Far from the nonsense of typical agony aunts, this relationship advice will be based on science: using extensive scientific fieldwork from psychology and sociology journals as well as other serious research, Dr. Luisa Dillner gives you the right answers to those often recurring questions: what are the chances of making a long distance relationship work? How can I get my boyfriend to stop flirting? Is your relationship better if you don't argue? In this essential book about love, women will finally get some intelligent information about relationships and men will get the facts and figures they have always been curious about but never knew they could find. The book is divided into each stage of a relationship, from dating to parenthood and beyond, and its easily readable question and answer format makes it perfect material for the bedside table.
LOVE BY NUMBERS is the story of April, a young career woman whose experiment to control her heart leads to unexpected consequences for her and the friends she draws into her complicated 'love square'. How to Fall in Love with Someone YOU Choose. (Why not, if you have a broken man-picker?) Choose an available, compatible guy-friend (who doesn't turn you off) and rewire your brains for a hot and heavy romance. 1. Get emotional while watching a sad movie. 2. Share a major adrenaline rush. 3. Be competent at something cool, but don't make a big deal out of it. 4. Have him provide food from the hunt (a good restaurant will do). 5. Eyegaze until it doesn't feel weird. 6. Fulfil each other's primary fantasies within reason and without judgment. 7. Sleep together like stacked spoons. Repeat the above until love and lust click in. Then send your love brain chemicals into overdrive by not seeing each other. That's when things really get cooking.
There are few topics more guaranteed to stir human emotions than romance. Whether you are in a wonderful relationship, have loved and lost, given up in frustration or are simply still looking, it's a fair bet that love, or the pursuit of it, is never that far from your thoughts. Success in finding the 'perfect' partner sometimes seem to depend ......
Uncovering Love by the Numbers, from the First Date, to the Seven-Year Itch, to the Forever After
Author: Luisa Dillner
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Category: Family & Relationships
True-love facts about modern dating, marriage, breakups, and makeups, from the Guardian's popular relationships advice columnist Is love blind-or does Cupid calculate? Luisa Dillner, a medical doctor and the entertaining "Love by Numbers" columnist for London's Guardian newspaper, sifts through the latest scientific research to answer the questions of the lovelorn and the love crazy alike. She tackles perennial matters of the heart, such as: - Which pickup lines work the best? - Do gentlemen prefer blondes? - How do I know she's "the one"? - How can I get my boyfriend to stop flirting and start taking out the trash? - Are office romances doomed? - What's the best way to mend a broken heart? - Will any couple ever be able to avoid arguing in the car? For those curious about the chances of tempting someone to leave a spouse (50 percent of those approached take the bait) or if Web romances bloom in the spring (the peak times for online love are actually January, February, and September), Dillner is the perfect--and amusing--guide to the science of living happily ever after.
How to Find Great Love or Reignite the Love You Have Through the Power of Numerology
Author: Glynis McCants
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Category: Family & Relationships
The love you have always desired is in the Numbers… International bestselling author and media sensation Glynis McCants created this exciting guide to love through the power of Numerology because she believes that the greatest gift one can receive is that of true and lasting love. The secret is in understanding you and your partner by the Numbers, and gaining the insights you need to keep your love thriving! Glynis' celebrated system is a contemporary spin on the ancient Science of Numerology that is easy to use and amazingly accurate. She'll teach you the simple way to create a Numerology Blueprint that reveals what kind of mate would fulfill your—or a potential mate's—innermost needs and desires. If you're single, you'll learn how to pick the right partner from the start! If you're in a relationship that's lost its spark, you'll have the information you need to reignite the passionate love you once had. With Love by the Numbers as your guide, you can ensure that your love relationship stays healthy, satisfying, and on track for a lifetime. Acclaim for Glynis McCants L.A. Confidential magazine "To put it simply, if cupid and a clairvoyant were to have an affair, Glynis McCants would very much look like their offspring." Leeza Gibbons, talk show host "Whether it's the numbers of our favorite celebrity couples or our own bouts with cupid's arrow, we all want to gain more insight into what makes love work and how we can be better at it! Glynis' Numerology is like GPS for those who are tired of being lost on the road to love." John Edward, psychic medium "When I think about Numerology I think about two people: Pythagoras and his modern day equivalent, Glynis McCants, The Numbers Lady. Glynis has taken a historic metaphysical science and transformed it into an easy to understand, organized and quite honestly entertaining field of study. To sum it up, she's GOT your Number—now it's time for you to get it."
"The poetry of Gaius Valerius Catullus survived antiquity by the slimmest of threads. This study concerns the controversial issue of whether the order of the collection was contrived by the poet himself. Love by the Numbers offers new and compelling evidence that Catullus shaped the work into an exquisitely interrelated whole. The aesthetic patterning is highly significant because it offers fresh solutions to long-standing problems of text and interpretation. The development of deeply learned philological analysis in the service of elucidating widely applicable human concerns makes this book a relative rarity in the field of Classics, a work of hard scholarship that informs a human sensibility toward matters of the heart."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
As a behavioral scientist, Professor Nicole Hathaway’s work strips away the foolish mystique that surrounds the human mating dance. When her academic tome is treated as a viral “love manual” her ecstatic publisher books her to appear all over the U.S. and Europe. Worse yet, her quiet, managed life has been shattered by a series of incompetent assistants. And she’s certain this Lily Smith creature isn’t going to be any less a burden than the last assistant they sent her. Or the one before that. Or before that... Lillian Linden-Smith needs this job. With a relentless TV lawyer and public mob still out for her blood for crimes committed by her “American royalty” parents, getting out of the country is her only hope for anonymity. If that means cleaning up and presenting an antisocial know-it-all Ph.D. for bookstores, clubs and lectures, fine. Dr. Hathaway may have succeeded in driving away all the others, but not this time. From their first meeting the sparks fly, and each is thinking: She has no idea who she’s dealing with. It’s hate at first sight in this love adventure from the author of Above Temptation, Roller Coaster and dozens of other best-selling, award-winning novels.
After a buggy accident claims the life of her fiancé, Lydia Hershberger makes a fresh start in Jamesport, Missouri, managing a gift store. It isn’t long before she meets the young man hired to handle the bookkeeping—Caleb Bontrager, whose handcrafted cuckoo clocks are sold in the store. // And it isn't long before Caleb has made up his mind about her: bright and sparkly but not right for him. Alarmed by his attraction to her, he determines to settle down with someone more practical. Less sparkle. More logic. But he can’t seem to shake his feelings for Lydia. // When false allegations by the bishop back home catch up with Lydia and threaten to ruin her reputation, can she clear her name and find lasting happiness? Or will her sunny disposition fade away into heartbreak?
A Mathematician's Journey Through Narcissistic Numbers, Optimal Dating Algorithms, at Least Two Kinds of Infinity, and More
Author: Matt Parker
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A book from the stand-up mathematician that makes math fun again! Math is boring, says the mathematician and comedian Matt Parker. Part of the problem may be the way the subject is taught, but it's also true that we all, to a greater or lesser extent, find math difficult and counterintuitive. This counterintuitiveness is actually part of the point, argues Parker: the extraordinary thing about math is that it allows us to access logic and ideas beyond what our brains can instinctively do—through its logical tools we are able to reach beyond our innate abilities and grasp more and more abstract concepts. In the absorbing and exhilarating Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension, Parker sets out to convince his readers to revisit the very math that put them off the subject as fourteen-year-olds. Starting with the foundations of math familiar from school (numbers, geometry, and algebra), he reveals how it is possible to climb all the way up to the topology and to four-dimensional shapes, and from there to infinity—and slightly beyond. Both playful and sophisticated, Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension is filled with captivating games and puzzles, a buffet of optional hands-on activities that entices us to take pleasure in math that is normally only available to those studying at a university level. Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension invites us to re-learn much of what we missed in school and, this time, to be utterly enthralled by it.