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So Apparently Stress Is Contagious

Find out who's most likely to pass you the bug.<p>You know you can catch a cold or the flu from someone—especially someone you're close with. And apparently, the same goes for stress. A recent study in the journal <i>Psychoneuroendocrinology</i> finds that stress can be contagious, and it's even more …

Loving a Narcissist Without Losing Yourself

My 10-year-old was invited to a party this weekend, a camp reunion sleepover, given by one of her closest friends. Unfortunately, this same weekend, she has an event that she can't and doesn't want to miss, a competition for which she has trained diligently and for many months. The other little …

11 Secrets Men Keep From Their Girlfriends

The Women's Health Guy Next Door provides the precious intel that your guy may never say out loud.<p>I'm not great at keeping secrets. If anything, I'm prone to oversharing. But in the arena of love, there are still a few things that I—like most guys—would prefer to keep under wraps. But it's not …

Being More Than What We Are Currently Doing Here on Earth

What is it that we are doing here on earth? Are we just here doing the 9-to-5 thing so that we can then pay off the dream that we have placed ourselves in?<p>Let's take a look at most of our lives, will we? Most of us go to work, to pay off what we have come to obtain, a place to call our own, a place …

When Your Relationship Is Rocky, Look Right at Your Expectations

One of the best ways to think of a relationship on the rocks is to reflect on your expectations for your relationship. What are they? What is it that you really want from your partner? What could your partner do now that would -- from your point of view -- make the relationship work again? Make a …

Why You Should Never Make Your Bed

What do you really want out of life? Most of us just want to enjoy it. That means spending as much time <i>living</i> your life (doing all the things you love) and as little time <i>sustaining</i> your life (doing the boring things) as possible. I discussed the three circles in which we spend time here. The third …

12 Ideas for a Simpler and Better Today

Let's face it, 21st-century living can be hectic. Lots of commitments, lots of things we want to do and lots to keep up with. It's no wonder more and more of us are becoming overwhelmed.<p>For a simpler (and better) today and tomorrow try a combination of or all of the following.<p><b>1) Slow Down</b><p>If you're …

Decrease Anxiety With ... A Smartphone Game?

An emerging treatment for anxiety is something called attention-bias modification training, which involves having people focus on something non-threatening, like a happy face, and ignore a threatening stimulus, like an angry face, in order to decrease feelings of anxiety.<p>Now, a new study suggests …

30 Things I've Learned on the Eve of My 30th Birthday

1. I don't have everything I want -- but there's liberation in knowing that the empty spaces have the possibility to be filled with the wonderfully unimaginable.<p>2. Life is short. There is no time to leave important words unsaid.<p>3. "Little by little, one travels far." -- American proverb<p>4. I'm …

10 Things Highly Intuitive People Do Differently

Intuition is challenging to define, despite the huge role it plays in our everyday lives. Steve Jobs called it, for instance, "more powerful than intellect." But however we put it into words, we all, well, <i>intuitively</i> know just what it is.<p>Pretty much everyone has experienced a gut feeling -- that …

The Weird Thing That Leads to a Happy Relationship

And by weird, we really mean seriously unfair.<p>Well, this seems a little one-sided: A man's good health and positive personality may be the secret to a happy relationship, according to a new study published in the <i>Journal of Marriage and Family</i>.<p>For this study, researchers from the University of …

How to Thrive in Love

<b>Arianna Huffington's New Book Is A Boon To Intimacy In Relationships</b><p>We got an early look at Arianna Huffington's new book, <i>Thrive: The Third Metric To Creating A Life Of Well-Being, Wisdom And Wonder</i>, and immediately realized it was a gift to the well-being of intimate relationships as well as …

6 Smart Strategies for When Your Sex Drive Stalls

The rub of long-term love: As affection grows, carnal interest often wanes. But you can jump-start the action—and satisfaction<p>Remember when you could spend half a day choosing the right bra or deciding whether you should wear your hair straight or wavy, all in preparation for the mere <i>possibility</i> of …

4 Good Ways to Cope With Fear

We are now almost two weeks into the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. There are many theories about what happened, but sadly few answers.<p>For the families of passengers, the pain is palpable. They are desperate for answers. It's heartbreaking. As someone who has spent a lifetime in the …

10 Secrets of Super Happy Couples

What do happy couples do right? We found 10 surprisingly quirky relationship tips to help you have a happy marriage or relationship<p>This just in from the love lab: Surprisingly quirky—and scientifically proven—ways to maintain a great relationship.<p><b>Pretend you just met.</b><br>Whether you've been together …

Gateway to Curing Mental Illness

Schools are uniquely poised to lead a revolution in prevention-based mental health care, with 50 percent of chronic mental illness beginning by age 14, and 75 percent by age 24.<p>With this in mind, I arrived at a symposium hosted by the University of Southern California's Saks Institute for Mental …

The Secret to a Long and Happy Marriage

Stop everything and try this now—your bond will thank you<p>No, it isn't compromise, unconditional love, or an even split of the household chores (although those probably wouldn't hurt). It turns out, the key to a long and happy marriage is sex, according to a recent study in <i>The Journal of</i> …

10 Things Every Guy Has Thought During Sex

You know, besides this is awesome!<p>You might think the inside of a man's brain sounds like the buzz of a broken fluorescent lightbulb. Not true. In my humble view, the brain cells of men work like pistons, constantly firing—just like yours. Some of the internal dialogue they produce is quite …

How Our Words And Emotions Affect Our Communication

When we communicate, are we expressing our thoughts or are we expressing emotion?<p>In the video above, actor Isabella Rossellini and Hunter College psychology professor Diana Reiss delve into the idea that while thoughts and language are definitely linked, a lot is tied to the words we express. …

10 Questions to Ask (And Keep Asking) in Dating Relationships

When it comes to dating, it seems you can find hundreds of thousands of websites, books, and people offering their tips and advice. I've personally read and heard a lot of this advice, but what I think is the most helpful when it comes to dating isn't giving and getting prescriptions -- it's asking …

Making A Big Decision? Why You Should Take A (Quick) Pause Beforehand

A new study affirms the importance of "taking a moment" before making a decision.<p>Researchers found that taking just an extra fraction of a second to decide something leads to improved decision-making accuracy.<p>"Postponing the onset of the decision process by as little as 50 to 100 milliseconds …

How to Tell How Your Partner Really Feels About Your Sex Life

And how to make sure they know you're into it, too<p>Think your bed buddy is having a sub-par time—or the best sex of their life? Either way, you're probably right, suggests a new study in the <i>Archives of Sexual Behavior</i>.<p>For the study, researchers from the University of Waterloo in Canada asked 84 …

36 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime

…Or next week.

5 Things Preventing You From Attracting Your Beloved

Most of us would love to be in a loving, committed relationship. Yet, for many, this seems to be elusive. There are some good reasons for this.<p><b>1. We Attract at Our Common Level of Self-Abandonment or Self-Love</b><p>Do you abandon yourself in one or more of these four ways?<p>Staying focused in your head …

The Habits of Happy People

Most people have something that gnaws at them at night, a problem or unrealized dream somewhere in their lives that causes them to feel incomplete, dissatisfied and unhappy. For them, happiness feels unachievable and elusive. However, addressing and conquering their fears helps them to achieve what …

The Benefits of Befriending Your Future Self

When was the last time you checked in with your future self? I mean really sat down and envisioned who you would be decades from now and what your life would look like? Just because you don't have a DeLorean time machine at your disposal like Marty McFly in <i>Back To The Future</i>, it doesn't mean you …

Following Your True Calling

<i>Photo: (cc) LiebeGaby/Flickr</i><p><i>by guest blogger Robyn Hessinger, intuitive, medium, Reiki master, and founder of</i> <i>Inspired Guidance</i><p>"If we wait until we're ready, we'll be waiting for the rest of our lives..." --Lemony Snicket<p>What would it take for you to follow your true calling(s)? Bravery? Financial …

Turning Body Shame Into Body Love

I'll be the first one to admit that I tend to be my own worst critic when it comes to my body. You see me -- however it is you perceive me -- and I see flaws. Things that need to be improved. Things that need "fixing." But, of course, that's ludicrous. There is nothing "wrong" with me or my body. …