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In long-term relationships, we often expect our beloved to be both best friend and erotic partner. But as Esther Perel argues, good and committed sex draws on two conflicting needs: our need for security and our need for surprise. So how do you sustain desire? With wit and eloquence, Perel lets us in on the mystery of erotic intelligence.

Desire and Connection - In long-term relationships, we often expect our beloved to be both best friend and erotic partner. But as Esther Perel argues, good and committed sex draws on two conflicting needs: our need for security and our need for surprise.

More than 20 years ago, the psychologist Arthur Aron succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory. Last summer, Mandy Len Catron applied his technique in her own life. Click to read "To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This" and get the list of 36 questions that lead to love. (Illustration: Brian Rea)

To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This

"More than 20 years ago, the psychologist Arthur Aron succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory.

What’s Schizophrenia Like? A Woman Who Hears Voices Explains It Beautifully. (((Eleanor Longden: The voices in my head)))

Eleanor Longden Diagnosed with schizophrenia, hospitalized, drugged, Longden was discarded by a system that didnot know how to help her. Longden tells the moving tale of her yea.

A Fresh Approach to Empathy and Openness by Ash Beckham: It starts with understanding that everyone, at some point in their life, has experienced hardship. The only way out, says Beckham, is to open the door and step out of your closet. Video on TED.com #Empathy #Openness

In this touching talk, Ash Beckham offers a fresh approach to empathy and openness. It starts with understanding that everyone, at some poin.

Dave Isay: Everyone around you has a story the world needs to hear | TED Talk | TED.com

Dave Isay opened the first StoryCorps booth in New York’s Grand Central Terminal in 2003 with the intention of creating a quiet place where a person could honor someone who mattered to them by listening to their story.

The bridge between suicide and life

For many years Sergeant Kevin Briggs had a dark, unusual, at times strangely rewarding job: He patrolled the southern end of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, a popular site for suicide attempts.

10 Sermons that Changed My Life – Recklessly Alive

10 Sermons that Changed My Life

Rick Warren asks the great question, "What are you holding and what will you do with it to change the world?" in this insightful Ted talk.

(2) The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong | Amy Morin | TEDxOcala - YouTube

Everyone has the ability to build mental strength, but most people don't know how. We spend a lot of time talking about physical strength and physical health.

The science of smiling - it'd be great to apply this to an #oralhealth #socmar effort!

The Hidden Power of a Smile - Ron Gutman tells us all the benefits to our health, life span & success - in a 7 min video on TED

5 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life In 5 Minutes

What is altruism? Put simply, it's the wish that other people may be happy. And, says Matthieu Ricard, a happiness researcher and a Buddhist monk, altruism i.

We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive.

ENJOYABLE to watch! We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive.

Youre Already Awesome. Just Get Out of Your Own Way!: Judson Brewer MD, Ph.D. at TEDxRockCreekPark - YouTube

A 10 minute talk by Judson Brewer MD, Ph. talking about being in the flow. Mindfulness and the neuroscience behind it.

"The Power of Vulnerability" - Good addition to "The Giver" unit. Importance of actually experiencing feelings rather than treating with food/alcohol/drugs. #TED

Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from…

Eerily timely Talk of the Week from TED posted here now for those who suffered in Paris this week.  Helpful for all sufferers of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome who've experienced any kind of serious trauma.

In April just as American troops began rolling into Baghdad, a shell smashed into the building author and war correspondent Jean-Paul Mari was reportin.

Dieting; Ready for a change? These well-researched (and heartfelt) talks offer ideas and inspiration for all aspects of your life.

"Why dieting doesn't usually work." Neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt explains the science behind why dieting not only doesn't work, but is likely to do more harm than good. She suggests ideas for how to live a less diet-obsessed life, intuitively.

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