Millennial Like ‘Beta’ Approach to Marriage

Research reveals that almost half of millennials support the idea of a two-year marriage “trial period.”
3:51 | 07/28/14

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Okay. Kick off the heat index with one of the top stories from time.com overnight. What do millennials think about marriage? I discovered from Amy I am not one. 18 to 34? Yes. Almost half of millennials would support a two year marriage trial period before tying the knot or calling it quits. No paperwork approach. The beta approach, highlighting how millennials see life as a work in change. Isn't that living together? They are so millennial. That's the consecutive option. The presidential option, it's four years and then you can leave. It's like a presidential suite -- There's the presidential option. The beta option. There are a group of millennials who believe that this is a way to hopefully bring down the very high divorce rate. Before you have kids, right? Before you get others involved. There you have it, something to consider. Okay. Next up on the heat index, one of the stories overnight, so busy we don't have time to think? Feels like that so often. There's a study from the journal science. People don't like just thinking, avoiding that can lead to psychological and physical problems. We need time to reflect and sort through problems. We shouldn't sleep with our phones, then. Not on a Monday. You are a proponent of meditation -- This feeds into the same idea, just taking a time to quiet down every day, clear your mind. How do I do that with two crying 6-month-old twins at home? You don't. Leave the house. Priority. Also in the heat index, you might want to think twice before you shake someone's hand. You might be better off with the fist bump. Research published in the American journal of infection control says this creates less than a handshake. Dr. Besser has been pushing the fist bump. You tested this? We did this, a handshake, fist bump, high five. They coated a glove in harmless bacteria, and through drills. A handshake transferred twice as many bacteria as a high five, four times as many as a fist bump. Fist bump the way to go. Not even close. We are all taught to look in the eye and do a firm handshake. It is something considered polite and shows that you are a doer. I love this part of the study. They looked at that as well. A firm handshake to a soft, Lym limp handshake. It transferred far more bacter bacteria. I hate limp handshakes. Less surface contact. I think in terms -- That's really a reason not to -- Terms of first impression, a firm handshake. If you're obsessed with germs, a high five or fist bump. And totally obsessed, bow out. Air kiss. That's not bad either. I wonder if you were going into an interview just out of college, going into an interview, if you could fist bump -- You can't -- I think you need to. Wash your hands afterwards. Yes, exactly. Wash your hands. You want to bring back the bow. Exactly. Thank you, thank you. Thank you, Dr. Besser, we

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