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 »

Video: 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 »

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 »

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 »