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Can an Increase in Gender-Based Violence Be Blamed on the Rise of Online Dating?

<i>An Interview with Domestic Violence Expert Dana Lockhart</i><p><i>As online dating becomes the primary way people meet for the first time, Siren is partnering with Dana Lockhart, head of Seattle Police Department's Domestic Violence Support Team on a series of articles to keep our community aware, empowered</i> …

How To Stop Feeling Guilty And Forgive Yourself

This articles looks at how you can stop feeling guilty as an individual, considering the psychology behind guilt and the practical steps to resolve …

Psychology

Malawi’s first female president says “Western assertiveness” does not work for African women

Malawi’s first female president, Joyce Banda, says that African women should not follow the “Western route” of assertiveness and confrontation as a way to gain a voice in politics.<p>“If you want to take the Western route, all you will get is rejection, frustration. Confrontation will never work,” …

Africa

43 Truths About People, Relationships And The Rollercoaster Of Life

Life, with its many twists and turns, cannot be compared to any other solitary thing. Life is too deep, wide, strange, evocative, breathtaking, …

Motivation

How to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids: 7 Important Things to Teach Them

Emotional intelligence is the prerequisite to great relationships. Here's how to teach kids to develop them.<p>We all want our kids to be happy and successful, so it makes sense to work backward and figure out how to make that happen.<p>Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great</i> …

Emotional Intelligence

But What if I End up Alone?

<i>“Learning to be alone, and enjoying it, is the most empowering gift you can give yourself.” ~ S. Aitchison</i><p>Despite the smile upon my radiant face, …

Why (& How) You Should be Your Own Best Friend.

Although we have best friends or favorite relatives, if most of us were given the option of being joined at the hip to another human being, we would …

Are Men Designed To Cheat? A Resounding Yes, Says This Sociologist

Raise your hand if you've ever cheated or been cheated on.<p>Many people have confronted infidelity in their relationships, and more often than not, one big question comes to the surface before the dust settles: Why?<p>Sociologist, sexologist and professor Eric Anderson believes he has part of the …

Decade of disaster: 10 people you’ll date in your 20s

You know those people who tell you that dating in your 20s is joyous, carefree and full of possibility? I am not one of those people.<p>I am here to tell you that dating as a young adult is more like a vast expanse littered with trash fires as far as the eye can see.<p>Okay, yes — I’m being dramatic. You …

Relationships

9 Mistakes 30-Something Couples Make That Often Lead to Loneliness

Any of these sound familiar?<p>It didn't happen all at once, but it happened: We looked around and we didn't see very many friends. We had never been busier, never been happier in our relationship with one another, and our calendars were all booked up, yet we still felt lonely.<p>It was our own fault. We …