How Beneficial Are You?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 01, 2016 in How To Do Life
A self-assessment: How positive or negative are your impacts?
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Up in the Middle of the Night? It May Be Natural.

By John Cline Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Sleepless in America
People often wake in the middle of the night and can't fall back asleep. There is evidence that sleeping through the night is actually an invention of the industrial era.

Why Some People Blame the Victims of Crime

By Art Markman Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Ulterior Motives
There are many situations in which people blame the victims of crimes for what happened to them. Are there factors that predict when this happens?

8 Common Effects of Narcissistic Parenting

By Craig Malkin Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Romance Redux
Being raised by a narcissistic parent can have profound and lasting effects. Here are eight I've commonly seen in the course of my 25 years of practice.

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Don’t Make the Mistake of Undervaluing Mistakes

And so instead of feeling horrible about the "mistake" he had made, the little boy experienced the "catastrophe" as something positive.

Five Lessons We Learned from the “Mail Order Family" Fiasco

By E. J. R. David Ph.D. on October 01, 2016 in Unseen and Unheard
NBC faced widespread backlash for attempting to develop a sitcom about a Filipina "mail order bride." Now that the project has been stopped, how do we not repeat the same mistake?
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The Ripper Conclave

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on October 01, 2016 in Shadow Boxing
Ripperologists gather for a conference in Whitechapel to explore the infamous 1888 Ripper murders.

Masculinity Does Not Equal Toughness, Research Argues

The traditional view of the manly man is that he is tough, hard, and unfeeling. A new viewpoint suggests that manly men can also show they care, benefiting everyone.

Are You Ready For a New Taste?

Do pizza lovers know something we don't? Or is imagination the real limit of taste?

Three Ways to Reduce Animal Agriculture

By Kenneth Worthy Ph.D. on October 01, 2016 in The Green Mind
Research shows that different techniques should be used for people in different stages of moving toward less meat and dairy in their diets. Which category are you in?

Biscuits Before Breakfast: Recovery in Microcosm

By Emily T. Troscianko on September 30, 2016 in A Hunger Artist
Eating a plain biscuit reminds me of how different healthy eating needs to be during recovery.

What is Lasting Love?

Can we learn to appreciate our romantic partner without the sparks and fireworks? Clearly, some people manage to. What is their secret?

The Pill's Role in The Pain of the Pain-Pleasure Principle

By Mark Borigini M.D. on September 30, 2016 in Overcoming Pain
What is consistent is that many women suffer, in many ways, when they assume the burden of contraception in a relationship.

Dancing with the Standing Rock Sioux

By Kimerer LaMothe Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in What a Body Knows
Why dance when you are protesting the construction of an oil pipeline?

In Defense of Power Poses

The idea that you can get a boost of confidence from posing like a superhero has recently come under fire. While these critiques have merit, so does the original idea.

Bagpipe Lament

In August a usually staid British medical journal published a modest clinical case report to unusually great fanfare. Media worldwide took note of a “new” disease: bagpipe lung.

Where Do Our Earliest Memories Come From?

By David Ludden Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Talking Apes
New research shows that autobiographical memory depends on our language skills, especially the ability to tell stories.

People With Hearing Loss Have More Vivid Dreams

By Michelle Carr on September 30, 2016 in Dream Factory
It’s often thought that when one sensory modality is weakened, the other senses become more attuned to compensate. But does this sensitivity then translate into dreams?

To Achieve Your Purpose You Must First Know Thyself

By Dan Pontefract on September 30, 2016 in Working on Purpose
It is critically important to know thyself if one wants to achieve a sense of purpose. Have you declared your purpose?

The Case for Including Mental Health Care in the Workplace

You shouldn’t take for granted that your workplace positively contributes to your employees’ mental health.
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How Will You Handle Loss?

By Richard Taite on September 30, 2016 in Ending Addiction for Good
Your best defense against grief will never be your ability to plan around and corral it.

How to Deal With Unrequited Love

Why do we love people who do not love us back? What can we do about unreciprocated feelings? Research has the answers.

Is Digital Technology Just A Buzzy Distraction?

By Jeffrey Davis M.A. on September 30, 2016 in Tracking Wonder
When we gain or regain the skill set to harness our attention, then we can make wiser decisions about when, how, and why we use digital technology and the Internet.

How We Became ADHD Nation

By Christopher Lane Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Side Effects
How did we reach the point where one in seven American children is diagnosed with ADHD?

What’s Really Behind the Curtain?

So, what happens when our social assumptions and expectations are misplaced? More to the point, what happens when we figure that out? We discover things aren't quite as they seem.

Some "Do's" and "Don'ts" for Loved Ones

By Fran Simone Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in A Family Affair
Are you trying to figure out how best to handle a loved one's addiction? Consider some do's and don'ts.
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When to Disclose Your Mood Disorder

By Susan Noonan MD on September 30, 2016 in View From the Mist
Do you let everyone in on your diagnosis?

Trump's Appeal to White, Christian America

By Nathan A Heflick Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in The Big Questions
Can nueroscience research provide clues into the support of Donald Trump among White, religious people in America?

Stressed Out by Presidential Politics?

Are you stressed out by presidential politics? How mindfulness can help bring you greater clarity and peace of mind

The Secret to Outsmarting Your Acne

By Georgia Ede MD on September 30, 2016 in Diagnosis: Diet
Learn how the foods you eat control the hormones governing your skin. Recent science reveals three powerful dietary strategies that get to the root of your acne problem.

4 Ways to Stop Putting Your Joy on Hold

By Susan Biali M.D. on September 30, 2016 in Prescriptions for Life
Do you complain a lot about your life, or frequently wish that it could be different? Shift your perspective and discover how to enjoy your life now, no matter what's going on.

How to Stop Insecurity From Damaging Your Relationships

By Jennice Vilhauer Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Living Forward
Chronic insecurity is toxic to your relationships. Learn 4 ways to stop the sinking feeling of insecurity and regain your sense of well-being.