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Technology Erodes Boundary Between Personal Life and Work

By Jeff DeGraff Ph.D. on July 24, 2017 in Innovation You
Before the new world of work, there was a boundary between our professional and personal lives.

What’s the Deal with “Furries?”

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on July 24, 2017 in Animals and Us
An international team of social scientists have been studying the psychology of "furries" for a decade. What they have found is fascinating.

Kids Need to Eat Dirt and Get Dirty

There is good science showing that when children get outdoors and encounter more microbes, their ability to cope with stress is improved for a lifetime.

Why Meticulously Made Decisions Motivate Us to Persist

Decision effort signals the task's worth, raises confidence & increases chances of succeeding.

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National Security Act of 1947 Has Bipartisan Roots

By The Research Lab on July 24, 2017 in The Fundamentals
We need bipartisanship today, and every day. By J. Paul Pope

The Joys of Parenting

Is parenting overwhelming? Stuck in a negative rut? A few reminders and some good advice can help.

Uncovering Hidden Causes of Indecision

By Kimberly Key on July 24, 2017 in Counseling Keys
There is nothing more frustrating and disempowering than not being able to make a decision. Here are some tips for helping you find your desires and voice your truth.

Why Happiness Doesn't Last, and Why That's Okay

Our conception of what life is supposed to feel like is based on something that is not actually real.

Social Signaling

By Thomas Lynch Ph.D. on July 24, 2017 in Radically Open
Chronically depressed? Pay attention to your social signaling.

Gimme Shelter: Soaked by Organizational Change

By James Bailey Ph.D. on July 24, 2017 in At the Helm
Where you stand when times are turbulent determines where you are when times calm.

Feeling Lost? Part 2

In a committed relationship that means a great deal to us, it’s not so easy to walk away when difficulties arise.

The Big-hearted "Big Sick"

By Deborah King on July 24, 2017 in Mining the Headlines
A new way to view a Pakastani Muslim—as the lead in a romance with real heart.

Patient-centered vs. Lab-centered "Personalized Medicine"

By Allen J Frances M.D. on July 24, 2017 in Saving Normal
We shouldn't neglect the bedside art of medicine as we become enamored by its laboratory science.

Making Healthy Choices

A third of Americans are obese and consumers spend more than $50 billion on weight loss. The reasons for the obesity epidemic may surprise you. Hint: Big Brother is trying to help.

Management Insights From The Former CEO of a $1B Company

By Peter Bregman on July 24, 2017 in How We Work
Learn how Don rebuilt FEI's leadership team to put the company first, and how to rollout strategy changes that hold people accountable.

Should We Use Technology to Make Us More Creative?

By Drew Boyd on July 24, 2017 in Inside the Box
Extensive research has shown structured approaches and technologies do more to boost creative output than to limit it.
All the Lonely People—Where Do They All Come From?
All the Lonely People
True or False: 20% of Young Women Are Sexually Assaulted?
Sexually Assaulted Young Women

Borderline Personality Disorder: Who Burdens Who?

Most personality disorders are in actuality a family affair, but saying this has become politically incorrect. Political considerations can trump scientific ones in science.
Suzanne Bouffard

Ready, Set, Go!

Early childhood education is complicated. Here's a roadmap.

Four Ways to Determine a Relationship’s Break up Potential

Generally these four factors cause people to eventually break up, divorce, or stay miserably together.

Birds of a Feather Versus Opposites Attract

It’s easier for couples to sustain a marriage when they have similar interests and perspectives. We tend to be more comfortable with someone who has the same values and beliefs.

Resilience: Saying Yes to Life

How the right attitude can become a powerful resilience strategy.
Carl Pickhardt Ph.D.

Young Adulthood and Avoiding Lifestyle Stress

Entry into young adulthood, usually in the early twenties, is a significant life change which can be unduly stressful unless one knows how to self-maintain and moderate demand.

Vernon Reid and the Power of Comic Book Complexity

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on July 24, 2017 in Brick by Brick
You can't have light without darkness.

The Good Life: Pause, Observe, and Absorb Positives

Appreciation, gratitude, and savoring the good stuff. You can enjoy all of these qualities by nurturing them in your life.

The Perfect Romantic Dinner

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 24, 2017 in How To Do Life
That first private dinner can be among life’s most pleasurable evenings…or not.

Women's Sexual Pleasure, Orgasm, and Touching

The sources of women's sexual satisfaction remains less understood in spite of recent advances and advocacy. New empirical research gives detailed insights into what women like.

Our Answers Find Us In The Quiet We Create

By Brad Waters on July 24, 2017 in Design Your Path
What happens when we have all the information we need yet still can't seem to make a difficult decision?

The Summer Slump: Do Kids Backslide During Summer Vacation?

Research finds summer learning loss is a real problem. Here's what you can do about it.

Jazz Coincidences, the Essence of Coincidentiality

Musicians tend to live uncertain lives. When is our next gig? How will the audience respond? Can we resonate with each other and the audience? Coincidences arise in uncertainty.

False is the New True

By Eric Dietrich Ph.D. on July 23, 2017 in Excellent Beauty
By some great luck, we missed Orwell's 1984. But 2084 is only 67 years away, and we are right on track—thanks partly to philosophy.

How To Explain How Genes Affect Politics

How do genes affect political attitudes and behavior? At least one guy knows how to explain it.