Haunted Houses: What Keeps the Legends Alive?

By Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D. on December 09, 2016 in Out of the Ooze
Whether a place seems truly haunted can very much be in the mind of the beholder.

Compulsive Spending: What You Need to Know

At a time of year when shopping is essentially a national tradition, it's important to understand when purchasing reaches compulsive levels.
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Predatory Portals: Need and Trust

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on December 09, 2016 in Shadow Boxing
People who intend harm, whether theft or worse, exploit arenas of trust. Classified ads offering romance or mutual interest activities are an easy way to conceal true intentions.
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Working to Live or Living to Work?

By Jaime L. Kurtz Ph.D. on December 08, 2016 in Happy Trails
Here are three simple ways to improve your work-life balance.

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Shutting the Shades

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on December 10, 2016 in How To Do Life
Reclusive Dennis Goodrum tells his story

Does Trump’s Election Disprove the Existence of God?

Trump's handy win among Christians, who value traits such as kindness, humility, and non-violence, raises interesting questions about the psychological functions of religion.

If No One Else Is Around, How Attractive Are You?

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on December 10, 2016 in Pop Psych
While it doesn't hurt to be the most attractive member of your group when you're going out, they probably won't help you look anymore attractive than you would be on your own.

The Fallacy of Genius

Cognitive science suggests that our potential exceeds our perspective on what is possible for ourselves. What if we could explore the possibilities beyond our limited vision?

A Sciencey Take on Time Travel Needn't Break Your Brain

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on December 09, 2016 in Creating in Flow
Time travel isn't possible, says science, unless some currently unimaginable things happen. But don't let that dim your pleasure in the fantasy. An expert guide helps.

Running May Actually Be Good for Your Knees, Study Finds

By Christopher Bergland on December 09, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
Contrary to popular belief, running may actually decrease inflammation in the knee joint and protect against degeneration linked to osteoarthritis.

Rolling Out the Green Carpet: Yet Legal Does Not Mean Safe

By Wendy L. Patrick Ph.D. on December 09, 2016 in Why Bad Looks Good
The Green Revolution has resulted in a misconception that legal marijuana is safe under all circumstances. Potential consumers are advised to read up before they light up.
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Here’s How Stress Recalibrates Your Brain

Stress creates feelings that we sometimes deal with in maladaptive ways.
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How Can You Know if You’re Depressed?

By Richard Taite on December 09, 2016 in Ending Addiction for Good
Though we’ve come a long way in the treatment of mental illness, there still is not consensus on the diagnosis and treatment of even the most common metal illnesses.
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How to Amp Up Your Empathy

By Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. on December 09, 2016 in How to Be Yourself
The benefits of having empathetic skills are unparalleled; it's the next best thing to telekinesis! But, how do you improve these vital skills?

9 Ways to Make (Almost) Any Task Fun

By Melissa Orlov on December 09, 2016 in May I Have Your Attention
Overwhelmed with things to do? Use these strategies to make checking things off your list something to look forward to.
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3 Steps to Breaking Up With Someone

By John Kim, LMFT on December 09, 2016 in The Angry Therapist
How to break up with someone.

How Important is Sex? Part 1

Keeping sexual passion alive and healthy is critical to sustaining an enduring and fulfilling partnership.

5 Tips to Detox Your Workplace

By Jaime L. Kurtz Ph.D. on December 09, 2016 in Happy Trails
Emotional intelligence can help you cope with difficult people.
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How Technology Is Enabling Leaders to Listen Better

By Michael Woodward Ph.D. on December 09, 2016 in Spotting Opportunity
A founder of Glint talks about artificial intelligence and leadership.

The First Thing to Do After an Agonizing Breakup

This is the single best way to accelerate the healing process after a break up or divorce.

Lady Gaga’s PTSD and the Mind Body Connection

By James F. Zender Ph.D. on December 09, 2016 in The New Normal
Lady Gaga recently announced that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain from being sexually assaulted when she was 19.

What I Say–and What I Don't–with My Posts on Self-Loathing

A recent comment from a reader prompts me to discuss what I'm trying to say with my self-loathing posts — and what I'm not trying to say.

From Client to Counselor

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on December 09, 2016 in Minority Report
I grew up in a traditional Chinese immigrant household which stressed the virtues of collectivism, harmony, and honor. In a way, my upbringing shaped my sex addiction.
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A Parent’s Guide to Educationese

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on December 09, 2016 in How To Do Life
Today's jargon explained, and educational practices critiqued.

Start a Bonfire of Change

By Po Chi Wu Ph.D. on December 09, 2016 in Jacob's Staff
Do you feel your company is becoming less competitive? Identify your Progenitors, the people who act like sparks to ignite bonfires of change.

A Decision-Making Hack for Life's Forks in the Road

As we wrap up 2016 and head into a new year, is there a fork in your own road that you need to see with greater clarity and focus? Here's a decision-making "hack" that may help.

Home for the Holidays

Teens and the holiday season...Understanding perspective can help you have a peaceful holiday season.

The Naked Truth About Breath and Brain

By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on December 08, 2016 in Black Belt Brain
While you are out and about this holiday season please remember to take a few deep breaths in through the nose. It really will help you think more clearly and calmly.

Stop Obsessing or Fixating With a Fast Cognitive Technique

By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on December 08, 2016 in Insight Is 20/20
One cognitive technique takes only a minute or two to do, and it can reroute your mood and thinking instantly. Why stay stuck in a bad mood or fixated on something negative?
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Loss of a Child

Eight ways to help a grieving parent.

Why Zip Codes Mean More for Health Than Genetic Codes

By Jamie Littlefield on December 08, 2016 in Placed
If 80% of our health is shaped by where we live, what can we do about it?

Should You Use Affection as a Reward for Your Partner?

By Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D. on December 08, 2016 in Close Encounters
New research investigates how making your affection contingent on your partner’s good behavior can be beneficial… or can backfire.