Can you imagine a world where men would be made fun of following one of their popular contests? Men traditionally compete around their strength and endurance, athletic ability, smarts and professional achievements—and yes, their attractiveness and success with women. Everything from body builder contests to The Bachelor—men show what they are made of, and show […]
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We all know that domestic violence occurs—it cuts across all socioeconomic and racial lines, and somehow, we have never been able to find a way to reduce the problem. A history of family violence, childhood abuse and neglect, mental illness, chronic stress, and serious financial problems are all issues we often see present in situations […]
A Utah couple with two young children, two demanding jobs and lots of reasons to be too tired for intimacy decided to try a “sexperiment”—and then blogged about it.
Meg Conley was concerned that she and her husband Riley Bingham were losing touch with one another—which every busy couple knows is all too easy to […]
Too often I get that question “Can someone be single and truly happy?” My response always follows a similar vein—it depends. If a single person’s idea of happiness centers on being married, it’s unlikely they will find “happiness” while still single. After all, their definition is very narrow and depends completely on one element being […]
There’s a new book titled Dating after 50 for Dummies—written by AARP relationship expert, Pepper Schwartz, PhD. Who would have thought that the AARP would have their own relationship expert? It’s not the same world that boomers grew up in when older folks retired and headed for a quiet pasture.
The Today Show did a segment […]
Here we go again. First it was the book that came out of nowhere and became the “mommy-porn” of the decade. Women of all shapes, sizes, ages, and backgrounds were talking about it. Men were giving it to the women in their lives in hopes it would spice things up in the bedroom. Finally, everyone […]
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.
There is a test […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]