MARITAL INFLUENCE The behavior of parents toward each other can have lasting effects on their kids, according to a study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Researchers at Penn State found that parents who are jealous, moody, volatile, critical or prone to dominate their spouse have a far worse effect on their child's future marriage than parents who divorce.
ELDER DIETS Many elderly Americans will not get enough to eat this holiday season because they lack the mobility to prepare their own meals, according to a study at Cornell University. Others will not be able to afford nutritionally adequate meals. Researchers found that the elderly tend to consume fewer calories than younger people and less of the 18 important nutrients, particularly protein, iron, magnesium, zinc, vitamins B-6 and B-12, and niacin.