Couples that tease each other are happier and stay together longer.

By | 2017-02-16T11:08:27+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Categories: Relationships|Tags: , , |

“Happy couples tease a lot when they’re in conflict and they tease in these really goofy, lighthearted ways that say, “The fact that you don’t do the dishes bothers me, but I still love you. It’s not that big a deal; we can work this out.” They tease in ways that allow them to express issues of conflict, but in a cooperative and pleasant way. It predicted how long they’d stay together.”

Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life by Dacher Keltner


Could the smiles in women’s graduation photos predict anything about their lives decades later?

By | 2017-02-11T14:47:28+00:00 February 11th, 2017|Categories: Personal Success, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

50 years of monitoring 110 women from Mills College showed that:

“The warmer the woman’s smile, 20 and 30 years later she was feeling more accomplished in her goals, she was handling stress better, she was getting along better with other people, and she was more happily married.”

“Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life” by Dacher Keltner