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Virtual Book Tour: SEX, RAIN, AND COLD FUSION

Today we are delighted to welcome award-winning playwright, essayist, and fiction writer A. R. Taylor. She is the author of the unpredictable winningly bizarre satire, Sex, Rain, And Cold Fusion. A. R. has a wicked sense of humor–go ahead and see for yourself: ¬†Mentors: This book is written primarily from the point of view of a 30-year-old male scientist. Was it difficult writing as a man? ¬†A. R. Taylor: For some reason, not at all. I could hear David Oster speaking, and at one time the entire book was written … Continue reading

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Tears Strengthen Personal Relationships

A Tel Aviv University evolutionary biologist says that tears have emotional benefits and can strengthen interpersonal relationships. Crying is known to be a symptom of physical pain or stress. New analysis by Dr. Oren Hasson shows that tears still signal physiological distress, but they also bring people closer together. He investigated the use of tears in different emotional and social circumstances. He concluded that tears are used to elicit mercy, sympathy and assistance from others. Emotional tears also signal appeasement, attachment and grief. By blurring vision, tears signal feelings of … Continue reading

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