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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Comforting Marriage Statistics

June 15, 2015
Comforting Marriage Statistics

Here are some interesting marriage statistics, and also an announcement about the next HUS movie discussion. First, check out this wedding photo. It’s courtesy of Daisy Beatty, a longtime HUS reader and full-time photographer who works out of NYC. I plan to feature more of her work in future posts. She has taken incredible photographs […]

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#MoreThanMyLooks

June 11, 2015
#MoreThanMyLooks

We’re having a very interesting conversation about beauty standards at the Phenomenal Woman post. Several readers have asked for more articles on beauty as it relates to cultural expectations and self-esteem. Ana had the brilliant idea of starting a hashtag for a post and Twitter campaign: #MoreThanMyLooks I will write about inner beauty – how […]

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