Making Peace With Conflict

Conflict isn’t fun or delightful. It runs the gamut from mildly annoying to immensely distressing, and it can damage relationships. But is it intrinsically harmful?

Making New Year's Resolutions Work for You

How can we boost our chances of looking back on 2018 with a gratified smile, as we realize that we made our resolutions work for us for a change and actually feel successful?

Thoughts of Absence Make the Heart Grow Fonder

So what if, instead of relishing what we appreciate, we mentally erase the past and imagine our good fortunes had never happened?

Let's Talk About Orgasms

People can place enormous pressure on themselves when it comes to sex and orgasms. It’s easy for the Big O to become a Big Pain when climaxing turns into a must-have goal.

The Sandman's Gift

If a few hours of sleep need to be sacrificed here and there to get things done and be productive, it’s worth it, right? Wrong.

Alternative Facts in Intimate Relationships

Generally speaking, the practice of lying to a romantic partner to promote the relationship, spare feelings, and ease personal discomfort commonly occurs. But does it work?

Sidestepping Into Addiction

On the face of things, doesn’t it just seem like the answer to disagreeable feelings is to run for cover in our bat cave, where they can’t pester us anymore?

How Do Biases Influence Our Spending?

But heuristic processing can also sidetrack us, leading us to spend money in ways we probably wouldn’t if we were taking in the situation a little more mindfully.

The Cloaked Pull of Persuasion in Marketing

When we understand some of the most effective marketing techniques, it’s easier to resist them, but knowledge alone isn’t enough to shield us from their persuasive power.

The Hidden Tug of Marketing

Thanks to diligent research, marketers know how to pull our strings while we don’t have a clue it’s happening.

Prejudice Toward Relationships

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.

The Romance of Boycotting Valentine's Day

And it’s precisely because romantic bonds are so meaningful and valuable that we’d do well to give Valentine’s Day the snub this year. Why?

Let's Get Responsive

How can you start being more responsive in your relationship today? The good news is that you have a cornucopia of avenues to choose from.

Standing Up to Ageism

Have you ever thought that you were too old to do something that younger adults do and then stopped doing it purely because you accepted this belief?

A Laughing Matter

Comedians deserve deep, heartfelt gratitude. They’re not just funny. We actually need them.

Denial and the Risky Business of the Unknown

How do we make our way in the world, especially with such uncertainty and when there’s so much beyond our control?