British charity Samaritans has pulled their controversial "Radar" app, which was intended to catch potential suicides through their sad-sounding Twitter posts. Privacy advocates around the world thought it was creepy to watch your friends' tweets for phrases like "I hate myself". It turns out that many others monitor what you say on Twitter - for less noble purposes.
Many of us have the best of intentions with New Years' resolutions. But the exact way we word them and think about them makes all the difference. How can we stick to our resolutions? Here are some commonly failing resolutions, and how to slightly change them to up your chances of success. Read More
An "old" book, two new books, and a growing international movement all call for compassion and rewilding revolutions. It's about time to make compassion rock, as a young student once told me, so let's all do something as a unified community to foster global compassion for all animals, human and nonhuman, and their homes. And, then, let's be creative and do even more. Read More
We all love parenting books that offer simple solutions to the big problems that troubled kids experience. Sadly, most of the advice will never work with kids whose problems are complex. Complex problems need complex solutions. Read More
If your goals are inherently meaningful to you, you will be thrilled to imagine the day after, but for goals that you are not truly and intrinsically motivated to pursue, you may find that your vision of that day is not as fun. Read More
You know that you could really use a break.You’re frustrated and irritable. Your energy levels are low. Everything feels like a chore. Yet you can’t seem to allow yourself to take any time off. What kinds of thoughts might be getting in the way of your taking a rest? Here are seven possible culprits.
How can we begin to address the society-threatening damages caused by climate change when one of our major political parties is wholly set against action? Congressional Republicans stand alone in the industrialized world as the only major political party to refuse to acknowledge the threat. The will to dominate other people and nature may factor into their recalcitrance. Read More
No weight control program can succeed by dominating your consciousness with food and weight. A successful program must develop a conditioned response to regulate eating automatically, without having to "stop and think about it." The trick is to condition the core hurt (inadequacy or unworthiness that makes you want to overeat) to stimulate core value - a sense of yourself Read More
Although we make them with the best intentions, often New Year's Resolutions can set us out on a course of dismissing our past efforts and even creating a non-productive cycle that doesn't offer as much change as it does devaluing our self-worth. Read More
Many of us will make resolutions and set goals for the new year. We may want to start a new business, take a new job, save our money for a new home, get married and much more. In January, some of us will start pursuing these endeavors with hope and a positive outlook. But what happens when life throws us a curveball and something we never expected happens? Read More
Narcissists, with their excessive self-focus and desire to satisfy their own needs, might seem to be the least likely to remain faithful to their partners. New research on infidelity and sexual narcissism shows that when it comes to infidelity, it’s the sexual narcissists in particular who tend to stray. Read More
Some people seem to make better decisions than others. Some are better making business decisions but less good with personal issues. Some seem very quick, almost impulsive even with important decisions; while others are slow, deliberate and careful. What are the major dimensions that determine individual differences in decision making? Read More
What do Howard Stern, Larry David, John Stossel, Senator Tom Harkin, and pro-golfer Ben Crane have in common? They all suffered from debilitating pain until they met Dr. John Sarno. All the Rage is a feature film about Sarno and others who are pioneering mind body approaches to treating chronic illness. Read More