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Follow these timeless tips for being a good conversationalist from The Art of Conversation.
1. Avoid unnecessary details.
Don’t sidetrack. For example, if the time something happened isn’t important, don’t waste time getting it … Read More
“Forgive and forget,” the old saying goes. Here’s why you might want to think twice before following that advice.
When you log in to Facebook and see all your friends having a great time can you really believe what you see? Perhaps you should not.
According to Paula Szuchman and Jenny Anderson, authors of Spousonomics: Using Economics to Master Love, Marriage and Dirty Dishes, “Economics is the surest way to marital bliss,” whether that means figuring out the best division of … Read More
Is your spouse an Ironman or marathon veteran? If so, then you may be among the growing number of spouses that are being “widowed” by endurance sports. A recent Wall Street Journal article profiles spouses who feel like widows and … Read More
Every year on Groundhog Day, along with waiting for the verdict on the length of winter from the world’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, TV stations across the country dust off the 1993 movie Groundhog Day. In the film, … Read More
Are you one of those people who dreads Valentine’s Day every year? According to a recent podcast by Sciencemag.org, that type of attitude may be making you sick.
Why does it seem easier for men to lose weight? It may be all in our heads.
3 tips for a happier marriage. By Tara Parker-Pope, adapted from For Better: The Science of a Good Marriage (Dutton)
My folks have been married for 47 years. One of my father’s rules for a happy marriage is that if a nasty argument threatens to erupt, hold hands while you hash it out. You’ll feel incredibly goofy doing this (and your hand may sweat a … Read More
In one famous study of marriages, researchers asked therapists, married couples, and others to watch videotaped conversations of ten couples and try to identify the relationships that had broken up. Even the therapists guessed wrong half … Read More
Find out what 10 common poses people often strike indicate about what they are thinking.
Our pets wreak havoc, and we love them still. Do we tolerate our spouses in the same way? We ought to, says clinical psychologist Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips on psychcentral.com. “Most pets are loved in a way that makes us minimize … their … Read More
What would make you leave your partner? Domestic abuse is hands down the No. 1 choice in 10 of 15 countries. In the remaining five countries, respondents say that infidelity would drive them out the door. The top two results actually … Read More
When couples fight over money, it’s usually because a spender and a saver don’t see eye to eye.
Is love ever forever? When do kids become adults? Why is the line you’re in always the slowest? Mysteries of the universe — solved.