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Barry Long narrates "Making Love"

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MAking Love coverSomeone just sent me this link to a YOUTube video of the late Australian tantra master Barry Long reading a short book I've admired for years.

Making Love: Sexual Love the Divine Way

Personally, I think women have a bit more responsibility here than Long does, but I like that he respects the enormous potential in male leadership.

Epic Study On What Men Need To Live A Happy Life

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Harvard has just released a new book about a 75-year longitudinal study, which tracked 268 undergraduates. The study’s goal was to determine what factors contribute most strongly to human flourishing. The results suggest that humanity today is pretty far off course. Researchers found that addiction caused the most chaos, illness and unhappiness. They also found that warm relationships with parents and mates were associated with more earning power and happier lives.

Oxytocin May Play a Central Role in Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

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This is interesting, but I'm a fan of "hugs" not "drugs." Endogenously produced oxytocin (i.e., oxytocin produced naturally via affectionate touch, close companionship, etc.) is way cheaper and safer than synthetic oxytocin.  Besides, the endorphins and other neurochemicals associated with bonding are all important, as a symphony.  Kinda like whole foods are better than eating junk food, and taking a vitamin.

Social connections matter more than wealth—and your brain knows it (The Atlantic)

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penguin familyMatt Lieberman, a distinguished social psychologist and neuroscientist, basically won the lottery. This past summer, he was offered three million dollars for an academic position—one million in raw income and two to do lab research.

Now, a Kiss Isn’t Just a Kiss

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http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/28/now-a-kiss-isnt-just-a-kiss/

There are activities common to most humans that we enjoy immensely, without much thought, and as frequently as opportunity and instinct provide. On occasion, researchers feel they need to know why.

Recently, experimental psychologists at Oxford University explored the function of kissing in romantic relationships.

Surprise! It’s complicated.

Karezza, the Spiritualising side of Human Sexuality

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This post showed up in my Google Alert. It appears on an Esoteric Online forum. Not sure why the author chose to write about an old book called The Caricature of Love, but I like that he updates the analysis such that pathology, not homosexuality per se, is the real issue.

Karezza, the Spiritualising side of Human Sexuality

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