1. Why Sexual Passion Fades

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    “”Our Marriage Is Great. . . Except for the Sex”: An Interview With Clinical Psychologist Marianne Brandon This is the first in a series of interviews with experts. Marianne Brandon, a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Annapolis, Maryland, offers some startling advice to women in long-term relationships in...
  2. Why Breastfed Babies Are So Smart

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    “Many studies over the years have shown that children who are breastfed score higher on IQ tests, but until now the exact cause has been a mystery. Some scientists said it was something in the milk, others that it’s about the bonding between mother and baby and others still that...
  3. 10 Ways to Know It’s Time to Leave Your Relationship

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    “How do I know when it’s time to call it quits on my relationship?” I often hear this question from my clients. Unless there is physical danger in staying in the relationship, I generally advise my clients to stay until they understand and heal their end of the relationship system....
  4. How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science

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    “I’ve explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families. But what makes children — from babies up through the teen years — smarter? Here are 10 things science says can help: 1) Music Lessons Plain and simple: research...
  5. For Better or Worse, Siblings Shape Our Close Relationships

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    “We all bring our early ways of interacting with our families to our adult close relationships. Much of the existing research on how early family relationships affect how adult couples interact focuses on attachment style. According to this research, your inner model of relationships, based on how you were raised...
  6. The Science of a Good Marriage

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    “If anyone understands the chemistry of a good marriage, it’s John Gottman, Ph.D. For over three decades, Gottman has interviewed almost 700 couples, recording their interactions and monitoring their heart rate and stress levels in his “Love Lab” — an apartment outfitted with video cameras and sensors. The co-director of...
  7. Five Myths About Young People and Social Media

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    “Teenagers have always been attracted to public spaces where they can hang out with friends, find new friends, and talk endlessly with peers about matters that concern them, away from parents and other authority figures. Such gatherings are crucial to human development; they are how teenagers expand their social horizons,...
  8. Family Problems In Childhood Affect Brain Development

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    “Childhood adversity experienced between ages 0-11 associated with a smaller cerebellum. New research finds that those who experience relatively common family problems early in childhood have an increased risk of mental health issues later on. The study is one of the first to look at relatively common family problems–typically mild...
  9. Making Music Dramatically Improves Young Children’s Behaviour

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    Both singing and playing a musical instrument can improve young children’s behaviour, according to a recent study. The study found that children who’d been making music were more helpful to each other and had better problem-solving skills than those who’d listened to a story (Davies et al., 2013). The results...
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