For Valentine’s Day, Try Being Nice to Yourself

Valentine’s Day prompts many of us to send messages of love to the special people in our lives. But I’d like to propose a new tradition. Why not use this day to start being kinder to ourselves? Being nice to yourself, particularly during a personal setback or a stressful experience, is known among psychologists as…

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Why Do You Always Date the Wrong Guys?

Married men, alcoholics, abusers, kept men, chronically unemployed… If you have never met a normal man, does this mean that they no longer exist? Or is it just you are so catastrophically unlucky? Many women are really sure that they’ve been catastrophically unlucky with men for their whole life. They end an exhausting relationship, and,…

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6 Nice Things Men Do That Turn Out To Be Manipulation

When you meet a charming charismatic man, it’s hard to resist his charm. The problem is that such people can use their irresistibility to manipulate others. It’s a pity that they do not have an inscription on their chest saying “I’ll ruin your life.” Well, even if they did, it would hardly be a warning…

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Miami and Miami Beach

There was a time when it wasn’t unusual to hear visitors use South Beach as shorthand for the entire Miami metropolitan area. The confusion was understandable — for those weekend warriors there was little reason to venture beyond the city of Miami Beach’s telegenic, Art Deco-emblazoned, southernmost tip. No more. South Beach’s famously louche night…

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Fashion Gets Down and Dirty

On Saturday evening, a small group of German coal miners — in full gear, from headlamps to black boots — marched into Times Square to sing a song. The men’s coal-streaked faces were somber as they clutched their dust-smeared white overalls and sang the “Steigerlied,” the traditional miner’s song with origins in the 16th century,…

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How Do You Dress a Russian Doll?

What would you wear if you could attend your own funeral? Don’t ask Nadia, the tart protagonist of the Netflix series “Russian Doll,” who dies and springs back to life in each of the eight episodes, never surviving quite long enough to seriously ponder the question. Chances are Nadia would deck herself out in some…

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The Perfect Valentine? A Math Formula

Meet Süss, a math widget after your own heart: Like many geometric figures, a heart can be captured in all its curvaceous glory by a single algebraic equation. The equation for a sphere looks simple enough: x²+y²+z²=1. A heart is something more complex: (x²+((1+b)y)²+z²-1)³-x²z³-ay²z³=0 Süss — German for “sweet” — is an interactive widget that…

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Men’s porn habits could fuel partners’ eating disorders, study suggests

IMAGE: Tracy Tylka’s research found that women whose partners frequently watched porn were more likely to report symptoms of eating disorders. Symptoms were also more common for those who felt pressure… view more  Credit: The Ohio State University COLUMBUS, Ohio — A woman whose boyfriend or husband regularly watches pornography is more likely to report symptoms…

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It doesn’t take much for soldiers to feel cared for

IMAGE: Service members were sent 11 short text messages for the study published in JAMA Psychiatry. view more  Credit: UW Medicine A soldier named Jerome Motto received caring letters from home in World War II. They helped boost his spirits and later led to one of the nation’s first successful suicide interventions. Today, with military personnel…

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