8 secrets for Valentine’s Day love

Karl Pillemer, a family sociologist in Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology, has spent the last five years surveying more than 700 older people about love, relationships and marriage. Some have been together happily for a half-century or more – making them true experts on how to find love and make it last. Here are […]

Don’t eat your heart out: How to avoid overeating on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is nearly here with its candy and romantic dinners. So, how can you make sure that your heart is bursting, but not your belly? Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab, headed by Brian Wansink, offers some tips and tricks on how to avoid the invisible cues that nudge us into overindulging.   Have […]

Courting Cupid? 5 on-target tips for love

Karl Pillemer, a gerontologist in Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology, conducted interviews with over 700 older people about their advice on having a happy, fulfilling, lifelong marriage. In time for Valentine’s Day, Pillemer highlights a few of these lessons for people looking for a relationship or trying to make it last.  Pillemer recently published […]

Ever evolving love and sex still a tale of longing and passion

As lovers prepare to mark another Valentine’s Day in ways old and new, Brenda Marston, curator of the Human Sexuality Collection in Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, notes the rapid evolution of sex and love in modern culture – and the timeless underlying needs that drive both. Marston says: “Sex and […]

Skip the flowers, create memories for Valentine’s Day

Thomas Gilovich, professor of psychology at Cornell University and happiness expert, says don’t buy material items for your loved one on Valentine’s Day; If you want to impress your true love, create an experience filled with memories. Gilovich says: “For your true love, it’s better to buy an experience than a thing. Experiences generally give […]

Five Valentine’s Day tips from 800 of America’s wisest couples

Karl Pillemer, a gerontologist in Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology, has spent the last three years surveying over 800 older people about love, relationships and marriage. Many respondents had been married 30 or more years – including some who tied the knot 60 or 70 years ago. They shared some secrets – just in […]