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The 3 Main Reasons Why People Have Affairs

“I just don’t know what’s wrong with him. I mean, we’ve been married for 25 years and this just started happening in the last few. But it keeps …

When Is It Real Love?

“Mama, how will I know when I’m in love?” “You’ll just know, honey. Now go get me that bowl.” This question, or something like it, has been asked by …

Scientists struggle to stay grounded after possible gravitational wave signal

Not for the first time, the world of physics is abuzz with rumours that gravitational waves have been detected by scientists in the US.<p>Lawrence Krauss, a cosmologist at Arizona State university, tweeted that he had received independent confirmation of a rumour that has been in circulation for …

Physics

13 science-backed ways to appear more attractive

It pays to be pretty.<p>Research has found that attractive people earn up to 14% more money than their unattractive peers.<p>Fortunately, attraction relies …

Why Losing 'The Spark' Gives Your Relationship A Chance To Grow

The thing we don’t realize about a relationship is that once the honeymoon phase is over, two people should still continue to be together.<p>Nothing is …

7 Ways to Communicate Commitment in the Digital Age

Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook can actually help solidify commitment.<p>The winter holidays rank at the top of the list for marriage proposals and …

Social Media

Toxic relationship habits most people think are normal

There’s no class in high school on how to not be a shitty boyfriend or girlfriend. Sure, they teach us the biology of sex, the legality of marriage, and maybe we read a few obscure love stories from the 19th century on how not to be.<p>But when it comes down to actually handling the nitty-gritty of …

Anger Management

Chemistry Counts in Relationships--But How Much?

When it comes to a potentially romantic relationship, chemistry is a loaded word. Does one of these beliefs pop into your mind when you hear it?<p>• For a good relationship, chemistry needs to be there right away.<p>• Chemistry might not be felt initially but can develop later.<p>• Love at first sight, or a …

How Do You Live Happily Ever After When There's a Love Triangle?

<i>This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by providing research-based content to help improve thinking, feeling, and behavior patterns.</i><p>How do you live happily ever after when there's a love triangle?<p>…

8 surprising psychological reasons someone might fall in love with you

1/<p>If you're really, really alike.<p>Flickr/davebloggs007<p>Decades of studies have shown that the cliché that "opposites attract" is totally off.<p>"Partners …

Psychology

What's Wrong With My Relationship? Ask These 7 Questions To Know.

In the American psychologist Carl Rogers' groundbreaking work "On Becoming a Person", he raised many questions for readers to evaluate their …

Relationships

The Part You're Missing About Manifesting True Love

This post goes out to you if you're single or if you're settling with someone who's just not doing it for you.<p>What does it mean to "call in true love"?<p>Where do you find your "one"?<p>Maybe, like Santa, you've made your list and checked it twice: Smart, Kind, Handsome, Generous, Good with kids, Funny...<p>…

Relationships

How we quantify love

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: Can we measure love by neuroscience?</i> <i>Answer by Yohan John, neuroscience PhD.</i><p>Can we measure love with neuroscience? We can try!<p>Social neuroscience is the sub-field of neuroscience that attempts to understand the particularly social behaviors that humans …

Neuroscience

A Harvard psychiatrist says 3 things are the secret to real happiness

Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger is the director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest and most complete studies of adult life ever conducted. Waldinger described some of the secrets to happiness revealed by the study in a recent TED talk.<p>The study followed two cohorts of white …

14 Relationship Mindsets That All Girls Should Have Before They Turn 30

"And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better." - Steve Jobs. Read the essential mindsets that make relationships great.

Steve Jobs

What’s Next for Outer Space?

Now that Elon Musk’s SpaceX has managed to land upright, the future of travel and commerce in outer space is bright.<p>It came streaking down from the …

Space Travel

How to ask a girl to be your girlfriend & get a positive reply

<b>How to ask a girl to be your girlfriend</b> – Have you been dating a special girl for a while now? Find out how to ask a girl to be your girlfriend and …

10 Personality Traits Of People Who Make Great Partners

© Depositphotos.com/luminastock<p>It takes a certain person to excel at being a fantastic partner. Relationships are a skill, and like any skill, being …

The Beauty of Mathematics

In this short film, we see three panels. At left, an equation or set of data. In the center, a diagram visualizing the left panel. At right, video …

The 4 Most Common Relationship Problems — and How to Fix Them

Relationship problems. Everybody has them. And sometimes you have them over and over and over.<p>Most of the people giving advice don’t know the …

Same-Sex Couples

20 Reasons Why You Still Want Him/Her

We have probably all been through this …seems like it is just part of life: the relationship breakup! You can’t get him out of your head even though …

Relationships

ICYMI: Tinsel's Toxic History And The Psychology Of Rekindled Romance

Health stories you may have missed.<p><i>ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week.</i><p>This week, as we spent time with family and friends over the holidays, we read two pieces about holiday lore. One piece retraced the shapeshifting history of Christmas-tree tinsel -- from pricey silver to …

Middle Age

How Romantic Jealousy Changes Us

We start to see ourselves as more like our rivals.<p>Dr. Erica Slotter at Villanova University wants to help us understand romantic jealousy and, in doing so, get over it — or embrace it.<p>In a recent experiment published in <i>Personal and Social Psychology Bulletin</i> — one of the few academic articles I've …

13 Scientifically Proven Signs You're in Love

1 of 15<p>Introduction<p>Can't get that girl or guy out of your head? Daydreaming about the person when you should be working? Imagining your futures …

Relationships

20 Crucial Things You Must Do IMMEDIATELY After A Breakup

Ending a relationship is never fun, but it's understanding what to do after a breakup that will make all the difference. Take time to heal, don't …

Breakups

How the Five "Love Languages" Can Help You Win at Relationships

Ever had an argument with your partner and wished they could just read your mind? If they only knew how you were feeling, they’d stop putting up a …

How to be human: am I in love with my friend?

<i>Leah Reich</i> <i>was one of the first internet advice columnists. Her column "</i><i>Ask Leah</i><i>" ran on IGN, where she gave advice to gamers for two and a half years. During the day, Leah is Slack’s user researcher, but her views here do not represent her employer. You can write to her at</i> <b>askleah@theverge.com</b> <i>and</i></i> …

Relationships

12 Things I Wish I Knew About Love and Dating in My Early 20s

I am 27 and I've been in a relationship for pretty much the entirety of my 20s.<p>Of course, things weren't always perfect between my boyfriend and me. I spent my early-mid 20s panicking constantly about whether or not he was "the one" and fearing that if we broke up, I would have to start over at 24, …