How to Catch a Liar (Assuming We Want To)

There’s no question from public opinion polls that people care a lot about the honesty of the person they’re dealing with, whether that’s their doctor or their political leader.  And yet it’s more complex than that.  Often we don’t want to know the truth.

Do you want to find out that your spouse is cheating on […]

Rules for civil engagement: How to talk with someone unlike yourself | Jon Zimmerman

It seems to me that in order to be civil, you do have to follow a certain set of basic rules about human dialogue and discourse. So if you begin with a statement, and I say, “You’re a blankety-blank”, that’s not going to further the discussion. It’s probably going to end it. A more civil […]

Esther Perel | Modern Love and Relationships | SXSW 2018

You’ve just entered my office and These clips are from the podcast where should we begin? I’m Esther Perel, and I am a couples therapist For the past 35 years I’ve been helping couples and people navigate the challenges of relationships and Until not too long ago. There was no such a thing as a […]

Sex in Ancient Rome: Behind the Tales of Wild Eroticism, a Different Truth | Mary Beard

Sex is one of the things that has always absolutely enticed us about the Roman Empire. And the Roman Empire is always represented as the place where people did frightful things and where in a sense there were no sexual rules. Anything went. Everybody had a good time. And there are indeed wonderful stories about […]

“Emotional Affairs” Are a Slippery Slope to Cheating on Your Partner

The emotional affair, as opposed to the physical affair, is really just what it sounds like, which is being emotionally invested in someone other than your main partner. Where you are confiding in them usually intimate details that normally would be reserved for your partner and starting to invest in them that could be through […]