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The answer matters for your mental health.
Articles: Are You Having Enough Sex?By Kira M. Newman | February 14, 2017
Recent research sheds light on a question that obsesses many people.
Articles: What You Can Learn from PolyamoryBy Elisabeth Sheff | February 13, 2017
A 20-year study of consensually non-monogamous adults reveals seven lessons for anyone who wants to keep love alive.
A new book suggests that parents can raise healthier and happier children by providing a balance of support and freedom.
Articles: Why Sex Gets Better in Old AgeBy Miri Forbes, Robert Krueger, Nicholas Eaton | December 22, 2016
According to a new study, our sexual priorities change as we age and that keeps our sex lives satisfying.
Articles: Changing Diapers as ForeplayBy Erica Reischer | October 18, 2016
Research on couples shows a surprising way to improve intimacy after having kids.
Articles: Altruists Have More SexBy Tom Jacobs | September 12, 2016
According to a new study, people who give more get more (if you know what we mean).
The research to date says yes—but only in certain conditions.
Amie Gordon offers five tips to maintain (or reignite) the spark in your relationship.
Articles: Ten Changes New Parents FaceBy Diana Divecha | May 4, 2016
Diana Divecha describes how your mind, body, and life will change with the arrival of a baby.
Christine Carter gets to the heart of the resentment she feels on Mother's Day.
Articles: Are Boundaries Overrated?By Diana Divecha | April 22, 2016
A new book says it’s time for Americans to make more time for their relationships—and not worry so much about independence.
According to a new study, mindful people are more likely to overcome the emotional turmoil and pain of infidelity.
Articles: Bromances Can Protect Males Under StressBy Robert Sanders | March 10, 2016
According to a new study, male rats like to cuddle after they get stressed out.
Articles: The Subversive Power of the KissBy Jeremy Adam Smith | February 11, 2016
A new wave of studies suggests that the rise of romantic kissing is linked to the changing roles of women.
Research reveals how stress can get between you and your partner, and how to stay connected amid the chaos.
Articles: Don’t Let Stress Hurt Your RelationshipBy Kira M. Newman | January 6, 2016
A new study finds that men can shut down in the face of a romantic partner’s stress. Is there another way?
Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2015By Jill Suttie, Diana Divecha, Jeremy Adam Smith | December 15, 2015
Greater Good's editors pick the most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books published this year on the science of a meaningful life.
A new study suggests that "thank you" can protect marriages from the toxic effects of conflict.
Christine Carter knows meditation is good for her—but she still avoids it. Here’s how she’s trying to change.
The instructor of the world’s most popular MOOC explores how to change your life through the power of learning—and why you have more potential than you think.
A new study suggests more empathic police officers are less likely to become discouraged and demoralized.
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