LOVE AND MARRIAGE. Only one-third of those who married in the mid-1970s are still happy with their spouses. So says Norval Glenn, a University of Texas sociologist, whose study of declining marital happiness will be published in the National Journal of Sociology in March. Similar studies done in the 1970s showed that 50 percent of people married in the '60s were still together and happy.
LAUGH THERAPY. A laugh a day truly might keep the doctor away. Swedish researchers put six women suffering from painful musculoskeletal disorders and feeling depressed through 13 "humor group" sessions featuring jokes, books, films and other material unrelated to their illness. The patients' psychological well-being increased and their physical symptoms eased, said the researchers, whose report appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association.