Why Rejection Hurts According to Science

Why Rejection Hurts According to Science

I have a question for you: Would you rather break an arm or be broken up with? We asked our Twitter followers this question and 76% said they would rather break an arm, while 24% said they would rather be broken up with. This response is stunning, because breaking an...
The Obligatory Friend

The Obligatory Friend

Can you grow out of friendships? Sadly, I think the answer is yes. Does this story sound familiar to you: I met Sophie on a writer’s retreat. We bonded immediately—standing in line to get our room keys. I loved her shoes, she loved my scarf. We both tried to eat...
The Science of Frenemies

The Science of Frenemies

Do you know what the worst kind of relationship is? Not difficult people. Not enablers. Not toxic people. Nope. Ambivalent relationships cause the most emotional strain, take the most energy and are the most toxic. But what is an ambivalent relationship? Here are some...
Body Language of the Month: Fire Up Your Love Life

Body Language of the Month: Fire Up Your Love Life

This month, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re focusing on the science of romance. Whether you’re looking for new dates, are in a developing relationship, or are happily partnered with your one true love, we want to help you add new sparks to your love life....
Do You Have a Toxic Person in Your Life?

Do You Have a Toxic Person in Your Life?

Do you have a toxic person in your life? When I asked my twitter followers this question, over 75% responded that they do. Given the amount of us who are struggling to deal with toxic people and while doing research for my book Captivate, I turned to my friend,...
How to Approach Girls

How to Approach Girls

Working up the courage to talk to new people can be terrifying and a huge challenge. It’s even harder when the person you want to approach is a cute girl who you’re dying to spark a conversation with in the hopes of earning a date. Luckily though, there are ways you...