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Stay Connected

From physical touch to text messaging, staying connected is a basic human need. But some of us prefer more breathing room than others. How close do you want to be?

Attachment vs. Detachment

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.

How much detachment from others is too much detachment?

Teddy Bears Make You Friendlier — And Maybe Healthier

By Matthew Hutson
Magical thinking reduces loneliness.

From Books to MOOCs: The Future of the Higher Education

By Brad Waters
The changing landscape of the college campus and the great education giveaway.

Field of Intimacy

By Mark Banschick M.D.
The physics of love and anguish.

The Good the Bad and the Addicted: Addiction and Normality

By McWelling Todman Ph.D.
Addictive behavior is a pretty good social adhesive until it is not.

Humor=Truth+Danger+Courage

By Gina Barreca Ph.D.
All great humorists run towards their pain and their sorrow.

Three Vital Ingredients for Change

By Lisa Manterfield
When it comes to making a change, connections are key.

How Technological Distractions Destroy Connections

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
A college student observes how tech interruptions thwart relationships.

The Beauty of a Quickie

By Regina Leeds
Rock your world in 8 minutes a day!

Will You Still Need Me? Will You Still Feed Me?

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Look ahead in these 4 ways to assess who you can rely on for your elder years.

Researchers Find Regifting Isn't as Offensive as You Think

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M.
New research finds out how both givers and recipients actually feel about it.

Staying Sane While Admitted To An Intensive Care Unit

By Dennis Rosen M.D.
Powerful tool to avoid ICU psychosis.

Is Everyone Happy but Me?

By Peg Streep
The true cost of living on Facebook

Is Online Dating as Much Fun as You Thought It Would Be?

By Donna Barstow
A cartoon about how to handle a boyfriend who you've never met.

Are You Killing Your Hope for Lasting Love?

By Craig Malkin PhD
In love, sometimes we're our own worst enemies

What our grandparents knew about staying sane -- and we should relearn

By Jean M Twenge Ph.D.
Managing anxiety and depression without drugs.

The tweets that bond

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
The social psychology of twitter

Improving your relationship: LUV LTRS and other digital quickies

By Anne K Fishel Ph.D.
How texting can improve romance

Friends Nourish the Body and Soul

By Dan Buettner
Can simply having friends increase your life span?

Craving Connection

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
We desire relationships because they make us feel important

Sweet Solitude, Part 1: Two Meanings of Alone

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Time spent alone is not just about loneliness

8 Ways to Express Love in May

By Rita Watson MPH
In this lusty month of May, here are some ways to say, "I love you."

When You're a Poor Communicator - How to Stop the Damage and Improve Relationships

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Are You a Poor Communicator? Stop the Damage and Improve Relationships

Irresistible and Funny Quotes About Love to Brighten Your Day

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Irresistible and Funny Quotes About Love to Brighten Your Day

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Ninety Percent of High Performers Possess High EQ

How to Overcome Intimacy Fears: Lessons from a Vampire Slayer

By Craig Malkin PhD
Why sharing feelings takes more courage than fighting monsters

Can Passion and Security Coexist? Reflections on Cronenberg’s "A Dangerous Method"

By Craig Malkin PhD
Reflections on Cronenberg’s "A Dangerous Method"

Study: Coping with Loneliness at 45+

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Volunteer, get more sleep, & have more sex.

Technology and the Loss of Intimacy

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Learn how to reconnect with your partner.

Does Facebook Make Us Lonely?

By Elana Premack Sandler L.C.S.W., M.P.H
Social media’s contribution to an epidemic of loneliness.

Eliminate or Illuminate the Middleman

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
The stuff between our ears, and/or between reality and perception

10 Quotations and Reflections on Loneliness

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Take comfort in what others have said about loneliness.