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Effect of Oscar on Marriage

Winning an Oscar shortens marriage. Chinese joke says same thing.

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This study found that women who win a Best Actress Oscar have a much higher rate of divorce in the following years than the losing Best Actress nominees and the Best Actor nominees, both winning and losing. A Chinese joke I heard recently says essentially the same thing:

There are four kinds of people: 1. Man. 2. Woman. 3. Woman with a Ph.D. 4. Someone who will marry a woman with a Ph.D.

Via Marginal Revolution.


Seth Roberts is a professor of psychology at Tsinghua University, Beijing, and author of The Shangri-La Diet. more...

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