Why Virtual Reality Could Be a Mental Health Gamechanger

We’re still a long way from from being able to provide timely treatment to everyone who needs it, but we could be on the brink of dramatic change thanks to VR.

The Forgotten Rural Gifted Child

What can we do to help talented students from rural backgrounds?

Real-World Neuroscience Research Promotes Human Interactions

Pioneering neuroscientists are taking their research out of the lab and into the real-world. Recent "Out of the Lab" studies illuminate the importance of face-to-face eye contact.

Gender Differences: Equality Versus Similarity

Some feminists deny that true gender differences in behavior exist: they mistake similarity with equality, and neglect an important source of individuality.

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Prom and the Afterparty

Beyond the hype of prom, there are dangers that can turn one of the happiest nights into one of the scariest.
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Divorced Over 50? Thinking of Dating? Here Are Some Tips

When dating over age 45, knowing a few tips can make a big difference

Randomness and Intentionality

By Po Chi Wu Ph.D. on March 28, 2017 in Jacob's Staff
How can intentionality, expressed as I AM, affect how our lives evolve? Do randomness and intentionality constitute a paradox? How do we balance our internal and external needs?

Women and the Good Ole Boys Club

Women are a long way from reaching parity with men in the executive suites and boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies.
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How Race-Related Trauma Occurs in the Public Education Syste

Are we missing an important dimension of trauma? A framework for race-related trauma

Making sense of FBI Director James Comey's Testimony

By Joe Navarro M.A. on March 27, 2017 in Spycatcher
Too often we talk about politicians talking to Russian as though there were no threat - there is always a threat with Putin in charge.
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8 Steps to Improving Self-Worth

Ever struggle with self-doubt (who hasn't)? Here are some ways to start conquering those demons and begin to embrace the lovable being that you are.

Friends in Violent Places

Research says children in violent neighborhoods approach friendship cautiously, with the goal of staying safe. Here are their resourceful–and heart-breaking–strategies.
Source: Kristin A. Meekhof

Three Ways To Cultivate Abundance

Here are three ways to create the life you desire

The Loneliness of the Secret Spot

By Greg Dillon M.D. on March 27, 2017 in MetroPolar
Is the guilty pleasure of your secret spot not quite cutting it? Maybe it's time to evolve...
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Are You Ready to Give?

Rule number one that I learned early on in my marriage: Never presume.

NatCon17 Is Coming and I’m Going on an Airplane!

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on March 27, 2017 in All About Addiction
It's hard to stay inspired in the field of behavioral health without exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking. National conferences like NatCon17 help remedy that.

In Defense of Language

It is critical that we respect our only means of making sense of our world.

Diabetes Risk and the Early Stages of Schizophrenia

People with schizophrenia are at higher risk for developing diabetes.

Tips for Making Driving a Less Stressful Experience

By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on March 27, 2017 in In Practice
Tips for avoiding road rage and other commute-related stress.

Seriously, It Is Not Easy

By Anthony Synnott Ph.D. on March 27, 2017 in Rethinking Men
Sex used to be relatively simple. How did it all change? And why?

Friends in Fur

With over 77 million dogs among us, is it surprising that many are stepping in as friends, confidantes, soulmates and support systems? Dogs pull way above their weight.

Humility and Sports

Sports can be a school for the virtue of humility, but many aren't allowing this to happen. Fortunately, we can change this, if we are intentional about it.

What Goes On in the Mind of Your Therapist?

Good therapists aim to see their clients without the overlays on their personality generated by the past, and they take steps to help people eventually see themselves the same way.

6 Fascinating Facts That Might Improve Your Sex Life

By Jen Kim on March 27, 2017 in Valley Girl With a Brain
You may think you already know everything there is to know about sex, but do you really?

How We Create Unnecessary Anxiety To Motivate Ourselves

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on March 27, 2017 in ExperiMentations
How being dependent on anxiety is holding you back.
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Americans Are Having Less Sex

By Tim Cole Ph.D. on March 27, 2017 in Intimate Portrait
Are you having less sex these days? You're not alone.

Europe's Largest Rolling Stones Collection Unveiled

Some people spend a lifetime collecting merchandise from their favorite band. Reinhold Karpp's story of his near fifty-year pursuit takes the cake.

The Triple Threat

By Jennifer Hamady on March 27, 2017 in Finding Your Voice
In the Broadway world, the coveted 'triple threat' of being able to dance, sing, and act is not as hard to accomplish as one might think. Mentally, it is another matter entirely.

Rediscovering a Zest for Life

By John Sean Doyle on March 27, 2017 in Luminous Things
When we seek the strange or exotic that is just outside our door, we can rediscover who we really are and begin to live our lives more passionately.

What Do You Need?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on March 27, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
"Vitamin C" is. Daily life is full of opportunities to notice or create experiences of inner strength, a psychological resource. Take it into yourself, making it a part of you.

Here Are the 3 Valuable Skills for Future Leadership Success

It's time to rethink what skills leaders of the future will really need to retain their relevance and human value. Here are three of them.

Lighthearted. Light, As In The Light That Lights The Heart

By Bernard L. De Koven on March 27, 2017 in On Having Fun
This is the way it is when you come together to for fun.

You let loose. You let the light of being together into your very heart. You let the fun in. You let each other in.