Fear of rejection can be a major stumbling block for some when it comes to dating but does little to protect you. Rather than personalizing and internalizing this experience, a shift in perspective can help you deal with it better the next time around.
We are constantly bombarded with how to achieve greater work-life balance. What if we pursued an optimal time budget instead? Other species do not allocate time evenly across activities. Instead they devote time according to priorities that maximize their success.
Listening to and communing with nature affects our health, both physical and psychological. Whether is is taking a walk or listening to the sounds of other species, creating a sense of connection with the natural world is beneficial, restorative, and necessary for our well-being.
Animals and people can die of a broken heart. The pain and grief we feel when we lose a loved one activates some of the same brain areas as those that formed that love in the first place. Moving forward with the scars of loves we have lost can make us wary of opening up to new relationships.
Lasting friendships are built on repeated actions that foster cooperation and support that can have immediate benefits which, over time, increase your survival and success. But not all friendships are created equal and it can be critical to determine what the true nature of your friendships are.
The Egyptians and Greeks were at the forefront of setting grooming trends, but is all this buffing, waxing, and mud just about beauty or could there be a practical and deeper biological explanation for some of the grooming practices we see in humans?
Whether it's covert or overt, the art of seduction is a very important part of courtship. Despite what some may think, humans don't have the market on flirting techniques. It can be surreptitious or it can be brazen, but animals flirt in as many varied ways you could imagine.
Recently, psychologist Dr. Christine Harris and her colleague, Caroline Prouvost, published the results of a study confirming what many of us already suspected: dogs get jealous. What does this mean for us when considering jealous feelings in our own lives and relationships?
Author Amy Alkon's new book delivers the day-to-day etiquette of living life in a way that values others. In this science-based, easy-to-read, and hilarious book, Alkon looks at where our rudeness comes from and provides tangible ways for all of us to deal with it.
We hear it all the time, “Communication is the key to a good relationship.” If the cornerstone of a good relationship is intimately linked to communication, why does our communication often end up like two male grizzly bears fighting? Do couples in other species have this problem?
We often hear about the human do's and don’ts when it comes to dating, but we rarely get a glimpse into the rules animals use when it comes to courtship and mating. I mean, just how does the Adzuki bean beetle decide to trade up to a new partner? We can learn a great deal if we pay attention to exactly how animals go about picking potential mates.
Why do we kiss? Scientists speculate that we get information about hormone levels, health, and even relatedness, by kissing. And we aren’t the only ones who do it. Whether given as a greeting, a sign of affection, or tentatively in those first stirrings of attraction kissing happens in a variety of animals from ants to prairie dogs.
Recent studies raise questions about the truth of the familiar adage that opposites attract. Instead, how alike you are may be the key to success in love and friendship. Whether it is age, gender, social status, or even personality, birds of a feather flocking together isn't just for the birds.
Some people love to share food, essentially having nonexistent food boundaries. Some people like to share your food, but not their own. And still others are not big fans of sharing at all. What is responsible for this difference? Moreover, why share with some people and not others?
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it's the perfect time to talk about scrumptious gifts. Offering delicacies to a love interest is not uniquely human. We share this trait with many other species, including our eight-legged friends—spiders.