Aaron Israel

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4 Ways to Ruin a Perfectly Good Relationship

You finally met someone great! You have been dating about 4-5 months and everything is going really well. But the amphetamine-like rush of endorphins that were released in large quantities at the beginning of your new relationships are beginning to wane. The high of being swept up in intensity of …

Please, Stop Inviting Your Friends to Church

Written by Stephen Schmidt We’ve got some big problems in the Church these days. That’s no great revelation. Just ask anybody on the street what they …

Kirk Cameron, Marriage and the Bible

Actor Kirk Cameron made statements regarding marriage this week, and it caused some buzz in Christian circles.<p>Cameron is part of a national tour called, "Love Worth Fighting For." His goal is to encourage strong marriages, and to encourage people to fight for their marriages.<p>I will give Cameron …

25 Reasons Why It Is Great to Be Single (While Everyone Around is in a Relationship)

Whoever said being single sucks didn’t know how to be single. Being single is great, which is why a majority of the U.S. population currently …

7 things to teach your kids if you want them to be more emotionally intelligent

Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great relationships.</i><p>Step 2: <i>To develop those relationships, they need adequate emotional intelligence.</i><p>Step 3: <i>To develop emotional intelligence, it helps if their mentors (especially their parents) model good behavior in love and partnerships.</i><p>At …

Poor Parenting Can Be Passed From Generation to Generation: Study

Beating, yelling and neglect can all be passed from one generation to the next — but parents are often keen to break the cycle of abuse if they can get the right help, researchers said Monday.<p>They found that the more adverse childhood experiences a person had, the more likely their children were to …

Parenting

The Best Way To Supercharge Your Mind And Body In Only Six Weeks - PsyBlog

Have you seriously underestimated your ability to change?<p>Forget changing yourself one-step-at-a-time — change everything all at once, a new study …

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Creativity

A simple technique called 'anxiety appraisal' can turn nervousness into success

<i>I just can't wait to learn how I will fail to live up to my own expectations.</i><p><i>I lie awake, tight-chested, at 3 a.m., just really looking forward to what fresh hell that meeting will be about.</i><p>Don't mind me, I'm just trying out a cognitive trick that's supposed to help with anxiety.<p>It's called …

Famifi

24 Valentine's Day Desserts That Are Better Than A Date

All the chocolate.<p>Unless you're one of the lucky few, Valentine's Day sucks. It either makes you feel like you're all alone (don't worry, you're not) or it convinces you that the romance from your relationship has simmered to a neutral (not true, either). The expectations of love for this one …

Mom’s weight during pregnancy shapes baby’s health

When Elinor Sullivan was a postdoctoral fellow at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, she set out to explore the influence of food and …

New evidence suggests the moon was formed in a head-on collision between Earth and another planet

We already know that the moon was likely forged when Earth crashed into another planet, but previously scientists believed the crash was just a glancing blow.<p>Now new research published in the journal Science suggests a more violent head-on collision.<p>Theia, the planet that Earth crashed into, didn't …

Astronomy

5 Shortcuts To Bonding Deeply With a Romantic Partner

How do you get to crazy love — or get crazy love back when it’s gone away?<p>Forget the silly relationship books, let’s look at the real science and get …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 4 Insights From Research

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to just look at someone and tell what they’re <i>really</i> like?<p>Sherlock Holmes does this all the time and it’s incredibly …

I Quit Texting My Boyfriend for a Week, and Here's What It Taught Me About My Relationship

I'd never gone more than a few hours without texting bae. Until now.<p>I got my first cell phone when I was 12 years old and started dating my boyfriend, Nick, when I was 14. We knew each other IRL, but our entire eight-year relationship exists in our phones. I remember our initial awkward, flirty …

What to say when someone asks for proof of God\'s existence

<i>"There isn't enough evidence."</i><p>It seems so reasonable. It's what any sensible person would ask. Where is the evidence? Why should it be so difficult …

Blunt Prescriptions For The Parenting That Children Really Need (Hints For The Workplace, Too)

We recently welcomed beautiful Adeline into our family. She’s our first great grandchild. As I looked into her eyes for the first time, I found myself wondering what life would be for her. What would the world be like when <i>she’s</i> a parent and grandparent? Or, even less remotely, what would the world …

A Major Cause of Unhappiness. Can you guess what it is?

Want to live a happier life and have a more productive work day? Take the scenic route to work. The concrete commute that most city dwellers …

Divorced Women Reveal What Could Have Saved Their Marriages

It's <i>always</i> smart to learn from your own mistakes. But when it comes to marriage, sometimes it's better to learn from what others did wrong and avoid discourse — or even divorce — altogether. Below, three divorced women share what <i>could</i> have made their marriages work so that you not make the same …

3 Must-Knows That Men Don't Talk About

When it comes to emotions, it's safe to say that most men don't talk about theirs very often. It's commonplace for men to act nonchalant when it comes to things of the heart, but perhaps it's what's been keeping us from experiencing the deeper things in life.<p>When I was an adolescent I grew up with …