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10 facts about infidelity, as divulged by Helen Fisher

10 facts about infidelity, as divulged by Helen Fisher

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Love isn’t so much an emotion, says Helen Fisher in her TED Talk. No, love is a brain system — one of three that that’s related to mating and reproduction. It’s those other two systems that explain why human beings are capable of infidelity even as we so highly value love. We see infidelity on []

X marks the spot: This week’s TEDx Talks

X marks the spot: This week’s TEDx Talks

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Each week, TEDx chooses four of our favorite talks, highlighting just a few of the enlightening speakers from the TEDx community, and its diverse constellation of ideas worth spreading. Below, give this week’s talks — all about love! — a listen. Logic needs love: Jacob Berkson at TEDxSussexUniversity Love does not exist outside of reason, says Jacob []

8 great talks about love

8 great talks about love

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Esther Perel begins today’s talk with an intriguing question: “Why does good sex so often fade even for couples who continue to love each other as much as ever?” It’s a question that’s highly appropriate to think about on Valentine’s Day. Perel, the author of the book Mating in Captivity, offers a compelling theory for []

A miniature TED all about love

A miniature TED all about love

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Some people go over-the-top for Valentine’s Day, showering their loved ones with candy and roses. Others bemoan Valentine’s Day as the ultimate Hallmark holiday. Wherever you stand on this spectrum — as Cupid pulls back his bow this week — it’s hard not to think about your own relationship or lack thereof. It’s a question []