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2011-05-25 10:35:00

For guys looking to catch the eye of a female, research suggests that you don't smile too much and show a bit of brooding. Canadian researchers have discovered that women find men less attractive if they appear happy and smiling, Reuters reports. "Men who smile were considered fairly unattractive by women," said Jessica Tracy, a University of British Columbia psychology professor who directed the study. Men's reaction to what is attractive about women is the opposite, "Women who smile are...

2011-05-18 16:25:39

It stands to reason that a well-loved child can become a loving adult. But what prepares us to make a strong commitment and work out differences with an intimate partner? And what happens when one person is more committed than the other? Six researchers"”M. Minda Oriña of St. Olaf College; W. Andrew Collins, Jeffry A. Simpson, Jessica E. Salvatore, and John S. Kim of the University of Minnesota and Katherine C. Haydon of the University of Illinois at...

2011-04-16 00:00:28

Relationship Coach Bessie Estonactoc unravels the mysteries around the demise of long term relationships. "Complacency, the silent relationship killer, can be a slippery slope that starts with couples spending less time together. Because couples don't understand the damage complacency in a relationship causes, they are not likely to seek help until it is too late," explains Estonactoc, who teaches couples how to shore up their relationships by teaching communication and connection tools....

2011-04-11 00:00:37

Charlie Sheen and Chris Brown are the new poster boys for bad behavior. Imago Therapist Dr. Ben Cohen explains why anger is the acceptable emotion to express, and what underlies verbal and physical outbursts. "If people would try to understand the true and authentic feelings behind anger, there would be less reactivity, and more empathy developed in work and personal relationships," Cohen explains. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 9, 2011 First Charlie Sheen publicly fleeces the producer of his...

2011-03-30 07:56:57

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Brain growth in babies is linked to the amount of time and energy mothers "Ëœinvest', according to this study. The study of 128 mammal species, including humans, shows that brain growth in babies is determined by the duration of pregnancy and how long they suckle. The Durham University research concludes that the longer the pregnancy and breastfeeding period in mammals, the bigger the baby's brain grows. The researchers say the findings reinforce the...

2011-03-25 19:09:27

How does your best friend feel when people act needy? Or, about people being dishonest? What do they think when others seem uncomfortable in social situations? According to an upcoming study in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, if you don't know "“ your relationship may pay a price. There are lots of ways to know someone's personality. You can say "she's an extrovert" or "she's usually happy." You may also know how he or she reacts to...

2011-03-23 14:32:14

Having sex for the first time can improve or degrade your self-image depending on whether you are male or female, according to Penn State researchers. On average, college-age males become more satisfied with their appearance after first intercourse, whereas college-age females become slightly less satisfied. "We're not talking about 12-year-old girls having sex, so it's striking that even among these young women -- who are 17 or older when they first had sex -- their images of themselves went...

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2011-03-09 09:52:30

Researchers have found that romance begins to fall flat after 36-months into a relationship, where couples begin to take each other for granted, argue ever more and lose their sexual appetite. The oft-quoted "Ëœseven-year itch' has become a "Ëœthree-year glitch' because of the pressures of modern life, Reuters is reporting. Couples admitted that they enjoy a third as much sex than newer couples and 55 percent told researchers that they have to schedule time together for...

2011-02-10 20:54:22

Romantic relationships often start out as enjoyable or even exciting, but sometimes may become routine and boring. A Wayne State University study reveals that dating couples that integrate other couples into their social lives are more likely to have happy and satisfying romantic relationships. Richard B. Slatcher, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology in WSU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a resident of Birmingham, Mich., specializes in social and health psychology. His recent...

2011-02-10 09:14:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Smooching, snogging, sucking face, swapping spit, tonsil hockey...no matter what the alias, kissing is universally recognized as a sign of affection. And just in time for Valentine's Day, HowStuffWorks.com exposes all including how to get (and give) a perfect pucker, key muscles, other biological stuff related to kissing and even a glimpse at the strange stuff we smooch, like the Blarney Stone. If your current status is "single," you'll still want...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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