relationships

What Science Tells Us About Flirting

Flirting comes in many forms: a casual gaze that lingers a half second longer than necessary, a light touch, an amorous expression, an overenthusiastic laugh during conversation, or even some playful or overtly sexual banter.


Address The Point, Not The Person, When Having A Debate

Sometimes we find ourselves in a serious discussion, debate or argument, and we begin to criticise the person instead of the point they’re making. Raptitude recommends breaking that habit to be more effective in our interactions with others.


Five Subtle Signs You're Being Abused In Your Relationship

When we hear the words “domestic violence”, we typically think of angry men with raised fists and women with bruised faces. The reality is that domestic violence manifests itself more often than not as verbal and psychological abuse, which means you could be abusing your partner or the victim of abuse without realising it. Here are some of the more subtle warning signs you should be aware of.


Ask LH: Why Is My Organised-At-Work Partner So Hopeless At Home?

Dear Lifehacker, My husband is fantastic at taking up work and IT hacks but is lacking in the “life” department. How can someone so good at career stuff be so bad when it comes to household chores?


Four Ways To Use Your Dark Side For Good (And Fight Evil In Others)

Everyone has a dark side, but that’s not a bad thing — you just need to know how to use it for good. Think of it this way: Batman has more anger issues than any therapist can cure, but he channels those to make the world a better place. There’s no reason you can’t do that too… you know, minus the billions of dollars and the cave.


'Apologising Does Not Always Mean That You Are Wrong'

Apologising doesn’t have to be an admittance of guilt or regret. If you’ve done something that hurt someone you care about, you can apologise just to let them know you care.


'Invite' Your Partner To Discuss Emotions Instead Of Expecting It

It can be frustrating trying to communicate with a partner who bottles up their emotions. Instead of bugging them to say what’s on their minds, consider “inviting” them to express what they are feeling and you might get better results.


Scientists Discover The Ideal Dance Moves For Men

Before heading out for a night on the town, guys might want to make sure they have their dance moves down. A recent study showed women rated these particular dance moves higher than others.


Three Types Of Traditions Every Family Should Have

Your family probably has big traditions for big holidays, but daily and weekly traditions can be just as useful for keeping your family tight. Meg Cox, author of The Book of New Family Traditions, recommends three types of traditions every family should have.


The History Of Sadness, And How We Can Deal With It

Everyone gets sad sometimes. It’s part of being human, but dealing with it is still difficult. This TED-Ed video dives into how we’ve perceived sadness through history, and how we benefit from and deal with it in our own lives.