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‘Love’ hormone may help autism symptoms

A hormone thought to encourage bonding between mothers and their babies may foster social behavior in some adults with autism, French researchers said on Monday. Full story

Boys 101: Writer offers teen girls a crash course

Relationships with boys are tricky — especially for teen girls who are still figuring out who they are themselves. In her book “Boyology,” Sarah O’Leary Burningham offers a crash course in understanding guys. Full story

Get hired! 6 secrets to acing the interview

These days, the growing ranks of unemployed are not only seeking jobs, but are looking for ways to enhance performance in job interviews. Here, a media training expert divulges the secrets of success. (Hint: Slow down!) Full story

Make the most of holiday mingling

Meeting and engaging in conversation with new people during the holiday season can be exhausting and overwhelming. But it doesn't have to be — skilled small talkers can turn social gatherings into opportunities for success. Full story

Some docs to be schooled in cultural differences

When a doctor doesn't look an Asian-American patient in the eye, that might be seen as a sign of respect. But making eye contact is encouraged with black patients, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, which has published a guidebook for culturally competent care. Full story

Looking for Mr. Right? It’s your move

If you think romance is going to find you, you might be waiting a long time. Dr. Laura Berman gives advice on how to take control of your love life by perfecting your approach. (Hint: Ditch the pickup lines!) Full story

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Eyes have it: Madonna demands eye contact

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