Latest Eli J. Finkel Stories

Do You really Know What You Want In A Partner?
2011-11-14 10:37:25

Study says romantic preferences fall by wayside once you meet a potential dating partner So you're flocking to online dating sites with a wish list of ideal traits that you desire in a mate. Not so fast! Once you actually meet a potential dating partner, those ideals are likely to fall by the wayside, according to new research from Northwestern University and Texas A&M University. People liked potential partners that matched their ideals more than those that mismatched their...

2011-02-15 19:39:56

You might think that a loving partner helps keep you on track"”say, when you want to stick to your jogging or concentrate on your studies. But a new study in Psychological Science, a publication of the Association of Psychological Science, reports the opposite: Thinking about the support a significant other offers in pursuing goals can undermine the motivation to work toward those goals"”and can increase procrastination before getting down to work. The study's authors,...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.