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6 Fascinating Facts That Might Improve Your Sex Life

By Jen Kim on March 27, 2017 in Valley Girl With a Brain
You may think you already know everything there is to know about sex, but do you really?
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Americans Are Having Less Sex

By Tim Cole Ph.D. on March 27, 2017 in Intimate Portrait
Are you having less sex these days? You're not alone.

Real-World Neuroscience Research Promotes Human Interactions

Pioneering neuroscientists are taking their research out of the lab and into the real-world. Recent "Out of the Lab" studies illuminate the importance of face-to-face eye contact.

Why Are Indians Ashamed Of Their Happy Arranged Marriages?

The arranged marriage concept is associated with forced marriage & signals social ineptitude.

More Posts on Relationships

5 Tips for Feeling More Secure in Your Relationship

Is your partner needy and insecure, or is it you?

5 Bad Ways and 5 Good Ways to End a Relationship

It’s never easy to end a relationship and, as a result, people often get into emotional trouble when they try. Avoid these 5 bad and using these 5 good ways to ease the pain.

Soul Recovery

By Tara Brach Ph.D. on March 28, 2017 in Finding True Refuge
When the path is illuminated by loving awareness, even the most broken heart will find its way home.

Love It Forward: The Radical Wisdom of Jeff Brown

By Mark Matousek on March 28, 2017 in Ethical Wisdom
Jeff Brown delivers uncommon wisdom—uncommonly well—to his large online community.
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Divorced Over 50? Thinking of Dating? Here Are Some Tips

When dating over age 45, knowing a few tips can make a big difference.

Women and the Good Ole Boys Club

Women are a long way from reaching parity with men in the executive suites and boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies.
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Are You Ready to Give?

Rule number one that I learned early on in my marriage: Never presume.

Seriously, It Is Not Easy

By Anthony Synnott Ph.D. on March 27, 2017 in Rethinking Men
Sex used to be relatively simple. How did it all change? And why?

Why Family Hurt Is So Painful

Four reasons why family hurt is so painful: Hurtful behavior and messages from family are the most painful compared to those from friends or significant others.

Prejudice Toward Relationships

By Holly Parker, Ph.D. on March 27, 2017 in Your Future Self
Relationships can face prejudice too, as society also passes judgment on couples whose pairing falls outside the lines of what it defines as customary and appropriate.

8 Empowering Ways to Stop Feeling Guilty

Do you feel guilty a lot more than you should? Do you think it's selfish to say "no"? Learn 8 powerful tools to get rid of unnecessary or unwanted guilt.

Dating Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

If you are with an extrovert, expect the unexpected to come out of his or her mouth.

Do You Ever Feel That You're Not Interesting Enough?

In the book and film "About a Boy," the main adult character comes to realize that his life of leisure and pleasure may prevent him from finding love. What can we learn from this?

Stop Playing The Blame Game

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on March 24, 2017 in ExperiMentations
We tend to blame easily, at our peril. Blaming can take the place of thinking, and lead to vicious cycles. Understanding how blame works can help us make better choices.

How Much Solidarity Do You Feel With Animals?

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on March 23, 2017 in Animals and Us
A new scale helps researchers study why some people identify with animals and others despise them.

A Deeper Significance Found in Choice of Pronouns

By Lydia Denworth on March 23, 2017 in Brain Waves
New research on "you" reveals the power of pronouns in helping us process and make meaning from hard times.

Finding Yourself in the New Tribalism

By Carol S. Pearson Ph.D. on March 23, 2017 in The Hero Within
Neotribalism is a sociological term that describes the way many countries are splintering apart in response to a global society in which it is difficult to find our individual iden

Why Is Secret Sex So Exciting?

Do you have a secret relationship? Do you find secret sex to be more exciting? Find out why secret sex can be more novel, thrilling, intimate, and satisfying.

Relationship Mistakes to Watch Out For Early On

While some people do change, most don't. Old habits die hard. If things are difficult now, the likelihood is that they are only going to get worse.
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Healing the Most Important Relationship In Your Life

If you had a choice, what would you rather be feeling right now?

Hell Yes: The 7 Best Reasons for Masturbating

By Neel Burton M.D. on March 22, 2017 in Hide and Seek
The stigma surrounding masturbation has to stop.

The Scarfmaker

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on March 22, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story

How to Handle Someone in a Bad Mood

By Sheila Kohler on March 22, 2017 in Dreaming for Freud
Yesterday my husband, a doctor, came in the door,with a long face, carrying the groceries he had bought. I could see he was annoyed.

Relatedness and Autonomy, A Delicate Balance

"Successful mountain climbers know that they must spend at least as much time if not more, in tending their base camp as they actually do climbing mountains..." - M Scott Peck

To Alleviate Moving Stress, Ask Yourself 20 Questions

Despite the stress of change, you can alleviate moving anxiety by appreciating where you are living now and looking forward, with gratitude, to a new place to call home.

Relationships Are Like Surfing

“You can’t stop the waves from coming, but you can learn to surf.” -Swami Satchidinanda

Family Dysfunction: How Therapists Get the Whole Story

Therapists have several useful techniques for getting shameful, protective, or guilty patients to open up and tell the whole story regarding dysfunction in their families.

What I Learned From Taking Part In A Silent Dinner

By Tim Leberecht on March 21, 2017 in The Romance of Work
In a time when everyone's constantly talking and rudeness seems legitimate, silence is not only golden - it can be disruptive.

Radical Self-Honesty

By Tara Brach Ph.D. on March 20, 2017 in Finding True Refuge
We can see in our society how dishonesty poisons our world with cynicism and mistrust. This suffering calls for a deepening commitment to being real with ourselves and each other.