Stop Facebook-Stalking Your Former Squeeze 

Breaking up is hard enough on its own, but when both you and your ex hang out on social media you can watch exactly how your (former) best beloved is moving on. A study in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking suggests that it’s probably healthier to click on something like a cat video instead.
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Is There Really an Equation for Staying in Love?

Psychologists John and Julie Gottman spent years observing couples’ behavior and developed a method that claims to predict a romantic relationship’s chances of long-term success. They’ve (of course) used what they learned to create a $750-per-couple workshop that aims to help people become better partners. »8/26/15 11:42am8/26/15 11:42am

The Best Stories About Scientists Working Together and Falling in Love

Two weeks ago, Nobel-prize winning cell biologist Tim Hunt created a storm of controversy when he made a comment about how he can’t work with women because he always falls in love with them, or they with him. But why does he think love in the lab is such a problem? Here are four stories of couples who met through… »6/24/15 3:57pm6/24/15 3:57pm

This Documentary Uses Science to See Who Loves the Hardest

Six adults (and one kid), one fMRI machine, five minutes to love someone (or something) as hard as possible. In The Love Competition, a short documentary first featured in McSweeney’s Wholphin #15, filmmaker Brent Hoff and Stanford University neuroscientists try to see which type of love makes the brain most active. »6/19/15 1:01pm6/19/15 1:01pm

Short film: A late night phone call between exes brings back memories

Dan Woodliff’s Still is a powerful short film that shows the emotional roller coaster ride that can happen when you look back at your memories with someone you love. It’s a mix of tense feelings, a whole lot of regret, a dash of hopefulness and a bit of happiness. Anyone who’s been on the phone with an ex after a… »6/17/15 2:46am6/17/15 2:46am

Short film: R2-D2 adorably falls in love with a blue mailbox

Say it with me: awwwww. In a story that's a little like the first hour of Wall-E, this short film, Artoo In Love by Evan Atherton, tells a cute love story of R2-D2 and a blue mailbox. R2 starts holding picnics with it, zaps away people who want to mail things and holds an umbrella over its head when it rains. »3/31/15 10:33pm3/31/15 10:33pm

These Are the Songs You Have Sex to, According to Spotify

Music for the bedroom is no longer a case of slipping Barry White onto your vinyl player and leaning in to your loved on. More likely, it means firing up a cloud-based playlist and routing it through your Bluetooth speaker. So, perhaps, unsurprisingly, Spotify knows exactly what you're listening to when you do the… »2/13/15 5:47am2/13/15 5:47am

This App Builds You a Fake Girlfriend or Boyfriend, Voicemails and All

Invisible Girlfriend and Invisible Boyfriend aren't the first apps that promise to be your virtual partner. But they might be the best apps that promise to trick your friends into thinking you're in a relationship when really you're just sad and lonely and watching too many of the Netflix and eating all the pizza. The… »1/20/15 1:58pm1/20/15 1:58pm

Cute love story animated completely with latte art

Latte art is great for making you feel a little bit special in the beginning of the day and absolutely necessary for any hashtag coffee Instagram post but it turns out, latte art also makes for a cute way to tell a stop motion animation love story too. Follow along this spot that uses 1,000 cups of latte to show love. »12/27/14 12:58am12/27/14 12:58am

Excellent short film about losing everything you love and starting again

Sploid readers Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson—part of the California-based production group Lucky Treehouse—sent this excellent short about lost love and new beginnings, which they defined as "one part Moonrise Kingdom and two parts Raising Arizona." The Moped Diaries is the title—and it's excellent. »12/03/14 6:41pm12/03/14 6:41pm