Does Your Face Communicate How You Truly Feel?

"Resting Bitch Face" theory and what it means for your relationships

Life and the Essence of Adolescence

Reflections from a summer vacation

Eating Disorders Online: Support or Triggers?

A new article looks at online content that promotes eating disorders in 2015

A Riddle For All Ages

The high cost of mind-reading fails.

What Makes A Great Lover

Is a great lover determined by parts or practices?

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People, skills, attitude and money: the 4 Horsemen of Stress

Help I need somebody! Planning whom to call on is a #1 resource for stress.

10 Ways To Make Your Life Better

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on August 04, 2015 in Emotional Fitness
Changing your life for the better is about picking a destination and taking one step at a time to get there. If you try to take shortcuts, you may end up making your journey long and arduous. Being serious about making improvements is a great start. Now put it into action.

Spurious Correlations by Tyler Vigen: A Book Review

By Jann Gumbiner Ph.D. on August 04, 2015 in The Teenage Mind
Public school enrollment and sour cream consumption are highly correlated. Does this mean if I eat more sour cream that more teens will stay in school?

47 Tips For Public Speaking

By Judy Carter on August 04, 2015 in Stress Is a Laughing Matter
Want to get paid to speak? Here are 47 tips, ideas, and insights I've compiled from some of the most successful speakers today that will help grow your business...

Twins Reared Apart: Documentary Films and More

By Nancy L Segal Ph.D. on August 04, 2015 in Twofold
Twins reared apart tell us a lot about where our behaviors come from!

Does Your Face Communicate How You Truly Feel?

The phenomenon of “Resting Bitch Face (RBF)” is a new take on an old problem; namely, that women need to smile to be seen favorably. This raises the question of how we communicate our feelings through our faces and what we can, or cannot, change about how we’re perceived.

Happiness and Your Enneagram Type

By Elizabeth Wagele on August 04, 2015 in The Career Within You
Jan Conlon, a One, says happiness to her means "seeing the perfection in absolutely everything. Finding the humor and gifts of growth in mistakes.”
Why Governor Abbott was Wrong

Why Governor Abbott was Wrong

Texas law is particularly important to me, as Texas has been home to my adopted daughter since 2011.

Welcome to "I Got a Mind to Tell You"

Want the facts about mind, brain, mental and mental disorders. Follow "I Got a Mind to Tell You."

What Makes a Good Manager?

By Victor Lipman on August 04, 2015 in Mind of the Manager
This is an excerpt from my new book "The Type B Manager: Leading Successfully in a Type A World," which is being published today by Prentice Hall Press. Publishers Weekly has called it "an excellent resource for leaders who don't fit the mold." This section examines the role Type A and Type B personalities can play in managerial performance.

The Tangled Transition to Adulthood

By Steven Mintz Ph.D. on August 04, 2015 in The Prime of Life
How can we expand the possibilities of contemporary adulthood, without making it a class privilege?

Blathering, the Game

By Bernard L. De Koven on August 04, 2015 in On Having Fun
We could blather about issues disturbingly profound and teasingly inane, free associating with what- and whomever whilst we freely associate.

6 Reasons Teens Won't Tell Parents Their Violent Thoughts

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on August 04, 2015 in Just Listen
What struck me from reading about rampage killers was how common it was for caring parents to not know about the dark suicidal and violent impulses that lived within their teenage sons (nearly all the rampage killers have been male).

Sad Physician Syndrome and How to Heal It

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 04, 2015 in How To Do Life
Docs have many reasons to be unhappy and many ways to improve their situation.

Home Is Where the Heart Is, but Where Is "Home"?

By Frank T McAndrew Ph.D. on August 03, 2015 in Out of the Ooze
“Home” is the place where you feel in control and properly oriented in space and time; it is a predictable and secure place. In short, “Home” is the primary connection between you and the rest of the world.

Tweens, Teens, and Video Screens

Parents complain that they can’t tear their kids away from video games when it is time to start their homework and that kids are texting when they are supposed to be sleeping.

4 Reasons to Have the Last Say

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on August 03, 2015 in Creating in Flow
There are several good reasons to write out a brief narrative essay that expresses something we'd like to be remembered by. Whether it's to be used as a eulogy or shared with close family or the world, the experience itself is eye-opening.

10 Ways to Spot and Cope with Any Narcissist

By Craig Malkin PhD on August 03, 2015 in Romance Redux
Most people, even those narcissistic enough to be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder, won't strut about insulting you at the start of a relationship. If they did, no one would fall in love with them. In these videos, you'll learn to recognize--and cope--with all forms of narcissism, no matter how subtle they might be.

Life and the Essence of Adolescence

By Daniel J. Siegel M.D. on August 03, 2015 in Inspire to Rewire
During a summer vacation on a lake in Wisconsin, I look at my son and daughter, my nieces and nephews, and soak it all in. Life is a passing of these moments, I know, ones we cannot hold onto. A startling discovery of exploring this important adolescent period of life is that the ESSENCE of adolescence is also the key way to keep our brains vital and growing.

The Loneliness of Social Media, Part Three

Loneliness is neither inevitable nor inescapable. If you are willing to take a number of simple and practical actions you can overcome loneliness and create a meaningful and satisfying social life for yourself both in daily life and on social media.

Happily After Ashley Madison: The Redemption of Infidelity

I am a couple’s therapist. I believe in relationships and marriage. To believe that an injured partner should be shamed for staying and working things out seems to be in conflict with our cultural message that marriage and relationships matter and should be fought for.

Poor Social Judgment and Schizophrenia

This article examines the qualities of alienation, introversion and divergent thinking that may typify the individual with schizophrenia. These characteristics can synergistically contribute to poor social judgment as seen in the behavior and choices of that individual. In fact, they may form a triad and a pattern as seen persons with schizophrenia generally.

Welcome to Our Blog!

We are pediatric psychologists with expertise in treating children and adolescents with chronic pain. This blog is for parents who want to help their child better manage chronic pain.

Why We Need Work

As much as we might like to inhabit another vision – perhaps lounging on the deck of our new home as we gaze at the ocean across an unpopulated beach – it would be our undoing. What work teaches, and what the Puritans emphasized, is the value of charting a trajectory for one’s life and of maintaining that trajectory.

Inviting Mara to Tea

By Tara Brach Ph.D. on August 03, 2015 in Finding True Refuge
One of my favorite stories of the Buddha shows the power of a wakeful and friendly heart.

Complimenters and Ghosters: Is There Room in Your Tent?

By Rita Watson MPH on August 03, 2015 in With Love and Gratitude
In a society that lacks the cohesiveness of a tribe, new social connections might remain stuffed in a box.

Understanding Human Mating Strategies

Human reproductive strategies are shaped by evolution to shift as a function of environmental conditions. Same goes for wild garlic. We can learn a lot about ourselves from the world around us.

"You Have Today to Do What Matters Most"

Susan Cain interviews author, Tom Rath, on his secrets to living wisely, staying healthy, fighting anxiety, and his life as a proud introvert.

Distinguishing Between Good and Bad Anxiety

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on August 03, 2015 in Ambigamy
Are you anxious? Should you be? It depends on whether your anxiety is founded or unfounded.

Eating Disorders Online: Support or Triggers?

Much of the public learned about pro-ana and pro-mia websites from an episode of the Oprah Winfrey show back in 2001. When people go online for information and support about eating disorders, does what they find help or make them worse?