8 Obvious Signs Your Date Is Barely Emotionally Intelligent

8 Obvious Signs Your Date Is Barely Emotionally Intelligent

You’ve probably heard it’s a good idea to find a partner with high emotional intelligence—and it’s absolutely true. Emotional intelligence is the ability to be aware of, control, and express our emotions appropriately, as well as the capacity to handle relationships, which, of course, are chock-full of intense emotions and require the ability to communicate about them effectively. […]

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The Red Wine Ingredient That Might Protect Against Depression

Red wine lovers, rejoice: Savoring that palliative glass after a stressful day might be doing a bit more for your health than simply helping you unwind, according to new research. A new study published in the journal Neuropharmacology revealed that a plant compound found in red wine called resveratrol might be protecting you from symptoms of depression and anxiety. […]

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Different Turn-On Triggers And How To Figure Out Yours

Just as we each have our own specific love language, attachment style, and personality traits, we also have a specific style of sexual overtures that turns us on. Sexologist and certified sex educator Shan Boodram developed the concept of “turn-on triggers” to help people recognize what signals arousal for them as individuals. In this excerpt […]

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What Makes Your Dating Profile Truly Stick Out

When we think of persuasion, we may think of that glossy-lip Instagram ad that got us to click through and purchase. Or we may think of all those presidential candidates crisscrossing America in the summer heat trying to make their case. But we are all actually persuading every day. We want the assignment, the promotion, the […]

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The Strongest Reasons People have Sex Aren’t What You’d Expect

As a society, we’ve only very recently begun to talk about sex in the context of holistic health. We can see the hard work of forward-thinking sex educators really paying off when you look at the way, for example, companies selling sex-related products are talking to us nowadays: Woman-founded sex toy company Dame‘s website refers to […]

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Attaining A Healthy Weight Before This Age Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

At this point, you probably know that carrying excess weight on your body—particularly extra body fat around your middle—can increase the risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and dementia. And now, research suggests that being overweight may actually cause certain areas of your brain to become thinner. In a new study of over 1,200 participants published […]

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What Every Thyroid Patient Needs To Know About Sleep

According to the American Thyroid Association, about 20 million Americans currently have some form of thyroid disease. This small but mighty gland in the middle of the upper neck can cause a lot of problems when it’s not functioning properly; just a few symptoms of thyroid disease include irritability, nervousness, fatigue, muscle weakness, unexplained weight loss […]

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What People Really Think About Office Romance

With all the time spent together, it seems almost inevitable that romantic sparks will at times appear among co-workers. The problem is that workplace romances can stir up issues of gendered discrimination and questions of power. To fully understand these nuances, a recent study published in the Journal of Psychology examined how millennial employees respond to and perceive romance […]

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Probable Reasons Some Women Enjoy Sex Less After Menopause

We’ve all probably heard the cliché: Women lose interest in sex as they get older. While this is indeed a research-backed trend we see among women (some of them), it’s important to really interrogate what’s going on here when women report they’re both having less sex and enjoying it less when they do. We tend to […]

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7 Ways To Deal With Anxiety During Pregnancy

Elizabeth Stone once said, “Making the decision to have a child—it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.” She’s right. The longest three months of my entire life was the first trimester of my recent pregnancy. Not only was I nauseous (so nauseous) and exhausted (so, so exhausted), but as a highly anxious person, I […]

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