"Do I want to be overwhelmed or do I want to be happy? If I want to be happy then I have to live in the here and now. I can deal with things as I need to, and I will; but mostly I’m going to just live in the here and now because I have a choice. I can be happy or I can let my mind overwhelm me with the story it creates.” Read More
Not all serial killers are white. In fact, serial killers span all racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. The racial diversity of serial killers generally mirrors that of the overall U.S. population. A myth that all serial killers are white is routinely fueled and reinforced by the entertainment news media that focus on white offenders who target white, female victims. Read More
The U.S. News publishes a listing of the best jobs each year based on salary, job security, and potential for work-life balance. What are the top jobs in the U.S., and where is your job on the list?
Nadia learns to outsmart husband Morris’ grinchmanship in order to create a joyous holiday for her and those she loves. Four principles from the science of happiness pave the way for her, and for you this holiday season. Read More
Hearing your partner say "I love you" and "You are my greatest love" is regarded as one of the highlights of a romantic relationship. However, people are often uncertain about when to declare their love: whether to be the first to do so or whether to wait till the other has given an indication that they feel the same. Is there a best time to reveal your heart? Read More
New research on "cow talk" shows that mothers and young share important messages using various types of moos. I hope this landmark research will be used to learn more about what cows and other food animals are saying and feeling as they're "processed" on the way to human forks, knives, spoons, and plates. This is not a happy time for them nor for their family or friends. Read More
Ketamine treatment of mental disorders offers great hope and therapeutic potential for many patients with mental disorders. However, the groundswell of enthusiasm and desire by patients and doctors for new treatments may be expanding its use prematurely and ahead of our scientific understanding of its use. Read More
If Cacioppo could persuade the Grinch to step into his fMRI, he'd likely observe a result consistent with those of a brain imaging study he conducted to identify differences in the neural mechanisms of lonely and nonlonely people. Read More
When asked "How do you write a memoir?" My answer is simple -- one memory at a time. Here are 4 tips and my memory of "The Italian Family Christmas Tree Challenge" when Grandpa brought home the tallest tree on the farm. Read More
T’s the season to be jolly. Yet many of us are not exactly jolly; rather, many of us are feeling sad. Indeed, this may be the season for separating from an unsatisfactory relationship. The end of the year could well signal the end of a hurtful union.
Lassie Come-Home is one of the most pervasive children’s stories about dogs. However, it tells us more about what we want for dogs than what they really desire. Fortunately for those striving to re-home adult dogs, dogs do not pine indefinitely for lost human families. Read More
Your unconscious may believe it has “good reasons” for keeping you overweight. Hypnosis can help you address these beliefs and make the changes you need to look and feel great and get healthy. Read More
Revealing embarrassing emails, memos, salaries, and catty comments is the newest form of torture. Sony execs are feeling the pain, but internal emails from Bill Gates figured prominently in the 1996 Microsoft antitrust trial, and a rude, drunken rant by Mark Zuckerberg is still online. The sense of violation is real for digital victims - act now to avoid being the next. Read More
It may sound strange coming from someone who has written dozens of blogs about happiness and taught a lot of seminars on the subject, to hear that happiness isn’t necessarily all that it’s cracked up to be. Read More