Virtual reality: Online relationships are often forged and maintained by myths

Saturday, January 3, 2015 Carol Robidoux 1
In his book The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload, Daniel Levitin has done the research and the math. He says 81 percent of online dating profiles are built on lies – most commonly underestimating weight and overestimating height. Politics and religion are hardly ever included as a selling point, and continue to be taboo when trying to catch a soulmate. Agreeing to disagree is not a popular option.
Clarity in Chaos

Introducing ‘Clarity in Chaos’ advice column by psychologist Dr. Loretta Brady

Friday, January 2, 2015 Carol Robidoux 0
My hope is that this column will serve as a compass for readers seeking clarity in the chaos of their businesses, personal lives, or relationships. From time to time we will have guest columnists offer their insight on a challenge. This information is simply opinion, but I hope you will share your stories so that others can gain clarity for themselves. Questions are powerful. We hope you will share yours here. READ MORE

Beagle Freedom Project: Life after laboratory testing

Saturday, December 13, 2014 Carol Robidoux 2
These dogs “have never stepped on the ground, felt the rain or the sunshine or the grass beneath their paws,” Campbell said. They’re scared at first. But they spend three weeks in foster homes where the other pets show them the ropes, including the basics about eating from a bowl, sleeping in a bed and going outside to do business. READ MORE