The Inverse Innovation Cycle: How Failure Becomes Success

There's something that leaders don't tell you about success.

Empathy for a Child Abuser?

Empathy for the Undeserving Can Be a Useful Strategy for Changing Families

Adolescent Self-Management for a Successful Independence

Graduate your high school senior with basic skills for self-reliance

Midlife: Adult's Prime

Why middle age truly is the prime of life

The Top 9 Reasons I Hate Anxiety

Here are the top 9 reasons I hate anxiety--and you should too!

Get Out of Yourself

Put your mind on something else, or your troubles will take up the whole world.

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Facebook and Happiness

Given results in social psychology, should we be very careful of using Facebook passively, lest we too succumb to a decline in affective well-being?
Using Treats:  Bribe or Bonus?

Using Treats: Bribe or Bonus?

Does your pet only listen to you when you have a treat? If your pet is a criminal mastermind, blame the training, not the treat.
Lessons Learned from 50 Shades of Grey

Lessons Learned from 50 Shades of Grey

Since you don’t know me – picture Jewish girl, president of the 7th grade tropical fish club and 8th grade safety monitor.

Me a slave? This seemed a huge safety violation. I was a nerd. But, I was curious as I asked, “So… how does this work… this slavery thing?”

Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors

By The Book Brigade on March 02, 2015 in The Author Speaks
The millions of teens and adults who engage in self-destructive behavior do so because they never learned more constructive ways of soothing themselves in moments of distress. Many have engaged in such behaviors for so long that they can't envision a way out. But it's possible to replace self-destructive acts with kinder means of coping.

The Sexual Boundary Issue That's Seldom Discussed

By Michael Castleman M.A. on March 02, 2015 in All About Sex
Many couples struggle over men's wish to ejaculate into women's mouths and have them swallow.

The Borderline Mother II

A borderline mother can you hurt a child (even an adult child) in the blink of an eye. Here's what happens, and how you can respond.
4 Rituals to Create a “Green Family”

4 Rituals to Create a “Green Family”

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on March 02, 2015 in The Power of Prime
One of the best ways to communicate any message to your children is through regular rituals that are woven into the fabric of your family’s lives. The consistency of intention and action help ingrain the messages you want your children to get most. The use of rituals is very effective in teaching your children about nature and environmental stewardship.

The Inverse Innovation Cycle: How Failure Becomes Success

By Jeff DeGraff Ph.D. on March 02, 2015 in Innovation You
It may be true that a checklist will help you reach an opportunity more efficiently.

Empathy for a Child Abuser?

Empathy for a child abuser? For a child molester? How can anyone be empathic with someone who has done something so terrible? Why would they want to? Do the perpetrators possibly deserve such a thing? For a judge or prosecutor, of course not. For stopping repetitive dysfunctional family interactions that trigger someone's self-destructive behavior? Necessary.

What Kind of Angry Are You? (Part 1)

Anger dumping can destroy your relationships. You can use mindfulness skills to learn how to recognize the signs of anger so that you may learn from your anger rather than release it into the world in a destructive way.

Parenthood and Resilience

By Michael W Austin on March 02, 2015 in Ethics for Everyone
Resilience is a crucial but often neglected trait that parents should try to build in their children.

How to Feel Better When You’re Feeling Bad

When you feel down, discouraged or frustrated, Buddhist concepts and techniques can offer surprising relief. Here's some starter key ideas, and info on an accessible and engaging guide that can help you to learn more.

Why The Internet Is So Addictive

We often over-use the Internet as an escape hatch from our daily lives, which can eventually develop into a technology addiction.

Chasing Happiness May Leave You Unhappier than Ever

Pursuing happiness for the sake of feeling better tends to backfire. But, research shows there are some concrete steps you can take to boost your mood effectively.

Why Do So Many Middle Aged Men Feel Lost?

Is the future of men "neutered uselessness"?

Forgiveness and Your Health

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on March 02, 2015 in Media Spotlight
A new study shows that forgiveness can be a strong predictor of different measures of cardiovascular health for both husbands and wives. Even when marital satisfaction was taken into account, people scoring high on forgiveness measures had lower heart rates, blood pressure, and better cardiovascular efficiency than subjects with continued to hold grudges.

How Youth Wind Up Taking Antipsychotic Medications

Yes, the number of kids taking antipsychotic medications is rising, but what does that mean? A new study begins to illuminate the process being the prescriptions.

Adolescent Self-Management for a Successful Independence

A major goal of parenting high school age adolescents is helping them develop basic skills of self-management that will support more independence soon to come.

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Resilience

By Peg Streep on March 02, 2015 in Tech Support
When we speak of someone being "resilient," we tend to think of it as a character strength. But what is resilience anyway, and what does it take to weather the setbacks in life? A look at the research reveals much...

Midlife: Adult's Prime

By Steven Mintz Ph.D. on March 02, 2015 in The Prime of Life
Why middle age truly is the prime of life.

Why Toy Fair Made Me Sad…and Glad

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on March 02, 2015 in Singletons
How could the International Toy Fair, a wonderland of 1,000+ manufacturers displaying their products for 2015, possibly make a person sad?

The Creative Power of Children

By Drew Boyd on March 02, 2015 in Inside the Box
Parents teach their children many things. Creativity should be one of them. A systematic approach to generating novel ideas gives parents the structure they need to do just that.

Loneliness and Internet Use

At any given moment, hundreds of millions of people from all around the world are surfing the Internet, People rely on such networks to build and maintain their social contacts. Whether this new opportunity to be in social contact around the clock has enhanced people's well-being ?
A Big Decision: Choosing to Estrange From Family

A Big Decision: Choosing to Estrange From Family

By Kylie Agllias Ph.D. on March 01, 2015 in Family Conflict
The choice to estrange from family is often portrayed as a simple and selfish act, but the reality and the experience is much more complex.

Sex and Leadership for Women

Sex differences in the brain can help women be better leaders

The Top 9 Reasons I Hate Anxiety

Here are the top 9 reasons I hate anxiety--and you should too!

Our Evolving Black American Naming Traditions

Understanding the meaning and origin of names provides important social clues, spiritual insight, and understanding.

Why Bullies Don't Feel Bad (Or Don't Know They Do)

If you assume that bullies are aware of feeling bad about themselves, you may be ineffective in dealing with them.

Blank Spaces of Memory

By Bruce Poulsen Ph.D. on March 01, 2015 in Reality Play
Memory’s underpinnings have long been explored by artists and writers—from Klimt to Proust. Some contemporary works also deserve our attention.