Why Are Senior Citizens Using More Illicit Drugs?

Senior citizens are using and abusing substances at increasing rates.

High-Conflict Divorce: 3 Lessons Learned From the Couch

Recovery from a difficult divorce can seem unimaginable. A few mindset shifts can go a long way toward healing.

Brains Have Owners

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on April 26, 2017 in Memory Medic
Is there an avatar in your brain called "I"? Neuroscience suggests this is the case.

Emotion Regulation Skills Reduce Procrastination

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on April 26, 2017 in Don't Delay
Procrastination is an emotion-focused coping strategy. We avoid some tasks in order to avoid the emotions they evoke. New research explains how to reduce procrastination.

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My Job Sucks And I Don't Know What Makes Me Happy

By Brad Waters on April 27, 2017 in Design Your Path
How understanding "fulfillment" can help us make difficult career decisions.

Ten Steps to Overcoming FOMO

In this posting we are offering ten valuable practices that are guaranteed to help to free you from the grip of FOMO and to enhance the quality of your relationships.

Too Young to Be Old: Love, Learn, Work, and Play as You Age

By The Book Brigade on April 27, 2017 in The Author Speaks
Everyone has a “psychological portfolio,” and it’s especially important to update it as you age.

Do You Want Good Self-Care? Love Others

Learning to love more consistently, more consciously, and more deeply is healthy for you.

How Trump Changed My Mind About Marriage

The recent election, combined with some research in psychology, had a profound effect on my personal life.

Daily Routines of Creative People

By Paul Thagard Ph.D. on April 27, 2017 in Hot Thought
Most people have daily routines and rituals. According to a recent book, mornings are important productive times for many famous writers and other creative people.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on April 27, 2017 in ExperiMentations
What is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and what does it mean?

Boosting Low Sexual Desire

By Ari Tuckman PsyD, MBA on April 27, 2017 in Sex Matters
Reduced sexual desire is both common and reversible.
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Why Everyone Needs to Take a 30-Day Vacation From Money

By Michael F. Kay on April 27, 2017 in Financial Life Focus
Take a vacation from your money. Shut it down, get away, let it go…at least for a while.

4 Steps to Build Self-Discipline and Willpower in Students

By Tim Elmore on April 27, 2017 in Artificial Maturity
There's nothing more common than finding students who are loaded with potential, yet end up severely under-performing. So how do we cultivate willpower and self-discipline in them?

The Neuroscience of Hearing the Soundtracks of Your Life

Neuroscientists recently discovered that someone's favorite music—or any song you'd put on a "this is my life" soundtrack—activates brain networks in universally predictable ways.

Find Happiness Through Connection

Gain a better understanding of people by balancing what you see them do with what you imagine they experience.

Scans Reveal Diametric Differences in More Detail

A followup study to a previous one that showed striking diametric differences between autistic and psychotic brains also reveals similarities in the so-called social brain.

Excessive Rubik's Cube Use

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on April 27, 2017 in In Excess
Reports of excessive Rubik's Cube use have continually surfaced over the last 35 years. But is there any evidence that playing a Rubik's Cube can be addictive?
The Serenity Prayer and 16 Variations
The Serenity Prayer and 16 Variations
You Use "You" to Make Meaning Out of Misery
Making Meaning Out of Misery
The Japanese Art of Acceptance: Shikata ga nai
The Japanese Art of Acceptance
No Regrets
No Regrets

Do Your Children Yank Your Chain?

Just because you've permitted your child to manipulate you in the past doesn't mean you can't start taking charge now. In the long run, you'll be doing him or her a favor.

Mona Haydar Speaks Your Language

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on April 26, 2017 in Brick by Brick
Haydar is no ordinary artist, and the concept behind Haydar’s first single, “Hijabi,” is anything but common.

Psychology in "13 Reasons Why"

The psychology behind Netflix series "13 Reasons Why"

How Much Is Too Much Stress?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on April 26, 2017 in Media Spotlight
A new research study takes a closer look at the kind of symptoms seen in people experiencing stress overload and what it can mean for preventing health problems

7 Building Blocks of a Great Relationship

By Abigail Brenner M.D. on April 26, 2017 in In Flux
So many have a hard time finding and sustaining good relationships. Perhaps, because we have not done the necessary work on ourselves to help us identify the essential qualities.

Mommy Nearest

Mother and son incest: Are deep-seated cultural taboos against recognizing it hindering therapy?

Compensation Negotiation for Employees

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 26, 2017 in How To Do Life
Advice for the currently employed but with implications for job seekers.
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The Most Common Relationship Problem

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on April 26, 2017 in Fixing Families
One of the most common relationship problems is the competing needs for closeness and space. The problem is anxiety, and the solution is breaking the pattern. Tips on how to do it.

Why Am I Dependent on Caffeine, and How Can I Wean Off?

Many of us require a cup of coffee (or five) every morning. Why do we become dependent on caffeine? And is it possible to wean off and get back to "normal"?

Religious and Rational?

Can you be religious and rational? A United Methodist minister provides his answers to that question!

Loving vs. Judging: How to Keep Your Romance Alive

Most people admit that the most exciting time of their relationship occurred in courtship. And surely nothing quite compares to its freshness, novelty, and intriguing uncertainty.

New Head Space in Hard Times: 5 Ways to Start Meditating

By Karlyn Crowley Ph.D. on April 26, 2017 in Woman Power
Need a mental adjustment but not sure where to start? Try on these meditation teasers.

A Conversation With Dani Shapiro About Memory and Marriage

By Jennifer Haupt on April 26, 2017 in One True Thing
"I was aware that in attempting to tell the truth of our marriage I was at risk of exposing or betraying it. That was the high-wire act."

Dogs Prefer Advice From People Who Actually Have the Answers

Data shows that dogs try to "read your mind" to see if you have reliable information before responding to your instructions.

Our Lost Atlantis

"We are not thriving. Our people live, but our culture is dying. We are like a stone the ocean beats against. With each year a little more of us is worn away." ---The Lost Empire