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    5 Tips for Making a Long-Distance Relationship WorkHow often should you text or talk on the phone? When should you visit each other?
  2. thanksgiving
    What It Means to ‘Feel Fat’It’s subtly different, and more fleeting, than having an overarchingly unhealthy body image.
  3. science of us
    Can You Be Blissfully Unaware of Your Own Stress?Sometimes it’s better not to know.
  4. science of us
    This Is the Age When Your Self-Esteem PeaksIt stays at its highest point for a full decade.
  5. science of us
    What Does It Mean to Quantify Desirability?Unpacking that new study on looking for love with people out of your league.
  6. science of us
    The Gloomy Psychology of ‘Relationship Cycling’A new study contains a sad little fact about on-again off-again relationships.
  7. science of us
    Gynecologists Are Mad About the Safety Warning on Vaginal LasersSome are arguing that the FDA’s definition of “vaginal rejuvenation,” which includes treatment for pelvic pain, is too broad.
  8. science of us
    When Your Sense of Self Includes Your Best FriendA new study on the challenge of knowing where one of you ends and the other begins.
  9. science of us
    Natural Cycles Is the First Birth-Control App to Get FDA ApprovalBut it still might not be such a good idea to rely on it for pregnancy prevention.
  10. science of us
    What to Do When You Can’t Stand Your Friend’s Significant OtherAdvice for when someone you love now comes as a package deal with someone you really, really don’t.
  11. money troubles
    8 Women on the Biggest Money Fight in Their RelationshipArguments about how to spend and how to save — but also about power, priorities, and different visions of a shared future.
  12. your mileage may vary
    How to Deliver a Pep Talk That’s Actually MotivatingWhen “You’ve got this!” doesn’t cut it.
  13. science of us
    Unsurprisingly, Many Women With PCOS Don’t Trust Their DoctorsIt’s common to wait years for a diagnosis.
  14. your mileage may vary
    A Thought Exercise for When You Can’t Fall AsleepTry just accepting your fate.
  15. science of us
    When Your Name Doesn’t Feel Like YouBelieving that your name doesn’t fit your personality can cause its own kind of constant impostor syndrome.
  16. science of us
    8 Women on Their Earliest (and Possibly Made Up) MemoriesNearly half of people say the first thing they remember happened at an age that’s impossible for adults to recall.
  17. science of us
    There’s a Name for That Inexplicable Post-Sex SadnessResearch shows that it’s pretty common.
  18. your mileage may vary
    Try This Advice If You’re Terrible at Staying in the MomentThere are two types of “scheduling styles.”
  19. science of us
    Do You Freak Out When Your Friend Picks Up the Check?You’re in good company.
  20. science of us
    A Sexuality Researcher Explains a Big Unanswered Question in Sex StudiesAnd why scientists still don’t have a way to measure a key component of our sex lives.
  21. science of us
    The Unsexy Personality Trait That Makes for Better SexA reminder that trying hard can be hot.
  22. your mileage may vary
    The Relationship Advice That’s Extra Helpful When You’re Super-StressedIt’s what I use to stop myself from starting silly fights.
  23. science of us
    My Life As a Sex ResearcherPsychologist Justin Lehmiller explains what it’s like to study sex for a living.
  24. science of us
    You’ll Love This Study If You Hate ExerciseA technique to make running feel less terrible.
  25. totally soaked
    18 Women on the Very Specific Things That Make Them HornyFor Totally Soaked, a week dedicated to summer horniness, women talk about turn-ons from smells to TV shows to libraries.
  26. science of us
    When Does Your Adult Personality Kick In?The science of those “on-brand” childhood stories taking over Twitter.
  27. the skin we're in
    What Your Ability to Handle Pimple-Popping Videos Says About YouIt’s fine to get excited about watching someone else squeeze some zits.
  28. science of us
    Linguists Explain Meghan Markle’s Apparent New British AccentAn investigation.
  29. science of us
    How to Make It Through the Workday With a HangoverThis is not a time for hair of the dog.
  30. science of us
    A New Study May Have Found a More Effective Alternative to Pap SmearsHPV testing is better at detecting the abnormal cells that can lead to cervical cancer.
  31. science of us
    Living With a Disease That Feels Like a Never-ending UTIInterstitial cystitis, a painful, chronic bladder condition often mistaken for a urinary tract infection, has no known cause or cure.
  32. science of us
    5 Books to Read If You’re Getting MarriedWith advice for everything from having more sex to fighting better.
  33. how does that make you feel
    What to Do If Your Therapist Gives You Bad AdviceAnd how to tell when it happens.
  34. family separation policy
    Even If Families Are Reunited, They Face a New Kind of TraumaThe lasting mental-health effects of the family-separation policy.
  35. family separation policy
    The Lasting Damage of Depriving a Child of Human TouchAt detention centers along the border, workers are forbidden from hugging or physically soothing traumatized children.
  36. science of us
    How to Actually Have Fun at Your College ReunionA skeptic’s guide.
  37. science of us
    What Your Ability to Handle Horror Movies Says About YouFor everyone too easily spooked to go see Hereditary.
  38. science of us
    Do Marriages Last Longer If the Couple Dated for Longer First?Here’s the ideal length of time to be together before tying the knot.
  39. science of us
    What to Do If You Get Sick on Vacation in Another CountryA guide to getting well without the comforts of home.
  40. science of us
    The Psychological Effects of Being Separated From Your ChildA specific type of parental grief.
  41. science of us
    What a New CDC Study Reveals About People Who Live With Their Significant OthersAnd how cohabiting couples differ from married ones.
  42. how does that make you feel
    5 Questions to Ask at Your First Couples Therapy SessionA guide for beginners.
  43. science of us
    How to Ask Your Partner for an Open RelationshipA guide to minimizing hurt feelings and ensuring that you both feel heard.
  44. hope this helps
    Writing Down Everything I Did in a Day Weirdly Made Me Feel CalmerIt’s easier than it sounds.
  45. science of us
    The Insidious Effects of Verbal Abuse in the WorkplaceAnd why it so often flies under the radar.
  46. science of us
    5 Ways Personality Changes in the First Year of MarriageIt’s kind of a mixed bag.
  47. science of us
    7 Women on What It’s Like to Have PCOS“I’ve fainted from cramps, I’ve vomited from cramps. It’s really horrible and traumatic.”
  48. science of us
    An Argument Expert Explains the Best Way to Fight With Your PartnerSo that you still like each other afterward.
  49. science of us
    A Sex Therapist on How She’d Approach the Sexual Problems in On Chesil BeachWhat happens when one half of a couple wants sex and the other never does?
  50. science of us
    Everything to Know About a New Study on the Causes of PCOSA new development in the struggle to understand polycystic ovary syndrome.
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