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Dr. Melton’s research on family time has been highlighted nationally across a broad range of media outlets including Good Morning America, TIME, and the Farmer’s Almanac as well as being recognized internationally across UK, Canada, Poland, Pakistan, India, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Articles

  • Centennial, Creativity for Life: From kids to elders and everyone in between imagination matters, May 2019
  • BottomLine, Painting Class can be Sexy, May 1, 2019
  • Essential Kids, Not just child’s play: could board games be the answer to winning at love?, April 21, 2019
  • Pourquoi Docteur, Couple: prendre des cours de peinture ou jouer à des jeux de société libère l’hormone de l’amour, Feb. 22, 2019
  • Psych Central, Painting and Playing Board Games Releases Oxytocin, Feb. 21, 2019
  • Mundiario, Este pasatiempo inesperado acerca más a las parejas, Feb. 21, 2019
  • MSN, La actividad que te acerca más a tu pareja, Feb. 21, 2019
  • Muy Interesante, Jugar juegos de mesa puede mejorar tu vida amorosa, Feb. 18, 2019
  • Millenium Post, Couples creating art together release more ‘love hormone,’ Feb. 17, 2019
  • MindBodyGreen, The Unexpected Hobby That Brings Couples Closer Together, Feb. 17, 2019
  • am, Spice up your date nights by playing board games, study suggests, Feb. 16, 2019
  • Viet Bao, Trò chơi giúp “chuyện ấy” thăng hoa hơn, Feb. 15, 2019
  • MSN, Annulez vos plans pour la Saint-Valentin ! Jouez plutôt à un jeu de plateau !, Feb. 14, 2019
  • Times of India, Secret to a happy & loving relationship: Take art classes, play board games, Feb. 14, 2019
  • Times LIVE, Art classes, Feb. 14, 2019
  • MarketWatch, How men can charm women with an intimate date (without breaking the bank), Feb. 14, 2019
  • Time, This Type of Date Night Activity Could Make You Feel Closer to Your Partner, Feb. 14, 2019
  • Bustle, Couples Release “The Love Hormone” When Creating Art Or Playing Board Games, Study Finds, Feb. 13, 2019
  • The Asian Age, Make art for quality couple time, Feb. 13, 2019
  • The Indian Express, Couples creating art or playing board games release more ‘love hormone’: Study, Feb. 13, 2019
  • Deccan Chronicle, Make art for quality couple time, Feb. 13, 2019
  • New Kerala, Valentine’s Day 2019: Couples creating art or playing board games release ‘love hormone,’ Feb. 13, 2019
  • The Hindustan Times, Valentine’s Day 2019: Couples creating art or playing board games release ‘love hormone’ | sex and relationships, Feb. 13, 2019
  • ANI News, Valentine’s Day 2019: Couples creating art or playing board games release ‘love hormone,’ Feb. 13, 2019
  • The Freepress Journal, Couples creating art or playing board games release more ‘love hormone’: Study, Feb. 13, 2019
  • Business Standard, Couples creating art or playing board games release more ‘love hormone’: Study, Feb. 13, 2019
  • Medindia, Creating Art of Playing Board Games Release “Love Hormones,” Feb. 13, 2019
  • Daily Mail, Spice up your date nights by playing board games: Sharing activities releases the ‘love hormone,’ study suggests, Feb. 13, 2019
  • Inverse, Scientists Think You Should Get Out of the House This Valentine’s Day, Feb. 13, 2019
  • Inverse, Scientists Identify 2 Date Activities That May Boost Romantic Relationships, Feb. 13, 2019
  • Yahoo! Lifestyle, Art classes and board game nights could help bring couples closer says new study, Feb. 13, 2019
  • MedicalXpress, Couples creating art or playing board games release ‘love hormone,’ Feb. 12, 2019
  • Newswise, Couples Creating Art of Playing Board Games Release ‘Love Hormone’ – but the Men Painters Release Most, Feb. 12, 2019
  • EurekAlert!, Couples creating art or playing board games release ‘love hormone,’ Feb. 12, 2019
  • Health Medicine Network, Couples creating art or playing board games release ‘love hormone,’ Feb. 12, 2019
  • Neuroscience News, Couples Creating Art Release Oxytocin, But Men Who Paint Release the Most, Feb. 12, 2019
  • SCIENMAG (Science Magazine), Couples Creating Art Or Playing Board Games Release ‘Love Hormone,’ Feb. 12, 2019
  • MindBodyGreen, The Unexpected Hobby That Brings Couples Closer Together, Feb. 17, 2019
  • US News & World Report, Can Teen Drivers Be Scared Into Safe Driving? 10, 2018
  • HealthDay, Can Teen Drivers Be Scared Into Safe Driving? 10, 2018
  • Insurance Journal, Visits to Intensive Care Unit and Morgue May Boost Teens’ Driver Education, Sept. 6, 2018
  • Business Insider Australia, 7 science-backed ways to be a happier person, Mar 16, 2017
  • EmasHealth, Family leisure at home—natural remedy for family happiness, Oct 11, 2016
  • Time, The Key to Family Happiness Is Really Simple, Oct 11, 2016
  • The Siasat Daily, Leisure Time At Home Vital to Cement Family Bonds, Oct 9, 2016
  • MeD India Network for Health, Leisure Time at Home Helps Strengthen Family Bonds October 7, 2016
  • Health Medicine Network, pleasant family leisure at home may satisfy families more than fun together elsewhere, study finds, Oct 7, 2016
  • The Economic Times, Want to strengthen family bonds? Spend quality time at home, Oct 7, 2016
  • ZEENEWS.com, Here’s how you can cement family bonds, Oct 7, 2016
  • The Indian Express, Leisure time at home vital to cement family bonds, Oct 6, 2016
  • Ne Kerala, Leisure time at home vital to cement family bonds, oct 6, 2016
  • Big News Network, Leisure time at home vital to cement family bonds, Oct 6, 2016
  • Yahoo! News India, Leisure time at home vital to cement family bonds, Oct 6, 2016
  • CanIndia, Leisure time at home vital to cement family bonds, Oct 6, 2016
  • Pysch Central, Leisure Time At home May Be Best path to Happy Family Oct 6, 2016
  • Business standard, Leisure time at home vital to cement family bonds, Oct 6, 2016
  • Daily Mail, News story from daily Mail, Oct 5, 2016
  • Phys.org, Pleasant family leisure at home may satisfy families more than fun together elsewhere, Oct 05, 2016
  • Science Daily, pleasant family leisure at home may satisfy families more than fun together elsewhere, study finds, Oct 5, 2016
  • EurekAlert!, Pleasant family leisure at home may satisfy families more than fun  together elsewhere, Oct 5, 2016
  • Business Insider, 9 science-backed ways to be a happier person, Sep, 29, 2016
  • Working Mother, Surprising News about family experience  and what makes us happiest, Oct 11, 2016
  • Real Simple, Hanging Out at Home May Be the Key to Family Happiness, Oct 11, 2016
  • Brief Report, Want a Happy Family? Abandon the holiday plans and stay at home, researchers say, Oct 12, 2016
  • Steam, Family Vacations in unfamiliar places can be stressful for some, Oct 11, 2016

Blogs

  • Health eNews, Want to improve your love life?, March 11, 2019
  • World of Psychology, Painting and Playing Board Games Releases Oxytocin, Feb. 21, 2019
  • Big Think, Men who paint release twice as much “love hormone,” Feb. 14, 2019
  • Big Think, Researchers find how to add more “love hormone” to your relationships, Feb 14, 2019
  • The Sciku Project, Couple Affection, Feb. 14, 2019
  • Neuroscience RSS Feeds – Neuroscience News Updates, Couples Creating Art Release Oxytocin, But Men Who Paint Release the Most, Feb. 12, 2019
  • ScienceBlog.com, Couples Creating Art or Playing Board Games Release ‘Love Hormone’ – Men who Paint Release Most, Feb. 12, 2019
  • Brain Blogger, The Science of a Happy Family Leisure Time, October 12, 2016

Podcast/Radio

  • iHeartMedia, Couples Who Create Art or Play Games Together Release ‘Love Hormone,’ Feb. 13, 2019
  • Iowa Public Radio-Talk of Iowa, Family Vacations, June 15, 2017
  • Buckshot, The Key to a Happy Family with Dr. Karen Melton, Oct 14, 2016
  • RMF 24, Spend Time with your family at home…, Oct 7, 2016

 Twitter

  • @kuNi_6969, Art Classes, Board Games, & Oxytocin, Feb. 19, 2019
  • @psychonsultant, Art Classes, Board Games, & Oxytocin, Feb. 19, 2019
  • @MichaelWolfPA, Art Classes, Board Games, & Oxytocin, Feb. 15, 2019
  • @BjoernJagnow, Art Classes, Board Games, & Oxytocin, Feb. 13, 2019
  • World Leisure Org, In pursuit of #happiness October 21, 2016
  • Alejandar L-Nunez, In the pursuit of #happiness, October 21, 2016
  • Liz Schiller, UK finding:, Oct 13, 2016
  • Mandy Stanley, In pursuit of happiness Oct 12, 2016
  • Timothy Caulfield, In pursuit of happiness, Oct 12, 2016
  • The Vanier Institute,  Pleasant family leisure at home, Oct 12, 2016

 Video

  • Today Show, Date Night To Do, March 18, 2019
  • WEWS-TV (Cleveland, OH), Board Games Lead to More Couple Interaction, Feb. 14, 2019
  • WTTV-TV (Indianapolis, IN/CBS), Oxytocin Research: Painting, playing board games, Feb. 13, 2019
  • ABC affiliates 28+(e.g., KXXV-TV, KWTX-TV, etc), Can teen drivers be scared into safe driving, September 11, 2018
  • Good Morning America/ABC News Key to Happiness-Family Bonding (Oct 6,2016)
  • WJBK-TV: Detroit Michigan  (Oct 14, 2016)

 

 

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