Political Persuasion: Aim for the Heart, Not the Head

So long as a message is emotionally congruent and consistent, both fear and hope can be equally pervasive.

Good Friend or Effective Enabler?

While not every friendship is meant to be a lifelong “BFF to the end” kind of relationship, there are some relationships that aren’t just “casual,” they are downright detrimental!

10 Tips for Friendly Political Discussions

Although some of us like to “root for the underdogs,” most of us still want to be on the winning team. How do you discuss politics with friends who pull for the "other" team?

6 Strategies for Dealing With Adult Sibling Rivalry

The most effective way to break the cycle of relentless sibling rivalry is to reset the system.

Crying on the Job: When Anger turns to Tears

Crying on the job is a catch-22; you’re weak if you "tear up" or "break down," but something worse if you "amp up" and "call out" the person who ticked you off.

Is it Time to Unclutter Your Social Network?

Is your circle of friends more like a chaos of clutter?

Beware of Narcissists Bearing Gifts

When a narcissist gives you a gift, they are really giving a gift to themselves.

Google vs. Memory: Use It or Lose It

Do you need Google to remind you how to change a tire? Jump start a car? Drive to the Target in the next town? Plan the public transportation route to the museum?

10 Enduring Truths About Friendship

Do you need to down-size your social network to make your life a little less complicated?

The Most Important Element of Any Friendship

How do you measure your "social capital" in life?

Does Having a Plan B Sabotage Your Plan A?

Research has found that when you plan for failure, you're basically giving yourself permission not to succeed.

Age Is Meaningless if You're Seeking Meaning in Life

Keeping count of the years is as purposeful a pastime as trying to hold back the ocean tide. What’s the point of attempting to do something that logic defies and serves no real pur

5 Reasons Teens drive their Parents Crazy

Adolescence is a treacherous period – seismic changes are often driven by 5 key beliefs that adolescents hold dear.

Who Needs a Hug? We All Do!

Whether it’s a big old bear hug, a pat on the back, or a hand on your shoulder, physical touch leads to physical healing.

Talk the Talk: Dealing With a Family Member’s Addiction

How many people does it take to save an addict? Only one, but the addict really has to want to change.

The Undeniable Power of a Simple Hug

Research finds that asking for a group hug isn't such a bad idea when life feels out of control.

Why We All Love a Narcissist . . . Until We Don’t

Not every pretty shiny thing is worth the effort to keep polished – especially when there is no return on your investment of time, energy, and resources.

Dressing for (Sexual) Success

Regardless of gender, red clothing gets you noticed!

Sexual Jealousy or Emotional Jealousy?

Women and men both produce testosterone. Is there a difference in production levels when a romantic rival enters the picture?

Stop Dating the Wrong Person

What is it about unhealthy relationship patterns that keep us stuck in a rut? You may be addicted to bad relationships.

Brilliant Ideas Cannot Be Forced

Whether you are trying to figure out where you parked your car or avoid calling someone the wrong name, again, don't overthink it!

10 Steps to Effective Couples Communication

How to discuss everything from the trivial to the traumatic

Awaken to the Joy You’ve Been Mindlessly Chasing

By celebrating all that you bring to the world, the world is in a much better position to begin celebrating with you!

"Keep Calm and Carry On" is Bad Advice

We all are afraid of something in life. Can we re-frame negative anxiety into happy anticipation?

Do Smart People Make Good Friends?

Your IQ might also reveal a fair amount about the level of your “SQ,” or social intelligence quotient.

13 First Date Red Flags

What are some of the "warning signs" of potential relationship trouble that might show up on the first date?

The Pursuit of Happiness Never Ends Well

Happiness is a state of being, not a pile of stuff.

Pet Names between Couples are a Very Good Sign

Terms of endearment between lovers are a very positive sign.

5 Ways to Create your Own Luck

Good luck, happy accidents, and lucky streaks won’t happen in a vacuum. Here are 5 suggestions for finding the good luck you know you deserve.

Are You Afraid to Say "I Love You"?

Hearing the words, "I love you," can bring some of us closer to the one that we love and send others running in the opposite direction as fast as they can.