Al Roker and Deborah Roberts have 16 Emmys between them — Al’s stemming from 19 years as the weatherman on Today and Deborah’s as a correspondent for 20/20 since 1995 — but the number that matters most to the pair is 20. That’s the number of years the power couple has been married and the accomplishment they’re delving into with their new book, Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom For Modern Times… “Anyone who is honest about relationships — any relationship — knows it’s hard work,” Deborah told us. “Give and take isn’t so easy, but if you love enough to make the daily decision to respect the downs as well as the ups then you can find the true rhythm of marriage. We aren’t perfect but we’re getting the hang of it.”
Do Couples Who Share Chores Have Better Sex Lives?
… According to the Huffington Post, a recent study suggests that couples who share chores have better sex lives and also, that they have sex more often than couples with one partner who doesn’t pull their share of the weight. The study was conducted by family ecology professor at the University of Alberta, Matt Johnson… Johnson poured over data from a five-year study of 1,338 German couples. He found that sharing responsibilities does improve a couple’s sex life because it all comes down to respect. If both parties feel that the other partner is pulling his or her weight, there is less strife in the relationship, which means partners are more likely to engage in intimate activity.
Nike Sues Skechers For Jacking 8 Patented Designs
…The multi-billion dollar sneaker giant filed an infringement lawsuit against Skechers in Portland Monday (Jan. 4). Nike accuses the Southern California-based brand of jacking eight of their patented designs issued between Jan. 2014 and March 2015. Specifically the Skechers Burst, Women’s Flex Appeal, Men’s Flex Advantage as well as the Girl’s Skech Appeal and Boy’s Flex Advantage, and any more shoes with curiously similar designs, “regardless of the model name.” The suit states that the “overall appearance of the designs of the Nike patents and the corresponding designs of Skechers’ infringing shoes are substantially the same.” Included in the documents are detailed diagrams of the sneakers in question, and a Complex article titled: “Sketchers Ripped Off Boost and Flyknit in One Sneaker and Completely Failed.” Nike wants an injunction to stop Sketchers from selling the shoes, as well as damages and/or a peace of the profits…