Men and Relationships

You don't need a man, but maybe you'd like one in your life. Single or married, here's a revealing experiment...

 Friendship and Personal Growth

In a crowded field of new "personal growth" courses, this one is REAL...

 Career and Children

After horrific events in the world this week, and with the holidays approaching, it's time for some PROOF of the power of love...

Some thoughts about the upcoming Halloween holiday this week could turn us toward the effect of your attire - and costumes in particular, on your attractiveness to men, and what their costumes say about them.

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The Secrets of Trusting a Man (and Yourself)

Women have the natural instinct to bond with and help each other in a very different way than males do. In a way, a woman alone is never alone. She lives in a world of sisters. It's wonderful that women are so tied to each other and supportive of each other.  What is the source of this sisterhood, this bond of trust among women? It stands to reason that when we say that a person "trusts" someone or something - like their spouse, or significant other, or their best buddy, or their job status - they are most often referring to what is happening right now.

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These days, doctors are pretty effective at treating depression of the "industrial grade" kind - the clinical condition called Major Depression. But what about those depressions you suffer of which might be more appropriately called "a slump," or "being in a rut," or simple, ordinary sadness?  Those don't feel good either, and are far more common than a major, diagnosable illness. It turns out there really is a more detailed "how-to" method to getting over them than we commonly think of in the word, "motivation."

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We all have varying degrees of tolerance for being criticized, and for how much, when, where and why to associate with coworkers, bosses and friends. As the world economy sputters and missteps - leaving many "trapped" in their current work environment - it sure would be handy to have a quick guide to recognizing the various brands of unavoidable criticism, while being aware of how to be a better, more constructive critic of others.

Perhaps one of the ultimate quotes on the topic of courage is that from Teddy Roosevelt's famous speech:

 

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Do You "Roll the Dice" to Choose a Mate?

Einstein famously was quoted as saying, "God doesn't roll dice." Well with the preponderance of online dating services and the recent reporting on them (some of which you can preview below), we might have something to worry about going on online.

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It's not what you think - not "social networks," and nothing to do with the internet. Those aren't your real friends, obviously. They are entertainment, they are marketers (at least of themselves), and at best, acquaintances... until and if - and it's a big IF - you meet them in PERSON.

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When Femininity Isn't Enough

Sometimes, our instincts are not enough to guide our decisions in this world. This goes for men and women. We need to take into account the community, and also the instincts and perspectives of the opposite gender.

Take, for example, the recent controversy surrounding the President and Creative Director of J. Crew, Jenna Lyons.

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