The Challenges of Intimacy

Why intimacy requires constant vigilance.

The Oldest Gays in History

Three tales of homosexuality in Ancient Egypt.

Gender Fluidity in the Gods

And what it might mean.

Why Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word

The psychology and philosophy of forgiveness.

Touch Hunger

The breaking of a taboo.

A Short History of Love

How love became the new religion.

The Psychology of the Bachelor Party

What do they mean and why have they become so popular?

The Rise and Fall of Divorce

Why did divorce rise, and why is it now falling?

A Short History of Monasticism

For centuries, monasteries have offered an alternative way of life. How did it evolve, and where is it going?

The Rise and Fall of Monogamy

What future for monogamy and polyamory?

Polyamory: A New Way of Loving?

Polyamory and its pros and cons.

Is a Bird in the Hand Worth Two in the Bush?

A bird in the hand is worth more than two in the bush, if you don't kill it.

Hell Yes: The 7 Best Reasons for Masturbating

The stigma surrounding masturbation has to stop.

The Meaning of Adam and Eve

Was the fall from Eden a price worth paying?

What's the Difference Between Guilt and Shame?

Shame and guilt often go hand in hand, which is why they are readily confused.

What's the Difference Between Me and You?

What makes me me and you you?

What's the Difference Between Friendship and Love?

The line between friendship and love is difficult to draw.

Can I Trust Him? The Psychology and Philosophy of Trust

What is trust, when does it pertain, and can it ever be absolute?

Who Was Valentine?

The history of Valentine's Day.

How to Reduce Stress

Simple advice for better living.

Is Hope Good or Bad?

Hope, said Aristotle, is the dream of a waking man.

How to Beat Boredom

Fighting boredom can feel like fighting with water.

Depression Around the World

And what it teaches us about the condition.

What Is Depression?

Depression is, in fact, surprisingly difficult to define.

10 Ways to Improve Your Mood Even When You Feel Depressed

There are a number of simple things that anyone can do to improve their mood.

On Hope, Hopelessness, Suicide, and Freedom

Even in a state of utter hopelessness, we can find happiness.

Why Gratitude Is So Hard

Gratitude has many benefits, but is hard to cultivate.