On Late Blooming

By Jen Kim on August 21, 2017 in Valley Girl With a Brain
What happens when our milestones are met with disappointment.

Americans Now See the Truth as Relative

By Jeff DeGraff Ph.D. on August 21, 2017 in Innovation You
Thirty years ago, University of Chicago Professor Allan Bloom published The Closing of the American Mind.

Why Adultery Is Harmful Even Before It's Discovered

Kai Cole uses her experience of her marriage and divorce from Joss Whedon to show that the saying "what you don't know can't hurt you" is wrong.
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Top 10 Parenting Tips

By Tim Carey Ph.D. on August 20, 2017 in In Control
Parenting is the greatest trip on earth. I wish you the ride of your life.

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Lincoln's Reading List for a Divided Nation

What were the key books and documents that guided Lincoln toward his unique Presidency?
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Deuces Wild

By Elizabeth Young on August 21, 2017 in Adaptations
Marty doesn't play with us anymore. The guys talk about him occasionally: Ed reports that he is quieter, more remote, as kind and gentle as ever.

Mom? Dad? Can I Have Lunch with a Nazi?

If your child asked if it was okay to have lunch with a stranger who is a Nazi or KKK, chances are you would say “No.” So, is your child at risk for exposure to a hate group?

Learning to Live From the Inside Out

Do you feel tossed around by the waves of your life? What if you could learn to powerfully surf them instead?

What Hunter-Gatherer's Tell Us About Natural Sleep Patterns

By Dan Pardi MS on August 21, 2017 in Personal Health Mastery
Many of us live with less than desirable daily alertness. Can this be explained by a natural phenomenon evolved to protect hunter-gatherer groups from predators?
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Awe, Happiness, and the Solar Eclipse

Upon seeing the solar eclipse, people are reporting feeling a boost to well-being. Is this coincidental or is it related to the eclipse? The science of character has some answers.
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Inspiration for Athletic Success Must Come From Within

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on August 21, 2017 in The Power of Prime
Inspiration must arise from a very deep place within you. This inspiration is grounded in who you are and it absolutely forces its way out of you, demanding that you take action.

Top 10 Concerns Parents Have for Their Own Kids (and Others)

By Christopher Bergland on August 21, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Bullying/cyberbullying, internet safety, racial inequities, and school violence top parents' list of concerns for their children's well-being, according to a new 2017 report.

What if Your Parents Were Just Not That Into You?

What if your parents were just not that into you? The lifelong effects of childhood neglect.

How to Tell The Truth in Difficult Situations

By Peter Bregman on August 21, 2017 in How We Work
Discover the eight steps in a “truth talk,” the key to getting someone else to understand your perspective, and how to distinguish for yourself between facts and interpretations.

Your Neighborhood Grocery Store is Changing

By The Research Lab on August 21, 2017 in The Fundamentals
Unseen challenges for your corner grocery store. By Junfeng Jiao, Ph.D.

Do You Ever Argue Like This?

Arguing in a marriage can be very helpful if it leads to solving problems. If the argument degrades into a tit for tat interaction, it is destructive to a marriage.

What Should You Do When You Don't Trust Your Therapist?

By Loren Soeiro, Ph.D. ABPP on August 21, 2017 in I Hear You
What's the right thing to do if you've started therapy, but you're not sure you feel a connection to your psychologist? Here's a tip that could get the treatment back on track.

Brain Inflammation in Patients with OCD?

Identifying inflammation in multiple parts of the brain involved in OCD.

When Are You?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on August 21, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
The present moment is continually passing away, so if you try to hold onto it you are no longer in the present. Relax and be open to this moment. Stop being lost in thought.
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Saying Goodbye? 5 Ideas for Emotionally Healthy Farewells

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on August 21, 2017 in Off the Couch
Whether you’re saying goodbye to a child, a pet or a house, to a marriage or partnership, or to a loved one who is dying, farewells can be painful. How can you make them easier?
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9 Strategies to Manage a Personal Setback

By David Susman, Ph.D. on August 21, 2017 in The Recovery Coach
Challenged by a loss or disappointment? How you manage it makes all the difference.

The Young American Male: A Shameful Chronology of Neglect

Legitimate concerns about how young males are doing continue to be simply not PC.
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The Story of Adolescence

Sometimes it helps parents to remember that every teenager is acting out the same age-old story, just in her or his individual way.

What Exactly Is Well-Being?

Everyone agrees that well-being is important, but what exactly is it? New research has identified the fourteen components that make up the good life.

Asleep at the Wheel

Earlier this month two Federal agencies announced they were backing off on a new rule meant to better protect the public from a truck/train barreling down on us out of control...

The Psychology Of Eclipses

All six suicides on eclipse day investigated by this unique study, were by men and occurred only in the regions crossed by the path of totality

Healing Dogs

How Dogs can facilitate the healing of trauma.

Life Long Learning

he Buddhists refer to such a state of openness as “beginner’s mind.” They regard this orientation as the curiosity of a child’s mind, and believe that it is an enlightened way....

Domestic Violence: Power and Rank Dynamics

Being unaware of power dynamics, leads many to blame and shame the victims of domestic violence. Understanding these dynamics empowers us to bear loving witness.

To Heal Trauma, Work with the Body

When cognitive therapy is not enough to heal trauma, consider taking a body-based approach.

Creativity and Aging

By Roberta Satow Ph.D. on August 20, 2017 in Life After 50
Does creativity involve taking risks?

"How Come People Say They Love Animals and Kill Them?"

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 20, 2017 in Animal Emotions
In a discussion with kids about human-animal relationships some difficult topics were raised. Some focused on obvious conflicts, people saying one thing and doing something else.