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The 4 Best Online Dating Sites, Hands Down

This post was originally featured on Reviews.com: The 30-Second Review To find the needle in the haystack, you want lots of needles and not too much hay. After analyzing web-traffic data and talking to dating experts, we tried our luck and tracked the results to find which algorithms actually work and which site led to […]

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5 Dangerous Misconceptions Many Therapists Have About Sex

by clinical psychologist David J. Ley for YourTango Just because your therapist saw it on Dr. Phil, that doesn’t make it true … You may find this hard to believe, but most therapists, psychologists and doctors have received no training in sexuality. A minority of mental health, social work or medical training programs offer graduate-level training in sexuality issues, […]

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Study Shows Straight Women Prefer Nice Over Hot for Long-Term Relationships

Christine Schoenwald for YourTango Kind is the new hot. Duh. Good news for nice guys: you don’t have to be a bad boy or a jerk to find love and a long-term relationship. A study conducted by the University of Worcester, which was published in the journalEvolutionary Biology, found that women actually consider certain kinds of […]

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Dependency Is Actually GOOD for Your Relationship, Here’s Why

Christine Schoenwald for YourTango Who knew!? To all those people who decided to put off relationships and love until they accomplished their career goals: you may have gotten things backward. It seems that when we have a solid base of support from our loved one, we feel free to take bigger chances and gain bigger rewards. This […]

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Your Thanksgiving Dinner Is One Big Aphrodisiac!

Note from Em & Lo: We’re not 100 percent sold on the scientific validity of everything in this article from our friends at YourTango, but we’re all for anything that helps justify stuffing your face on Thanksgiving!  That’s right: what happens at the Thanksgiving table has been proven to get the blood flowing, and we’re not […]

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How Traveling Is Good for You & Your Relationships

Traveling is fun. We love exploring, seeing new places, and getting away from the day-to-day routine of our lives. But is it possible that, in addition to being an awesome escape and adventure, traveling is also incredibly good for your health? 1. Vacationing with other people adds to your feelings of well-being. While referring to Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index scores, […]

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Naked News: This Week, Sex Is Effed Up

A new book called Hard to Get says young independent successful women need more guidance about sex than their elders did, thanks to so many conflicting messages. One Jezebel article kinda proves that point by questioning why so many women willingly engage in orgasm-free casual sex. Jumping on the “sex is ruined” bandwagon is this […]

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Naked News: Homophobia Is Down, Gaydar Is Up & Mankinis Are on the Way

photo via Flickr Just by looking at picture of someone’s face for a split second, more often than not people can guess that person’s sexual orientation correctly. Australian Olympic hopeful looses a bet and has to wear a Borat-style “mankini” during the opening ceremonies. A majority of Americans find gay/lesbian relationships morally acceptable. Read the rest […]

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Online Dating’s Fatal Flaws

photo via Flickr Researches recently published a book-length article in the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest on the scientific flaws of online dating. They wrote a layperson’s summary for Scientific American, but even that was three pages long (practically an eternity in internet time). So here’s what you need to know in a nutshell: Online dating’s […]

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What Would You Give Up For the Internet?

photo via flickr A recent survey by the Boston Consulting Group asked people in the U.S. which key lifestyle habits they would be willing to give up instead of the Internet for a year. 73% would give up alcohol; 69% would give up coffee (we love how close those two figures are!); 77% would give […]