Why Are Fewer People Getting Married?

Why Are Fewer People Getting Married?June kicks off the U.S. wedding season. Whether you love nuptials or hate them, an astounding trend is occurring: fewer couples are tying the knot.

Withdrawing Projections by Being Aware That We Are Projecting

Withdrawing Projections by Being Aware That We Are ProjectingWhy do we project our repressed parts? Why can't or don't those parts just remain peacefully buried -- or asleep in the basement -- and let us go on undisturbed with our "normal" lives? Apparently there is no way to avoid it even while there are limitless ways to ignore or deny it...

When New Moms Are Stressed, Sex Life Takes A Hit

When New Moms Are Stressed, Sex Life Takes A HitAfter having their first baby, new parents report being only somewhat satisfied with their sex lives. The stress levels of moms—but not dads—may be a reason why.

Ready For College? Here's Why You Should Think About A Gap Year

College can increase psychological distress. Jeremy Wilburn, CC BY-NC-NDMalia Obama recently announced that she will take a gap year before attending Harvard University. Historically, American high school graduates have been less likely to take a gap year as compared to their European and Australian counterparts.

The Wisdom of Your Discontent Is Chasing After You

The Wisdom of Your Discontent Is Chasing After YouI realized my nagging feelings of dissatisfaction, that little dissenting voice that made me feel like I wasn't in the right place at the right time, or doing the right thing, was all a set of instructions for how to find inner peace in the presence of my emotional turmoil...

Why Birth Labor Is Such A Pain And How To Reduce It

Why Birth Labor Is Such A Pain And How To Reduce ItPain during labour and childbirth is a complex combination of physical and psychological factors. Pain comes from the uterus, cervix, pelvic joints and ligaments and, during the actual birth, from the vagina and perineum (the skin between the vagina and anus) stretching to accommodate the baby’s emerging body.

Honoring Yourself: Honor is Really About Respect

Honoring Yourself: Honor is Really About RespectHonor is really about respect. The word respect is commonly used as it relates to respecting others. For example, "Respect your elders. Honor your mother and your father." These phrases are familiar. But how about this one: "Honor yourself." Does that feel right to you?

Facial Expressions Are The Key To First Impressions

Kathleen Bogart’s Disability and Social Interaction Lab presenting research about Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day. Author providedFacial expressions are important parts of how we communicate and how we develop impressions of the people around us. In “The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals,” Charles Darwin proposed that facial expressions evolved to quickly communicate emotional states important to social survival.

How Do We Choose A Partner?

What’s inside also counts. kira cronin/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDWe know a lot about why people choose different brands of dishwashing detergent, because companies spend billions of dollars investigating who buys what. But when it comes to the processes behind perhaps our most significant life choice – choosing a romantic partner – science knows surprisingly little.

Online Dating Has Become A Hobby, One That Is Often Not Even That Fun

Online Dating Has Become A Hobby, One That Is Often Not Even That FunThe scene described in Nancy Jo Sales’s huge Tinder report published in Vanity Fair magazine featured groups of twenty-something friends and colleagues in a Manhattan bar relaxing after work. But rather than socialising with each other they were engrossed in the more private world of their mobile phones, seeking something completely personal: a sexual partner (albeit not necessarily just for sex).

Most Turn Their Nose Up When Love Is Sold To Them

Most Turn Their Nose Up When Love Is Sold To ThemMatchmaking and dating services used to advertise in small rectangles on tube carriages, next to the vitamin drinks and food delivery services, and in smaller rectangles still on the classified pages of newspapers and magazines.

Can Being A Good Storyteller Lead To Love?

Can Being A Good Storyteller Lead To Love?Everyone loves a good story, but can a good story lead to love? Storytelling is a fundamental form of communication, and research has demonstrated the power of narratives to change minds and influence behavior.

The Good News and The Bad News

The Good News and The Bad NewsI am writing about you. You; wonderfully flawed, perfectly nutty, beautiful, broken-hearted, powerful you. Would you like to impact the planet and be a part of a positive change? Would you like to feel more at peace with yourself and be a happier human being?

Is Two Hours Of Screen Time Guideline For Kids Obsolete?

Is Two Hours Of Screen Time Guideline For Kids Obsolete?Official guidelines say kids aged five to 18 years should spend no more than two hours a day using screens, and children under two years should not use a screen at all. But in a world dominated by tablets and mobile phones, these limits are proving to be virtually impossible to uphold.

What Does Science Says About Love

What Does Science Says About LoveWe’ve all felt it at some time in our lives. Poets write about it, singers sing about it – and a whole industry has grown up around finding it, expressing it and maintaining it. But what is love? Where does it reside? What triggers it? And what’s really going on in our minds and bodies when we fall “head over heels”?

Do Women Really Go For Bad Boys?

Do Women Really Go For Bad Boys? “Nice guys finish last” is one of the most widely believed maxims of dating. Fleshed out, the idea goes something like this: heterosexual women might say they want nice characteristics in a partner, but in reality what they want is the challenge that comes with dating a “bad boy”.

Girls Still Avoid Math, Even If Mom Is A Scientist

Girls Still Avoid Math, Even If Mom Is A Scientist"Analysis revealed that girls' mathematics anxiety was not related to the level of their mothers' engagement in STEM careers, nor was it related to gender equality in the countries we studied," says David Geary.

Why Bullying Needs More Efforts To Stop It

Why Bullying Needs More Efforts To Stop ItThe tragic consequences of bullying have become a regular part of the news cycle. In April, an eighth grade girl in Missouri and a sixth grade boy in Pennsylvania committed suicide. Bullying was an important factor, according to their families.

Worrying About Being A Perfect Mother Makes It Harder To Be A Good Parent

Worrying About Being A Perfect Mother Makes It Harder To Be A Good ParentEven armed with a Ph.D. in developmental psychology, I remember the frightening first moments after bringing my newborn daughter home from the hospital. I wasn’t sure what to do – and not at all confident that I was capable of being the parent she needed me to be.

Do Abstinence Pledges Prevent Teen Pregnancy And Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

Do Abstinence Pledges Prevent Teen Pregnancy And Sexually Transmitted Diseases?In the United States, the teen pregnancy rate is higher than in any other western industrialized country, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At the same time, a growing number of American teens and young adults have been diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Why New Moms Don’t Have To Give Up On Sleep

I disagree with the hand-waving that people get, being told, ‘Yep, you are the one who wanted to be a mom or a dad. Better get used to it,'” says Katherine Sharkey. (Credit: John Mayer/Flickr)"The biological clock can get thrown off in these women because they are up so much in the middle of the night," says Katherine Sharkey.

How Reading To Your Child Makes The Difference

Mother reads with children. Diana Ramsey, CC BYIf you are a parent or a teacher, you most probably read stories to young children. Together, you laugh and point at the pictures. You engage them with a few simple questions. And they respond.

How Children Use Their Emotions To Learn

child learnin emotions 5 10Emotions play a critical role in everyday life. The ability to express, regulate, and understand one’s own and others’ emotions – known as emotional competence – is linked to good social skills and to doing better at school.

Dads Get Postnatal Depression Too

Dads Get Postnatal Depression TooIt will come as no surprise that some new fathers will be anxious or highly stressed. However, most people believe only new mums suffer postnatal depression. This is not the case.

Here's How Kids Ruin Your Romantic Relationship

romance spoiled by kids 5 10Lots of women look forward to motherhood – getting to know a tiny baby, raising a growing child, developing a relationship with a maturing son or daughter. All over the world, people believe that parenting is the most rewarding part of life.

The Greatest Taboo? What The Bible Says About Incest

The Greatest Taboo? What The Bible Says About IncestIncest sparks strong emotions – and today, in many cultures at least, they are largely negative. But has it always been thus? Or is the taboo peculiar to certain times and places?

Does The G-spot Exist?

Does The G-spot Exist?It is perhaps one of the most controversial debates in sexual function: is there or isn’t there a G-spot? And if there is, how do we find it?

Do Deep Voices Make Guys More Scary Than Sexy?

Do Deep Voices Make Guys More Scary Than Sexy?"Masculine traits in humans are not the same as, say, in peacocks where the beautiful tail attracts a mate," says David Puts. "For example, beards make men more dominant looking, scarier, and seemingly more dangerous, but most women prefer clean-shaven men."

Taking Better Care of Yourself: Self-Care and Self-Talk

Taking Better Care of Yourself: Self-Care and Self-TalkIt is time to stop being your own worst enemy and begin to become your own best friend. As a psychotherapist, I see time and time again the adverse effects of my clients' lack of self-care. In general...

Why Children Who Sleep More Get Better Grades

Why Children Who Sleep More Get Better GradesSleep plays a fundamental role in the way we learn. Emerging evidence makes a compelling case for the importance of sleep for language learning, memory, executive function, problem solving and behaviour during childhood.

The Relationship Myth of Living Happily Ever After

The Relationship Myth of Living Happily Ever AfterTrue or false: *Couples with great relationships don’t fight. * Most people expect too much from marriage. * All the good men/women are already taken. * Love can heal all wounds. * If my partner were more like me, we’d have a better relationship.

Babies Pay Attention When Parents Do

Babies Pay Attention When Parents Do"The ability of children to sustain attention is known as a strong indicator for later success in areas such as language acquisition, problem-solving, and other key cognitive development milestones," says Chen Yu.

So Long Social Media: Kids Are Opting Out Of The Online Public Square

So Long Social Media: Kids Are Opting Out Of The Online Public SquareWhen my digital media students are sitting, waiting for class to start and staring at their phones, they are not checking Facebook. They’re not checking Instagram, or Pinterest or Twitter. No, they’re catching up on the news of the day by checking out their friends’ Stories on Snapchat, or...

Musical Rhythm Helps Babies Find Patterns In Speech

Musical Rhythm Helps Babies Find Patterns In SpeechIn both the music and control groups, we gave babies experiences that were social, required their active involvement, and included body movements—these are all characteristics that we know help people learn...

True Intimacy: We Crave It Yet We Fear It!

True Intimacy: We Crave It Yet We Fear It!Someone once said that intimacy is spelled into-me-see. Thinking it of it that way sheds light on why it frightens us. Letting someone see into us when we are afraid of letting them see our hidden "faults and foibles" can be frightening...

No More Hiding Places in Your Relationships

No More Hiding Places in Your Relationships“What’s wrong?” “Nothing.” How many times have you had this conversation? Something is obviously wrong, but it is not being acknowledged. Hiding places do not work in healthy relationships. Never have. Never will.

The Difficulties Doctors Face In Diagnosing Autism

The Difficulties Doctors Face In Diagnosing AutismA recent survey of pediatricians found they often lacked enough information to accurately diagnose an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children. ASD is an important diagnosis not to miss. But it is equally important not to make the diagnosis when it is not truly present.

What Your Emojis Say About You

What Your Emojis Say About You

When you add a smiley face to the end of a message, you may be saying more than you realise. Emoticons, faces formed from punctuation symbols such as :-), and emojis, picture symbols such as

How Strong Friendships Defy Dementia

How Strong Friendships Defy DementiaWhile there is no cure for dementia or Alzheimer’s, studies suggest strong social ties can help ward off the diseases’ advance. The Momentia movement uses strong social ties to ward off the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The Science Of Hugs And Why They Feel So Good

The Science Of Hugs And Why They Feel So Good“Hugging it out” is often touted as a good way to solve a problem. Now a group of Europeans have decided that that’s all Britons need to convince them to stay in the EU. Their #hugabrit campaign, in which people send in pictures of themselves hugging a Briton, aims to launch “a lovebomb” across the Channel.

7 Deal Breakers When Looking For Love

7 Deal Breakers When Looking For Love"A lot of times, just by avoiding negative traits, people will probably be fairly well off—maybe even more well off—than if they were trying to optimize the best potential partner," says Gregory Webster.

How Long Does Sex Normally Last?

How Long Does Sex Normally Last?The difficult thing is how to measure it, because people will probably over-estimate. If you’re a non-scientist, you might have once asked yourself, propped against the bedhead after disappointingly quick intercourse, how long does sex “normally” last?

Three Questions to Ask for A Wild and Precious Life

Three Questions to Ask for A Wild and Precious LifeWhether or not we’re part of a couple, we come into the world alone, we leave alone, and we make many of our most important decisions after we’ve done our own private soul-searching. We and we alone are responsible for our behavior; we create our own lives.

Why Is Recognizing Needs and Values Important in Relationships?

Why Is Recognizing Needs and Values Important in Relationships?Needs and values — the things we care about, the sources of our wants — matter because they are the contents of our core selves. They make up much of the terrain of our inner worlds. Needs and values are indeed highly interconnected, but there is an important distinction between the two.

What Pushes Our Buttons and What Can We Do About It?

What Pushes Our Buttons and What Can We Do About It?When it comes to dealing with stress, everyone has an elemental style of dealing with it, and everyone has an ego. Our reactions are often as predictable as the sun coming up every day and going down each night. Whatever the cause -- we react.

Cleansing Family Emotional Clutter & Genetic Footsteps

Cleansing Family Emotional Clutter & Genetic FootstepsThe intimate connection we have with family gets embed­ded within our very being long before we can utter a word. Much of this initial wiring occurs in the right hemisphere of our brain in the first ten to twenty-four months of life. That’s when our brain begins to develop an emotional and social program.

When Do Children Develop Their Gender Identity?

The biological sex of babies may not determine their gender later. Anthony J, CC BYGender is generally thought of as a stable trait: we are born male or female and we stay that way as we grow from small children to adults. It turns out that for young children, initial concepts about gender are quite

To Really Trust a Woman...

To Really Trust a Woman...Becoming vulnerable with a woman teaches you all about trust. I often hear, “I’ll be more vulnerable with her when I trust her more.” This attitude doesn’t work. Your vulnerability opens the door to trust, and trust opens the door to love.

How Can Twins Have Different Fathers?

How Can Twins Have Different Fathers?The recent report from northern Hòa Bình province in Vietnam of twins born to two different fathers has been making headlines around the world. The father of the twins took the infants for DNA tests where it was revealed he was the biological father to just one of them - the other twin was fathered by another man.

Freeing Yourself from Toxic Relationships

Freeing Yourself from Toxic RelationshipsIn this article I will explore what toxic relationships are, explain how we can get out of them, and share an exercise to cut energy links with toxic people in our lives in order to regain peace.

Women are from Earth, Men are from Earth: Redefining Human Beings

Women are from Earth, Men are from Earth: Redefining Human BeingsAs men, we have the opportunity to seek to know ourselves and, hence, to bring rich resources of love, respect, wisdom, and compassion to all within our sacred circles. This is not the “end of men” but the beginning of manhood redefined.

How Do Children Learn Empathy?

How Do Children Learn Empathy?Empathy, the ability to understand others and feel compassion for them, is arguably the most defining human quality – setting us apart from smart machines and even other animals. Without it, we couldn’t function in social areas such as the schools, court rooms and office workplaces that are the cornerstones of our society.

How Do Children Decide What's Fair?

children fairness 3 20Should a teacher reward a whole class for the good deeds of one student? What about the other side of the discipline picture: should a whole class be punished for the misdeeds of just a few students?

How A Bad Memory Can Actually Br Good For You

How A Bad Memory Can Actually Br Good For YouIt’s not uncommon to hear people wishing that they had a better memory. “If only I weren’t so forgetful”, they complain. “If only I could reliably remember my computer password, and that my neighbour’s name is Sarah, not Sandra.” If this sounds familiar then I know how you feel.

There Are No Rules Of Attraction When It Comes To Meeting Your Match

There Are No Rules Of Attraction When It Comes To Meeting Your MatchSome time ago, I found myself single again (shock, horror!) and decided to get back into the world of dating. One thing that struck me very early on in my forays was that everyone had an opinion about “what worked” in terms of dating.

Why Support Networks and Healed Relationships are Important

The Importance of Support Networks and Healed RelationshipsOne of the most important things a person can have during any illness is dedicated, loving support. Just the sense of care alone that is aroused when people gather together in a unified show of love makes a powerful statement. Support networks also serve to...

A Beginner's Guide To Sex Differences In The Brain

A Beginner's Guide To Sex Differences In The BrainAsking whether there are sex differences in the human brain is a bit like asking whether coffee is good for you – scientists can’t seem to make up their minds about the answer. In 2013, for example, news stories proclaimed differences in the brain so dramatic that men and women “might almost be separate species.” Then in 2015, headlines announced that there...

Gender Fluidity Is Great — But Only If You're Famous

Gender Fluidity Is Great — But Only If You're FamousFor all that Miley Cyrus’s cropped hair and crotch-clutching and “I don’t relate to being boy or girl” have inspired articles about gender fluidity as the new “in” thing, it’s hard not to see Cyrus’s “trailblazing” as derivative of David Bowie – a true icon in so many ways, not least in his defiant smashing of gender norms.

Researchers Close In On The Mystery Of Why Sex Evolved

Researchers Close In On The Mystery Of Why Sex EvolvedThe reason why, in terms of evolution, organisms have sex may seem rather obvious – they do it to reproduce. Clearly, natural selection must favour individuals who can reproduce over those who can’t. But this is missing the point. For many species there is an alternative: asexual reproduction.

Removing Your Mask: Letting Go of Pretense

Removing Your Mask: Letting Go of PretenseA long, long time ago, when human beings were not so fixed in their physical bodies as they are today, there lived a man (or was it a woman?) who made for himself a marvelous mask -- a mask that could pull many faces.

To Be Happy, Find Someone Like You

To Be Happy, Find Someone Like YouRelationships are often interpreted as the outcome of an exchange of goods and services. Common knowledge says that the sexes want different things from a partner.

Why Boys Need To Have Conversations About Emotional Intimacy

What parents don’t know about teenage boys. Davidlohr Bueso, CC BYAmerican classrooms do not talk frankly about teenage love or emotional intimacy. Last month, Tom Porton, an award-winning, veteran Bronx high school teacher, handed in his resignation after colliding with the school’s principal.

Why We Are Attracted To People Who Look Like Our Parents

Why We Are Attracted To People Who Look Like Our ParentsHave you ever thought there was an uncanny family resemblance between your friend and her partner? Or wondered for a fleeting moment whether the pair walking down the road were husband and wife, or brother and sister? You might not be imagining things. Animals of many species “learn” what a suitable

The Sweet Dawn of Renewal after the Dark Night of the Soul

The Sweet Dawn of Renewal after the Dark Night of the SoulRenewal is well described by Beat novelist and poet Jack Kerouac in his line, ‘I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted.’ After a smooth transition, renewal brings a gradual sense of stability and certainty after a time of rapid change. As we step towards our dreams...

To Find Friends, Plant Seeds of Friendship

To Find Friends, Plant Seeds of Friendship

It goes without saying that harming others does not a friendly community make. We can begin to refrain from doing harm while cultivating love and good relations. When we live with this value, we honor all with whom we...

Is Cheating More Society's Problem Than An Affair Of The Heart

Is Cheating Is More Society's Problem Than An Affair Of The HeartWhen it comes to love, cheating and divorce, matters are never just of the heart. In a bid to understand the love lives of humans, scientists have turned to the romantic relations of birds since the family life of many birds is reminiscent of those exhibited by humans.

At What Age Do Children Learn To Write?

Young children are writing even before they are reading. Steven Yeh, CC BY-NC-NDWe typically think of writing as something that is out of reach for preschool children. After all, young children can’t write recognizable letters, and they can’t spell words.

What's A Frolleague And Are They Replacing Our Friends?

What's A Frolleague And Are They Replacing Our Friends?We’ve been warned about the dangers of “frolleagues”, the friends we have at work that often fill the void left by having too little time for an external social life. As far back as 2008, Linkedin claimed that: “47% of the UK’s web users are mixing their social and professional lives by accepting networking invitations from ‘frolleagues’

Too Much Help With Homework Can Hinder Your Child's Learning Progress

Too Much Help With Homework Can Hinder Your Child's Learning ProgressParents are often guilty of helping their child a bit too much with their homework. Sometimes the homework battle can be made that little bit easier if you just tell your child what to do, or simply do it for them. At least it’s been done, you think.

Are Dating Apps Killing Long-term Relationships?

Are Dating Apps Killing Long-term Relationships?Online dating sites and apps are transforming relationships. More than 10 percent of American adults – and almost 40 percent of people who identify as “single and looking” – are using online dating websites and apps.

What Do Our Spending Habits Reveal About Our Romantic Intentions?

What Do Our Spending Habits Reveal About Our Romantic Intentions?Money might not buy you love, but according to some studies in psychology and consumer behaviour, how you spend it could reveal a thing or two about your romantic intentions. These studies demonstrate that just thinking about meeting a new partner can actually impact our shopping decisions in surprising ways – affecting men and women differently.

How Kissing Empowers Women

How Kissing Empowers WomenIn Western cultures, we mark the beginning of romantic entanglement by touching lips. Few actions are as fraught with anxiety and symbolism as that first kiss—and it’s no exaggeration to say that some kisses feel like life or death.

Relationships 101: Keys to Fulfilling Relationships

Relationships 101Our relationships with others — whether casual or intimate — provide us with a constant, truthful mirror of ourselves. If you have created generally loving, supportive relationships, give yourself some appreciation, for you are obviously being loving and supportive yourself. If you have created difficult relationships...

Considering Spicing Up Valentine's Day With An Aphrodisiac?

Considering Spicing Up Valentine's Day With An Aphrodisiac?Throughout the ages, many cultures have searched for potent aphrodisiacs to increase sexual desire. The term derives from Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation.

 

Can You Revive The Spark In A Long-term Relationship?

Can You Revive The Spark In A Long-term Relationship?At the beginning of a romantic relationship, passion is not in short supply. The thrills of learning all about your beloved, sharing new experiences, and having plenty of sex, create an exhilarating state of desire and romantic love. In fact, a number of scientific studies have shown that this kind of love

How Can You Create An Unshakable Bond Of Closeness?

What Is Closeness?One of the beliefs our society holds most dear is that re­lationships are complicated. Not just romantic relationships, ei­ther — all relationships are fraught with intractable complexities. Watch any movie, read any novel, and you’ll begin to believe that even the best relationships are balancing on the edge...

Detachment Is Not About Being Cold and Distant

Detachment Is Not About Being Cold and DistantGrowing up I had a lot of trouble distancing myself from other people's problems. I had every aspect of the Savior Complex embedded in my cells. It was this natural-born Savior Complex which resulted in a lot of drama in my life.

Rediscovering Yourself When Life Puts the Squeeze On You

 Rediscovering Yourself When Life Puts the Squeeze On YouWhen the six-year-old showed his drawing to the grownups in his life, instead of seeing a boa constrictor digesting an elephant, they thought it was a drawing of a hat. Whenever he showed it to adults, he received the same response. The youngster concluded that none of the grownups had any imagination at all!

Ancient Knowledge Guidance: New Archetypes For A New World

Ancient Knowledge Gives Guidance: New Archetypes For A New WorldTraditional Native American societies may be the best models of balanced societies in existence today—with only about 500 years of European contact and assimilation, versus 2,000 years. Native people viewed themselves—not their political, social, or reli­gious lives—as individuals. The names that Native groups gave themselves generally translated to “the People” or “human beings.”

Why Do So Many Women Befriend Gay Men

Why Do So Many Women Befriend Gay Men

For years, friendships between straight women and gay men have been a subject of pop culture fascination. Books, television shows and feature length films have all highlighted this unique relationship, noted for its closeness and depth.

Letting Go of Fear Based Beliefs and Finding True Love

Where to Find True LoveWe were trained to believe that we are empty or broken, and if we can just get someone to give us what we are missing, we would be happy. Then we must control our supposed source of good so that person will keep doing the things that make us feel loved.

Relax and Learn to Release Tension, Anxiety, and Stress

Relax and Learn to Release Tension, Anxiety, and StressWhen you are able to detach yourself from the areas of stress, tension, and pain in your body and just be aware of them without the interference of your analytical mind, they have room to unwind and release. This is not to deny or ignore pain; it is to be present with it in a relaxed, open, non judging way.

Patience: Why We Need It and How to Get It

Patience: Why We Need It and How to Get ItWhile we "know" patience is important, it remains one of life's greatest lessons. In our modern society of instant gratification, it sometimes seems that patience is a forgotten commodity. It is somewhat like the joke that goes "God grant me patience, and give it to me right away.".

Why Your Selfie Obsession Could Ruin Your Relationship

Your Selfie Obsession Could Ruin Your Relationship“Selfie” is not just word of the year, but also the mainstay of postings on social media sites such as Instagram. With the prevalence of camera-equipped smartphones the posting of selfies has reached epidemic levels – even the funerals of national leaders aren’t exempt. But is there a psychological fall-out?

Why Is It Hard To Exorcise The Ghosts Of Romantic Pasts?

Why Is It Hard To Exorcise The Ghosts Of Romantic Pasts?A friend once grumbled that, given the choice, she’d rather see her ex miserable than herself happy. Few things in life are as traumatic as the end of a long-term, romantic relationship. Nonetheless, many people are able to eventually recover and move on relatively unscathed.

Why Your Child’s Digital Footprints In School Matter

Why Your Child’s Digital Footprints In School MatterVast amounts of personal, behavioural and academic data about children are being collected, processed and used by schools, local authorities, and the government every year.

There Is Nothing to Fix: Discovering & Accepting Who I Am

There Is Nothing to Fix: Discovering & Accepting Who I AmFor years, I looked at myself through the prism of trying to “fix” myself. It was subtle, out of sight, like a current underneath the smooth surface of a river, but it was altering the flow of my life...

Even After Death, One Spouse Relies On The Other

"Even though your marriage ends in a literal sense when you lose your spouse, the effects of who the person was still seems to matter even after they're gone," Kyle Bourassa says. (Credit: Nora Raaum/Flickr)Even though your marriage ends in a literal sense when you lose your spouse, the effects of who the person was still seems to matter even after they're gone

Understanding Your Child's Appetite Is Key To Preventing Obesity In Later Life

Understanding Your Child's Appetite Is Key To Preventing Obesity In Later LifeIf you want your toddler to be a healthy weight you might control portion sizes or the frequency of their meals and snacks. Of course, you could use both of these strategies, but a study we recently published found that one strategy is likely to be much more effective than the other depending on the traits in appetites of individual children.

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