love http://kuow.org en Modern Love: Misconceptions Of Soul Mates http://kuow.org/post/modern-love-misconceptions-soul-mates <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Daniel Jones, editor of The New York&nbsp;Times' "Modern Love" column, about his new book, "Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (With The Help Of 50,000 Strangers)," and what he's learned about love from other people's stories. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:56:15 +0000 Arwen Nicks & Marcie Sillman 28850 at http://kuow.org Modern Love: Misconceptions Of Soul Mates A Fiery Valentine's Day For Two Firefighters In Love http://kuow.org/post/fiery-valentines-day-two-firefighters-love New York City firefighters Sophy Medina and Thomas Olsen don't work together very often, but their first Valentine's Day as a couple was an exception. They worked the same fire that night — and then ended up at the same hospital with minor injuries.<p>"There really wasn't much romantic about the night it was," Tommy tells Sophy, now his fiancee, on a visit to StoryCorps. "I kept coming over. I sat in your bed and was talking to you."<p>"We were wearing big, stinky, heavy gear," Sophy recalls. "We're all, like, sweaty, and everyone smells like a foot. ... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 17:12:51 +0000 NPR Staff 28816 at http://kuow.org A Fiery Valentine's Day For Two Firefighters In Love The Science And Music Of Heartbreak http://kuow.org/post/science-and-music-heartbreak <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are a lot of songs about love, but </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">perhaps there are even more songs about loss. T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hat raises a serious scientific question: </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Why are so many songs written about heartbreak, and what happens to the brains of people who are experiencing a really bad break-up? </span></span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Biological anthropologist <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYfoGTIG7pY">Dr. Helen Fisher studies what happens in our brains when we are in love and when we are heart broken</a>. </span>She says that Tylenol is helpful, but staring at pictures of your ex and listening to a sad song when your brain is going through massive dopamine withdrawal is not. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:00:58 +0000 Ross Reynolds & David Hyde 14560 at http://kuow.org The Science And Music Of Heartbreak Julie And John Gottman Dish A Little Advice From The Love Lab http://kuow.org/post/julie-and-john-gottman-dish-little-advice-love-lab <p>Valentine’s Day may be a day filled with flowers, chocolates and a candle-lit dinner, but for relationship experts Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, the lovey-dovey holiday is about reconnecting and showing how you care about your partner. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:12:12 +0000 Arwen Nicks & Ross Reynolds 28582 at http://kuow.org Julie And John Gottman Dish A Little Advice From The Love Lab StoryCorps Love Stories With Dave Isay http://kuow.org/post/storycorps-love-stories-dave-isay <p></p><p>If there's one tradition that's never faded away in our history as people on this earth, it's storytelling. StoryCorps is a massive oral history project whose mission is to record, preserve and share the stories of Americans from all background and beliefs. It was founded in 2003 by radio documentary producer Dave Isay.</p><p>People tell their stories in mobile booths all around the country, and selected stories air nationally on NPR. All of the stories are preserved in the Library of Congress, with the hope that it will one day become a public, searchable database. Isay spoke at Seattle's Town Hall on February 7, 2012. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 21:43:23 +0000 Rachel Solomon 24320 at http://kuow.org StoryCorps Love Stories With Dave Isay When Money And Love Collide http://kuow.org/post/when-money-and-love-collide <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>It's no surprise that money stress doesn't bode well for romance. For many couples, decisions like marriage, divorce or children hinge on the question: Can we afford it? Marcie Sillman talks with UC Santa Barbara economics professor Shelly Lundberg and couples counselor and director of UC Los Angeles' Sexual Health Program Gail Wyatt about how money impacts our love lives. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:16:16 +0000 Marcie Sillman 20426 at http://kuow.org When Money And Love Collide Missed Connections: A Second Chance At Love At First Sight http://kuow.org/post/missed-connections-second-chance-love-first-sight <p>Have you ever gotten an <a href="http://thestranger.selectalternatives.com/gyrobase/Personals/ISawYou">I Saw You</a> or a <a href="http://seattle.craigslist.org/mis/">missed connection</a>? What happened? Did you connect? <a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/slideshow/201302/final-analysis-missed-connections">Psychology Today</a> went through the missed connections on Craigslist, state by state, to see the most common places to be seen but not asked out. Here in Washington, the bus is the number one place to almost find love. In most of the other states it was Wal-Mart where cupid was most likely to draw back his bow. Ross Reynolds surveys the listeners about their thoughts on second chances at love at first sight.</p><p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:44:45 +0000 Producer 8896 at http://kuow.org Missed Connections: A Second Chance At Love At First Sight From Alt.Latino, With Love: A Valentine's Day Extravaganza http://kuow.org/post/altlatino-love-valentines-day-extravaganza <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmXCVOmOCPU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI0hn5M9Vq0</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVi0UvFu8Yo</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD-Nre__RzY</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vT6mc39E9g</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFJ_wgRTuo8</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFJ_wgRTuo8</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Cw7HtSHQgE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BymOclUIFtY</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fihlBfuA2B4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw0rVXblI6g</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-3wm3qXXm8</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:37:13 +0000 editor 8265 at http://kuow.org From Alt.Latino, With Love: A Valentine's Day Extravaganza How Did You Meet Your Valentine? http://kuow.org/post/how-did-you-meet-your-valentine <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">How did you meet the person you are spending Valentine’s Day with? Did you meet in a grocery store? Were you both at the same movie alone? Maybe it was something more modern like Match.com? To commemorate Valentine's Day, Ross Reynolds talks with listeners about how they met.</span></p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:40:00 +0000 Producer 8241 at http://kuow.org How Did You Meet Your Valentine? Weekday's Annual Valentine's Day Special http://kuow.org/post/weekdays-annual-valentines-day-special <p><br></p><p></p><p><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yes, it's Valentine’s Day. Does that make you flush with romance? Cold with regret? Or is it just like any other day, but with slightly more chocolate?&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sometimes it takes another person to bring out a piece of ourselves we didn't realize we had before.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tell us about the new you brought about by someone else.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Or, tell us the exact moment you knew a relationship was over and done. Share your stories with us at 206.543.5869 or <a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org">weekday@kuow.org</a>.</span></p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:00:00 +0000 PRODUCER 8198 at http://kuow.org Weekday's Annual Valentine's Day Special The Secret To Being A Happy Couple http://kuow.org/post/secret-being-happy-couple <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What is “normal” in a&nbsp;romantic relationship? More importantly, what’s “normal” for couples who say they're really happy? UW Sociologist Dr. Pepper Schwartz teamed up with Harvard sociologist James White and wellness entrepreneur&nbsp;</span>Chrisanna<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Northrup<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to answer that question.&nbsp;Together they conducted and analyzed the largest human relationship study ever done. We’ll talk with Dr. Schwartz about the “perfect couple.”</span></p><p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 7939 at http://kuow.org The Secret To Being A Happy Couple