Is Pregnancy Contagious? How About Marriage or Divorce?

Our friends influence us in surprising ways.

Are Multi-Tasking Employees Present at Work?

The office is a distracting place.

The Value of Romantic Gestures

How our relationships would improve if we incorporated more romantic rituals.

Don’t Give Up. Don’t Ever Give Up.

Five science-based reasons to unleash your inner Jimmy Valvano

Is Friendship in Decline?

Does social media spell the end of intimate friendship?

The Scientific Case for Owning Up to Your Porn Use

Women are happier when they believe their partners are honest about porn habits.

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The Truth about Pain Relief

The Truth about Pain Relief

Opioids are pain medications including morphine, codeine, oxycodone, methadone, fentanyl or hydrocodone.

The Right Time For Sex

By Isadora Alman MFT on March 05, 2015 in Sex & Sociability
Bedtime sex is only one possibility. There are others, in case you forgot.

Do Dogs Listen to Our Words or Voice Tone?

By Jann Gumbiner Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in The Teenage Mind
Dogs are more similar to us than we like to believe

The Difference Between Knowledge and Wisdom

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in Ambigamy
Knowledge is knowing; Wisdom is wondering still. Those who stay wise have high Returns On Divestment, experience getting a good payoff from changing their minds.

Bullying, Shame, and the Possibility of Redemption

The inclusion of so many isolated, yet deeply painful, shaming experiences under the rubric of ‘bullying’ is an attempt to give language to this pain--to legitimate it to ourselves, while giving it expression within culture.
Can You Capture What You Love?

Can You Capture What You Love?

When you become passionate about something, or someone, you want to hold onto it, attach yourself to it, possess it. Fascinated or enchanted, you experience a high, your spirits soar. So naturally you desire to have the object of your attraction close by, to make it your own--and permanently. So what’s the problem with this? Unfortunately, just about everything. . . .

What's Your Meditation Type? (+ 5 Best Meditation Apps)

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in Feeling It
Scientists and the popular press have touted the benefit of meditation. Here's how to find the type that's right for you.

Psychosis Sucks!

By Joe Pierre M.D. on March 05, 2015 in Psych Unseen
Does the British Psychological Society's recently published monograph called "Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia" dangerously romanticize mental illness? Here's why psychiatrists say yes.

Why I Failed to Advocate for Women

By Adam Grant Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in Give and Take
Many men don't champion women because they're blind to gender biases

The Cerebellum Holds Many Clues for Creating Humanoid Robots

Recent discoveries show that the cerebellum (Latin for "little brain") holds vital clues for the future creation of sentient robots and androids that are featured in upcoming blockbuster movies like Chappie, Ex Machina, and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Is Pregnancy Contagious? How About Marriage or Divorce?

We think our relationship decisions are decisions we make: but are we being influenced by our friends?

Feeling Paranoid?

Paranoid fears are common and have a variety of causes but new research shows specific issue cognitive behaviour therapy can bring significant benefits

Should I Participate in a Clinical Trial?

If you've ever considered participating in a clinical trial, it's important to know what you can expect. This blog is designed to serve as a guide for those considering this alternative treatment option.

42 Signs that You are a Narcissist

Discover your degree of self-centeredness with these 42 signs indicating narcissism.
Diets: What We Don't Know

Diets: What We Don't Know

Sometimes you need a guide to the guidelines.

Are Multi-Tasking Employees Present at Work?

By Nanette Fondas on March 05, 2015 in
Presence versus productivity may well be the defining challenge of the 21st century workplace.

Negative Interest

By Ken Eisold Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in Hidden Motives
This is odd: “about $3 trillion of assets in Europe and Japan … now have negative interest rates.”

The Value of Romantic Gestures

With Valentine's Day behind us many of us forget the importance of daily romantic gestures that can enhance our relationships and bring us closer to our partners.

How Playing Baseball in Prison Can Help You Face Your Fears

By Jonathan Fader Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in The New You
Not many people like to socialize with some of the nation’s most notorious criminals. Even fewer challenge them to a competition.
Sleep and Waste Control

Sleep and Waste Control

New research shows that brain waste products are cleared during sleep

Where No Woman Has Gone Before? Empowerment in Prometheus

By Kyle D Killian Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in Intersections
In the sci-fi future, gender stereotypes persist, and opportunities exist.

Is College Still Worth the Money?

By Sherry Hamby Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in The Web of Violence
Getting an education is still a good path to well-being.

Critical Thinking Puzzles

By Marcel Danesi Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in Brain Workout
Critical thinking puzzles are designed to stimulate the logical areas of the rain.

Family Storytelling: Good for Children (and Parents)

Increasing bonding and resilience as well as lowering behavioural and emotional difficulties are among the many benefits.

Adulthood's Dirty Secret

By Steven Mintz Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in The Prime of Life
Social class' impact on education and family life.
The Big Mistakes of Religion and Secularism

The Big Mistakes of Religion and Secularism

People have a choice about religion and spirituality: to conform more or less rigidly to accepted teaching, or to think and act independently. Both bring problems, but the issues resolve spontaneously as we grow more mature and find a true set of values to follow

Who Says Wanting Control is a Bad Thing?

Yet, when it comes to our bodies, wanting to feel in charge is completely normal. But as we age it becomes less likely that we can control our bodies.

The Importance and Relevance of CTE

Career Technical Education (CTE) makes education relevant and important. One goal for CTE is to put individual students to work to achieve success defined in a number of ways, including earnings and quality of life. A second goal is to provide the skilled labor force to enable America to maintain its place in the world economy.

An Intelligence Officer's Explanation of the Islamic State

A simple way to understand the complex threat of ISIS

How to Ask for Something in an Email

Asking for help is hard enough without having to put it into email form, which is completely devoid of those handy non-verbal communication elements.

How can you ask for help effectively without sounding needy, entitled, or worse, getting ignored entirely? These tips should help.