WHEN MY MOTHER danced at my wedding, it culminated a lifetime of teaching me that love is an action. She took action and believed in a curious little boy who wanted to love and be loved. She acted on her belief that if she filled me with confidence, I would grow to be more than others expected. She…

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You know who I really feel sorry for right now? Common. Now on paper, there’s really no need for me to feel sorry for a guy who just won the Academy Award, has a couple of Grammys, and has Kanye West on speed dial, but I do because right now, I’m guessing that he’s being…

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Being in love: The dope factor WHEN PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE it triggers events in the brain that are similar to mental illness (boy does that explain a lot). First our sex hormones are excited and awakened. Then dopamine—the same stuff that’s activated by cocaine—is released in the brain. Next comes adrenaline and a chemical called serotonin,…

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Question of the day: You’re divorced and you’ve grown up a lot since your marriage ended. You could give a seminar on what NOT to do to maintain a healthy marriage. What advice would your divorced self give to your single self to ensure success in a new relationship? How would your love lessons from…

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