Twins and More: Too Much of a Good Thing?

By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on July 25, 2017 in How We Do It
Multiple pregnancies bring more bundles of joy, but premature birth is more common. Delayed motherhood and fertility treatments are boosting the frequency of multiple births.

11 Keys to Mastering Difficult Conversations

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on July 25, 2017 in Feeling It
As a happiness and workplace well-being researcher, I hear this question all the time: what's the best way to master difficult conversations? These 11 tips work.

What To Do When Someone You Love Votes For Someone You Hate

By Loren Soeiro, Ph.D. ABPP on July 25, 2017 in I Hear You
America's political landscape is deeply divided, and sometimes our families and friendships are, too. Here's how to talk to people whose political opinions you can't understand.

Why Black and Latinx Health Matters During an ACA Repeal

By Mariel Buque M.A. on July 25, 2017 in Unpacking Race
Why Black and Latinx health matters during an ACA repeal.

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The Secret of Raising a Self-Disciplined Child

Our children learn self-control from the limits we set. But -- and this is critical -- only if we set those limits with empathy.

Huna and Healing

By Matt James Ph.D. on July 25, 2017 in Focus on Forgiveness
Our healthcare system seems to be on everybody’s mind lately and it got me thinking. What exactly is the purpose of modern Western healthcare systems?
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There Really Is a One-minute "Marriage Cleanse"?

Too busy for a "date night"? Try this instead.

The Hubris of Neuroscience

Pop neuroscience represents a reductionistic misapplication of knowledge, ignores differences between persons, and negates explanations of human conduct in terms of free will.

The No-Makeup Look Creates a Dilemma for Women

By Tara Well Ph.D. on July 25, 2017 in The Clarity
Research explains the pros and cons of going barefaced.

10 Ways to be Nicer to the Person You Love the Most

Do you take for granted the person you love the most? New research shows why you need to be nicer in your most important relationship. These 10 tips will help get you there.

Misreport Spreads That Psychiatrists May Now Diagnose Trump

As misunderstood news spread that psychiatrists may now comment on Trump's mental condition, the American Psychiatric Association sought to correct the mistake.

A Possible New Treatment for Post-Partum Depression

A neuroactive steroid whose levels increase dramatically during pregnancy and then fall rapidly after delivery is reported to be effective in treating post-partum depression.

The Critical Importance of Mentors in the College Transition

Mentoring relationships are incredibly valuable when done right. Here's a vision for how to be an effective mentor and mentee.

The Upside of Neuroticism

A new study finds that being neurotic may actually help you live longer.
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Is Life Hard?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on July 25, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
The more difficult your life, the more you need to take care of yourself. Know that difficulties will come and go but your own good qualities and good things in life will remain.

Cortisol: Harvard Study Finds "Moderate-response" May Be Key

Contrary to popular belief, a new study reports that "too much" or "too little" cortisol both indicate a maladaptive response to stressful experiences.

Why Happiness Doesn't Last, and Why That's Okay, Part 2

Unfortunately, our bloated self-help industry will never solve the problem of life's life-ness

Shaming Children

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on July 25, 2017 in Am I Right?
Schools stigmatize children to get them to pay for school meals. It's psychologically damaging and morally wrong.

"Cremainlining" Explained

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on July 25, 2017 in In Excess
Over the last 20 years, there have been stories about individuals that have accidentally or deliberately snorted the ashes of another person. But does 'cremainlining' really exist?

Cultural Humility

The United States' relationships with other cultures have declined. Cultural humility can help correct this.

Watch What You Say

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 25, 2017 in How To Do Life
There are more minefields than ever.

It Is Not All Your Mother-in-law's Fault

Your in-laws may not be as bad as you think.

How To Avoid Regret When You Open Your Heart

Want to protect yourself from regretting opening your heart and being charitable? This article can help you avoid making bad decisions about your generosity.

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

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.