We’re Hard-wired for Real Time Together

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Electronic Relationships.  There are now identifiable stages of something called "Blackberry Abandonment"--the emotions that one goes through when trying to have meaningful relationships through gadgetry.  Dr. Sue Johnson explains in this essay for Wired, "How Gadgets Ruin Relationships and Corrupt Emotions."

You, Me, and Us.  Writing for the IFS blog, Scott Stanley examines the importance of spouses creating a couple identity through shared activities outside of the home.

To bake or not to bake?  Troy Patterson's Slate column, "Gentleman Scholar" tackles the question of manly men preparing dessert for the in-laws, offering some simple but impressive alternatives to picking something up at the bakery.  Plus, get some bonus advice on winter hats to wear with the business suit.