On this Valentine's Day, new research shows a revolution is in the works when it comes to finding love that lasts. The concept is called "slow love." "Marriage used to be the beginning of a relationship. Now it's the finale," biological anthropologist Helen Fisher said Thursday on "CBS This Morning." In her annual study with Match.com, Fisher saw signs of a new approach to the courtship process. From a national sample of more than 35,000 single adults, 66 percent said they've had one-night stands, 54 percent have had uncommitted friends-with-benefits relationships, and 56 percent said they've lived together with a partner before marriage. "What's really happening is we're seeing an extension of the pre-commitment stage of love," Fisher said. "And Americans seem to think that this is reckless, and it began to occur to me it's caution. These people want to know every single thing about a person before they tie the knot." "One of the main strategies is they first start out with just … [Read more...] about Is “slow love” the key to a lasting relationship?
The Academy Awards are just 10 days away and "Roma," a black and white foreign film with a largely unknown cast, has become an unlikely Oscar front-runner. The movie is up for 10 awards, including nominations for best director and original screenplay for Alfonso Cuarón, a celebrated director known for critically acclaimed films like "Gravity", "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" and "Children of Men." He took a deeply personal and semi-autobiographical approach to "Roma," looking back at his youth in Mexico City where he was raised by a single mother and their selfless housekeeper. When Cuarón's father left, his family struggled to remain whole. He channeled those emotions into the film. "It was not necessarily a pleasant period in my life and maybe it's a period that created fears that lasted for many years," he told CBS News' Jamie Yuccas. "I think the core of it is pretty universal because at the end, the film deals with this shared experience of loneliness … [Read more...] about Alfonso Cuarón channeled the trauma from his father’s departure into “Roma”
Federal prosecutors alleged in court on Wednesday that a company at the center of a criminal investigation stemming from the nation's opioid epidemic used a music video to motivate employees to push sales of a highly addictive fentanyl spray. Former executives and managers of Insys Therapeutics are accused of bribing doctors to prescribe the drug. Those former Insys executives and managers are charged with conspiring with one another to use bribes and kickbacks for doctors who wrote large numbers of prescriptions. The video shown in court Wednesday is just one piece of mounting evidence in the case. Prosecutors said a five-minute rap video debuted at an Insys sales conference in 2015. In it, two young salesmen promote the powerful fentanyl spray Subsys. The message: encourage Insys sales representatives to push doctors to increase the strength of Subsys prescriptions until a patient reaches the adequate dosage. It's a process known as "titration." "I love titrations. Yeah, … [Read more...] about Insys executives used rap video to push sales of potentially lethal opioid
The 17 students and staff members who were killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School one year ago today, make up one third of the 56 school shooting deaths in 2018 -- the deadliest year on record. Stoneman Douglas has beefed up security in the past year, adding 100 new cameras and doubling its security staff to 18, but students like senior Aalayah Eastmond are demanding more. She still doesn't feel safe. "It's just very uncomfortable being at that particular school knowing that that's where I nearly lost my life," Eastmond said. On Capitol Hill last week, she described what it was like when the gunman opened fire into her classroom. "When the gunman shot into our classroom Nicholas Dworet was in front of me … As Nicholas fell I matched his every movement and hid beneath his lifeless body," she said. In the year since the massacre, Congress passed modest legislation allowing states and federal agencies to better share mental health and … [Read more...] about One year since Parkland, some Stoneman Douglas students still don’t feel safe
As health care providers store patients' medical records digitally, some have left their files vulnerable to being exposed – and even sold on the black market, or the internet's dark web. One victim of medical identity theft showed us just how much damage that could do. "It was quite a tumultuous decade of a mess," Brandon Reagin told CBS News correspondent Anna Werner. The "mess" started in 2004 for Reagin when, as a young Marine, he lost his wallet. Months later, his mother called, saying, "Local authorities were here looking for you today, you know, regarding this incident," he recounted. "A car theft. Multiple car thefts at the time." Someone posing as Reagin was allegedly stealing cars and getting multiple medical procedures. Then the hospitals came after Reagin to pay. The bills added up to nearly $20,000. Reagin said he tried to get these problems off his credit report. "Did that work?" Werner asked. "It worked until the next billing cycle," Reagin said. It was … [Read more...] about Hackers are stealing millions of medical records – and selling them on the dark web