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Science of Love

Are Good-Looking People Always Jerks? An Investigation

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.19.2016 | Divorce

At some point in time, everyone undoubtably has this thought: Why is it that so many good-looking people I’ve come across while dating are also tota...

What Is The Secret Of America's Success? -- The Good Americans

Neil Ghosh | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Neil Ghosh

In its recent survey of attitudes of government performance, the Pew Research Center posed a question to a wide swath of Americans: What is the secret of America's success as a nation?

How to Know if Someone Loves You (If You Have Access to an MRI Machine)

Inverse | Posted 01.12.2017 | Weird News

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Sarah Sloat A wise Shakespeare mug once said that "love is merely madness" and when you're in the ...

Reflections on the Many Dimensions of Love (Part 1)

Joel and Michelle Levey | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel and Michelle Levey

"For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for whic...

Why Love Isn't Such A Mystery After All

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.26.2014 | Healthy Living

Feeling butterflies in your stomach, going weak at the knees and getting swept off your feet are just a few of the expectations we harbor when it come...

This Is Why You Should Always Say 'Thank You' To Compliments

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 06.05.2014 | Weddings

Sometimes it's the little things that can make a relationship last a lifetime, like telling your partner just how awesome they are. Soul Pancake's ...

How To Keep That Honeymoon Phase Going Forever And Ever

Posted 03.26.2014 | Weddings

It's pretty common knowledge that the honeymoon phase doesn't last forever. At some point, the butterflies disappear, the passion starts to dwindle an...

Single? Inspiring Video Reminds Us That Love Might Just Be A Phone Call Away

Posted 05.21.2014 | Divorce

Finding love can involve a certain amount of risk, as anyone who's confessed a crush or gone on a blind date knows full well. But sometimes, we need t...

Jacqueline Howard

WATCH: How To Spot A Cheater Using Science | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.19.2014 | Science

Why do some of us cheat in our relationships and have romantic affairs? Are there factors that may predict infidelity in men and women? What does the ...

This Is The Ultimate Valentine's Day Date, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 03.11.2014 | Weddings

Valentine’s Day is upon us, which means one of two things: You’re either stressing about being single on Feb. 14, or you’re stressing about plan...

WATCH: Kissing Is WAY More Complicated Than You Thought

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 06.09.2014 | Science

Kissing feels good--no doubt about that. But why does it feel good, and what happens inside your body when you lock lips with a loved one? The ans...

Nine Very Weird Ways Love Affects Our Bodies

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.06.2014 | Science

Have you ever been crazy in love? Blind in love? Or just downright lovesick? Scientists will tell you that those idioms actually have a basis in fact....

What's Love Got To Do WIth The Brain?

Posted 05.15.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jeremy Adam Smith I recited love poetry to Helen Fisher. There's no need for my wife to be jealous. I was working, you see -- specifically, i...

What Happens When Our Brain Falls In Love? Deepak Chopra Explores

The Chopra Well | Posted 05.15.2014 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

One of the most prevalent and least understood of human emotions, love has intrigued poets, philosophers, scientists, artists, and historians alike for centuries. At this point we know more than ever about the chemistry of attachment and the psychology of affection.

Why Magical Thinking Matters In Marriage

Dr. Fran Cohen Praver | Posted 06.09.2012 | Weddings
Dr. Fran Cohen Praver

What about the magic of love and marriage? How much is scientific, real, and how much is illusion, a supernatural belief in destiny?

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Let's Talk About Sex: The Science of Love | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.20.2012 | Education

2011-11-25-elovelvoelveo.jpgNeuroscientists have shown that in some ways, love is similar to addiction.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Let's Talk About Love | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 05.15.2014 | Education

2011-11-21-ifjgjgijfkjkfgff.jpgWhat is love? Is it something that scientists can, should, or will ever be able to understand or describe?

True Love or a Fantasy Bond?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 08.28.2011 | Women
Lisa Firestone

There is a misconception in our culture concerning the reason why intimate relationships deteriorate and end.

WATCH: Looking At Art Gives The Same Pleasure As Being In Love

Posted 07.17.2011 | Arts

There is a reason why art has served as a means of soulful self-expression for centuries upon centuries. All forms of art, from painting to dancing to...

The Science Behind Falling In Love

Psych Central News | Rick Nauert, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A new analysis of a collection of studies suggests falling in love is a quantifiable action, with the brain releasing measurable euphoria-inducing che...