If you want a good relationship role model, look no further than the prairie vole. These adorable creatures don't just mate for life; they also have surprisingly egalitarian relationships, splitting parental duties and nest-building tasks equally. It's easy to understand why they're such a popular test subject for scientists studying social behavior. A 2013 study uncovered a clue as to why these mousy creatures are so faithful: The act of mating actually changes their genes.
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Written by Ashley Hamer May 24, 2017
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