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The Community of Single People Is Two Years Old


A few months ago, a reporter asked me to weigh in on a story she was writing on the psychology of deception. That was my previous area of expertise, and sometimes I decline those requests if I am particularly busy. I told her that these days, my interest is in single people. I added that if she ever wants to write about that topic, I’m happy to answer questions about any aspect of single life except...
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General

Love the Music But Not the Lyrics? Guest Post by Kristin Noreen

[Bella’s Intro: At the Community of Single People, the always-insightful Kristin Noreen described her reaction to a popular song she just heard. She loved the music, but the lyrics – well, that was something else entirely.

Within moments, the conversation took off. One person after another posted their favorite worst offenders. The whole thing was both illuminating and a whole lot of fun. I wanted to share that with you, so I asked Kristin if...
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General

Do Audio-Only Press Briefings Make It Easier to Mislead?

The decision of the White House to allow only audio recordings of some of the press briefings, instead of the full audiovisual airing, has caused a stir. People wanted to know why that was happening. Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that when the cameras are off, the discussions are more substantive. Jake Tapper of CNN said, “People in power like to hide things from the public.”

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Love & Affection

A Sublimely Condescending — and Inaccurate — View of Single People

The very best studies challenge the conventional wisdom that if you get married, you will get healthier and happier. That’s what I argued recently in an article that ruffled some feathers. In one such study, for example, people who got married actually got a little less healthy than they were when they were single, and then their health slipped even more over the course of their marriages.

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