Costly Curves

By Alain Samson Ph.D. on May 25, 2017 in Consumed
The thin ideal turns big people into big spenders.
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The Healing Power of Placebos: Fact or Fiction?

By Joe Pierre M.D. on May 25, 2017 in Psych Unseen
Does new research really prove that placebos don't require deception?

Hassles Are Part of Being Human, Even for Our Ancestors

Being human, with all its messiness, is worth the hassle

Are Dogs Self-Aware?

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on May 24, 2017 in The Human Beast
The standard test of self-awareness is being able to recognize ourselves in a mirror. Although chimpanzees pass this test with flying colors, dogs flunk.

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By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 26, 2017 in How To Do Life
An underrated tool for landing a job...if used properly.

This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Fail

By Caroline Beaton on May 25, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
Not only is this kind of failure spiral common; it's biological.
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What Makes the Human Brain “Human?” Part 2

How do “small world” connections contribute to brain complexity and a healthy mind?
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Watch Your Language!

"She gave her baby up for adoption," What's wrong with that?

5 Smart Money Moves To Make Before Summer

Why not head into summer on a strong note by crossing a few things off of your list of money to-do’s?
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You Are Lucky to Have Found Mindfulness

Why are you lucky to have discovered the practice of mindfulness?

Does Peaceful Parenting Mean Letting Kids Do What They Want?

It's not that peaceful parents aren't "in charge." In fact, they're more in charge than most parents--of their own reactions, and therefore of the mood in their house.

The Self Care Reality Check

Self-care has become a fancy buzzword, but what does it actually mean?
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The Catastrophic Effects of Mental Health Stigma

Transforming mental health in America. We have a long way to go.

Animal Anger

Anger is the impulse to go toward a threat instead of running from it. A surge of testosterone overrides the cortisol. Here's how to relieve those threatened feelings.

Sec. Betsy DeVos Is Okay with Schools Banning LGBT Students

By Jack Turban MD MHS on May 25, 2017 in Political Minds
US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos says she will not require schools with anti-LGBT policies to end these policies in order to receive federal funding.

Marriage Can Heal Old Wounds From the Family

Sometimes, the greatest lessons that we learn in our family of origin have more to do with what we don’t want than what we do.

How To Have A Great Relationship With Yourself, Starting Now

Self-care is where it's at, but it doesn't mean being selfish or overindulgent. Learn to have a great relationship with yourself. It's a long-term project, and you won't regret it.

Celebrate Graduation! Booster Shots Advised!

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Excessive Tattooing on Film

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on May 25, 2017 in In Excess
Excessive tattooing has been central to many storylines featured in films. This article takes a brief look at the psychological themes of the tattoo obsessives in some of the films

You Can Make a Difference

If your child or another child in your life came out as transgender, would you know how to respond? Here are some strategies for ensuring their health and wellbeing.

Jobs the Robots Can't Take

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 25, 2017 in How To Do Life
Jobs that should be plentiful, even in a highly-automated world.
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What's Up with Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is as malignant as cancer, says Robert Post.

Recycling in Breakup Grief

Just when we think we're over it, the old feelings come bubbling up. It's part of the process. Learn what to do when it happens.

“I Don’t Have the Bandwidth for That”

Have computers changed the way you see yourself? Why losing touch with nature can be hazardous to your health.
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5 Essential Tips for Getting Along with Your In-Laws

Relationships with in-laws can be a blessing or a curse. Tips on how to make it more the blessing.

The Global Pain Crisis

By Judy Foreman on May 24, 2017 in A Nation in Pain
Millions of people around the world live—and die—in pain for lack of access to morphine.

Is Kinkphobia a Crisis in the Mental Health Field?

Qualitative studies show that kinkphobia is a pernicious and pervasive problem within the mental health field.

What Is Holding Women Back from Success in Business?

Why are women at a disadvantage in the business world?
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Help! My College Student Is Coming Back Home!

College students coming home aren't used to being told what to do. Conflicts can arise if expectations aren't discussed. Mutual respect is the key to a harmonious home.

Can You Understand the Different Types of Dog Growls?

Not all dog growls are equivalent. Particular sound components determine how we interpret any growl.

Games Master Manipulators Play: Boundary Blindness

How to know when your personal boundaries are being crossed, and what to do about it.

Born Both: Intersex and Happy

By Ariel Gore on May 24, 2017 in Women and Happiness
"I want parents to know that intersex kids can decide who they are for themselves and have that turn out beautifully."