Music as a Shoulder to Cry On

Sad music seems to accommodate emotional healing by allowing people to safely get in touch with negative emotions that might otherwise be repressed.
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The New Sex Talk: 3 Tips to Get You Started

Times have changed, and so has how we talk to our kids about sex.

5 Bad Ways and 5 Good Ways to End a Relationship

It’s never easy to end a relationship and, as a result, people often get into emotional trouble when they try.

The Unexpected Loneliness of New Mothers

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on March 28, 2017 in The Squeaky Wheel
Loneliness might be the last thing new mothers expect to feel, but it is far more common than we realize.

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Effective Communication During Relationship Conflict

By David Ludden Ph.D. on March 29, 2017 in Talking Apes
No communication style works in all cases. Instead, we need to tailor our approach to the specifics of the situation.

Don’t Get Talked Out of Being the Person You Really Are

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on March 29, 2017 in Living Single
What should you do if you find yourself wishing that you were living some other way?

How to Read His Mind

By Donna Barstow on March 29, 2017 in Ink Blots Cartoons
What is he really trying to tell you?

Why Choose a Parenting Marriage?

Find out what people trying a Parenting Marriage are hoping for and what they are considering putting it into practice.

What Do We Think of People Who Brag on Facebook?

New research shows that posting on Facebook about your accomplishments can make you appear immodest, but praise from friends is likely to boost your social capital.

Why Men Trophy Hunt: Showing Off and the Psychology of Shame

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on March 28, 2017 in Animal Emotions
If the "hunting for status" hypothesis is correct, then shaming could be an effective strategy for those opposed because shaming tends to erode the status that trophy hunters seek.

Could a blood test for cancer be dangerous?

Can a blood test for cancer be dangerous?

What's in a Name?

By Drew Boyd on March 28, 2017 in Inside the Box
A person’s facial appearance can be significantly influenced by their given name, according to new research, perhaps due to the existence of shared face-name prototypes.

Why Do Dogs React to Cats?

Is it the sight of the cat, the sound of a cat, or the smell of a cat that excites dogs the most? The answer might surprise you.

Animals Need More Freedom, Not Bigger Cages

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on March 28, 2017 in Animal Emotions
As the late Tom Regan stressed, "...the only adequate moral response to vivisection is empty cages, not larger cages." Animals in all human dominated venues need more freedom.

Life and Death in Every Moment

When I embrace life and death in every moment it makes life richer.

All About Deepak

Are there ways to include mindfulness practices in our everyday lives?

Let’s Face It: Medicaid Is the Healthcare We All Want

By David J Ley Ph.D. on March 28, 2017 in Women Who Stray
Believe it or not, if you have commercial health insurance, you're the unlucky one. Medicaid provides people in poverty healthcare that you only wish you could afford.

Dear White People?

Use of group stereotypes should not only be offensive to you when aimed at a group with whom you identify. All bigotry is the same.

The Mental Wellness Routine That Will Change Your Life

By Jennice Vilhauer Ph.D. on March 28, 2017 in Living Forward
Do you know what you need to do in order to be happy? Here are 5 essential activities that if done regularly will bring about positive emotional well-being.

Something Is Happening Here

Perhaps the biggest reason for my optimism about the movement on behalf of boys (and men) is the backlash against it.

Does Fixing Pets Need Fixing?

A new book on the ethics of keeping companion animals raises many hitherto undebated issues.

To Reach Your Goals, Like What You Do

By Art Markman Ph.D. on March 28, 2017 in Ulterior Motives
One of the hardest tradeoffs for people to make is between what they desire to do in the short-term versus what they want for themselves in the long-term.

5 Tips for Feeling More Secure in Your Relationship

Is your partner needy and insecure, or is it you?

Soul Recovery

By Tara Brach Ph.D. on March 28, 2017 in Finding True Refuge
When the path is illuminated by loving awareness, even the most broken heart will find its way home.

Love It Forward: The Radical Wisdom of Jeff Brown

By Mark Matousek on March 28, 2017 in Ethical Wisdom
Jeff Brown delivers uncommon wisdom—uncommonly well—to his large online community.

Why Do Teens Lie? Part 1

Lying has many shades of gray. Kids are good at it.

The Inner Life of Cats Reveals Fascinating Feline Secrets

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on March 28, 2017 in Animal Emotions
A new book called The Inner Life of Cats blends science and stories and shows that these fascinating, mysterious animals are sentient individuals who are loving and social beings.

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 affect how our lives evolve?

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.
Dawn Henderson

Race-Related Trauma in the Public Education System

Are we missing an important dimension of trauma?