Each year around mid-November, business owners begin to lick their chops: the next month will arguably be their busiest and most profitable. Last year, for example, Americans spent over $52 billion during the Thanksgiving weekend alone.1 Although large portions of these purchases … [Read more...] about All I Want for Christmas is You: The Science of Gift Giving
If you find yourself a little drowsy after lunch, the culprit could be the tryptophan in your turkey sandwich. But the next time you sit down to a Thanksgiving feast (or a table laden with other foods high in tryptophan), you might wonder why you’re also filled with extra … [Read more...] about Why Thanksgiving Dinner Might Make You More Trusting
After contemplating what to do about a recent text I received from The Question Mark, I ultimately decided to respond with a simple “Great -- hope you have a nice Thanksgiving.” I hated that part of me that wanted to engage him with more flirtatious repartee, but I know too well … [Read more...] about Dating with Children: How and When Should You Introduce the Kids?
Valentine’s Day typically serves as a time to show appreciation for that special someone in our lives or as an opportunity to take a relationship to the next level. It’s a time to celebrate love in all of its forms. But can Valentine’s Day be a dangerous time for the health of … [Read more...] about Warning! Valentine’s Day May Be Hazardous for Your Relationship’s Health
It is the day after Thanksgiving weekend and thousands of undergrads are emerging from a turkey-induced slumber, packing up their leftover turkey sandwiches, and heading back to their dorm rooms newly single. Yep, you got it, they’ve been Turkey Dumped – or at … [Read more...] about The “Turkey Dump”: Fact or Fiction?