Author Archives: Jenny

Single And Loving It

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There’s plenty of research to show we enjoy the best physical and emotional health if we have strong social networks – but does that automatically mean coupledom? Despite the media’s fascination with actress Jennifer Aniston finally “getting her man” and marrying again – as if she’s can now take a deep breath and relax – it seems far from it. […]

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Dr John Gottman’s Seven Principles For Happy Marriage

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Dr John Gottman’s scientifically based principles for happy marriage have been astoundingly accurate in predicting which marriages will last and which will end unhappily in divorce. In fact he claims that spending 15 minutes with a couple and asking them some simple questions enables him to confidently predict who make successful marriages. His New York Times best seller Seven Principles […]

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What Science Tells Us About Long & Happy Marriages

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Dr John Gottman and his wife Julie Swartz Gottman are psychologists who have spent the last 40 years refining a science-based method to build happy marriages which includes the best-selling Seven Principles For Making Marriages Work program. Over that time the Dr John has observed more than 3,000 couples, uncovering patterns in the way they communicate and relate that accurately […]

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Why Dogs Are Better Than Girls. Or Should That Be Women?

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I’ve been reading The Good Life On Te Muna Road, (Random House, New Zealand) Deborah Coddington’s engaging reflection on finding love, making wine and just generally getting on with life in Martinborough, a small rural community near Wellington famous for its vineyards and hospitality. Amongst other adventures and encounters, Deborah riffs on her friendship with recently retired Palliser Wines managing director […]

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Cher – Cover Girl Again at 69

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She turned 69 in May and she is still gracing magazine covers and fronting global fashion campaigns. In August she celebrated 50 years since her debut on the Billboard charts with the hit songs ‘All I Really Want To Do’ followed soon after by ‘I Got You Babe.’ As Billboard reported, in total, she’s earned 33 solo hit singles on the […]

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7 Surprising Things Science Tells Us About the Happiest Marriages

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When science starts looking at love and marriage, some of the results seem intuitive – like the idea that couples who manage to be positive about one another are happier than those who are negative?  Duh.  Just common sense. But then there are the counter intuitive surprises like the finding that wives who are optimistic about their marriage at the […]

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Is Lust Worth Breaking A Marriage Up Over?

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Is it worth breaking up a marriage because one partner has been unfaithful?  That’s the question facing many couples when they’ve done a lot of marriage miles, the grass looks greener somewhere else, and they’re feeling either beguiled by an attractive alternative or abandoned by the current spouse. It’s a topic that surfaces daily in the gossip columns. Are Ben […]

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Six Ways You Can Enjoy Better Sex Immediately

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How do you ensure you have a great sex life? What great sex tips can lift your sexual performance and help you reconnect with new intimacy? Dr Ruth Westheimer (America’s favourite TV sex doctor) is in no doubt what comes first if you want to have a great sex life. In Dr Ruth’s Top 10 Secrets for Great Sex the […]

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What Jane Fonda Can Teach Us About Sex At Any Age

  Can you believe this woman is 77 years old?  Jane Fonda blew everyone else out of the water at the Grammy Awards earlier this year in a green Balmain jumpsuit. She’ll be 78 in December but she keeps proving that she’s the sexiest 70-something dame around – and she’s been talking up her sex life with her music-producer partner […]

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7 Habits of High EQ People

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Think of your favourite high achiever. . Someone like former NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark, now No 3 in the UN and sizing up the opportunity to be the first female UN Secretary General? Or Apple retail CEO Angela Ahrendts, the only senior female executive on the Apple team, who earned $70 million last year (more than anyone else including her […]

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