What are 'Horizontal Hostilities?'

Horizontal hostilities occur between groups whom one would expect to have close affinities. "Compromise" becomes the stuff of betrayal, more heinous than straight-out opposition.

Pimp Culture Glorification and Sex Trafficking

What may seem like a harmless portrayal of pimp culture has detrimental impacts on sex trafficking and other forms of sexual violence.

“Why Did I Ever Leave You?”

By Randi Gunther Ph.D. on April 28, 2017 in Rediscovering Love
People who have not learned the skills to transform their romance into deeper love come to a halt when the most passionate phase of the relationship naturally wanes.

The Case For Running

Running may be the trump card of physical activity, adding more years to your life than other forms of exercise.

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A Weird American in Trump's Post-Truth America

Distressed by recent political events? This article provides research-based strategies to cope with such negative emotions

Rats!

By Mark Derr on April 29, 2017 in Dog's Best Friend
Rats bred for tameness confound predictions of several popular theories of animal domestication.

Pissing Matches in Dogs: Territorial, Lots of Fun, or Both?

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on April 29, 2017 in Animal Emotions
We really don't know what dogs are talking about when they over-mark or counter-mark as it becomes a game of peeing to their heart's content. Surely, they can and do piss us off.

Why Training So Often Fails

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on April 29, 2017 in Adaptation
To train people well, teach them to step outside their comfort zones.

The Well-Being Wheel: An Experiential Activity

This blog describes an experiential activity to lead groups in rich discussions about their well-being.

Face of Controversy

By Dara Greenwood Ph.D. on April 29, 2017 in Mirror, Mirror
Why Plagiarism Isn't the Only "Lesson in Exploitation" of Michelle Obama's Controversial Mural Image
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Change, Little Bit by Little Bit

Large changes start small. Sometimes they stay that way.

A New Way to Deal with the Needy and the Narcissistic

It can be a challenge to have to reassure the incessantly needy and narcissistic person. New research shows how to help you, and them, break out of their clingy habits.

How Much Does a Blog Title Matter?

By Emily T. Troscianko on April 29, 2017 in A Hunger Artist
Lately I’ve begun to wonder whether A Hunger Artist is an awful name for this blog. How do you interpret it? How do I worry you do? How would I like you to?

The Modern Millennial Work From Home Mode

Working from home need not conjure dated images of burning dinners and screaming babies while taking conference calls. The millennial approach is about working smarter, not harder.

How 'Cool Syndrome' Is Killing Our Careers

By Caroline Beaton on April 28, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
We're trying to get ahead gently, with style, and it's not working.

Swimming: The Key to Extending the Life Span in Autism?

By Mark Borigini M.D. on April 28, 2017 in Overcoming Pain
They may wander toward a body of water, perhaps drawn to the calming effect, touching it and then wading into pools, ponds, or rivers. And some will never wade out.

How To Win Arguments Through Collaborative Truth-Seeking

Do you find yourself tired of arguments? Learn how to win by finding the truth instead of through accusations and blaming.
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Is Monogamy Really the Key to Happiness?

By David Ludden Ph.D. on April 28, 2017 in Talking Apes
The common wisdom is that open relationships are less satisfying and more prone to jealousy than conventional matrimony. But the data say otherwise.

Coercive Control of Women

By Carol A. Lambert, MSW on April 28, 2017 in Mind Games
"Are we all talking about the same man?" asks a woman in a recovery group for women with controlling partners.

Couples Benefit Big Time at Bed Time on Vacation

Even if you're a long-married couple, there are a few good reasons that your sex life will heat up if you "get a room."

Coaching Accomplished People

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 28, 2017 in How To Do Life
Some different approaches may be required.

Bullies Beware: Rule Breaking Required

By Seth Slater M.F.A. on April 28, 2017 in The Dolphin Divide
It is easy to be intimidated by bullies, but breaking a few social rules can turn would-be enemies into fast friends.

Restoring Our Selves and Others After Personal Injustices

We all encounter personal injustices in our daily lives. What can we do to achieve a satisfying resolution, while maintaining a balanced perspective of the actions of others?

How to Win the Weekend in 3 Steps

By Jonathan Fader Ph.D. on April 28, 2017 in The New You
Had a long week of work or relationship stress? Take a few minutes to practice these three strategies to make your Saturday and Sunday more enjoyable and satisfying.

Having a Hard Time Sleeping? Do Nothing!

Do you toss and turn in bed? Can’t get to sleep (or go back to sleep) no matter what you do? New research suggests there may be a path forward, and it isn’t what you think…

Get Better Sleep

The National Institute of Health estimates that more than 40 million Americans have sleep disorders. Yet there are several key strategies to get better sleep.

Save Your Mixed Tears™ and Other Tips for Mixed Living

“Grappling with everything that comes with being mixed can be painful and feel conflicting, but one of your strongest allies in that journey is yourself.”

A Dose of My Own Medicine

The Stress in America survey indicates that over half of Americans are stressed by the political climate. Small changes in your routine may make a big impact on overall stress.

The Accidental Asian Tourist

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on April 28, 2017 in Minority Report
Traveling abroad has reminded me of how much the rest of the world has no concept of Americans of Asian descent.

Ethical Issues in Treating Childhood Obesity

How do doctors decide when to recommend surgery for a child with obesity?

Sexuality During and After Pregnancy

Expecting a baby? Research shows what changes you can expect with sex and intimacy.

Mothers & Daughters: Give the Relationship a Road Test

It's not your brother's "father-son camping trip"; it's whatever you and your mother or daughter want to make it!