The Curious Connection Between Distraction and Impulsivity

Research shows that impulse control and focus are two sides of the same coin.

At the End of Life

How to prepare for a good death

Withdrawal and Inactivity Feed Depression

If you're depressed, you need to fight the urge to avoid friends and sit around.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Vacation

Vacations shouldn't be stressful.

Still Alice? Still Alzheimer’s

Searching for good news and grace in the tragedy of dementia

There Is Grandeur in This View of Life

How Darwin’s Big Idea Can Cultivate Our Spiritual Side

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Planned Place Loss

By Lindsay J. McCunn on August 01, 2015 in iEnvironment
What happens when we expect homesickness?

87-YearOld Mom Fried By Electronics

By Susan B. Winston LMFT on August 01, 2015 in Shift Happens
When you are in your 80's and the world suddenly becomes an electronic mess, how do you function? I may tease my Mom, but she's getting the hang of it at age 87. If only she could figure out the cell phone we would be golden.

The Zen Of Happy Motherhood

Happy mothers-what does it take? We have one of the most demanding jobs in the world, yet when it comes to recuperation, you'd be surprised how little we actually need....

Why Do Women Have Rape Fantasies?

By Michael Castleman M.A. on August 01, 2015 in All About Sex
Rape fantasies reflect women’s erotic comfort—wherever it may lead.

The Brain Mechanics of Rumination and Repetitive Thinking

By Christopher Bergland on August 01, 2015 in The Athlete's Way
A new study from Stanford University helps explain the neuroscience of rumination and repetitive thinking.

The Curious Connection Between Distraction and Impulsivity

By David DiSalvo on August 01, 2015 in Neuronarrative
Science is steadily uncovering a link between handicapped working memory resources and handicapped impulse control, with all its unfortunate shortcomings.

When Parents Date Someone New, What's Best for the Kids?

By Michael Ungar Ph.D. on August 01, 2015 in Nurturing Resilience
Though parents are moving in and out of romantic relationships more often, there are things they can do to make these transitions easier for their children.

Life’s Endings and How We Make Sense out of Them

When something important in your life comes to an end, whether your career or your relationship, the process may be more difficult to cope with than you might realize. Ultimately, it’s your identity, and the sense you make of that ending, which will determine how you emerge from life’s transition points.

5 Ways that "Good Enough" is Better than "Best"

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on August 01, 2015 in Off the Couch
A mom I know was trying to arrange a birthday party for her child. “I want it to be the best party ever!” she said. “I want her to have memories of this party for the rest of her life.” What's wrong here?

At the End of Life

When I was a third-year medical student rotating for the first time on a general medicine service inpatient ward, my team admitted a thirty-year-old woman in acute congestive heart failure. That a thirty-year-old was in congestive heart failure was unusual enough. Even more shocking was the cause: an echocardiogram revealed a tumor sitting on top of her mitral valve

The Procrastination Fallacy of Working Better Under Pressure

By Bill Knaus Ed.D. on August 01, 2015 in Science and Sensibility
Are you tired of feeling pressured and rushed? Try a simple two-step solution.

A Workover: A Young Adult Who Is Ready for a Real Career

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 01, 2015 in How To Do Life
This article presents a process you may find useful in picking a career.

How Facebook Can Increase Romantic Relationship Commitment

According to research, making things "Facebook Official" with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or lover could help create a lasting love. Find out how to post, share, update, and like your way to long-term relationship happiness.
Tom Brady, Difficult Conversations & Dr Hank

Tom Brady, Difficult Conversations & Dr Hank

We all have them but none of us like them. Now you have a game plan.

How to Deal with a Narcissistic Boss

Narcissistic bosses need constant reminders that they are the “best,” the “brightest,” the “richest,” or anything that feels one-up to those around them. If you have such a boss, you will naturally feel miserable. It’s the human response to being treated as an inferior. The trick is to learn how to “manage” this boss, until you can permanently get away from him or her.

Breaking Up with One’s Meds

By Christopher Lane Ph.D. on July 31, 2015 in Side Effects
A chronicle of withdrawal syndrome from psychiatric meds.

Getting Lost in the Noise

By Alex Korb Ph.D. on July 31, 2015 in PreFrontal Nudity
When trying to accomplish something great, if you check in too often with your progress, then you can be getting in your own way. I had to learn this the hard way, but, fortunately, there is a way out.

A Quick, Easy Technique to Stop Yelling at Your Kids

If your kids have you climbing the walls, don't despair--just head for the ceiling to stop the yelling, power struggles, and drama. Here is how to do it!

Withdrawal and Inactivity Feed Depression

If you're depressed, it's natural to feel like withdrawing from others and it can be hard to motivate yourself to do anything. Unfortunately, giving into these behaviors is likely to make your mood worse, not better. Here are some small tips on how to get back on course to mental health and happiness.

Will Your Best Friend Be Your Best Friend Forever?

As most of us look back over our lives, best friends have entered our lives, but they’ve also exited them. What factors determine if your best friend today will be your best friend forever?

What Your Doctor Can't Say to You

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on July 31, 2015 in Am I Right?
This conversation can cause a healthcare provider to lose her license.

Brain's Response to Meditation

With meditation, you have the opportunity to become aware of what causes you stress and condition yourself to react differently. You can learn to let go of negative thoughts, events or interactions.

Hey, You—Get Out of the Water!

Doctors should pay attention not just to what is wrong with the patient's body, but to what other people are saying about it.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Vacation

By Juliana Breines Ph.D. on July 31, 2015 in In Love and War
Vacation time is precious, and most people don’t get nearly enough of it. So how can you make the most of the time you do have? Research suggests that these eight strategies may help.

Taking Egoism Out of Consumerism

In a two part series, we invite readers to find the egoism in their consumerism and push it aside to make room for solidarity and a new kind of consumer society rooted in sustainability--of healthy conditions in the world's workplaces, fun spaces, and ecosystems. In this column we look at how inward-looking consumerism offers no way out of our stress filled digital lives.
Why Is It So Hard To Express My Needs?

Why Is It So Hard To Express My Needs?

If you have trouble expressing your needs it's not necessarily because you're an introvert, but some introverted behaviors might contribute to the problem.
A Stroll in Nature Improves Mental Health

A Stroll in Nature Improves Mental Health

As more and more of us live in cities, we spend less time in natural settings, including parks. Studies also show that people in urban settings without access to green spaces have higher levels of psychological problems than those with access to green spaces.

Art Therapy: It’s Not Just an Art Project

Are there circumstances where art itself is the proverbial therapist? This is a question that continues to rankle the profession called “art therapist” as well as those who are trying to establish a clearly defined scope of practice for the field.

I Used to Be Such a Good Teacher...

Delivering a lecture is easy. Teaching is hard.

Why Do Women Outlive Men?

If women are the "weaker sex," how do they manage to outlive men?