Category Archives: Human Behavior: Love

Can love make us mean?

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Empathy is among humanity’s defining characteristics. Understanding another person’s plight can inspire gentle emotions and encourage nurturing behaviors. Yet under certain circumstances, feelings of warmth, tenderness and sympathy can in fact predict aggressive behaviors, according to a … Continue reading

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Finding the mate of your dreams

In case you missed the buzz on Facebook, scientists recently determined that “beer goggles” do in fact exist, though not precisely in the way we thought. Consuming alcohol, it seems, tends to elevate desire and reduce inhibitions more than alter … Continue reading

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Next time you and your spouse have a conflict, think what you said at the altar

Toronto - Aristotle said, “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” Poetic as it is, thinking that you and your partner were made in heaven for each other can hurt your relationship, says a new study. Psychologists … Continue reading

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Is it love? or lust? It’s in his eyes, says new study.

Newswise — Soul singer Betty Everett once proclaimed, “If you want to know if he loves you so, it’s in his kiss.” But a new study by University of Chicago researchers suggests the difference between love and lust might be … Continue reading

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How to Make Someone Fall In Love With You

When researchers asked people to tell the stories of how they fell in love, what were the eleven most common factors?   1. Similarity in attitudes, background, personality traits 2. Geographic proximity 3. Desirable characteristics of personality and appearance 4. … Continue reading

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The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss & Body Confidence: A Woman’s Guide to Stressing Less, Weighing Less, and Loving More

5 stars out of 5 from 17 reveiwers Many women live their lives believing that they can’t ask for what they want until they change something they’re unhappy with. No promotion until they get new skills. No relationship until they … Continue reading

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Love makes you strong

It is springtime and they are everywhere: Newly enamored couples walking through the city hand in hand, floating on cloud nine. Yet a few weeks later the initial rush of romance will have dissolved and the world will not appear … Continue reading

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Love at first sight from long ago is more likely a trick of your memory

CHICAGO — Your memory is a wily time traveler, plucking fragments of the present and inserting them into the past, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. In terms of accuracy, it’s no video camera. Rather, the memory rewrites the past … Continue reading

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Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships

The bestselling author of Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love presents a revolutionary new understanding of why and how we love, based on cutting-edge research Every day, we hear of relationships failing and questions of whether … Continue reading

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Reduced cognitive control in passionate lovers

People who are in love are less able to focus and to perform tasks that require attention. Researcher Henk van Steenbergen concludes this, together with colleagues from Leiden University and the University of Maryland. The article has appeared in the … Continue reading

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Using chemicals to break the bonds of destructive love: American Journal of Bioethics

Am J Bioeth. 2013 Nov;13(11):3-17. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2013.839752. If I could just stop loving you: anti-love biotechnology and the ethics of a chemical breakup. Earp BD, Wudarczyk OA, Sandberg A, Savulescu J. Source: University of Oxford. Abstract “Love hurts”-as the saying … Continue reading

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Half of Brits spend nothing on their partners on Valentine’s Day

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM-(Marketwire - Feb. 13, 2013) - It’s Valentine’s Day, a time for romance…or is it? Recent statistics show that 49.15% of people in a relationship will spend absolutely nothing on their partner this Valentine’s Day. And that’s not … Continue reading

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Most romantic cities are in the midwest; least romantic in Texas, California, says movie rental data

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL-(Marketwire - Feb 12, 2013) -  In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Redbox announced its list of the most- and least-romantic U.S. cities today. Marquette, Mich. was declared the most romantic, based on the total number of romance-related … Continue reading

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