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Couples With Infertility: Nourishing Your Love

By Connie Shapiro PhD on February 14, 2011 in When You're Not Expecting
Valentine's Day is a special day in the lives of most couples.  But what happens after the cards are opened, the chocolates consumed, and the flowers begin to wilt?  Fortunately, there are lots of creative ways to re-ignite and nourish those loving feelings 365 days of the year! 
How Not to Apply Game Theory to Marriage

How Not to Apply Game Theory to Marriage

In my last post, I promised to reserve judgment on the new book Spousonomics, which applies basic principles of economics to marital situations. But one of the authors blogged at The Wall Street Journal's "Ideas Market" blog today, which gave me a chance to preview the book...

An Expectation Is Not a Compliment

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on February 14, 2011 in Wander Woman
Are you actually doing harm with your compliments? Some of your good intentions could be setting unreasonable expectations.

Education: Academic Success More Than ABCs

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on February 14, 2011 in The Power of Prime
Certainly, most young people need a solid foundation of the ABCs to "make it" in the big, cruel world in which we live. Yet, as anyone who has navigated the road to a successful career knows, there's more to success than just facts and figures.

The 31 Day Love Life Makeover: How to Break Free From Your Ex

By Diana Kirschner Ph.D. on February 14, 2011 in Finding True Love
Dating and relationships can be frustrating and, often, downright painful. What single hasn't dreamt of a fairy dating coach swooping in to help her let go of baggage and find the happy, healthy relationship she craves?Watch our adventures as I love mentor our brave NYC heroine Nadette over the next 6 episodes as she overcomes the painful break-up of an engagement.

Why Thursday Is the Best Day of the Week for Sex

By Christine Louise Hohlbaum on February 14, 2011 in The Power of Slow
Find out which day of the week is best for having sex, sending emails and staying sober.

3 Keys to Finding Love (and Hanging Onto It)

Everyone has their opinion, and no two people agree.  So let's look at what science tells us will lead to relationship bliss, and how best to tackle three of the major challenges we face when trying to find, and keep, that Special Someone.

The Eyes May Be Confused in Two Ways, The Same Thing Happens to the Soul

By Gretchen Rubin on February 14, 2011 in The Happiness Project
“A sensible man will remember that the eyes may be confused in two ways -- by a change from light to darkness or from darkness to light; and he will recognize that the same thing happens to the soul.”

Morning, Friends, Who Can I Help Today?

By Jonathan Fields on February 14, 2011 in Awake at the Wheel
I've started my day on twitter with this same tweet nearly every day for more than a year.

Valentine's Day... Everyone Deserves to Be Happy

By Charlotte Reznick Ph.D. on February 14, 2011 in The Power of Imagination
What better way to help a child find happiness than to start within... being her own best friend. When your child has a best friend inside, she can be happy no matter what storms of life are outside. 
A Surprising Truth About Men
Lust for the Long Haul
10 Ways to Nurture Love

Love Will Keep Us Together

By Sean Cort on February 13, 2011 in The Power of Perspective
Love makes us want to be better people.

The Joy Of Not Hurrying

By Alex Lickerman M.D. on February 13, 2011 in Happiness in this World
I've long lamented the difficulty I've had in enjoying (and even in participating in) the present moment. My wife has frequently accused me of living mostly "in my own head." But it wasn't until I found myself standing in line waiting to buy my breakfast that I finally realized why that accusation has been true.

A Message of Hope For Anyone Seeking A Relationship

By Ken Page L.C.S.W. on February 13, 2011 in Finding Love
If you’re looking for love, there’s great reason to be hopeful. As a psychotherapist who specializes in the search for intimacy, I’ve seen that healthy love is closer than we think—if we just change the way we look for it.

When Love Fights with Faith

By The Psychoanalysis 3.0 Writing Group on February 13, 2011 in Psychoanalysis 3.0
People troubled by conflicts between traditional religious beliefs prohibiting homosexuality and their same-sex attractions and desires are adaptively learning to live with contradiction rather than reaching for typically ineffective—and frequently harmful—"sexual conversion therapies." 

Five Proven Ways to Revive Romance on Valentine's Day

By Craig Malkin Ph.D. on February 13, 2011 in Romance Redux
We’re not simply passive animals, waiting around for cupid’s dart to hit us between the eyes. Our great gift as humans is that we can take action, reaching out to the world, and to our partners, to stir passion inside ourselves.     
True First Love
Male-Female Friendship
Puppy Passion

Love Quotes: The Wisest, Wittiest . . . and Most Cynical

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on February 12, 2011 in Evolution of the Self
Having reviewed 100s of quotations on the wonders--and woes--of romantic love, here are some that I think are the very best. . . .

Get More Bang for Your Happiness Buck: Revel in Anticipation.

By Gretchen Rubin on February 12, 2011 in The Happiness Project
My younger daughter got me thinking about the importance of anticipation to happiness. She is so very excited about her birthday tomorrow — she was literally jumping up and down with excitement at the prospect of her school celebration today. (I never knew that some people actually do jump up and down with excitement, but she does.)

7 Reasons Why Mothers Don’t Disclose Their Scary Thoughts

Postpartum anxiety and depression can rob women of their desire to seek help and can interfere with any effort to even try.

Strictly from Hunger: The ABCs of Insufficient Food

By Sylvia R. Karasu M.D. on February 11, 2011 in The Gravity of Weight
"The history of man is in large part the chronicle of his quest for food, " wrote Ancel Keys, an early researcher in obesity. Even the Bible is replete with references to fears of inadequate food supplies. Remember Pharaoh's dream of the seven fat cows and seven lean cows that Joseph interpreted to mean seven lean years and seven years of plenty?