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6 studies that offer fascinating conclusions about human sexuality6 studies that offer fascinating conclusions about human sexuality

Posted By Jessica Gross

In today’s talk, Christopher Ryan, the co-author of Sex at Dawn with Cacilda Jethá, takes a deeper look at the standard narrative of human sexual evolution we’ve long upheld: men provide women with goods and services in exchange for women’s sexual fidelity. According to this model, Ryan points out, the war between the sexes is […]

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10 facts about infidelity, as divulged by Helen Fisher10 facts about infidelity, as divulged by Helen Fisher

Posted By TED Guest Author

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 […]

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X marks the spot: This week’s TEDx TalksX marks the spot: This week’s TEDx Talks

Posted By Tedstaff

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 […]

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8 great talks about love8 great talks about love

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

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 […]

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7 things we learned about online dating from the co-founder of OKCupid7 things we learned about online dating from the co-founder of OKCupid

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Few people know more about online dating that Christian Rudder, co-founder and editorial director of OKCupid. Privy to the vast mountains of data created as millions of people answer questions about what they’re looking for in love, search through profiles of people in their area and flirtatiously message each other, Rudder has learned a lot […]

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A miniature TED all about loveA miniature TED all about love

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

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 […]