How Does Culture Affect Our Happiness?

Culture shapes what happiness means to us and how we pursue it.

Helping Children Succeed: Brain Science in the Classroom

By Claudia M Gold M.D. on May 24, 2016 in Child in Mind
Paul Tough grew to recognize that the qualities that help children succeed are not "skills" that are "taught" but rather qualities that develop in early relationships
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5 Top Parenting Challenges and How to Deal with Them

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on May 24, 2016 in Singletons
Tweaking how you respond to tantrums or aggression, whining or back talk can put an end to power struggles and create loving, lasting bonds with your children.
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Working Better: Brain Science in Business

There are many brain science lessons that can be applied in organisations from sleep hygiene to managing stress to fostering creativity.

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The CODES of a Good Date

By Eva Ritvo M.D. on May 24, 2016 in On Vitality
Learn the C.O.D.E.S of a good date! Cortisol, Oxytocin, Dopamine, Endorphins, and Serotonin.

Why Arguing with Young Children is on the Rise

Why Arguing with Young Children is on the Rise

Is Fear of Emotion Driving Our Addiction?

We are more likely to overcome an addiction when we learn to face our emotions rather than listening to an inner enemy that tells us to seek escape.

3 Things Tough Men Need to Stop Doing

A new study shows that acting tough could take years off a man's life.

Revisiting the Places of Memory

Most of us have visited a lost and found to retrieve a misplaced item, but where can we go to retrieve misplaced memories?
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Self-Awareness is Sexy

Self-awareness seems to be the buzz word these days, but there's more to it. It's important to know who we are as a pathway to finding our bliss and joy.

Slanted Eyes

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on May 24, 2016 in Minority Report
"At a school where Asian Americans were allegedly labelled 'too smart' and mocked for their 'slanted eyes,' Emilie seemed to feel alienated."
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New Evidence That IQ Can Be Increased With Brain Training

By Bryan Roche, Ph.D. on May 24, 2016 in IQ Boot Camp
Still cynical about brain training? Evidence for a form of Relational Skills Training called SMART training is mounting.

Using Design Psychology to Feel at Home in Divorce

By Wendy Paris on May 24, 2016 in Splitopia
Using colors and images that remind you of your positive past can help you feel more at home, after divorce, and support your vision of your future life.

Six Honest Answers About Writing and Publishing Your Book

On my bulletin board at work, I’ve posted a small clip that reads: “Of the 86,000 new titles published in the UK in 2009, 59,000 sold an average of 18 copies.” Publishing is hard.

City Life and Mental Illness

Does the impact of living in disadvantaged neighborhoods last forever?

10 Ways to Know it’s Time to Leave

Whether in a long-term relationship or just an evening out with friends, you need to know when it’s time to leave. These 10 tips will help you figure out the best way to exit.

Love Is Not Constant or Consistent

I know it’s scary to love like you’re not going to get hurt, but it’s the only way to get the goodies from the most wonderful of emotions.

Understanding How to Live with Dementia

Skilled exercises help slow memory loss
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Have You Ever Been Made Happier by a “Modest Splurge?”

I remind myself that sometimes, it makes me happy to indulge in a modest splurge—to buy something that I don’t absolutely need, but that makes my day brighter in some way.

The Usefulness of Philosophy

Fundamentally, the study of philosophy, whether in a classroom or not, should lead to wisdom for everyday life. And that is a goal we should all value, for its own sake.

An Alert for Psychology Majors

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on May 24, 2016 in Head of the Class
Given students concern about admission to grad school or gainful employment, is pursuing a minor a good idea?

How Healthy Are You? Take this 10 Second Quiz

A quiz that leads you to 10 steps to better health

Attachment Love and the Disempowerment of Women

Because attachment is linked to scripts of heterosexuality, monogamy and constrained female desire, it is far more likely than romantic love to lead to oppression of women.

The Communal Narcissist: Another Wolf Wearing a Sheep Outfit

By Peg Streep on May 24, 2016 in Tech Support
This type of narcissist isn't outgoing or a show-off or even self-effacing and covert... Nope, this one is out there, promoting a cause that he or she supposedly holds dear...

When Gratitude Works; and When It Doesn't

Many people find that gratitude helps them to savor life. The secret lies in what they choose to be grateful for and how willing they are to open themselves up.

Making the Most of Psychotherapy, Counseling, or Coaching

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 24, 2016 in How To Do Life
What you do during and between sessions can make all the difference.

Out in Wyoming

How do gay men in Wyoming use Grindr to connect online?

What Opera Legend Andre Bocelli Taught Me About Peace

What did world renowned opera singer Andre Bocelli teach me about inner peace?

How Depression Can Move On

The new coming out is coming out about struggles with depression. Here, Judy realizes that depression can lead to empathy, past trauma, & even make you funnier.. Read on

The Psychology Behind How Young People Vote

Young people will have more power to influence U.S. elections and policy than at any other time in recent history. How do they vote differently from older adults?

It's Not Fair

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on May 23, 2016 in Minority Report
Sexually-addicted clients often will say, "It's not fair!" when comparing the boundaries they impose on themselves to keep themselves sexually sober. But once this occurs...

Why Are More Young Girls Killing Themselves?

Suicide rates have tripled among 10 to 14 year old girls during the last 15 years. What is going on? Several possible factors underlie this disturbing trend.

You’re Not Alone!

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on May 23, 2016 in Cravings
You're never alone with your problems or your goals, unless you want to be.