The Racism Insurance skits are laugh-out-loud funny, and most of us can use more laughter in our lives. But they are not just funny. They also shed some light on real-world racial dynamics. There is content in these clips worth examining more closely. Read More
Music is an incredible vehicle to express emotion and cope with painful life realities. In times of strife or new-found honesty, use it to your advantage. Sing along to your favorite song, analyze the lyrics of a favorite artist, explore new genres that are foreign to you, or play an instrument to find your own voice. Read More
The human conundrum is that we are hardwired to need and want deep emotional connections with our mothers during infancy and childhood and that being deprived of those
connections has lasting effects. But recovery is possible. Read More
One of the most basic structural characteristics that may determine whether someone gambles on a particular type of game in the first place is the size of the jackpot that a game has to offer. But do big jackpots stimulate people to gamble? And if people win a huge jackpot, does it makethem happy? Read More
Some people cannot allow their intimate partners to predict their behaviors. They seem to intentionally thwart expectations even when they have participated in the plans for them. The reasons they behave that way defy rational thinking but do have an understandable basis and can be challenged and healed. Read More
From the beginning of a career spanning more than 40 years, Dave Sabey has sought out people with a fresh perspective, an inspired vision and a relentless sense of purpose. We spoke with Dave about technology, training your subconscious and snapping yourself out of bad moods when they strike. Read More
The search for authenticity is a distinctive feature of contemporary culture. But what does authenticity mean in a consumer culture where products and brands are marketed on the basis of their claims to authenticity? And what does it mean when self-help books preach the gospel of authenticity with the goal of helping people to improve their value in the social market? Read More
You don't always get to choose what kinds of experiences you have in life, but you do get to choose how you are going to relate to those experiences. Whether wanted or unwanted, you can turn all of life's experiences into profound opportunities to know yourself. Read More
I want to start with marveling at how far we are, collectively, from taking our needs seriously and making them a priority. Instead, we have been trained to view our needs as a sign of weakness or dependence, and as something bottomless that cannot be controlled. Read More
LaRae Quy was a brand new FBI Special Agent, and it was the height of the Cold War, but she was given a huge job. Her assignment was to go undercover and locate a known Soviet spy operating somewhere in Silicon Valley, and to convince him to start spying for the U.S. How can this relate to your business?
Many of us know that forgiveness is a good thing, right?
But what about forgiving ourselves?
Even if we’ve gotten pretty good and consistent about offering forgiveness to others, isn’t forgiving ourselves often the most difficult?
Understanding why self-forgiveness is difficult can give us clues to make it easier.... Read More
Leaders range from the exceptional to the worst of the worst. While many bosses are competent, caring, and effective, it has been suggested that there are just as many bad bosses as there are good ones. Here is a list of the very worst types of bosses. Read More
Boys and girls show sex differences in their choice of Halloween costumes. Boys lean toward superheroes, and girls' top choices feature princesses. Here, we draw upon Joyce Benenson's recent book on sex differences in children's social behavior ("Warriors and Worriers") to make sense of these costume choices, couched within an evolutionary perspective. Read More
Comparing ourselves to others in an effort to form an opinion or decide what is appropriate for us is normal. Mean spirited criticism of others is different. When women devalue other women often competitive issues spurred on by internal and external forces are at play. What's the point in trashing someone else? Read More