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Our Quest to Feel Significant

By Mel Schwartz L.C.S.W. on January 21, 2018 in A Shift of Mind
Do you long for more meaning and purpose in your life?

Should You Look Forward to Being Useless?

By David Niose on January 21, 2018 in Our Humanity, Naturally
Technology is disrupting the workforce and creating an entire class of individuals who are productively "useless." Is this not a problem, but an opportunity?

When Psychiatrists Fail to Diagnose Addictions

People often have both substance use disorders and mental illness. Why do only half of people with both just get treated for mental illness?

Identifying Depression Based on Social Media Posts

Researchers are working on algorithms that they hope could be used to detect cases of depression and PTSD.

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Five Misconceptions Every Modern Leader Should Know

By Sara Canaday on January 21, 2018 in You (According to Them)
We can all look back on the choices we made as leaders and think of things we'd do differently. I could go back, here are a few leadership lessons I’d share with “past Sara”.

Neuroimaging, Cannabis, and Brain Performance & Function

Groundbreaking research organizes and analyzes prior research on cannabis' effect on healthy subjects in an elegant meta-analysis of neuroimaging and cognitive function studies.
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Looking Ahead to the Olympic Games

By Alex Pattakos Ph.D. on January 21, 2018 in The Meaningful Life
Where the spirit of nationalism, meaningful collaboration, and healthy competition meet.

The Relationship between Stress,Trauma & Diabetes Type 2

How does stress and trauma contribute to Diabetes Type 2 and what to do about it

What to Do When You Have the Flu

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on January 21, 2018 in Social Lights
A professor's advice for sick college students.
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How to Talk: 8 Tips for Doing It Right

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on January 21, 2018 in Fixing Families
Having productive conversations is not a matter of personality but of skills. Here are 8 tips to help you get started.

The Disliked Person

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 21, 2018 in How To Do Life
An under-considered type of person.

Is Killing Introduced Predators "Absolutely Necessary"?

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on January 20, 2018 in Animal Emotions
The bloody decision by some New Zealanders to try to return to what used to be by slaughtering millions of non-native animals is troubling from biological and ethical perspectives.

When You Hate Your Job but Can’t Quit

When You Hate Your Job but Can’t Quit

How to make your days brighter until you can resign.

Forbidden Words: Sexual Health

Talking about about sexual health without people projecting their fears and shame onto it.

Multi-Layered Puzzles

By Marcel Danesi Ph.D. on January 20, 2018 in Brain Workout
Puzzles that are layered with other puzzles can help expand complex thinking. Multi-layered puzzles are designed to do exactly that.

Talking About The Things That Matter

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on January 20, 2018 in Emotional Fitness
When the two of you can spend the entire night talking, you know this is someone you can spend a lifetime with.

Invasion of the Balance Snatchers

By Bryan E. Robinson Ph.D. on January 20, 2018 in The Right Mindset
Do your electronic leashes have a choke hold on you?
Not All Pessimists Are the Same
Not All Pessimists Are the Same
What Would It Take?
What Would It Take?
I Still Don't Feel Loved/Connected/Cared About!
Not Getting What You Need?
Is Depression 'Contagious'?
Is Depression 'Contagious'?

We All Have Lying "I"s

By Charles S. Jacobs on January 20, 2018 in Management Rewired
How do we lie to ourselves?

Overdose and Other Drug and Addiction Myths

By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on January 20, 2018 in Addiction in Society
Despite claimed advances in restrictions on painkiller prescriptions, and advances in opioid addiction treatment, drug deaths continue to rise precipitously. What gives?

The Negative Voices in Your Teenager’s Head

A peek inside your teenager's thoughts and 7 ways to help
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Embracing our Dark Sides

The key to self-acceptance is embracing both the light and the dark sides of ourselves. We can do this through self-compassion.

Winning At Life…By Not Losing

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on January 20, 2018 in Intentional Insights
Research suggests the most important thing you can do to win at life is to not lose
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Asexuality is a Lifelong Lack of Sexual Attraction

By Lucia F O'Sullivan Ph.D. on January 20, 2018 in At First Blush
If you have never experienced sexual attraction, like, ever, you may be asexual.

Tips for Smart Gardeners

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 20, 2018 in How To Do Life
A thinking person's guide to getting more from that healing hobby.

De-crazifying Crypto, Part III: Enjoy the Wild Ride!

By Moses Ma on January 19, 2018 in The Tao of Innovation
Here's some perspective on the wild ride that cryptocurrency is taking us on... and the psychology that is driving it.

Acupuncture for Smoking Cessation, Addiction and Insomnia

Curious about acupuncture for smoking cessation or for management of cocaine addiction or withdrawal? Most findings are equivocal.

How to Say Yes, No, or Some: A Post-"Cat Person" Guide

By Sari Cooper, CST on January 19, 2018 in Sex Esteem
Do you relate to the characters in "Cat Person"? Here are some critical dating and sexual tips for Millennials and beyond.
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One Afternoon with a Homeless Guy

By Steve Albrecht DBA on January 19, 2018 in The Act of Violence
The homeless are not always what they seem.

6 At-Home Options When Your Drinking Is Becoming Too Much

Low-level intervention is a useful starting point for people who drink too much.

Identifying Your Feelings

Feelings that are denied or dismissed do not diminish in size or disappear; they are intensified.

The Power of Mindset Science for Pain Relief and Health

By Beth Darnall PhD on January 19, 2018 in Less Pain, Fewer Pills
Psychological factors influence the experience of pain, how well treatments work, and whether pain resolves. Mindset science for pain relief is key to recovery and well-being.
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9 Proven Strategies to Help You Change Problematic Behaviors

By David Susman, Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in The Recovery Coach
Use science-based tactics to tackle those pesky bad habits.