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Of Gladiators and Bachelorettes

Sarah Burkhart | Posted 05.24.2016 | Entertainment
Sarah Burkhart

Hi, my name is Sarah and I love The Bachelor. For years, this show has been one of my social outlets. Except I have come to see (shamefully in very recent days) that this is not a show about love at all. It is all about drama. It advertises tears. And we, the crowd, eat 'em up.

This Love Hormone Could Predict Whether Mom And Dad Stay Together

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.15.2016 | Healthy Living

Published: 02/11/2016 10:35 AM EST on LiveScience A hormone known for its role in bonding and caregiving could predict whether new moms and dads stay ...

The Daddy Diaries, Chapter 38: Sex and Babies.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 12.20.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

When a baby arrives, the newborn provides something special to both parents which, if this were a venn diagram, would overlap with different areas of what each gender tends to get from sex: a sense of boundary-less intimacy.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 32. The Attitude of Gratitude.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 12.04.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

With the holidays upon us, I have been reflecting on which is my favorite, and I realized that hands down, it's Father's Day. I have only had one so far, and it was awesome. In years, gone by, I never gave much thought to Father's Day.

Here's A Really Simple Guide To Happiness. Get After It!

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living

On the pursuit of happiness? Here's a secret: Oxytocin is your friend. It's the feel-good hormone that stabilizes your moods and creates an even flow ...

Apple's 3D Touch Is Advanced but Won't Hold Your Hand

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Shane Paul Neil

On our new iPhones, we can tap, swipe, pinch, peek, and pop. We can hold them, but they don't hold us back. This something we can only accomplish with each other, in person, together.

A Little Good News for a Change

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

A while back there was one of those "Maybe-I just-need-to-stop-reading-the-newspaper-for-a-while days. There wasn't a lot of uplifting news in the wor...

Three Reasons Why Humans Evolved to Connect Sex and Sleep

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Sex and sleep are forever entwined. The bedroom, so often the most personal space in one’s home, is the obvious setting for such an intimate act. ...

Being Drunk And In Love Aren't All That Different

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living

The effects of alcohol and the "love hormone" oxytocin aren't all that different, according to a study review done by researchers at the University of...

Keeping That Sizzle Long After First Sight

Rosie Noesi | Posted 05.13.2016 | Weddings
Rosie Noesi

We all have different ways we need to be loved. A note on your lover's car before they go to work can go a long way. In the book "The 5 Love Languages," the author tell us about how to show your partner love by speaking their love language. There are five: quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, touch, and acts of service.

Why People Love Their Dogs So Much, According To Science

Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living

By MaryAnn Barone Whether it’s during a run through the park or after offering a treat, there’s no feeling like looking at your pet adoringly a...

6 Reasons Why The Love Hormone Is Good For You

David R. Hamilton, Ph.D. | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
David R. Hamilton, Ph.D.

We produce oxytocin when we're feeling love or connection (with a human, animal, tree, spiritual deity) and also when we hug. Here's a little summary of some of the healthy things that happen in our bodies when we produce oxytocin.

Another Stadium Scam; Dog-Human Co-Evolution

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Robert Whitcomb

Do we go with baseball-stadium scams or jobs? Let's watch what's happening in Rhode Island. There, Gov. Gina Raimondo is right to focus a lot on job training. You repeatedly hear from business executives that there aren't enough people in the state with adequate literacy and numeracy.

Dogs, Humans, and the Oxytocin-Mediated Strong Social Bond

Marc Bekoff | Posted 06.16.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

For many people dogs are considered to be family members and their best friends. Indeed, because of the long period of close association between dogs and humans, a deep bond has evolved (for numerous references and discussion please click here).

10 Stress-Relief Strategies When You Have Five Minutes or Less

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

The way we work is broken when scores of talented people can't attend to their basic human needs. Until the larger systemic issues are fixed, these and other stories continue to push me to create stress-relief strategies that can actually be incorporated in your super-hectic day. Here are 10 such strategies to try when you have five minutes or less.

5 Science-Inspired Ways to Banish Stress for Good

Nick Seneca Jankel | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Nick Seneca Jankel

Just as a glass of red wine can make us healthier but ten glasses can result in a terrible hangover (and possibly alcohol poisoning), a little stress can focus our attention and stimulate us to dig within for new ways to grow... but too much is likely to hurt.

Here's What May Have Turned Dogs Into Man's Best Friend

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.01.2015 | Science

We shower them with affection and provide all their necessities. They love and protect us in return--even run to our side when we call and cuddle on c...

Losing One's 'Dopamine Fix'

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

After my husband died, I had a very hard time adjusting to singlehood. Although living in a retirement community helped me survive those awful first m...

Keeping a Man on Third Base and Other Lessons From Male Friendship

Karen Angel | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Karen Angel

Why do men and women relate so differently to their same-sex friends? Experts who have studied this area have a few theories.

10 Reasons to Make Singing Your Happiness Drug!

Tania de Jong | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Tania de Jong

Our brains developed with singing and music as a survival mechanism. Before there were governments or nations, tribes and groups used songs and dance to build loyalty to the group, transmit vital information and ward off enemies. Those who sang survived.

Hacking Into Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins and Oxytocin

Thai Nguyen | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Thai Nguyen

Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins are the quartet responsible for our happiness. Many events can trigger these neurotransmitters, but rather than being in the passenger seat, there are ways we can intentionally cause them to flow.

LA Couple Writes the New Definitive Guide to Sex, Relationship and Hormones

Xaque Gruber | Posted 09.22.2014 | Books
Xaque Gruber

He's a former fighter pilot and scholar on sex/relationships, raised in a strict Catholic household. She's a personal, career and relationship counselor, screenwriter and artist. Together husband and wife, Frank Wiegers and Judith Claire, have founded a website to help singles and couples with sex, love and romance.

Paying for Cuddles Is Apparently a Thing

Stephanie Lager | Posted 09.01.2014 | Women
Stephanie Lager

For one dollar a minute, you can rent a snuggle buddy (man or woman) to accompany you to a movie, dinner or just to cuddle. Wait, what?

Yagana Shah

Hugs Have Healing Power, Study Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.11.2014 | Fifty

Ever wonder why sometimes a hug is all you need? You can't explain it, but there's just something comforting about snuggling up to your spouse after a...

Money and Happiness

Anita Casalina | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

We've all heard that money can't buy happiness. It may interest you to know that Michael Norton of the Harvard Business School says, "If you think money can't buy happiness, you're not spending it right." His study found that what generates happiness is spending it on others.