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The psychology of infidelity: Why do we cheat?

Results of a 2005 study show that there is a significant difference between cheaters and non-cheaters when it comes to the Big Five model of personality traits.Poor self control, selfishness, anger, boredom, and attention-seeking are the most common reasons a person is unfaithful in their relationship.However, a 2018 study suggests that even infidelity, which is inherently a selfish behavior, is more than it seems - requiring an in-depth look at both the personality traits in each person in the ...
Tags: Marriage, Sex, Relationships, Love, Trust, Communication, Vulnerability, Personality, New York Times, Innovation, Davis, National Institutes of Health, Ashley Madison, Big Five, Pioneer, Lewis Goldberg


Let’s talk sex: The science of your brain on dirty talk

One in five people in a new study admit that they have stopped sex cold because of the dirty talk.90% of the participants felt aroused by the right erotic talk with their partner.Dirty talk activates the erogenous zones of the brain: the hypothalamus and amygdala. By electrifying our most powerful sex organs, our brains, research has shown that provocative conversation has the ability to add serious sizzle to our sex lives. Yet, it's a highly subjective form of bedroom art that comes in many...
Tags: Europe, Sex, Relationships, Women, Communication, Vulnerability, United States, Innovation, Men, Medical Daily, Superdrug Online Doctor, Daryl Cioffi


How often do couples have sex? 10 questions to ask your partner about your sex life

Americans are having sex an average of 62 times per year - with people in their 20s having sex around 80 times per year, people in their 40s having sex around 60 times per year and people 65+ having sex about 20 times per year.According to a 2019 study, 55% of women reported being in situations where they wanted to communicate with a partner about what they like (and didn't like) about their sex lives but ultimately decided not to say anything. There are ten questions you can use to create a s...
Tags: Sex, Relationships, Germany, Love, Trust, Happiness, Communication, Mindfulness, Innovation, Personal Growth, Harvard Medical School, Adam, San Diego State University, Debby Herbenick, Jean Twenge, Jess O Reilly


How to Avoid Conversational Narcissism

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Friday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in May 2011.  Last month I met up with an old friend I hadn’t seen in forever to have lunch. Having both read and written about how to be an effective and charismatic conversationalist, I followed the old dictum of listening more than talking and asking the other person engaging...
Tags: Marriage, Life, Etiquette, Friendship, Communication, Dating, Rob, Mustang, James, Social Skills, Small Talk, Relationships & Family, Art Of Conversation, Charles Derber, Derber, Shift Response James


How to get ahead in work and life, according to a dominatrix

Professional dominatrixes develop an intuitive understanding of the human psyche at its most revealing. The techniques pro-dommes use to control their clients can be translated to other endeavors, especially finances and work. Studying the principles of these techniques can help anyone improve a craft or skill. None Ask someone to describe a "dominatrix." Chances are, they'll conjure an image of a leather-clad woman whipping a man through a Gothic castle while he yips submissively on all fours...
Tags: Psychology, Leadership, Money, Life, Finance, Happiness, Communication, Personality, Creativity, New York Times, Innovation, Margaret Corvid, Personal Growth, Lindsay Goldwert, Kasia Urbaniak, Goldwert


How to Spot the 5 Subtle Forms of Workplace Bias

I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be a tall, white man. While I am Caucasian, I’m not tall or male. And because depending on who you ask, between 70-80 percent of leaders have all three attributes, I’m wondering just how much my lack of two of them has held me back. When I talked, off the record, to a gender bias researcher at a prestigious U.S. university, she informed me that I should not take my success for granted. Apparently, being a short woman in Corporate America means I mu...
Tags: Careers, America, Communication, Troubleshooting, Ethics, Current Affairs, Emotional Intelligence, Best Practices, HR Issues, Life in the 21st Century, Project Implicit, Implicit Association Tests


Emphasizing Cognitive Diversity: Can It Be Taught?

A few years ago, I worked with The Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative (BJKLI) and The Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion on a survey that sought to provide modern context around the notions of diversity and inclusion. Among other things, the research asked nearly 4,000 global professionals of all levels, ages, genders, races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations how they define these terms. It might not come as a surprise that most baby boomers and even X-ers (read: the chro...
Tags: Careers, Management, Communication, Culture, Current Affairs, Millennials, Emotional Intelligence, Best Practices, People Skills, HR Issues, Employment Trends


How to Build Relationships with Generation Z

 Generation Z, defined as those born 1996-2012, is a diverse and cosmopolitan group of young people that may be inexperienced, but appreciates unique opportunities to contribute. What else do we know about them, and what can we do to better connect with Gen Z? They are city dwellers who stay put Not only is Generation Z more ethnically and racially diverse than prior generations, but members reside in heterogeneous environments as well.  According to a late 2018 study by Pew Social Trends, Gen Z...
Tags: Careers, Communication, Current Affairs, Millennials, Boomers, Employment Trends, Life in the 21st Century, Future Trends, Skill acquisition


Why We Haven’t Fixed Our Diversity Problems

I’ll be the first to say I don’t have all the answers when it comes to diversity and inclusion. I don’t think anyone does, but least of all me. The closest I’ve come to discrimination is being told I had to be three times as smart, competent, and amusing as male speakers because I was a small, young-looking woman. And, sometimes people ask “odd” questions about my religion (Judaism). But just because we don’t have all the answers doesn’t mean we shouldn’t keep asking the questions. The question ...
Tags: Technology, Careers, Management, Communication, Culture, Best Practices, HR Issues, Creativity & Innovation, Life in the 21st Century, Attitude & Motivation, Alexandra Levit


Communication and Quality Time, Part 3

Part three of my conversation with Denis Merkas of MELT, Couples Massage Courses. The final installment of his “Interview with Family Therapist” on a few more things about communication. Hope you’ve enjoyed the series. Head’s up: This video has a few expletives during our conversation. If you don’t see the video above, watch it here: […] The post Communication and Quality Time, Part 3 appeared first on SMR Nation.
Tags: Life, Communication, Denis Merkas


Podcast #559: How to Handle Difficult Conversations

Asking for a raise. Disagreeing with your boss. Telling your neighbor that their dog’s barking is bothering you. Talking about money with your spouse. Debating politics with a friend. These are all difficult conversations fraught with anxiety, anger, and awkwardness. Many people just avoid them, but my guest says that with the right framework, you can handle even the most pitfall-laden exchanges. Her name is Sheila Heen, she’s spent twenty years developing negotiation theory and practice as p...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Communication, Social Skills, Sheila, Relationships & Family, Harvard Negotiation Project, Sheila Heen, Podcast Sponsors Navy Federal Credit Union Proud, Sheila TriadLearning


Communication and Blame, Part 2

Part two of my conversation with Denis Merkas of MELT, Couples Massage Courses. “We don’t fight about things… we fight about meanings of things” We’re talking about arguments and all things communication. This is an interesting topic – every couple fights. How do you fight in your relationship? If you don’t see the video above, […] The post Communication and Blame, Part 2 appeared first on SMR Nation.
Tags: Fighting, Life, Communication, Talking, Denis Merkas, Argue


Sex study explores 'bad' orgasms

A new study finds that reaching an orgasm doesn't always indicate the sexual encounter was pleasurable.A variety of reasons were reported by participants for "bad" orgasms.Communication is key to improving sexual experiences, maintain the scientists. None The psychology of human sexual behavior is often not what you'd expect. Even if sex is consensual and leads to an orgasm, that experience can still be very negative, reveals a new study.The study was co-authored by Sara B. Chadwick, a PhD can...
Tags: Sex, Relationships, Women, Communication, Innovation, Men, Body Language, Rutgers, Queen s University, Anders, Human body, Sari M van Anders, Sex health, Sara B Chadwick, University of Michigan Miriam Francisco, Psypost Chadwick


So You Cheated on Your Partner But Want to Stay Together. Now What?

So you went and did the thing you swore you’d never do: you cheated on your partner. You probably have a lot of questions, including about what happens next. If your partner decides to end the relationship, there’s not much for you to do, but if they want to stay together, you have some work ahead of you. It won’t be…Read more...
Tags: Sex, Cheating, Relationships, Communication, Lifehacks, Editors Picks


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Talking to dogs, flawless sound, architecture-inspired pleasure toys and the changing face of fashion New Technology Enhances Dog-Human Communication From Maria Goodavage’s brand new book Doctor Dogs, an excerpt in Wired probes the FIDO program at Georgia Institute of Technology’s Animal-Computer Interaction Lab. The epicenter of dog-human communication studies in the US, FIDO’s researchers have developed several prototype talking vest for dogs. They employ tabs and pulleys …
Tags: Health, Wellness, Art, Apps, Fashion, Science, Design, Technology, News, Dogs, Pets, Marijuana, Race, Communication, Sustainability, Cannabis


Agile Feedback is the New Performance Review

Many of us remember the days when we only talked about professional development during a once-a-year performance review conversation with our managers. We may have made development plans and set goals, but these were usually lost in the crush of immediate business priorities. And, by the time we got around to discussing them again, they were outdated and irrelevant. Fortunately, many organizations have, in recent years, moved from the annual performance management model to bi-annual or even mont...
Tags: Technology, Careers, Communication, Culture, Best Practices, People Skills, HRMS, Job Satisfaction, HR Issues, Employment Trends, Life in the 21st Century, Future Trends, Reviews & Promotions


Podcast #548: How to Start and Sustain Conversations

Whether sitting next to someone on the subway, mingling at a wedding, or chatting around the water cooler, chances to make conversation and new friends abound in our lives. But how do you meet and talk to people without being awkward about it? My guest today has spent over three decades teaching people from all walks of life how to make small talk and socialize. His name is Don Gabor, and he’s the author of several books, including the one we’re talking about today, How to Start a Conversatio...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Friendship, America, Communication, Body Language, Squarespace, Social Skills, Flint, Don, Small Talk, Huckberry, Don Gabor, Don Don, Podcast Sponsors Flint Tinder


How Managers Can Bridge The Instant Messaging Generation Gap

Managers have to help their older workers keep up with changes in communication Image Credit: Markus Koller How the members of your team communicate with each other is changing. There is a new wave of instant messaging applications that is in the process of changing how the members of your team communicate with each other. This change may be causing the older members of your team to scramble in order to keep up. As a manager, you are going to have to take steps to use your manager skills to...
Tags: Technology, Email, Careers, Communication, Whatsapp, Instant Messaging, Older Workers, Jim Anderson, Voice Mail, Consumer Apps, Facetime Messenger, Instant Messages, Markus Koller, Facebook Messenger Companies


The Forgotten Transitions: New Managers, New Responsibilities

In an ideal world, every employee would be solidly prepared for a transition involving a promotion or new roles and responsibilities. And yet so often, we leave this to chance. We hope that the person in charge will make sure the employee has all of the right information, tools, and support to perform the new job effectively. Unfortunately, this often doesn’t happen. Employees are expected to figure it out, and many get overwhelmed, burned out, and demotivated in the process. Exacerbating the pr...
Tags: Careers, Management, Communication, Best Practices, HRMS, HR Issues, Employment Trends, Continuing Education, Skill acquisition


Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

Sex is an important aspect of most every marriage. Your sexuality plays a major role in life. It influences how you dress, act, and interact with others around you. It’s everywhere. Stand in line at your local grocery store and see if you can avoid seeing the word sex on a magazine cover. You’ll likely […] The post Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby appeared first on SMR Nation.
Tags: Marriage, Sex, Life, Relationships, Love, Communication, Intimacy, Thoughts, Married Life, Sex and Intimacy


Humanity Works Book Tour: Glimpses of the Future

One of the highlights of the last year was my #humanityworks tour in the UK, from which these six videos resulted. Check them out for short and sweet advice on what's to come in the workforce of 2030 and beyond. Episode 1: Don't Worry about AI Stealing Your Job, Worry about Your Lack of Skills Episode 2: Why You Should Develop Your Interpersonal Sensitivity Skills Episode 3: Technology Will Create New Jobs Episode 4: Will Technology Develop Consciousness? Episode 5: Workplace...
Tags: Productivity, UK, Technology, Careers, Management, Communication, Current Affairs, Best Practices, Don, HR Issues, Creativity & Innovation, Employment Trends, Life in the 21st Century, Ownership & Initiative, Future Trends, Skill acquisition


AI's Relationship to Team Collaboration

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is all the rage in business. Owners hoping for more efficient operations and better team collaboration are eager to take advantage of smart machines, but where should you start? First described by Stanford computer scientist John McCarthy in 1956, artificial intelligence refers to computer simulation of human intelligence. Let's explore the categories of AI most businesses are implementing today, as well as the things to keep in mind when considering AI-based ...
Tags: Google, Productivity, Technology, Stanford, Careers, Communication, Alexa, Best Practices, John McCarthy, Creativity & Innovation, Life in the 21st Century, Future Trends, AMEX Business


Marijuana improves couple intimacy, new research suggests

New studies suggest positive benefits of marijuana use by couples.Whether one or both use it, relationship intimacy can improve.Previous studies found that marijuana boosts sex lives. None Should you toke up to keep the fire going in your relationship? Science says "yes," with moderation, of course. Indeed, research recently published in the journal Cannabis suggests that some amount of marijuana use by couples can lead to greater feelings of intimacy.The scientists, hailing from the University ...
Tags: Health, Marriage, Sex, Relationships, Marijuana, Love, Women, Communication, Innovation, Criminal Justice


Marijuana boosts intimacy, new research suggests

New studies suggest positive benefits of marijuana use by couples.Whether one or both use it, relationship intimacy can improve.Previous studies found that marijuana boosts sex lives. None Should you toke up to keep the fire going in your relationship? Science says "yes," with moderation, of course. Indeed, research recently published in the journal Cannabis suggests that some amount of marijuana use by couples can lead to greater feelings of intimacy.The scientists, hailing from the University ...
Tags: Health, Marriage, Sex, Relationships, Marijuana, Love, Women, Communication, Innovation, University Of Houston, Criminal Justice, University of Buffalo, American Northeast


April 2019 Media Recommendations

April is almost over, so I better get this posted. This month’s list of recommendations is longer than I realized. Each month, I listen to podcasts, watch videos and read a bit. If something is especially poignant, I might think that I should jot that down somewhere to recommend to you all, but I often forget. As I went through my history, I realized how much good stuff I enjoyed in April. I hope you enjoy some of it, too! Listen Feminist podcast The Waves discussed the current state of sex ed...
Tags: Nbc, College, Sex, Communication, Fertility, Netflix, Christina Hendricks, Waves, Retta, Kink, Consent, Wendy, Rachel, Kinky, Jane, Rachel Kramer Bussel


5 life skills we need to teach in school

A stunning number of adults seem to be coasting by without knowledge of what many would consider extremely basic life skills.From financial literacy to learning how to communicate, the U.S. education system could stand to incorporate courses on the basic skills we need to navigate daily life.This list describes 5 life skills, why we need them in our schools, and the consequences of their absence. None In school, you learned that the mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell. You learned that C...
Tags: Obesity, Cdc, Life, Finance, America, Communication, Intelligence, Teaching, United States, Innovation, Emotions, University of Pennsylvania, Federal Reserve, Columbus, John Mayer, Morgan


You Need to Stop Competing and Seeing Differences Between You and Others

--> If you are looking for a job, trying to improve in your current job, or simply wish to experience a better life, there’s one thing you need to do: You need to be friends with everyone you meet in business, and stop competing and seeing differences. This is a statement that falls on deaf ears for most people. In fact, this is the exact opposite of the way most of us think. Instead, we view others as competitors and the slices of pie as limited. We view opportunities as few and limited, and fe...
Tags: New York, Featured, Colorado, Careers, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Communication, United States, Washington Dc, New York Times, Job Search, Michigan, National Enquirer, Wall Street Journal, Law School, Baker


Chores cause conflict. Try managing them like this instead.

When managing household tasks, its best to set clear expectations about whose job it is to take care of what. Often we do things we feel are important, and put less value on other tasks others may be doing — it's important to show appreciation to keep home maintenance a well-oiled machine. Often people feel it's not their responsibility to keep things maintained when others are acting similarly in a shared space. Outer Order, Inner Calm: D...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Children, Life, Relationships, Communication, Hack, Innovation, Cooperation, Personal Growth, Gretchen Rubin, Bigthink.com, 16x9


Tongue Tied: Untangling Communication in Sex, Kink, and Relationships

Tongue Tied: Untangling Communication in Sex, Kink, and Relationships $10 Kindle/%15 physical from Amazon I wasn’t intending to read Tongue Tied initially. I was previously unfamiliar with Stella Harriss (who I now know is an experienced sex educator and coach as well as an erotica writer) and, perhaps more importantly, felt pretty familiar with communicating about sex. I’ve frequently read about the topic. I’ve argued that we need to talk more about sex and do it in a healthy way that isn...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Books, College, Sex, Communication, Reddit, Stella, Kink, HARRIS, Harriss, Stella Harris, Stella Hariss, Tongue Tied, Stella Harriss


Sunday Fireside: Beware of Emotional Contamination

If life came with warning labels, one should read: “Beware of emotional contamination.” Emotional contamination occurs when the feelings/mood that were created from one event “pollute” another. You think you don’t like the tone in which your wife asks you a question . . . when really you’re peeved from a bad day at work. You feel like you’re irritated by your kid’s too-loud hijinks . . . when really you’re still stewing from being snubbed on social media. You decide a certain job opportunity d...
Tags: Marriage, Life, Friendship, Communication, Dating, Relationships & Family, A Man's Life, Sunday Firesides



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