Managing Zika Anxiety During Pregnancy

With scary headlines and rapidly-changing news about Zika Virus, it makes sense to be concerned. Here are proven ways to manage your anxiety around it.

Four Great Relationship Hacks

By Karl Pillemer Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in Lessons for Loving
Feel like your relationship is going stale? Here's some advice for people who've been through the relationship doldrums.

Ladies, You Know What a Beer Is? Stay Away From It!

By Danielle Teller on February 09, 2016 in Tipping Sacred Cows
Telling people not to have sex doesn't prevent pregnancy. Why does anyone think it will work for alcohol?

Narcissism and the Myth of Invincibility

People whose narcissism leads them to believe in the myth of their own invincibility may be setting themselves up for a pretty hard fall.

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Rorie Hutter on Innisfree Village

the future of mental health interview series continues with Rorie Hutter on Innisfree Village

Secularism and the City

By Phil Zuckerman Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in The Secular Life
The most secular cities in America are among the best in America.

The Best Leaders Lead by Example

By Victor Lipman on February 10, 2016 in Mind of the Manager
Two highly practical reasons why leading by example makes excellent career and business sense: 1) It's effective. 2) It makes people want to follow.

Traveling Light

By Michael Terman Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in Chronotherapy
A clinical social worker with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) explains why she packed her light box to attend a weekend family event out of town.

Sex in Marriage

Do men and women have different sexual agendas?

Exercise for the ADHD Body and Mind

How does exercise help adults with ADHD?

The Naked Truth About High School

By Marty Babits on February 10, 2016 in The Middle Ground
Crossing the great divide, experience high school from the front lines.
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Welcome To the Past (And Why It Matters)

By Susan Wise Bauer Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in Under the Sun
Think smart phones, the Internet, and Microsoft have changed us? Think again.

Do Separate Bedrooms Signal Marriage Problems?

By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in Suffer the Children
A couple’s sex life can improve when they have found a sleeping arrangement that allows good quality sleep for both of them.

Baby Blues, Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Psychosis

This public health measure is well meaning. Good enough maternal love ought to be the highest value in our society. In practice this means the destructive use of antidepressants.

8 Expectations It's Good to Have in Relationships

By Tina Gilbertson LPC on February 10, 2016 in Constructive Wallowing
Feeling shy about asking for what you need? You're entitled to the basics. Find out what they are, and ask with confidence.

How Millennials Do Valentine's Day

By Kit Yarrow Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in The Why Behind the Buy
Millennials shop and buy differently than older generations - here's why the experiential Valentine's Day is winning over candy and flowers.

The Stress of Uncontrollability

By Alex Korb Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in PreFrontal Nudity
Feeling out of control amps up the brain's anxiety circuit. Understanding your own brain's response to uncontrollability can put you in the driver's seat.

Will Hillary's Speaking Style Derail Her?

Will Hillary Clinton's speaking style derail her presidential bid?

Should I Let My Kid Play Football?

By Michael W. Austin Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in Ethics for Everyone
Parents whose kids want to play football should consider the other ways in which their kids might get its benefits without incurring the risk of serious harm.

20 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Best Friends

Spending Valentine's Day with your best friend may be a lot more fun than trying to stage the "perfect" romantic evening with a date.

Obesity, Diet, and Your Brain

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in Media Spotlight
Recent research has found a strong link between high fat, high sugar "Western diets" (WD for short) and obesity, brain functioning, and our ability to learn.

The Meaning of Life by Andrew McCarthy

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in Brick by Brick
As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Pretty in Pink", Andrew McCarthy discusses the meaning of life and how "uncomfortable" isn't a bad thing.

6 Seductive Body Language Channels

What does seduction really look like?

"Interpersonal Synchrony" is Vital to Harmonious Matchmaking

By Christopher Bergland on February 10, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
A new study on "interpersonal synchrony" has pinpointed the optimal ingredients for creating harmonious partnerships.

Here's the Article I've Always Wanted to Write

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in Living Single
Here's my briefest, most compelling case for why all those claims about the transformative power of getting married are wrong.

Inside the Bilingual Brain

By Francois Grosjean Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in Life as a Bilingual
Neuroscientists in Montreal link the strength of brain connections to language learning success, raising intriguing questions about the malleability of the human brain.

Star Wars Psychology: The Problems with Diagnosing Kylo Ren

What's wrong with Star Wars: The Force Awakens villain Kylo Ren? Borderline personality, psychopathy, intermittent explosive disorder, addiction, or Force-fueled immaturity?

Ups and Downs

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in How To Do Life
A very short story about a person with bipolar and his wife.

Maybe It’s Harder to Kill Yourself Than You Picture

By Peter Toohey Ph.D. on February 09, 2016 in Annals of the Emotions
Is thinking about suicide ever therapeutic?

10 Ways to Love the One You're With

The kids who thrive are the ones who FEEL loved, accepted and cherished for exactly who they are.

Breaking the S Barrier in New Hampshire

The Great Depression brought FDR and the New Deal. Now, the Great Recession seems to have allowed the word "socialism" to come in from the cold in American politics.

Playboy.com's "Journalista" Explores OD Reversal Drug

By Amy Dresner on February 09, 2016 in Coming Clean
Playboy.com has a new provocative docu-series about sex and drugs. This episode is about a drug that can reverse opioid overdoses.
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Even Nutrition Savvy Kids Choose Cookies Not Fruit. Why?

Nutrition education program enables kids to identify—and say they prefer— healthier snacks. But what happens when kids are offered a snack of either cookies or grapes?

Jackee Holder on Life Coaching and Emotional Health

The future of mental health interview series continues with Jackee Holder on life coaching, self-coaching, and emotional health.