Re-thinking the Midlife Crisis

I was recently chatting with a friend of mine who not only has a highly successful company, but has a non-profit where he gets to pursue one of his passions. To many, these factors alone would put him in the “made it” category of life. To top it off, he’s in good health, has raised…

Can You Fall In Love With a Total Stranger?

Have you heard about the 36 increasingly intimate questions that are intended to help you fall in love? In January, Mandy Catron published her experience with the 36 questions in the New York Times, discussing whether or not there was a “road map to falling in love.” The questions were originally created in 1997 to see if it…

Everything’s Negotiable: Here’s How to Create a Relationship Contract

Guest post by Celeste Hirschman and Danielle Harel No two relationships are exactly alike, yet we often make assumptions about how relationships are supposed to be. There is a lot of societal pressure, for example, to have a relationship where your agreements are assumed instead of overtly communicated and where you are expected to follow…

What Sweaty T-Shirts Can Tell Us About Love

When it comes to mate selection, how much do we know about why we are attracted to certain people over others? Evolutionary psychologists are just starting to investigate this question. One of the most interesting experiments so far, known as the “sweaty t-shirt experiment,” lends some insight; we unconsciously find people who are genetically different…