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Why is it so tough for some to exorcise the ghosts of their romantic pasts?

Why is it so tough for some to exorcise the ghosts of their romantic pasts?

Lauren Howe, Stanford University A friend once grumbled that, given the choice, she’d rather see her ex miserable than herself happy. Few things in life are as traumatic as the end of a long-term, romantic relationship. Nonetheless, many people are able to eventually recover and move on relatively unscathed. Others, like my friend, aren’t soContinue reading “Why is it so tough for some to exorcise the ghosts of their romantic pasts?”

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Dating over Zoom? Don’t be surprised if those online sparks fizzle in person

Sheril Kirshenbaum, Michigan State University For those dipping their toes into the dating pool during stay-at-home orders, it’s been like swimming in a version of Netflix’s reality series “Love is Blind.” In the show, contestants must get engaged before ever actually meeting one another in person. And while a lockdown engagement might be a bitContinue reading “Dating over Zoom? Don’t be surprised if those online sparks fizzle in person”

In praise of the printed book: the value of concentration in the digital age

Nathan Hollier, Monash University There is an old saying that anxiety is the enemy of concentration. One of the best pieces of sports journalism I ever read was by Gene Tunney, world heavyweight champion of the 1920s, writing about how reading books helped him stay calm and focused in the lead-up to his most famousContinue reading “In praise of the printed book: the value of concentration in the digital age”

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