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    Happy Together

    What mix of partners makes for the best relationships? For decades, research has pitted two theories against each other. The similarity theory, which is the usual winner, holds that the smaller the differences

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    Second-Hand Procrastination

    With the fatigue of all-nighters, the stress of those last-minute efforts and perhaps the inferior result of not enough time spent on task, it might appear that procrastination

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    The Love Choice

    It seems obvious that the more choice people have, the better off they are. Whether it's about salad dressings, places to live, things to order on a menu, or romantic partners

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    Other People Matter

    Positive psychology is the scientific study of what makes life most worth living. The topics of concern to this new field range from the biochemical bases of joy to the well-being of nations

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    Love Acts

    You can look at a flower in three different ways. You can look at it the way a judge at the county fair might, comparing it to an ideal to see if it measures up. It rarely will

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    "Obamalot"

    The Obamas are without a doubt, exemplars of "coolness." This isn't a scientifically definable term. But as the torch of leadership gets passed

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    What Should I Say?

    Most people fret about what to say when a partner says or does something. "What should I say?" is the question I hear most

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    In Times of Sickness

    When my family moved from New York City to the Westchester suburbs in 1993, what started as a dream of paradise ended in nightmare

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    Are You Hot or Not?

    A few years ago, when I was a HOTorNOT profile moderator, I painfully read over 1,000 profiles. I could have written a sociology dissertation on it

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    The Love Addict

    by Stanton Peele, PhD, author of 7 Tools to Beat Addiction, and Psychology Today's Addiction in Society blog. We often warn people about

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