Online Dating Photo Fraud: The Person Behind the Profile

Online daters with attractive photos are both distrusted and desired.

Costly Curves

By Alain Samson Ph.D. on May 25, 2017 in Consumed
The thin ideal turns big people into big spenders.
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The Healing Power of Placebos: Fact or Fiction?

By Joe Pierre M.D. on May 25, 2017 in Psych Unseen
Does new research really prove that placebos don't require deception?

Hassles Are Part of Being Human, Even for Our Ancestors

Being human, with all its messiness, is worth the hassle

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Straight Life Cycle/ Queer Life

A psychotherapy vignette about navigating traditional milestones as a gay man.

The Child Mental Health Crisis

Childhood mental health issues are on the rise. It will take a village to identify and treat them. Better understanding them is a start.

How to Get the Family You Deserve

Creating the family you deserve and want.

More About Dunning-Kruger

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on May 26, 2017 in Pop Psych
It is often joked that the worst performers are the most unaware at how bad they are, relative to others. The extent to which that is true depends heavily on the task at hand

Short on Sleep? Conflict Could be Bad for Your Health

Fighting after a bad night of sleep can hurt your physical health. But how you deal with your emotions during the fight can make a difference.

The American Law Institute Revises the Model Penal Code

New revisions to the Model Penal Code continue the archaic dominance of "just deserts" and retributivism.

A Mindful Evening

Do you have trouble winding down at night? These brief meditations can ease you into a more restful space.

Don't Ask!

I’ve written about how professors might respond, or NOT respond, to student questions. Today I want discuss one kind of question professors shouldn’t ASK: GWOMM questions.

5 Things to Remember When You're Embarrassed to Ask for Help

Asking for help is tough. But there are some good reasons why you should do it anyway.

Beyond the Veil: Synchronicity and Near Death Experiences

How the perspective gained from NDEs helps to explain some coincidences.

Why Does My Partner Act Like a 2-Year-Old?

If your partner is stuck in a 2-year-old's relational patterns, you may need to patiently model and encourage behavior change.

Answering Want Ads

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 26, 2017 in How To Do Life
An underrated tool for landing a job...if used properly.

This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Fail

By Caroline Beaton on May 25, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
Not only is this kind of failure spiral common; it's biological.
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What Makes the Human Brain “Human?” Part 2

How do “small world” connections contribute to brain complexity and a healthy mind?

Watch Your Language!

"She gave her baby up for adoption." What's wrong with that?

Five Smart Money Moves to Make Before Summer

Why not head into summer on a strong note by crossing a few things off of your list of money to-do list?
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You Are Lucky to Have Found Mindfulness

Why are you lucky to have discovered the practice of mindfulness?

Does Peaceful Parenting Mean Letting Kids Do What They Want?

It's not that peaceful parents aren't "in charge." In fact, they're more in charge than most parents--of their own reactions, and therefore of the mood in their house.

The Self-Care Reality Check

Self-care has become a fancy buzzword, but what does it actually mean?
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The Catastrophic Effects of Mental Health Stigma

Transforming mental health in America. We have a long way to go.

Animal Anger

Anger is the impulse to go toward a threat instead of running from it. A surge of testosterone overrides the cortisol. Here's how to relieve those threatened feelings.

Betsy DeVos Is Okay With Schools Banning LGBT Students

By Jack Turban MD MHS on May 25, 2017 in Political Minds
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos says she will not require schools with anti-LGBT policies to end these policies in order to receive federal funding.

Marriage Can Heal Old Wounds From the Family

Sometimes, the greatest lessons that we learn in our family of origin have more to do with what we don’t want than what we do.

How To Have a Great Relationship With Yourself, Starting Now

Self-care is where it's at, but it doesn't mean being selfish or overindulgent. Learn to have a great relationship with yourself. It's a long-term project, and you won't regret it.

Celebrate Graduation! Booster Shots Advised!

A "booster shot" of self-affirmation at the start of the academic year can have amazing effects on student accomplishment.

Excessive Tattooing on Film

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on May 25, 2017 in In Excess
Excessive tattooing has been central to many storylines featured in films. This article takes a brief look at the psychological themes of the tattoo obsessives in some of the films

You Can Make a Difference

If your child or another child in your life came out as transgender, would you know how to respond? Here are some strategies for ensuring their health and wellbeing.

Jobs the Robots Can't Take

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 25, 2017 in How To Do Life
Jobs that should be plentiful, even in a highly-automated world.