relationships

The Secret To A Happy Marriage: Eat More Sugar

Dieting may be good for your waistline, but it could also spell disaster for your marriage if a new scientific study is to be believed. Researchers from Ohio State University analysed daily blood glucose in married couples over a period of 21 days. They discovered a clear correlation between decreased blood glucose levels and increased aggressive behavior toward participants’ spouses. In other words, a sweet marriage literally requires sugar.


Use Interesting, Active Photos Instead Of Head Shots For Online Dating

If you find yourself at Inbox Zero more often than you’d like on your dating site of choice, there are certain types of profile pictures that are more likely to get attention. Namely, use something active that shows off your hobbies and personality.


The Three Personal Habits That Make Or Break A Relationship

Relationships are tough no matter how similar you are to your partner, but author Charles Murray points out that personal habits you find objectionable are often the biggest deal breakers. These habits tend to fall into three main categories.


The Unified Creepiness Theory Helps You Avoid Being That Sketchy Guy

There’s a fine line between being a little awkward with the opposite sex and being creepy. As explained by reddit user saigonsquare, that line can be expressed using the following formula: Creepiness = (Awkwardness x Forwardness / Attractiveness) ^ Persistence.


What Research Tells Us About The Most Successful Relationships

There’s no single “formula” to a perfect relationship. However, we’ve studied an awful lot about what successful couples do. Everyone’s relationships are a bit different, but we can take away a lot from what we know works.


How I Taught Myself To Listen Despite Having ADHD

Those of you with attention deficit disorder might not make it to the end of this sentence. I had that problem as a kid, but I found ways to trick my brain into paying attention and listening properly. I’ll never be a great listener, but I get by without medication because of three simple things I taught myself how to do.


Why It's So Hard To Say 'No'

Nobody likes to say “no” to a friend or colleague, but sometimes we just have to say it. The word’s surprisingly tough to say for most of us, and The Wall Street Journal dug into why that is.


These Three Questions Tell You If Your Relationship Is Likely To Last

Lots of things can clue you in to whether someone else is your perfect match. How does he or she feel about kids? Gay marriage? Which way the toilet paper should roll? According to data from OKCupid, there are three questions in particular that could suggest you and your partner really will get along for the long haul.


How To Stop Fighting About Money With Your Significant Other

Money is the thorn in many couples’ relationships. More than half of couples argue over money, and money disagreements are the number one reason married couples say they divorce. If you and your partner don’t always see eye to eye about your finances, take a look at these strategies that could help end the conflict once and for all.


Automatically Text Your Significant Other If You'll Be Home Late

Good relationships require a good amount of communication. For example, if you’re going to be home late, your significant other may want to know. You may also lose track of time during these circumstances, so let your smartphone remember for you.