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Study links porn use to lower sexual and relationship satisfaction — but only among men New research suggests that pornography can adversely affect men’s satisfaction with their romantic relationships. The researchers conducted a meta-analysis — a method of statistically summarizing previous research — of 50 studies conducted between 1973 and 2014, with a combined total of 50,000 participants. The meta-analysis found higher levels of pornography use were associated with lower levels of [...]
Does a One-Night Stand Count as Cheating? John is a sales executive who travels frequently on business. On one recent trip, he met an attractive woman in the hotel bar where he was staying. One thing led … ...
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5 Easy Gratitude Exercises To Try Today You say 'thank you', but do you really mean it? Time for a gratitude tune-up. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.
Merely thinking about sex encourages self-disclosure, study finds Sexual arousal encourages people to open up about themselves, according to research recently published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. The three-part study of 245 undergraduate students found that exposure to sexual stimuli led participants to reveal more personal information about themselves. In their experiments, the researchers exposed participants to either erotic or [...]
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How to Deal with Covert Narcissist (Or ‘Victim’) Parents... An overt narcissist is someone who openly states, “I’m great, I only deserve the best, nobody is as great as me,” and so forth. They are fairly easy to spot. A covert narcissist is different. Everything still ends up being all about them, but they never … ...
A Simple Trick to Get Your Kid to Stop Whining You can get your child to stop whining if you follow this formula:
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Insight and Psychosis Psychosis is a feature of a mental illness involving a loss of touch with reality accompanied by symptoms like hallucinations, delusions or paranoia. I have had these symptoms. People may … ...
Sometimes being Compassionate Just Doesn’t Work I see it all the time.  Parents, spouses, girlfriends, boyfriends, all with bleeding hearts; full of compassion and understanding for their loved ones, while the people they love so much continue to hurt them – over and over again, every day. Why does this happen? … ...
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Spring Cleaning? The Most Important Areas to Declutter One of my great realizations about happiness (and a point oddly under-emphasized by positive psychologists) is that for most people, outer order contributes to inner calm. More, really, than it should. After all, in the context of a happy life, a crowded coat closet is … ...