Should China introduce third-child policy?
chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-11-29 08:25huaqiaoChina must study other countries carefully and see whether the policy is effective. In some countries, where income rises and people enjoy better living standard, there are many double-income-no-kid (DINK) couples. Will China also follow this trend? It is assumed that since couples have better income and more money to spare, raising more children is no problem. However, that is not so. Some of the reasons could be:1) cost of living also rises with increase in income--which is inflation2) couples become more attached to luxury and do not want ...
Should China introduce third-child policy?
chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-11-29 08:25Dailyz ReadmanWithout policies to provide easier access to nursery, education, housing and medical care for young couples, why should they bear the burden of raising more children!© Copyright 2020 China Daily Information Company. All Rights Reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Life in limbo for thousands of couples unable to marry during COVID-19
Victoria Zvyagintsev was set to get married this March. Plans were well advanced, dates had been set, and arrangements made for the big day.But when the COVID-19 pandemic reached Israel all of those plans were shredded as the country went into lockdown and weddings and other gatherings were halted.And while other couples have married in small ceremonies following the end of the initial lockdown, Victoria and her fiancé have not been able to get married and their prospects of tying the knot at present seem slim.This is because Victoria and her partner were to marry in a civil ceremony in Russia...
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Coronavirus pandemic brings some married couples closer: survey
As the novel coronavirus pandemic in Japan forces people to spend more time at home, nearly 20 percent of wives and husbands said in a survey that their relationships had improved due to increased communication.In the survey, 19.6 percent of the 1,080 respondents aged in their 20s through 50s said their relationships had "improved" or "improved somewhat," 6.1 percent said that they had "worsened" or "worsened somewhat," while 74.3 percent responded that their relationships had not changed.The online poll was conducted by Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co. in mid-October ahead of Nov. 22, Good Cou...
‘The New Normal’ a movie of Teniola Olatoni is set for cinema release Friday
A new movie ‘The New Normal’ produced by Teniola Olatoni is set for its Cinema release today Friday 20th November 2020, having been premiered Sunday to a select audience at the beautifully decorated grounds of Adam and Eve Homeware Store, GRA Ikeja, Lagos.The New Normal revolves around the lives of four couples and a single friend as they navigate individual and collective issues of discrimination, misogyny, addiction, mental health, infertility and nepotism while trying their best to keep up appearances and escape society’s suffocating boots with their often hilarious and always surprising re...
Your horoscope for 13-19 Nov
Your spot-on horoscope for work, money, couples & singles from the Bangkok Post’s famously accurate fortune teller. Let’s see how’ll you fare this week & beyond!Note: (⛹) is for work, (฿) is for money, (♥) is for coupled life and (⚤) is for single life♈ AriesMar 21 – Apr 19(⛹) You get along better with colleagues. Everyone understands each other quicker. You may be able to convince a decision-maker to agree with your idea. The boss may offer you a reward for your outstanding performance.(฿) A financial negotiation will be concluded and you’ll get what you want. From Nov 15-19, you’re likely to...
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Personality clashes that make couples stronger
Dating couples are often drawn to one another because of their culture, education or similar values. But by contrast, we seem to deliberately go out of our way to meet people who have a different personality from our own.Like a quiet individual is often attracted to a noisy extrovert. Or the doer, focused on the here and now, who falls for an imaginative dreamer. Or a planner, who always has to have everything organised in advance, chooses a partner who likes to keep their options open.So, if you are successful at work, for example, then you are likely to be driven, well-organised, meticulous ...
Your horoscope for 6-12 Nov
Your spot-on horoscope for work, money, couples & singles from the Bangkok Post’s famously accurate fortune teller. Let’s see how’ll you fare this week & beyond!Note: (⛹) is for work, (฿) is for money, (♥) is for coupled life and (⚤) is for single life♈ AriesMar 21 – Apr 19(⛹) This weekend you get to really take your mind off of work. You’ll enjoy being unproductive and have “me” time. Unexpected help from a colleague awaits you next week. Sorry if we ruined the surprise.(฿) You make more money but spend more, too. You may decide to buy something expensive from abroad without even looking up i...
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“Simple and powerful” psychological tools could help couples stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic
An online psychological intervention that includes some relatively simple exercises could help to increase closeness between couples amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research published in Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being.“We were interested in this topic because at the beginning of this pandemic, it seemed there were daily news articles about how couples quarantined together were fighting more, families were falling apart, and in general really having a hard time being in close quarters. As experts in interpersonal connection, we thought our tools could help,” expl...
The Pope’s strong signal
One story that has emerged from the AIDS years illustrates exactly what Pope Francis meant when he called for allowing “civil unions” between LGBTQ couples, the better to “protect” their rights.The story involves a gay couple (one of many, we might add) in the United States, one of them dying of AIDS. Since the family of the dying man was against their relationship, they refused to let his partner have a voice in his care and even to visit him and provide comfort and commiseration.When the patient died, his partner was not allowed to say farewell, and was prevented from attending the wake, fun...
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