We live in a world that generates anxiety at an unprecedented pace—and then we get to watch disasters man-made and natural play out on smart phones and other devices. These are some of the best reasons for stress-proofing our thinking. Read More
Loving care literally shapes the rapidly developing nervous system of infants, and its absence sets the stage for many behavioral and personality problems later on. But, says psychotherapist Sue Gerhardt, we don't take babyhood seriously enough to turn science into policies that support early parenthood.
Jesse Payne watched both his parents struggle with brain disorders. Out of his pain grew a deep desire to help others. He turns his knowledge of brain science into a manifesto for maximizing brain potential. Read More
Paul Huljich was at the top of his game when a cumulative overdose of stress precipitated a breakdown. He traveled the world in search of a cure, but when told he'd have to be on pills for the rest of his life, he devised his own strategy for recovery. In Stress Pandemic, he shares his hard-won secrets of stress resilience. Read More
If you want happiness, stop spending so much time agonizing about and ruminating upon negative things from our past or worrying about what the future might hold. Happiness happens in the present. Read More
Fears are normal in children. But many parents respond precisely the wrong way and wind up making a problem worse. Authors Reid Wilson and Lynn Lyons advise parents how to deal with their own anxieties—and their kids'. Read More
That elusive state known as inner peace is within your reach. But you can't find it if you're always at the mercy of the outer world. It's time not to wake up and Go but to wake up and Stop. Just for five minutes. Every morning. Starting the day with a bit of silence, contends author Barb Schmidt, connects you to strength within. Read More
How can people with binge eating disorder make peace with food and their bodies? Inclusion of the disorder in the DSM-5 is encouraging, says therapist Judith Matz, who offers a detailed guide for sufferers and the healthcare professionals who can help them. Read More
How to gain your bearings when life puts you in the middle of an emotionally difficult upheaval? Author Cheryl Eckl offers five questions that can help you stay centered in extremely volatile circumstances. Read More
Jason Padgett, a self-described party boy, was singing at a sketchy karaoke bar moments before a brutal mugging changed his life. The injury transformed the college dropout into a mathematical savant who sees what we can’t—the underlying geometry of the world, in technicolor. Read More
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