Which Hot Button Words Are Dealbreakers in Relationships? (I’ll say “fava beans” and “Chianti”)

I was reading about certain words that should never be used in advertising because they yield poor results. The article pointed out that people are far less likely to click on the word “submit” on a web site because it is too committal. As an alternative, “click here” is better, and “click here to receive … Continue reading Which Hot Button Words Are Dealbreakers in Relationships? (I’ll say “fava beans” and “Chianti”)

Which one is the “I love you, man”?

There are certainly different types of drunks. “Sober Dave is boring, you should hang out with Drunk Dave, he’s wild!” or “She is usually a sweetheart, but watch out, she’s a mean drunk.” Having documented the transition to our drunk alter-egos for 100s of years, we are no strangers to the concept of drunk personality … Continue reading Which one is the “I love you, man”?

Believe in yourself? Sure. Believe yourself? Maybe not.

How much do you trust your own opinions? Do you feel that your beliefs and worldviews are based upon an “evidence file” of real facts? Most people do — and if asked to justify their position on big issues like politics, religion and life they would be able to hit you with a list of … Continue reading Believe in yourself? Sure. Believe yourself? Maybe not.

How Music Can Boost Your Mood

Paralyzed by worry.Overcome with regret. Fraught with rage. Down in the dumps. Have you ever felt stuck in an emotional state that you can’t seem to get out of? If you’ve felt this way before, you may have even wished that there was a way to turn these emotions off entirely. With colder temperatures outside … Continue reading How Music Can Boost Your Mood

The 3 Most Dangerous Things to Say in a Relationship

Almost every relationship article mentions the big C: communication. But what if your words are doing more harm than good? Language is a powerful thing, and what you say to your partner on impulse could be doing a great deal of damage. Here are the top 6 most dangerous phrases to slip from your lips. … Continue reading The 3 Most Dangerous Things to Say in a Relationship