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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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Sidestepping Into Addiction

By Holly Parker, Ph.D. on July 24, 2017 in Your Future Self
On the face of things, doesn’t it just seem like the answer to disagreeable feelings is to run for cover in our bat cave, where they can’t pester us anymore?

Beyond the Bystander Effect

By Cameron Brick, Ph.D. on July 24, 2017 in Grasping Risk
Are you more likely to recycle if someone is watching? It may depend on your identity

Helping Traumatized Animals with "Hugs, Drugs and Choices"

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on July 24, 2017 in Animal Emotions
Work at Australian sanctuaries offers valuable suggestions for helping traumatized animals overcome the conditions from which they suffer. They feel, they hurt, and they need help.

Hemp: A Recipe for Brain Health

Hemp for Better Brain Nutrition Two best recipes for daily enjoyment and benefit

When Children Begin to Talk

Language represents a huge developmental leap for a child. Once childre begins to talk, the task turns to teaching them to use words to appropriately express their feelings.

Stop Saying These Phrases To Improve Your Life

Change the language you use everyday and you can change your life for the better. Words matter.

The Meaning of Friendship in a Social Networked World*

Do you have relationships through which you are able and willing to disclose your authentic self—close thoughts, intimate feelings, and sensitive vulnerabilities, including fears?

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.
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

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.

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.