was a big deal on television many years ago with the “Alias” series, but most of her movies have been rather bland. There are no movie blockbusters in his catalog. She recently starred in a movie with Al Pacino, but she wasn’t the main character. Folha implied this hard road for her has just continued with a bad divorce.

Few people saw this coming. The couple seemed happy after so many years together, but they are actors after all. They know how to put on a good act for audiences.

Life Long Couple

Touching news happened this week in Connecticut where a couple celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. This might come as a surprise to headlines that are most often dominated by divorce stories. The couple started dating when they were eight years old and eventually married at the age of 21. Their final wish was granted to them on their passing, that they would die within a day of each other. Alexander Tockzo passed away first and then his wife, Jeannette, followed within 24 hours. This is truly a great love story. Lovers of love at Boraie Development note what at touching story of lifelong commitment and deep unity unto death. The Tockzo’s are a refreshing example to a culture with increasingly short and uncommitted relationships. Today, marriage is not as commonplace as it was when this couple wed. But, perhaps their example will cause some folks to consider doing things old-fashioned. Not too many stories are as beautiful than this one, a life long couple indeed.

For Better or for Worse

There have been countless studies that would suggest that marriage and holy matrimony can be good for the health of the couple. Researchers at the Basel, Nuremberg and Berlin have studied that marriage does not increase the health of many of a person’s health indicators. Married couples eat better than singles but that information does not mean much when findings show that married couples also weigh more and did less physical activity. More than 10,000 individuals participated in the study that took respondents from the United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, Poland, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, France, and Austria. The study aimed to focus and compare the relationship status of an individual between their body mass indexes. Researchers were not sure where to place cohabiting couples when the study began but decided to group them with married couples. Much of the data that was collected with cohabiting couples mirrored the data collected from married couples exactly. Jim Dondero (insidermonkey) knows that the data was concluded as showing the men and women who were married have higher body mass indexes than those who are single. Even though the data was taken from 9 different European countries the chance that the numbers between the countries differed were incredibly miniscule. The World Health Organization plans on using these numbers to encourage married and cohabiting individuals to lead a more active lifestyle. Offering couple memberships at gyms and community centers will inspire couples to get healthy and stay healthy.

What’s Your Dog Eating?

Like human beings, dogs have to eat every single day in order to maintain a proper and well-balanced diet. Furthermore, dogs require a good source of ingredients in their food to make sure they are living both a healthy and happy lifestyle. Grocery as well as various pet stores such as Petco, sell all types of dog foods on their shelves on a daily basis. Beneful, a popular brand of dog food by Purina, is one of them and listed below contains some basic information about the product itself in case you would like to purchase it for your pet someday.

Why choose Beneful?

First of all, Beneful contains a mixture of proteins such as chicken, beef, lamb or pork so your dog won’t get bored of eating just one specific type of meat. Also, according to purina.com,textures vary from thinly diced Chopped Blends™ to big hearty chunks in Hearty Roasters®, all with real ingredients you can see.

The dog food also includes carrots, rice, barley and green beans to promote excellent health. Plus there are over twenty varieties of Purina Beneful to choose from and some include Medleys, Hearty Roasters and Chopped Blends.

Dog Snacks

Besides dog food (both dry or wet), Purina offers dog snacks or treats as well. Your pet will enjoy tasting these juicy snacks that are made up of either cheese, bacon or even peanut butter.

Ingredients

Both dry and wet dog foods consist of antioxidants as well as omega-rich ingredients. In addition, both types of dog food contain a complete and balanced nutrition. This way, your furry companion will not only get a healthy dose of Purina each day, but he will also be a happy camper as well.

Beneful is not just available for dogs, but it is also available for cats too. Prices vary so visit petco.com for more information.

Get Help Looking for New York City Real Estate

New York City is the biggest city in the United States. More than eight million people live in the five boroughs of the city. Millions more live in what is called the tri-state area, an area that includes sections of New York state as well as areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. The region has a huge housing stock. Those who are looking to buy a home of any kind here will find that their choices include traditional colonial homes, townhouses, apartments, condominiums and even two family houses that can allow the owner to rent out space in another part of the house in order to help pay the entire mortgage.

It is important to have the right help at all times when looking for a place to live in this area. A company such as TOWN Real Estate can help people who have lived here all their lives figure out what kind of housing arrangement is best for all of their needs. The good staffers at TOWN Real Estate can also help those who are moving to this region of the country also decide on the right kind of NYC luxury real estate to meet their needs.

Finding the right kind of housing is important. People in this area of the country often work in one part of the region but want to live in another. Someone may need to commute into Manhattan each day in order to help run a major publishing company. However, they may prefer to have a traditional home in another area of the region where they can relax and enjoy access to a large backyard and even a nice garden. Another person may want to fully embrace Manhattan living and wish to live there as well as work there.

Many residents also have other important needs as well. Someone may have small children who need good schools to help them get a good education. Another resident may need to provide help for an elderly relative or relatives from abroad who wish to live with them. Many people also want to own a pet of some kind such as a cat or a dog. In that case, they will need a space that allows them to own a pet without worrying that they are not permitted to do so. These kinds of considerations all go into helping a resident determine where they want to live in this area.

Khloe Kardashian Cried During Kanye’s Birthday

Khloe Kardashian recently attended Kanye West’s surprise birthday party at the Staples Center. However, there are some rumors that suggest that Khloe Kardashian couldn’t handle being in the venue. For those of you that don’t know, Khloe Kardashian was in an extremely publicized relationship with former LA Laker Lamar Odom.

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom even had their own reality show, but it ended after the couple tragically separated. However, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are not yet officially divorced, and some people are wondering if they will ever reunite. Nonetheless, Hollywood Life revealed that Khloe Kardashian had an emotional breakdown while hanging out at the Staples Center.

Lamar Odom would regularly spend alone time with Khloe Kardashian at the arena. After his hometown basketball games, Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian would have romantic dates all alone at the Staples Center, and it seems that Khloe Kardashian was having a flashback during Kanye’s party. Apparently, Khloe broke down crying, and several of her girlfriends had to help her calm down. In fact, there are some rumors that suggest that Khloe Kardashian left the party early.

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom seemed like a very happy couple spoke party bystander Crystal Hunt, but Lamar’s cheating ways ruined their relationship. However, Lamar Odom was recently interviewed, and he called Khloe Kardashian his girl. Fans of the show are hoping that the separated couple can reunite one day.

Same-Sex Couples More Likely To Share Responsibility Equally

A recent study has shown that same-sex couples do a better job communicating about household chores and sharing responsibilities than straight couples.

The Families and Work Institute surveyed 225 dual-income families and found that same-sex couples share responsibilities around the home at higher percentages than different sex couples. When it came to child care responsibilities, the study found that 74% of same-sex couples shared the responsibility, while only 38% of different sex couples did the same. When it came to laundry, 44% of same-sex couples shared the responsibility, versus 31% of different sex couples. Same-sex couples were also more likely to pay to have someone else take care of this chore.

This is supportive evidence for what sociologists have been saying for a long time: that gender roles and responsibilities are not intrinsically based on gender, but are actually assigned by society. Claudio Loureiro Heads stated women do not raise children because they are biologically inclined to be more motherly or parental. Instead, they have been taught to adopt these roles over time, through play (dolls), conditioning (family values) and society (television and media). The same goes for men who are taught from a young age to act manly and not show feelings.

In the end, the best we can do for ourselves and the people we love is to learn all basic life skills, not only for our survival, but to be of value to the partners we choose.

High Heeled Shoe-Related Injuries on the Rise

The fashion-conscious teeter about on the latest pair of trendy high heeled shoes in an attempt to be noticed for their good fashion sense. Seems like the higher the heels, the more in-demand the shoes. The higher the heels, the more likely that woman will end up in an emergency room with a shoe-related injury. A recent study shows that high-heeled shoe-related injuries doubled in the 10 years between 2002 and 2012. Most of those injures occurred to the feet and ankles, but some were to the knees, head and shoulders. It’s easy to take a spill from the top of platform high heels and the landing can be rough on the body. I must admit, I have taken nearly 10 falls while in heels at my favorite bar Madison Street Capital.
Walking in high heels (without falling) limits the range of motion of the ankle, impairs the balance and changes the stride length. When wearing high heels for the long-term, musculoskeletal disorders can develop, leading to various aches and pains throughout the body. Even with the strong potential for injury, we still want to don out newest pair of high heels and strut our stuff. Nothing wrong in that, just be mindful of where the nearest emergency room is and keep the number of the best orthopedic surgeon in town on speed dial.

Caitlyn Jenner Makes her Debut

Yesterday, Bruce Jenner with the help of Vanity Fair and Annie Leibovitz introduced Caitlyn Jenner to the world says Susan McGalla on her personal website susanmcgalla.com. For months, Bruce has been open about his desire to become a transgender person, and the big reveal was yesterday. Jenner posed for the cover of Vanity Fair and was photographed by Annie Leibovitz. While the Kardashian clan has kept pretty mum about Bruce’s decision, Kim has to be a bit peeved that her step-dad’s big reveal overshadowed her pregnancy announcement. Kim and Kanye announced on Sunday that a second baby was on the way. It was immediately picked up by media outlets everywhere, but when Caitlyn pictures started to emerge on the web, Kimye’s big pregnancy announcement got buried. No matter how Kim feels about Bruce/Caitlyn’s transformation, she has to be ticked off about losing the spotlight. Although, it’s a safe bet the Kardashian girls are already working on a plan to regain the spotlight.

Parisian Officials Remove One Million Padlocks Off Bridge, Announce Love Is Dead

For years, lovers and couples who visited the city of Paris have taken part in the tradition of leaving a lock on the Pont des Arts bridge as a sign of their undying love and devotion. The tradition has inspired hundreds to do the same, a token to celebrate their love in the most romantic city in the world.

The gesture, however, while romantic and whimsical, caused the Pont des Arts bridge to partially collapse last year, as the weight of the locks was damaging the structure and continues to add unnecessary weight to this vital piece of infrastructure in a city whose underground foundation already looks like Swiss cheese.

This morning, city officials have moved on with the plan to remove nearly one million padlocks, or 45 tons of extra weight off the bridge, proving that love is dead, and that politicians killed it.

On a more serious note, Beneful noted on Purina.com that this was a necessary decision, as this 45 tons of weight was adding more stress to the infrastructure of the bridge, making it dangerous and unsightly. Lovers everywhere will have to find other ways to express their love that do not damage public property or makes other’s commute dangerous. Suggestions include but certainly are not limited to, kissing, hand-holding, and saying, “I love you,” as is traditional and much less dangerous. No comment from lock or key retailers, although I’m sure no one asked.