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The Psychology of Awkwardness

How do you feel when looking at this gif?

Cringe.

When something doesn’t conform to the unspoken guide for smooth social exchanges, it’s awkward… 505 more words

Psychology

Joy Rains

I am joy.

This is a mental note I speak to myself every morning and throughout the day.

Joy! It is the thing I want most. 421 more words

Self Improvement

22 Ways Dogs Make Humans Better - Infographic

As a dog lover and fitness enthusiast, I had to love this poster and share it with you.

Regular readers know that my dog Gabi has been my companion for nearly nine years. 65 more words

Hugging

Cuddle hormone...

We humans have it,  and so do our  domesticated pets,  with pooches leading the way.   And yes,  your dog does love you.

Caring

(This is the eleventh part of the ‘From Neural Is to Moral Ought’ series.)

47: The Missing Component

From what has been said previously: 2.075 more words

Stupid Oxytocin (aka Sex Voodoo)

I’ve known for years that sex makes me do stupid things. It’s smart to hold off on rolling around in the sack until I know the potential lover pretty well, although I rarely do so. 584 more words

Love

CurvyLou reblogged this on curvylou and commented:

OK, I know this is an old post. However. I am a huge fan of archive archeology. I can't resist buried gems, and this needed to come to light. This woman's self-propelled expedition through her own deepest trauma, and her humor and poise while dealing—vocally and articulately—with abuse, depression, and alcoholism have me indisputably hooked. Unconfirmed Bachelorette is still blogging away, three and a half years later.

Four Chemicals of Happiness

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Happiness is just a neurochemical spurt. Four different brain chemicals create happy feelings, and you need all of them to feel good. You miss out when you rely on one or two old familiar ways of triggering your happy chemicals. 663 more words

General Interest