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The Peculiar Merging of Couples’ Personalities

The Peculiar Merging of Couples’ Personalities

Psychologists occasionally talk about the “Michelangelo phenomenon”: Over time, romantic partners start to slowly change each other, like sculptors chipping away at blocks of marble. Could I help you find a therapist? one might ask their beloved. What if we started jogging together? Hmm, wearing the fedora again? Eventually—the hope goes—they’ll have chiseled a masterpiece of a companion. The result isn’t always a perfect David, but the point is that relationships mold people. And some researchers have found that when that happens, the art tends to look conspicuously like the artist. They call this convergence—when partners grow more and more alike. Research suggests that couples can begin to resemble each other in personality, well-being, emotional responses, and health. One study followed couples, who had been together for an average of nearly four decades, over the course of eight years; partners matched each other’s baselines in traits such as openness, agreeableness, and neuroticism, and their fluctuations in those traits were synchronized too. Other studies have found that couples start sharing smell and taste preferences, hormone levels, …

Evelyn Partners bolsters Guildford financial planning team with new hire

Evelyn Partners bolsters Guildford financial planning team with new hire

Certified financial planner Reinourd Noorduijn has joined the Guildford offices of Eveleyn Partners as the group looks to grow its Surrey client base. Reinoud joins from Sheraton Financial Planning in Fareham, where he spent more than two years as an associate financial planner. He’ll now be based at Onslow House in the heart of Guildford, joining a financial planning team which has grown from five advisors in 2021 to 14 today. Lee Matthews, managing partner, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Reinoud to our growing team in Guildford. Hear the latest insights from property experts on The Business Magazine’s new podcast “We’re seeing increasing demand for good quality financial advice, and to keep up with our ever-growing client base in Surrey, we wanted to recruit an additional dynamic financial planner for our like-minded team. “I’m looking forward to working closely with Reinoud as we grow our business and provide great advice to even more clients in the region.” His arrival follows a pair of appointments last month at the firm’s Bristol office, which is set to relocate …

Quantum computing : NVIDIA partners with Pawsey

Quantum computing : NVIDIA partners with Pawsey

In a significant move for the field of quantum computing, NVIDIA has joined forces with Australia’s Pawsey Supercomputing Centre. This collaboration is poised to make a substantial impact on research by combining NVIDIA’s cutting-edge CUDA Quantum platform with the deployment of the powerful Grace Hopper Superchips. These advancements are expected to propel computational capabilities at the Centre’s National Supercomputing and Quantum Computing Innovation Hub to new heights. At the heart of this partnership is NVIDIA’s CUDA Quantum platform, which is designed to facilitate hybrid quantum computing research. This approach blends classical and quantum computing to solve complex problems more efficiently. Researchers at Pawsey will leverage this platform to advance quantum algorithm development, optimize quantum device designs, and improve techniques for quantum error correction, calibration, and control. NVIDIA Quantum Computing Equally important to this initiative is the introduction of the NVIDIA Grace Hopper Superchip. This superchip, which combines the Grace CPU with the Hopper GPU, is specifically engineered for high-precision quantum simulations. These simulations are essential for enhancing our understanding of quantum systems and for developing …

Beats Partners With Major League Soccer on New Marketing Campaign

Beats Partners With Major League Soccer on New Marketing Campaign

Apple’s partnership with Major League Soccer (MLS) is expanding with a new agreement that will see Apple’s Beats brand become the official consumer audio products partner of MLS. As part of the partnership, Beats will produce exclusive custom headphones for eight MLS clubs, with additional clubs to follow. The eight clubs that will initially receive custom Beats headphones include Atlanta United, Columbus Crew, Inter Miami, LAFC, Nashville SC, NYCFC, St. Louis City SC, and Toronto FC, and MLS players will be featured in Beats marketing campaigns through both Beats and MLS. “For more than a decade, Beats headphones have been chosen by the world’s top athletes to help them get game ready and heighten their focus, while also allowing them to show off their style and personality,” said Chris Thorne, Beats’ CMO. “We are extremely excited to join forces with the MLS, one of the fastest growing and most dynamic sports leagues in the world. Beats will be working closely with the MLS clubs and top players to deliver amazing experiences throughout the upcoming season.” …

Should you care about your partner’s credit score?

Should you care about your partner’s credit score?

Discussing credit scores with your partner isn’t anyone’s idea of pillow talk. But the conversation can provide important clues about your beloved’s history with money and what your financial future together could look like. Why do credit scores matter, and are they enough to make or break a relationship? Here’s what couples should know about scores and what else they should discuss when it comes to their finances. Credit scores carry weight Credit scores can determine whether you and your significant other get approved for loans, what kind of interest rates you’ll get and how much you’ll have to put down for a utility deposit. “Having good credit is definitely important for affordability for many different things, like when it comes to purchasing a car or applying for an apartment or a mortgage,” said Shamica Joseph, a former financial counselor at GreenPath, a nonprofit credit counseling agency. Spouses don’t merge credit scores when they get married. But if you plan to combine or open credit accounts together, regardless of marital status, your partner’s behavior on …

Jennifer Lopez’s 5 most famous former partners before marrying Ben Affleck – from Marc Anthony to Alex Rodriguez

Jennifer Lopez’s 5 most famous former partners before marrying Ben Affleck – from Marc Anthony to Alex Rodriguez

J.Lo’s love life has often made headlines, as she’s been married four times. But it seems she has finally bet her match with Ben Affleck, years after their initial engagement in 2003.  The “On The Floor” singer has dated all kinds of stars, from word class rappers to incredible sportsmen. Jennifer also shares two children with ex-husband Marc Anthony.  As the star prepares for her tour, This Is Me… Now, following the critically acclaimed release of the eponymous film, here are some of J.Lo’s most famous relationships. Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs J.Lo embarked on a tumultuous relationship with hip-hop mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs in 1999, after the pair met on the set of a music video. They would later split up in 2001.  © Jeff KravitzJ.Lo and Diddy The couple’s relationship wasn’t always smooth sailing, as the couple were detained after an incident in a Manhattan nightclub which saw three people wounded. J.Lo was reportedly detained and handcuffed to a bench for 14 hours before she was released, while Diddy was charged with battery and gun …

Taylor Swift’s very public dating history: her famous partners before Travis Kelce – Joe Alwyn to Joe Jonas

Taylor Swift’s very public dating history: her famous partners before Travis Kelce – Joe Alwyn to Joe Jonas

Taylor Swift may have a chokehold on writing songs about love and romance, but it’s not just a testament to her songwriting abilities, but also her very public dating history. While no more expansive than any other millennial, her life as one of the most famous women in the world who can document her experiences through song means that oftentimes, her love life is the subject of many a headline. As her latest romance continues to heat up (after a tender display of support at the Super Bowl, but we’ll get to that), here is the rundown on all of Taylor’s public romances (which means we’ll skip some “maybes” like Eddie Redmayne, Chord Overstreet, and Adam Young, sorry)… Joe Jonas © Getty Lucas Till © Alamy Stock Photo Taylor dated her “You Belong With Me” music video co-star Lucas Till for a few months in 2009, but it ended up not panning out. Lucas later told MTV that they just felt more comfortable as friends, saying “that’s the only reason that didn’t work out.” Taylor …

Study shows men’s feelings of masculinity and accomplishment linked to partner’s orgasm method

Study shows men’s feelings of masculinity and accomplishment linked to partner’s orgasm method

A study focusing on young men in Florida found that they experienced heightened feelings of masculinity when imagining their partners achieving orgasm through intercourse or manual/oral stimulation they performed, compared to when they imagined their partners orgasming from the use of a vibrator. The paper was published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. Sexual activities hold great importance for many individuals. From a biological standpoint, sex is essential for reproduction and species continuation. Psychologically, it can reinforce emotional connections and intimacy between partners, thereby contributing to mental well-being and relationship satisfaction. Socially, sex plays a vital role in human relationships and cultural practices, deeply entwined with personal identity, social norms, and values. An orgasm represents the climax of sexual pleasure, characterized by intense physical and emotional sensations, often accompanied by involuntary muscle contractions and a heightened sense of euphoria. Many view it as a hallmark of successful sexual encounters. Research indicates that men often perceive a woman’s orgasm as a gift provided by the man. Young adult men report feelings of confidence and achievement when …

‘Humiliating’ pension process upsets partners of retired UK teachers who have died | Pensions

‘Humiliating’ pension process upsets partners of retired UK teachers who have died | Pensions

Partners of retired teachers who have died are repeatedly being asked to confirm whether they are in a new relationship, in a process described as “humiliating and intrusive” by teaching unions. Those who fail to reply promptly face losing their dependant’s pension. Letters sent every year by Teachers’ Pensions, which administers the scheme for the Department for Education (DfE), give spouses and civil partners of teachers who retired before January 2007 only 28 days to declare whether they remain single. Those whose partners retired after that date remain entitled to the payments for life, regardless of their domestic circumstances. The system has left pensioners in their 80s and 90s at risk of losing their income unless they declare annually that they have not moved in with a new partner. Sandy Caley says she has asked Teachers’ Pensions if it could make the checks every three years instead. “My family has got used to me crying every year on my birthday when the letter arrives,” said Sandy Caley, who has drawn her husband’s pension since his …

Perplexity partners with Vercel, opening AI search to developer apps

Perplexity partners with Vercel, opening AI search to developer apps

Perplexity AI is going all in to expand its reach. The California-based startup, which is working to take on the likes of Google and Microsoft with its AI search and native discovery engine, has announced a partnership with web development platform Vercel. The move allows developers using Vercel to integrate Perplexity’s large language models into the applications they plan to develop on the platform – essentially using them as a knowledge support system. It comes as the latest effort from Perplexity to expand its presence in the AI domain and establish itself as the powerhouse for knowledge discovery. The company previously announced engagements with different AI hardware companies to take its technology front and center on their products. However, it is not the only AI player integrating with Vercel’s offering. AI voice company ElevenLabs and seven other startups are also teaming up with Vercel. VB Event The AI Impact Tour – NYC We’ll be in New York on February 29 in partnership with Microsoft to discuss how to balance risks and rewards of AI applications. …