From Bouncer to Buddhist—a Journey Towards Peace

From Bouncer to Buddhist by US Geological Survey

Ty Phillips didn’t think twice about violence, until he started thinking seriously about it. Then everything changed.

How Do We Discuss Passionately Held Beliefs with People Who Hold Conflicting Beliefs with Equal Passion?

How Do We by Vic

“If we hold our beliefs so passionately, with such certainty that we are right and with such absence of “doubt”, how can we ever hope to enlighten and change the minds of those with opposing views?”

The 15-Minute Rule for Lasting Relationships

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William Wright shares his simple secret to 35 years of happy marriage.

I Thought If He Loved Me, He Could Read My Mind

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Sue Nador came up with a (not so) novel idea to communicate better with her husband.

4 Ways Conflict Can Be Your Key to Happiness

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Conflict doesn’t have to be painful. In fact, it can open you to new possibilities for greater happiness and fulfillment.

10 Tips For Fighting Fair(ly)

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Steven Lake examines practical ways of being that help in managing conflict with your partner. Not always easy, but well worth it.

Bones

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Von Thompson writes of the Pacific Island nation of Palau, haunted by the clash of Japanese and American forces during World War II.

3 Ways Being Nice Will Hurt Your Relationship

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Thomas Fiffer reveals 3 ways being nice is the worst thing you can do to your partner.

How To Resolve Conflict Without Talking

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Less reaction, and more creation.

The Day I Got Engaged the Universe Was Trying to Tell Me Something

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Al DeLuise got engaged on October 9th, 1987. Ten-Nine-Eight-Seven. And the countdown began.

The 1 Thing to Stop Doing When You’re Arguing With Your Partner

The 1 Thing by Craig Loftus

Thomas Fiffer points out the #1 mistake we make when our partner complains about us and offers a 3-step program for successful conflict resolution.

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Margaret Rhee elegizes the Gaza dead in a prose poem of remarkable tenderness. Blending the personal and political, she questions “The difference between wound and womb…Palestinian and Israeli…You and me.”

Social Media is Making Politicians More Populist Than Ever!

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If politicians are populists who are the people that make them popular?

6 Healthy Relationship Habits Most People Think Are Toxic

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Mark Manson says that couples do occasionally need to be willing to hurt each others feelings.

How to Get Your Partner to Do the Dishes

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Few partners will ever want to do the dishes so you have to change your question.

The Surprising Solution to Lost Desire

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“Too much certainty in the relationship breeds lethargy and boredom in the bedroom.”