Category Archives: Love

Behavior Modification of Spouses

Are humans “as easily manipulated as dogs” using behavior modification techniques? Attention, frustrated wives: if you want your husband to start listening to you and stop leaving his socks on the floor, all you need is a little patience and a lot of mackerel. Such is the putative relationship advice of Amy Sutherland, a journalist… Read More »

The Chemistry of Love

How are you doing in the LOVE department? Are you IN love? Breaking up? Sad and lonely? Angry at the world? Have you never been in love?  Not sure? Here’s a bit of love science in case you might need it. Love is a mechanism nature uses to ensure that we reproduce and that our… Read More »

Researchers find epigenetic factor in monogamy for voles

A team of researchers at Florida State University has found an epigenetic factor involved in voles’ lifelong pair bonding. In their paper published in the journal Nature Neuroscience , the researchers describe how they found the act of mating – along with time spent alone – led to permanent brain changes in the voles involved… Read More »

Florida parent says “religious zealots” got teen daughter arrested for lesbian relationship

An 18-year-old girl was arrested for statutory rape over a same-sex relationship in Florida because of bigoted parents, according to the mother of the arrested teen. Kaitlyn Ashley Hunt was arrested February 16 by the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office on two counts of lewd or lascivious battery on child. Her mother, Kelley Hunt Smith,… Read More »

Mothers Day and Thoughts On Selfishness

Happy Mother’s Day! Everything that we are or hope to be, we owe to those who raised us. As part my Mother’s Day gift this year, I will spend several hours today talking with my mother to figure out why I have not met my highest potential. Why have I not used my time to… Read More »

Love in the Time of Neuroscience

February is Cupid’s month, and what better time to explore some of the findings about love, sex and romance that neuroscience and psychology have uncovered over the last few years. Einstein was correct – science will never clinically sterilize the wonderment of love (first or otherwise). But I think he’d also agree that it’s a… Read More »

Reverse Christmas

I’ve decided to try something new this Christmas for my family gift giving. Excluding the young kids and those too old to shop, I’m trying the reverse Christmas. Here’s how it works: Pre-Christmas you and each member of the family participating agree to have a reverse Christmas. You buy yourself what you want to get… Read More »

Healing abandonment and trust issues

Abandonment issues can be resolved. Feelings of abandonment can be worked through in a loving relationship with a partner who understands. However, what’s critically important is that these fears be communicated and owned by you. It doesn’t necessarily mean that your partner must change his or her behaviour. But through his or her loving care… Read More »

Found 140 days later: Car key from rental in Maui

I proposed and she said “yes” on a beach in Maui about 5 months ago. Our first crazy adventure together as an engaged couple was my losing the rental car key on the beach. A replacement key was only an extra $150, but my going back and searching the beach, the road, our clothes and… Read More »

Women happier in relationships when men feel their pain

Men like to know when their wife or girlfriend is happy while women really want the man in their life to know when they are upset, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association. The study involved a diverse sample of couples and found that men’s and women’s perceptions of their significant… Read More »

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hope you are having a great one! Feeling loved today? In love today? Have you become love today? Try it.    

Sexual satisfaction in women increases with age

A new study of sexually active older women has found that sexual satisfaction in women increases with age and those not engaging in sex are satisfied with their sex lives. A majority of study participants report frequent arousal and orgasm that continue into old age, despite low sexual desire. The study appears in the January… Read More »

What are you doing to celebrate the end of the world today? (The Mayan Calendar ends today Oct. 28, 2011, or not)

Someone named Calleman fudged the Mayan calendar and came up with today as the date. The idea spread and many people who are more interested in spiritual growth than archaeology now believe it. “… Calleman’s own made up period which he calls uaxlahunkin (13 x 18 days). This period does not exist in the real… Read More »

My Groundhog Day: Taking a Vacation from Selfishness

I woke up today and realized my intentions for my vacation have been largely selfish. I have focused on pleasure seeking, putting myself in some beautiful place, making love on a beach, eating expensive seafood and sitting in a jacuzzi … the rewards such as I see them, for hard work. I have worked non-stop… Read More »

Infidelity could be hereditary, says study

He was clearly born with a significant amount of sporting prowess but was Tiger Woods also born to be unfaithful to his wife? The inclination towards infidelity could be in your genes, a study suggests. Researchers examining female zebra finches believe they cheat on their mates due to variations in DNA handed down by male… Read More »

Hugh Hefner’s Playmate fiancee calls off wedding

The wedding of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner to his 25-year-old girlfriend has been called off, following her change of heart, Mr Hefner announced. Mr Hefner was to marry Crystal Harris, who was featured in the magazine as Playmate of the Month in December 2009, on Saturday. The 85-year-old has been married twice before, in 1949… Read More »

Want to catch a lady’s eye? Don’t smile, study says

A note to single dudes: If you’re looking to pick up a woman at a bar, whatever you do — don’t smile at her. Women are actually less sexually attracted to smiley, happy men, suggests a new University of British Columbia study, published online today in the journal Emotion. If that’s surprising to you —… Read More »

Rosie Vela

Today I got curious about the female singer who is singing with Jeff Lynne in ELO. It turned out to be quite  a story. Roseanne “Rosie” Vela, born in the coastal city of Galveston, Texas,  stayed with her boyfriend Jimmy Roberts, and married him in the hospital before he died of cancer. He sang her… Read More »

Can you predict your mate will cheat by their voice?

When choosing a partner, women believe the lower the man’s voice, the more likely he’s going to cheat. Conversely, men think a woman with a higher voice is more likely to be unfaithful, researchers have found. The study, published in the latest edition of the online journal Evolutionary Psychology is the first to examine the… Read More »

Harlequin Attempts to Patent the Kiss

Talk about lip service: Harlequin Enterprises, renowned publisher of pulp romance novels, has applied for a patent on the romantic kiss. The application, if granted, leaves open the possibility that we may one day have to pay a licensing fee to lock lips with the ones we covet. Don’t start worrying yet. Harlequin, which releases… Read More »

Lawsuit Says Match.com Is A Fraud

If You Subscribed To Match.com, You May Be Interested In A Class Action LawsuitA class action lawsuit alleges that upwards of 60% of the profiles on Match.com are either inactive former users or fake or fraudulently posted. In numerous instances the photos attached to these profiles are of pornographic actresses and models, seemingly stolen from… Read More »

It’s Valentine’s Day, How are you doing?

Saint Valentine of Terni and his disciples. Historical facts Numerous early Christian martyrs were named Valentine. The Valentines honored on February 14 are Valentine of Rome (Valentinus presb. m. Romae) and Valentine of Terni (Valentinus ep. Interamnensis m. Romae).] Valentine of Rome was a priest in Rome who was martyred about AD 269 and was… Read More »

How to Handle Valentine’s Day When You’re Polyamorous

You’d think that a woman who enjoys what she calls “sport sex” wouldn’t have trouble finding a Valentine. But you’d be wrong, both about the woman and her situation. Angye Fox, 40, runs a successful ad agency in Florida and, yes, she is also a swinger who has sex with different partners without being in… Read More »

Male Rights Activist Calls for Valentine’s Day Boycott

David Moye – Any guy who gives flowers on Feb. 14 is a blooming idiot. So says Marc Rudov, a relationship expert in Los Gatos, Calif., who is on a campaign to get American men to boycott Valentine’s Day. According to Rudov, who has authored books such as “Under the Clitoral Hood: How to Crank… Read More »

A robot that can fall in love!

Blob … Stefan’s invention looks like a giant pillow Robots could one day completely replace the need to have a boyfriend or girlfriend. Well, that’s what the latest invention suggests. A robot that can fall in love with its owner could put an end to millions of lonely hearts across the globe. It has special… Read More »

Mind Control Experiment 2

Instructions: Read the text, then rate your reaction. Aug. 26, 2010 file photo, pianist Liu Wei Below is a donate button. You may not realize it, but there are many children without arms. With your help, the registered charity “Look Mom, No Hands” finds these inspiring young people to arrange piano lessons, guitar lessons, art… Read More »

Faking it in the USA

… Now, an Indiana University survey published today has put some confirming data on the faked orgasm phenomenon. According to the survey’s researchers, 85 percent of men said their partners climaxed during the most recent sex act, while 64 percent of women reported they actually did. “There’s this massive gap between men’s perception and women’s… Read More »

Study shows real partners are no match for ideal mate

Our ideal image of the perfect partner differs greatly from our real-life partner, according to new research from the University of Sheffield and the University of Montpellier in France. The research found that our actual partners are of a different height, weight and body mass index than those we would ideally choose. The study, which… Read More »

Woman turns to YouTube to find perfect match

A Dallas woman, who has everything ready for her wedding except the groom, has taken to YouTube to campaign for a husband. Lisa Linehan, 35, who already has a maker for her wedding dress and who has also planned the venue for the nuptials, said she got the urge to get married while at a… Read More »

I do goes high-tech with Japan robot priest

The groom looked dashing, his bride resplendent in white, but all eyes in this Japanese wedding were on the priest, a four-foot tall robot with colourful, flashing eyes called i-Fairy. The robot is usually used in museum and exhibitions to direct visitors, but with the help of a flower headpiece, and a new programme, it… Read More »

Free Xeno Song: the Rope

Here’s the latest Xeno song, recorded in my bedroom studio today: the Rope (MP3). Copywrite 2010 by Xeno. All rights reserved. Duplication permitted for non-commercial use. I also re-mixed some of the others after I realized they sounded crummy in my good headphones. What do you think of “the Rope”?

Military application of Transcendental Meditation gaining acceptance

A leading scientific journal in Pakistan, The Journal of Management & Social Science,* recently published a paper titled “A New Role for the Military: Preventing Enemies from Arising-Reviving an Ancient Approach to Peace,” indicating that the military application of the Transcendental Meditation technique has merit. The paper discusses how militaries worldwide could use the Transcendental… Read More »

For Better Romantic Relationships, Be True To Yourself

Be true to yourself, and better romantic relationships will follow, research suggests. A new study examined how dating relationships were affected by the ability of people to see themselves clearly and objectively, act in ways consistent with their beliefs, and interact honestly and truthfully with others. via For Better Romantic Relationships, Be True To Yourself.

Pair faces jail time in Dubai over kiss

A British pair caught kissing in public in Dubai face up to a month in jail in the Gulf Arab emirate for indecency after an Emirati mother complained her child had seen their indiscretion. The pair, a British man living in Dubai and a female friend, were arrested in November on accusations of kissing and… Read More »

Peru poison frog reveals secret of monogamy

The first monogamous amphibian has been discovered living in the rainforest of South America. Genetic tests have revealed that male and females of one species of Peruvian poison frog remain utterly faithful. More surprising is the discovery that just one thing – the size of the pools of water in which they lay their tadpoles… Read More »

Study: Women’s Genes to Blame for Short-Term Relationships

Unlucky in love? Blame your parents. University of Western Australia researchers think they may be on to something about women’s attraction. They discovered a woman’s appearance or sweat contains clues to the genetic make-up of her immune system, reported The Telegraph . The scientists studied the DNA of almost 150 university students. They concluded that… Read More »