Mending a Broken Heart

Mending a Broken Heart: A How-To

Remember that scene in Clueless, where Cher kind of makes fun of Tai for wanting to burn the few things she associates with her...
Grammys

Grab that Grammy: Why We Still Lust After Rock Stars

In France, a guy stood on the street on three different occasions asking women for their phone numbers. One time, he held no bag;...
Why We Love Talking About Ourselves

Why We Love Talking About Ourselves

People just love to talk. We communicate with each other all day long through text messages, emails, phone calls and face-to-face interactions. Language is...

Love Literally Hurts – So Does Being Left Out

Love hurts — the pain is emotional and physical. In the 1970s, scientist Jaak Panseep discovered that puppies separated from their mothers were less likely to...

Why to Care About Sharing

Does chocolate taste better when shared? Absolutely, and research backs it up. Sharing an experience with another intensifies it. According to the study’s lead...

Relationships — The Key to Life

“The only things that matter in life are your relations to other people.” Close relationships are the key to successful aging, it turns out. Not...

Pet Therapy for Your Love Life

Pets are good for the body and the mind, and research backs it up. Pet owners are less likely to be obese, or to...

How to Make Small Talk at All Your Holiday Parties

Does the thought of small talk fill you with dread? If your answer is “yes,” I suspect this time of year is particularly challenging...

How to Survive Your Awkward Holiday Office Party

 ’Tis the season for holiday parties. But of all the varieties out there—the in-laws’ gathering, the fun friends’ bash—none evoke the particular type of...

Present Tense: The Perfect Gift

The materialism associated with the holidays can leave us feeling empty and anything but full of good cheer. Conspicuous consumption leaves a mark on...

LATEST

Big life questions

Reality Check: Who Are You & What Are You Doing?

Who has time to think about the “big questions” in life? Most people I know are too busy and overwhelmed these days with the...
Are you good company?

Are You Good Company?

There are some people we naturally love to be around. They are like sunspots, giving off warmth and radiating good energy. There are others...
What a Bucket of PopCorn Says About You

What a Bucket of Popcorn Says About You

In the un-put-downable book Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, the authors describe a famous popcorn study. Moviegoers were given a...
Mental Rehearsal

Dress Rehearsal of the Mind: How to Overcome Anxiety & Build Confidence

I have always been a little skeptical of visualization techniques. The idea of telling someone to visualize winning the lottery, marrying George Clooney or...
#RandomActsOfKindnessDay

25 Ways to Celebrate Kindness

According to Nobel Prize-winning scientist Daniel Kahneman, we experience approximately 20,000 moments each day. In honor of #RandomActsOfKindnessDay choose to make the most of...