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Happiness Myths

Monday, July 21st, 2014

There was an interesting op-ed in the Sunday New York Times discussing happiness. Now there’s a topic that everyone can relate to and would like to hear more about. What do you know about what happiness is and what makes one happy? You may be very surprised by what the research says.
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Is red the new black?

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

The color black is often thought of as sophisticated and sexy- think “little black dress.” It connotes an attractiveness and appeal that is universal and therefore, everyone wants to have at least one. Now there is a new study that highlights red as another must-have color for women. The University of Rochester has conducted studies […]

Arthur’s gift of intimacy

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Our first named hurricane of the season has been moving along the coast this week. July 4th has always been a day of parties, barbeques, parades, fireworks, trips to the pool and beach- and hot summer fun. In recent years, however, all of these are peppered with moments checking email, quick calls to work associates, […]

Gray divorce shattering retirement dreams

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

The New York Times is running an interesting piece right now on how divorce among the older long-marrieds is impacting their finances and especially their retirement security. “Gray” divorces are on the rise according to a study by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University. Among folks 50 and […]

Do the once uncool kids end up being better partners?

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

A study that was published this month in the journal Child Development came to the conclusion that the cool kids from junior high end up being the marginalized adults by the time they reach their early 20’s. Apparently, cool younger kids only hang out with the best looking kids and often run with older kids […]

Dating and relationships in the Boomerang generation

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

The NY Times just published a lengthy piece on the increasing number of “boomerang kids” – the young adults who have moved back home to live with their parents, many for years. These young adults talk about how they can save money on rent while they make career and life plans. They also talk about […]

Women, self-empowerment and dress codes

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

The New York Times contains a very interesting piece in the Op- Ed section today. It’s about the dress code in Berkeley, California that appears to be taking students back to the good old 1960’s and ‘70’s. Hem lengths are being measured, tank tops are required to have wide shoulders, covering more skin, inseams cannot […]

Student debt’s impact on dating and relationships

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

It’s the topic of many financial columns, blogs, articles, and even a couple of best selling books. The President of the U.S. wants to take action to help alleviate it. Student debt in this country now tops one trillion dollars and it’s owed by those who have completed college and graduate school as well as […]

The culture that inspires #YesAllWomen

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Elliot Rodger’s rampage not only cut short six promising young lives, impacted a number of others who survived but will bear the physical and emotional scars, left families to deal with devastating and lifelong grief, and friends and neighbors to mourn and ask what might have been- it has also led to a renewed debate […]

Elliot Rodger and the problem of isolation

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Virtually everyone desires a connection with others. Relationships with family, friends, co-workers, neighbors and lovers contribute heavily to providing crucial emotional support, reducing stress, providing an outlet for feelings and a means of self-expression- and are considered key to one’s happiness. So what must it be like for those who are socially isolated and often […]