science of love
It sure seems that way sometimes.
In its recent survey of attitudes of government performance, the Pew Research Center posed a question to a wide swath of Americans: What is the secret of America's success as a nation?
"If you want to know if someone's in love with you and you're close enough to them to ask this question, the question to
Classically Metta-Karuna is complemented and completed by two other essential factors. The first is a boundless quality of
“I think it’s absolutely disastrous for us to keep defining love as a big mystery,” Johnson says. “We need to know about
Then, in the second phase of the experiment, Julian asked participants to listen to each of the compliments again and explain
It's pretty common knowledge that the honeymoon phase doesn't last forever. At some point, the butterflies disappear, the
To get inspired, watch the clip above. Finding love can involve a certain amount of risk, as anyone who's confessed a crush
JH: You may think after experiencing divorce as a kid, you never want to go through that again. But for all of us, research
Why do some of us cheat in our relationships and have romantic affairs? Are there factors that may predict infidelity in men and women? What does the science say? For a better understanding of infidelity (and how to spot a potential cheater), HuffPost Science's Jacqueline Howard reached out to sexuality researcher Dr. Robin Milhausen and neuroscientist Dr. Giovanni Frazzetto.
7. Pet a dog (or two). Not that you needed a reason to do this, but petting a dog (especially if you’re already a dog lover
Kissing feels good--no doubt about that. But why does it feel good, and what happens inside your body when you lock lips
9. It makes your pupils grow. Guess this means eyes really are windows to the soul? Studies suggest that pupil dilation correlates
HF: Poor girl. It's a little bit like something George Bernard Shaw said: "When we want to read of the deeds that are done
One of the most prevalent and least understood of human emotions, love has intrigued poets, philosophers, scientists, artists, and historians alike for centuries. At this point we know more than ever about the chemistry of attachment and the psychology of affection.
What about the magic of love and marriage? How much is scientific, real, and how much is illusion, a supernatural belief in destiny?
There is a misconception in our culture concerning the reason why intimate relationships deteriorate and end.