20 Signs Your Best Guy Friend Likes You Back

July 2, 2015
20 Signs Your Best Guy Friend Likes You Back

All of a sudden you find yourself crushing hard on your best guy friend. Maybe you were always attracted, maybe it’s crept up on you, or maybe the realization hit you over the head one day and you never saw it coming. Now that it has, everything suddenly feels different – you want more. The old […]

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Cheap Talk

June 29, 2015
Cheap Talk

In markets where money is not the only determinant of who gets what, there are just two kinds of market signals that matter: Cheap Talk and Costly Signals. Stanford economist and Nobel winner Alvin Roth has written a new book: Who Gets What – and Why. For markets that involve matching, designs or rules are necessary to solve […]

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Before Sunset Movie Discussion

June 25, 2015
Before Sunset Movie Discussion

At last, it’s time for the HUS discussion of Before Sunset! This sequel to Before Sunrise is my favorite of the trilogy. (Actually, Linklater has made three movies about Jesse and Celine so far, and I love them all. I hope he’s not done.) Like its predecessor, Before Sunset received excellent critical reviews and was also well received by […]

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Do Attraction Preferences Predict Mating Choices?

June 23, 2015
Do Attraction Preferences Predict Mating Choices?

How well do our stated preferences predict who we’ll wind up with? Many social science studies ask about preferences or intentions for future behavior. They may set up a scenario in which the subject pretends to take action, and then evaluate those “decisions.” Critics claim these surveys are worthless, because they don’t measure actual deeds. Others […]

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Speaking Truth About Female Sexual Power

June 19, 2015
Speaking Truth About Female Sexual Power

Having sex does not represent female empowerment. Controlling the supply of sex does. That is female sexual power. The responsibility to select the best genes possible for future offspring is entirely the woman’s. If you’re uncomfortable with that thought, you may choose to give your power away, as many women gladly have. I encourage you to embrace the […]

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