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Susan Theresa ("Terry") Boynton                                                                             Updated 01/13/2012 9:06 AM
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    an intense feeling of deep affection.
    "babies fill parents with intense feelings of love"n   
    synonyms:deep affection, fondnesstendernesswarmthintimacyattachmentendearment;
    devotionadorationdoting, idolization, worship
    passionardordesirelustyearninginfatuation, besottedness
    "his friendship with Helen grew into love"
    compassioncarecaringregardsolicitudeconcernfriendlinessfriendship,kindnesscharitygoodwillsympathykindlinessaltruism, unselfishness,philanthropybenevolencefellow feelinghumanity
    "their love for their fellow human beings"
    relationshiplove affairromanceliaison, affair of the heart, amour
    "their love will survive"
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    a person or thing that one loves.
    "she was the love of his life"
    synonyms:beloved, loved one, love of one's life, deardearest, dear one, darlingsweetheartsweetangelhoney
    "he was her one true love"
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    feel a deep romantic or sexual attachment to (someone).
    "do you love me?"
    synonyms:care very much for, feel deep affection for, hold very dear, adore, think the world of, be devoted to, dote on, idolizeworship
    be in love with, be infatuated with, be smitten with, be besotted with; 
    informalbe mad/crazy/nuts/wild about, have a crush on, carry a torch for
    "she loves him"

An Ode to Envy (13:11)                                                                                                                                         2016/10/28
What is jealousy? What drives it, and why do we secretly love it?  No study has
ever been able to capture its "loneliness, longevity, grim thrill" — that is, says
Parul Sehgal, except for fiction. In an eloquent meditation she scours pages from
literature to show how jealousy is not so different from a quest for knowledge.

Falling in Love is the Easy Part (13.53)                                                                                              10/28/2016
Did you know you can fall in love with anyone just by asking them 36 questions?
Mandy Len Catron tried this experiment, it worked, and she wrote a viral article
about it (that your mom probably sent you). But … is that real love? Did it last?  
And what’s the difference between falling in love and staying in love?

How I Hacked Online Dating (17:27)                                                                                                   10/28/2016
Amy Webb was having no luck with online dating.  The dates she liked didn't write
her back, and her own profile attracted crickets (and worse).  So, as any fan of data
would do: she started making a spreadsheet.  Hear the story of how she went on to
hack her online dating life — with frustrating, funny and life-changing results.

Love, No Matter What (23:27)                                                                                                                     10/28/2016
What is it like to raise a child who's different from you in some fundamental way
(like a prodigy, or a differently abled kid, or a criminal)?  In this quietly moving talk,
Andrew Solomon shares what he learned from talking to dozens of parents
-- asking them: What's the line between unconditional love and unconditional

Love Letters to a Stranger (4:52)                                                                                                           10/28/2016
Hannah Brencher's mother always wrote her letters.  So when she felt herself bottom
into depression after college, she did what felt natural — she wrote love letters and
left them for strangers to find.  The act has become a global initiative, The World
Needs More Love Letters, which rushes handwritten letters to those in need of a boost.

My Daughter, My Wife, our Robot & the Quest for Immortality (21:04)                10/28/2016
The founder of Sirius XM satellite radio, Martine Rothblatt now heads up a drug
company that makes life-saving medicines for rare diseases (including one drug
that saved her own daughter's life).  Meanwhile she is working to preserve the
consciousness of the woman she loves in a digital file ... and a companion robot.
In an onstage conversation with TED's Chris Anderson, Rothblatt shares her powerful
story of love, identity, creativity, and limitless possibility.

Remember to say Thank You (3:26)                                                                                                     10/28/2016
In this deceptively simple 3-minute talk, Dr. Laura Trice muses on the power of the
magic words "thank you" — to deepen a friendship, to repair a bond, to make sure
another person knows what they mean to you.  Try it.

The Brain in Love (15:56)                                                                                                                                10/28/2016
Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it?  To learn
more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, 
Helen Fisher and her
research team took MRIs of people in love — and people who had just been dumped.

The Mathematics of Love (17:02)                                                                                                            10/28/2016
Finding the right mate is no cakewalk — but is it even mathematically likely?  In a
charming talk, mathematician 
Hannah Fry shows patterns in how we look for love,
and gives her top three tips (verified by math!) for finding that special someone.

The Secret to Desire in a Long-term Relationship (10:19)                                               10/28/2016
In long-term relationships, we often expect our beloved to be both best friend and
erotic partner.  But as 
Esther Perel argues, good and committed sex draws on two
conflicting needs: our need for security and our need for surprise.  So how do you
sustain desire? With wit and eloquence, Perel lets us in on the mystery of erotic

The Smelly Mystery of the Human Pheromone (14:53)                                                        10/28/2016
Do our smells make us sexy?  Popular science suggests yes — pheromones send
chemical signals about sex and attraction from our armpits to potential mates.  But,
despite what you might have heard, there is no conclusive research confirming that
humans have these smell molecules.  In this eye-opening talk, zoologist 
Tristram Wyatt
explains the fundamental flaws in current pheromone research, and shares his hope
for a future that unlocks the fascinating, potentially life-saving knowledge tied up in
our scent.

This is what enduring love looks like (10:18)                                                                              10/28/2016
Stacey Baker has always been obsessed with how couples meet.  When she asked
 Alec Soth to help her explore this topic, they found themselves at the
world’s largest speed-dating event, held in Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day, and at the
largest retirement community in Nevada — with Soth taking portraits of pairs in each
locale.  Between these two extremes, they unwound a beautiful through-line of how a
couple goes from meeting to creating a life together. (This talk was part of a TED2015
session curated by Pop-Up Magazine:
 popupmagazine.com or @popupmag on Twitter.)

Why we Love, Why we Cheat (23:37)                                                                                                    10/28/2016
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.

Susan Theresa Boynton