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Ohio State University researchers wanted to know what it was about certain apologies that worked – and other apologies that didn't. So they tested how 755 people reacted to different kinds of apologies and they found that, for an apology to work, it needed to include at least two elements. Acknowledgement of responsibility: "It's my [...]

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You will fight about a lot of things in the coming years. Most of these fights will be waged over silly lines in the sand that don't need to be drawn in the first place. Like one day in the future you are seriously going to get into a fight about the settings on the [...]

My journalist friend Kayt Sukel is gutsy and will do just about anything in the name of science. Case in point: She once climbed into an MRI and let researchers study her brain while she had an orgasm. Then she wrote about the experience. Kayt is happy and successful and she's always posting things to Facebook [...]

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Someone asked: "How do I teach my spouse to show me affection?" There are many strategies I could list, but first I suggest considering three questions: 1. Why do you want more affection? I know, it's obvious, right? Doesn't everyone want affection? Yes, for the most part (except, of course, for  those people who live in [...]

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  On a rare just-warm-enough-to-take-all-your-worries-away summer day, I was on one of those elusive carefree runs during which every footfall came easily and no part of my body was in pain. The sky reflected off the water. Beams of light poked their way through the trees. Birds danced in the sky. Then I passed the [...]