The Important Lesson in March Madness

March Madness reminds us that winning and losing are a natural part of life. We should teach our children the same.

7 Relationship Resolutions Worth Keeping

As the sun sets on 2013, use these resolutions to help you renew the spark in your relationship in 2014.


People in long-distance relationships need as much affection as the rest of us. Can technology help?

10 Characteristics of Highly Affectionate People

Are you a touchy-feely person? If so, you enjoy some advantages relative to your less-affectionate counterparts.

Beware of Toxic Affection

Using affection to persuade or manipulate is more common than you might think.

Lose the Cell Phone Already

Even if they aren't being used, mobile devices reduce our sense of closeness and connection during conversations.

Seven Reasons to Be More Physically Affectionate

Whether you’re touchy-feely or not, science offers many reasons to be more physically affectionate in your close relationships

"I Love You, Man"

Men may not be from Mars, but their ways of showing affection are different from women’s. Both approaches—men’s and women’s—have value in close relationships.

Pucker Up

The next time you plant a kiss on your sweetheart, you may be improving your health in the process. The science of smooching tells us that we benefit from puckering up.

Show a Little Love

We all experience stress, but highly affectionate people may manage it better than the rest of us.

What Lack of Affection Can Do to You

Many Americans are starved for affection. Are you?

Reach Out and Touch Someone

Affection doesn't just feel good--it's also good for you. Science shows that expressing and receiving affection helps the body recover more quickly and more fully from stressful events.