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5 Ways People Self-Sabotoge in Romance

Consider that there may be deeper forces operating between you and your partners--here are 5 common ways people self-sabotage in romance.
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Eating Disorders and Romantic Relationships

How to help when your partner is struggling with an eating disorder.
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How Your Unconscious Mind Is Keeping You Single

By Madeleine A Fugère Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 in Dating and Mating
Many people are consciously and happily single. But if you are interesting in finding a mate, consider these unconscious factors which may be affecting your status.

Your Brain in Love

By Joe Pierre M.D. on February 11, 2016 in Psych Unseen
What does neuroimaging tell us about romantic love?

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Sleeping Together: The Intimacy of Sharing a Bed

Intimacy takes many forms. Sharing a bed for sleep is one of them.

What Is This Thing Called Love?

A world without love is a barren place. We have all searched, yearned, loved, even lost. Pop songs, classical and pulp literature, great and kitschy art capture love's essence.

Eggshell Relationships

By Joe Navarro M.A. on January 28, 2016 Spycatcher
How can you recognize an emotionally unstable personality before he or she harms you?

Your Status as a Single Person Is a Diversity Issue

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on January 28, 2016 Living Single
Here's why unmarried status is a diversity issue. In this article, I focus on the workplace.

Triggering Happiness Hormones In A Society in Turmoil

Ever feel lost, despairing, angry, and searching for answers? I have, and found some answers through learning how to trigger my body's joy hormones.

Relationships: Being Close Without Becoming Too Close

Without realizing it, do we think about relationships in outmoded 20th Century terms? How can we adjust our thinking to accommodate the array of options available now?

Story of A Soul: An Intimate Conversation with Mirabai Starr

By Mark Matousek on January 27, 2016 Ethical Wisdom
The renowned mystic scholar and author talks about grief, healing, and the powerful medicine of transformation.

6 Things Never to Say to a Friend Dealing With a Breakup

Sometimes, avoiding what NOT to say is just as important as saying the right thing.

Hot, Mindful Sex

Want some hot, slow sex to keep warm these days/nights? Consider starting a mindfulness practice.

When You Love Someone Who Doesn't Love You Back

By Jared DeFife Ph.D. on January 27, 2016 The Shrink Tank
How far would you go to pursue someone who didn't love you back? Author and NYTimes Modern Love column contributor Lisa A. Phillips shares her own story of romantic obsession.

What Do We Learn About Marriage From Our Parents?

New research identifies the memorable messages that children received from parents about marriage.

What Every Leader Should Know About Trust and Influence

As a leader, how much influence do you really have with those you are expected to lead? The answer might surprise you.

Are You Withholding Love?

Are you a love with-holder? After failing in love, many people turn into cynics. Here are 2 common ways people keep love at bay after being emotionally wounded, and how to change.

Dog Tales Are Fun to Read but Often Stretch What We Know

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on January 27, 2016 Animal Emotions
Dogs do not live in the moment nor are they unconditional lovers. Tales about how dogs help humans are great to read but must stick to what we know about these amazing beings.

The Rise of Toxic Leadership and Toxic Workplaces

By Ray Williams on January 27, 2016 Wired for Success
The truth of the matter is that we are hypocrites, and we are witnessing the rise of toxic leaders and workplaces. We tend to choose or follow a very different kind of leader.

Managing Midlife Malaise

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 27, 2016 How To Do Life
Is that all there is? Is it all downhill from here?

Behind the Mask - Inside a Psychopathic Romance

By Rhonda Freeman Ph.D. on January 26, 2016 NeuroSagacity
Most with psychopathy are nothing like what we might imagine (i.e., the socially awkward loner, disengaged from society, plotting to do harm.) Actually, they often have attractive

Are You the Listener You Think You Are?

In The Listening Life, author and ordained minister Adam McHugh examines what it really means to listen--to God and to others.

Contemplating Divorce? Answer Two Essential Questions First

Dissolving a marriage is tough. A few mindset shifts can make the task easier.

3 Reasons Why Conflict Can Be Good for Your Relationships

Plenty of us prefer to avoid conflict because it seems like the least troublesome path. But if we really understood the price we pay with our silence, we might reconsider.

6 Simple Strategies for Being Happy Alone

By Kira Asatryan on January 26, 2016 The Art of Closeness
You don't need anyone else to get happy.

You Can Kill a Relationship With Anxiety

By Temma Ehrenfeld on January 26, 2016 Open Gently
Anxiety can make you self-absorbed.

Code Switching Solves Workplace Communication in 2020

The term "code switching" refers to having knowledge of both the male and female cultures or languages and readily swapping between them as you communicate.

Can this Friendship be Saved?

Anything is possible when it comes to relationships. But if you're trying to fix one, you need to be clear in your goal.


By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 26, 2016 How To Do Life
39 tips on how to do life, each in a half-dozen words or fewer.

5 Things Your Friends Can Do for You (If You Let Them)

Here are the top two ways to keep your friends around.

Two Dog Evening: Happiness Tips from Bliss and Oakley

Because dogs live in the emotional moment, they can teach their humans how to truly live joyfully.

3 Simple Tricks to Make Thank-Yous Memorable

Writing a thank you letter has been found to result a huge increase in happiness for the writer, with the benefits lasting over a month. Here's how to make them stand out.

Thinking About Thinking

By James Doty M.D. on January 25, 2016 The Magic Shop
My first mantra.

The Real War on Marriage

By Jen Kim on January 25, 2016 Valley Girl With a Brain
t's true: There is a war on marriage. But it has nothing to do with the Supreme Court or the LGBT community. The real warmonger? It's none other than...