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Why we love, why we cheat

Anthropologist Helen Fisher takes on a tricky topic – love – and explains its evolution, its biochemical foundations and its social importance. She closes with a warning about the potential disaster inherent in antidepressant abuse.

The brain in love

“One thing I would like the medical community, and the legal community, and even the college community, to see if they can understand, that indeed, romantic love is one of the most addictive substances on Earth.”
Helen Fisher

Confessions of a depressed comic

In this brave and honest talk, Kevin Breel shared his story, the story of how a popular student who seemingly had it all together thought about taking his own life. If someone in your life suffers from depression, you need to watch this video. If you don’t think anyone in your life suffers from depression, you need to watch this video because you may not realize it if they do.

“Real depression isn’t being sad when something in your life goes wrong, real depression is being sad when everything in your life is going right. That’s real depression, and that’s what I suffer from.”

The secret to desire in a long-term relationship

In this amazing video Ester Perel tries to answer the questions: How can we sustain desire in long term relationships and why is it so difficult? What is the erotic intelligence?

“So, why does good sex so often fade, even for couples who continue to love each other as much as ever? And why does good intimacy not guarantee good sex, contrary to popular belief? Can we want what we already have? That’s the million-dollar question, right? And why is the forbidden so erotic? What is it about transgression that makes desire so potent? And why does sex make babies, and babies spell erotic disaster in couples? It’s kind of the fatal erotic blow, isn’t it? And when you love, how does it feel? And when you desire, how is it different?”

The power of vulnerability

In this amazing speach Brene Brown explains how much it is important to be emotionally vulnerable for loving and connecting with other people and the world.