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Women working harder in the boardroom and the kitchen

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

The NY Times has a great piece running on how women are often the ones in the office who volunteer to step up and help other employees, plan an office party, offer extra mentoring to new hires, and/or stay late when a project needs someone to put in more hours. In this piece titled Madam […]

The importance of finances in relationships

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

In her Sunday column yesterday, Washington Post writer Michelle Singletary talks about her book pick of the month–The New Love Deal: Everything You Must Know Before Marrying, Moving In or Moving On. This book essentially instructs the reader to get it in writing before furthering commitment. It speaks to everyone, both the married and unmarried […]

How to turn a single man into a married-to-you man

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

If you consider yourself a feminist or support what feminism stands for, you may need to brace yourself right now. A new dating guide, Single Man, Married Man, written by eight African-American men, is an in-your-face read about how a woman can win a man and get him to the altar. It’s filled with “old-fashioned” […]

The New York Times best ever love columns

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

A decade ago, the New York Times began running a modern love column feature in its Sunday Style section. To date there are more than 500—and the Times decided to look back and see which ones were the most popular with readers. The authors whose columns were selected were as different as their stories. They […]

Planning for motherhood—eventually

Friday, November 21st, 2014

There is a growing trend of women in their thirties freezing their eggs in order to help ensure they will be able to have children in the future. It’s not cheap and can run from approximately $13,000 to $18,000. Many of these would-be Moms are single, others who are married want more time in their […]

#BadPageantTalents

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

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 […]

Ray Rice—AKA, the Beast

Monday, September 8th, 2014

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 […]

Thirty nights of sex

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

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 […]

Can you be single and happy?

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

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 […]

Dating after 50—for Dummies

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

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 […]