Rebecca Webber

Before you say, "I do," scrutinize your lover's drinking habits. Or eating patterns. Your choice of romantic partner helps determine how healthy—or how sick—you'll be.

Life can drone along at a hum for years—then break into a short but glorious chorus that changes us forever. It's impossible to predict such peak experiences; in fact, that's part of their charm. But it is possible to prepare for them.

Five principles for making the most of life's twists and turns.

It's hard enough for one person to make a mark. So what's the secret of families that produce multiple achievers within the same field? We asked four sets of siblings to muse about the conditions that led to their success

Knowing when to hold your ground—and get what you want.

What to do when infatuation fades.

Disillusionment can be an engine for interpersonal discovery.

Are you asking for too much?

At some point in every relationship it's natural to ask whether your partner is the right one for you.

Some investigators take the quest for self-knowledge to the extreme: Meet five researchers who applied their scientific minds to the defining challenges in their own lives.

Always coloring within the lines? Venture a bit out-of-bounds and you'll reap surprising benefits.

Major life changes are never easy, because your instincts and the urgent matters of the day work against you. But when you learn to focus on your future self, you'll be surprised at what you can achieve.