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Social connectedness supports our physical and mental health. Photo by Matheus Ferrero on Unsplash

Are you part of a social group? Making sure you are will improve your health

Social connectedness is at least as good for your health as quitting smoking or exercise. So what is it and how can you get some of it?
The fact is that romance will kindle at work, but there are things employers and employees can and should do to manage these situations. www.shutterstock.com

Where the boundaries lie in workplace relationships

Faced with the reality that romance will kindle at work, here are some things employers and employees can do to manage these situations.
‘The Wedding Ring Effect’ is the idea that simply by wearing a wedding ring a man is somehow imbued with a host of desirable characteristics. shutterstock

Why we desire partners who have had relationship experience

Mate copying is the name given to the phenomenon whereby an individual is preferred as a future romantic partner simply because they have relationship experience.
Women can experience significant distress in the lead-up to their periods. from shutterstock.com

Men can help women deal with their PMS

A new study found a woman's partner can help decrease PMS symptoms, rather than exacerbating them.
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What’s behind phantom cellphone buzzes?

Have you ever checked your phone thinking you had felt it vibrate or heard it ring, only to see that no one tried to reach you? One researcher decided to study this phenomenon.
Does technology shackle us, preventing us from interacting with real people? 'Chain' via www.shutterstock

Is your smartphone making you shy?

Some have said that technology could lead to 'a new ice age' of social isolation. Not so fast, says the author of a new book about shyness.

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