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Is the Abedin/Weiner Marriage Normal?

According to Huma Abedin, in a magazine interview not so long ago, she wanted people to know they’re a normal family. Last week, New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admitted to sending sex texts to several women over the Internet two years after a similar scandal resulted in him resigning from Congress. Then he handed the microphone to his wife, who said: “It took a lot of work and a whole lot of therapy … but I made the decision to stay in this marriage.” Who isn’t wondering, what motivates the … Continue reading

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Fun Facts about Ladies’ Men

  Who stands out from the crowd? Cultural historian Betsy Prioleau combines history, science, culture, and colorful contemporary research as she paints a portrait of the successful seducer. Her book, “Swoon” challenges every preconceived idea about great lovers and answers one of history’s oldest questions: what do women want?  Here are a few of her fun facts: Nerds Get the Number 10s. Smart is sexy.  The brain is the biggest sex organ and women’s second (maybe first) most loved part of the male anatomy. Pick-up guru David DeAngelo claims “very intelligent men … Continue reading

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Love and Simple Acts of Kindness

Think about when you and your partner fell in love. That alchemy continues throughout life, and how we treat each other matters. We can change neural functions when we’re more compassionate. And holding hands is enough to reduce stress. The possibilities for opening our hearts are endless: Express gratitude. If you notice a caring gesture or a job well done, why not mention it? You may be pleasantly surprised at what you get in return. Inject humor. Lightheartedness is often the first casualty of a busy life. Humor, playfulness and … Continue reading

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AMOUR: Lessons from the 2013 Best Foreign Film

  Although the 2013 Academy Awards are history, one gem – Amour – will continue to shine. This heartbreaking and unflinching movie was painful to watch but it stimulated conversations with more questions than answers. As the people we love decline, how do we deal with the inevitable suffering? Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke tackled this subject and won the 2013 Academy Award for best foreign language film. The leads, veteran French actors Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva, play a vital Parisian couple in their 80s whose happy marriage gradually unravels. A retired music … Continue reading

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