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The Eyes Have It - How to Tell the Difference Between Love and Lust

Soul singer Betty Everett once proclaimed, “If you want to know if he loves you so, it’s in his kiss.” But a new study by University of Chicago researchers suggests the difference between love and lust might be in the eyes after all.

Specifically, the direction of your date's gaze you could indicate whether they are...
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Fending Off Divorce

Almost half of all marriages end in divorce--is there anything that can be done about this?

Researchers have come up with an incredible idea: A new kind of "love drug" that can heal wounded relationships. It will in the form an inhaler and be prescribed by a relationship counselor. You'd sniff it in the presence of your...
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REAL Aphrodisiacs

Say "I love you" with flowers, a greeting card, or (best of all) chocolate and red wine, but be careful when you kiss this Valentine's Day.

Infectious disease expert Jorge Parada says, “Mid-February is usually the peak season for infectious diseases, such as the seasonal and H1N1 flu, mononucleosis, colds and coughs....
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Did a Hormone Create Human Civilization?

Researcher Paul Zak thinks so, and he's proving it by taking blood samples from all sorts of people, from a bride and groom on their wedding day to tribal warriors in Papua New Guinea as they prepare to perform traditional rituals. He's looking for levels of oxytocin, known as the...
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Love Changes Our Brains

Our brains are constantly rewiring themselves based on the events in daily life, and what we pay the most attention to is what effects them the most. This means that the way you decide to spend your time literally transforms you.

In the March 25th edition of...
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Love Makes Our Brains Bigger

Mother love is important: School-age children whose mothers nurtured them early in life have brains with a larger hippocampus, a key structure important to learning, memory and response to...
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Want to keep your man? CUDDLE with him!

It doesn't matter how old he is, cuddling and caressing are important ingredients for long-term relationship satisfaction and (surprise!) they are MORE important for men! Also contrary to expectations of researchers, men were more likely to report being happy in their...
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Listen Carefully!

Researchers have found that when choosing a partner, women believe the lower the man’s voice, the more likely he’s going to cheat. Men think the opposite: that a woman with a higher voice is more likely to be unfaithful. Participants in a recent study were asked to listen to two versions of recorded clips from a male voice and a female...
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Facebook Tough on Marriage

A recent survey by divorce lawyers found that one in 5 divorces in the US were triggered by Facebook because a rising number of people are using social media to engage in extramarital affairs. Networking sites may be great for meeting someone, but once you're married, maybe you should close your computer!
Men who used to surreptitiously...
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On Valentine's Day, it's good to know that humans aren't the only creatures who court: fruit flies fall in love too! Scientists have taken an important step toward understanding human mating behavior by showing that certain of their genes become activated when they interact with the opposite sex, meaning that courtship behaviors may be far more...
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Can Love Last?

Can science prove that romantic love can last? A new study compared the brains of long-term married and in love individuals with individuals who had recently fallen in love and discovered highly similar brain activity in regions associated with reward, motivation and "wanting...
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Married Strangers

Married people may think they communicate well with their partners, but psychologists have found that they don’t always convey messages to their loved ones as well as they think--and in some cases, the spouses communicate no better than strangers.
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Romance: Who Gets Hurt the Most

A surprising answer - Contrary to popular belief, the ups and downs of romantic relationships have a greater effect on the mental health of young men than women.

In a study of more than 1,000 unmarried young adults between the ages of 18 and 23, sociologist Robin Simon challenged the long-held assumption that women are...

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Students Fail Empathy Test

Blame it on Facebook & video games - According to a new study, today's college students seem less caring than earlier generations, perhaps they're too worried about competing with their fellow students to earn a living after graduation. Thank goodness you can always get Mother Love--even if Mom lives far away!

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In Love With an Object

Instead of a person - In the TV series Boston Legal, one of the characters was in love with an inanimate object. It turns out this is no joke: it really happens. It's called "objectum sexual" (OS) and for some reason, it mainly affects women. A German woman feels as if she was married to the Berlin Wall (now that it's been...

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Love is Healthy

Being involved in a healthy, loving relationship is good for your health, especially your heart, even (or ESPECIALLY) if you fight, but only if you don't fight constantly.

Cardiologist Julie Damp says, "There are a couple of different theories behind why that might be. There is a theory that people who are in loving relationships may...

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Who was Saint Valentine and how did he become associated with love?and is gay love real love?

According to historian Philip A. Florio, very little history is known of Valentine, who was most likely a bishop in third century Rome and was publicly beheaded for refusing to denounce the name of Christ. His feast day was set as February 14 by...

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Valentines Day?Where Did it Start?

When and where did sending cards, flowers and candy to loved ones on Valentines Day start? It's obvious that this holiday is encouraged by retailers, who stand to make a lot of money from selling people things they wouldn't otherwise buy. There's even a good reason for giving chocolates for Valentines Day?they're a substitute for sex.


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Absence Kindles Love

Newswise - Leaving your significant other behind while you attend college or serve in the militatry can actually kindle a closer love affair. Contrary to popular belief, long-distance relationships tend to last as long?and sometimes longer?as relationships in which partners live close to each other.

Psychologist Mary...

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Is Infidelity Genetic?

A biologist says that some people are genetically programmed to be unfaithful to their partners. He's found that if one female twin has a history of infidelity, the chances that her sister will too is about 55%, and this is strongest in identical twins, who have the same genes. He studied women instead of men because only about 23% of females...

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Love Makes Men & Women More Alike

Researcher Donatella Marazziti has discovered that your hormones change when you fall in love. After measuring the hormones of men and women who claimed to be in love, she says, "The most intriguing finding is related to testosterone."
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Why You're Loyal or Play the Field

Scientists are trying to figure out why some people loyal mates for life while others can't commit. Neuroscientist Gareth Leng says it's all because of oxytocin. Leng says the hormone works by "changing the wiring" of billions of brain circuits, opening up new patterns of interaction between nerve cells. Large amounts of it are released into...

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The Biological Basis for Love

There are a lot of cliches about love: that men should woo women with chocolate, that women feel emotional while guys feel sexual, that men in love get careless with money, that having sex will make you fall in love. Surprise!?It turns out that scientists have found a biological basis for every one of these.

Using MRI scans, researchers...

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