How and Why Societal Elites Manipulate Public Fear

By Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. on April 30, 2017 in Wicked Deeds
Public fear over an alleged social problem is mutually beneficial to state officials—that is, politicians, law enforcement authorities and the news media.

The Ambience of a Restaurant Controls What We Eat and Drink

Serving tasty food doesn’t do a restaurant much good if customers don’t stay long enough – or never even walk through the door in the first place. How do restaurants entice us?

What are 'Horizontal Hostilities?'

Horizontal hostilities occur between groups whom one would expect to have close affinities. "Compromise" becomes the stuff of betrayal, more heinous than straight-out opposition.

Pimp Culture Glorification and Sex Trafficking

What may seem like a harmless portrayal of pimp culture has detrimental impacts on sex trafficking and other forms of sexual violence.

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Marijuana: The Newest Invasive Species

By Mark Borigini M.D. on April 30, 2017 in Overcoming Pain
As if cell phones and one-more-Corona were not enough to keep those of us who do value our lives off the highways, now we all must contend with a large population driving stoned.

Losing My Religion

A solitary religious experience is common in White Christian churches. In contrast, Asian ethnic churches emphasize being part of a community.

Pollution and Psychology

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on April 30, 2017 in One Among Many
Humans pollute the planet that has produced them. Here is a quick look at four barriers to a cleaner world and what might be done to lower them.

Take the #1 Apology Challenge!

We're wired to muck up the apology. Take this #1 apology challenge.

How Brand Challenges Can Build Corporate Character

By Moses Ma on April 30, 2017 in The Tao of Innovation
A key lesson for all companies in the wake of United Airlines’ “re-accommodation” debacle is the realization that character matters in development of your customer experience.
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Can Meditation Improve Your Relationships?

Cultivating inner quiet through meditation allows us to contact our truer, deeper feelings. Expressing these more subtle, nuanced feelings creates a climate for intimacy to grow.

The Secret of Dealing with Fear and Stress

What are effective management strategies to deal with fear and stress?

Gathering the Bones

By Karin Arndt, Ph.D. on April 30, 2017 in A Hut of Her Own
Sometimes a woman just needs to GO.

A Short History of Monasticism

By Neel Burton M.D. on April 30, 2017 in Hide and Seek
For centuries, monasteries have offered an alternative way of life. How did it evolve, and where is it going?

Too Much Soda May Be Shrinking Your Brain

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on April 30, 2017 in Cravings
Too much of the sweet stuff may prematurely age your brain and body, so why take a chance when you already know it's not good for you? Here's what you can do instead.

Expression Leads to Oppression

Marco Rubio's #expressionNOToppression initiative inherently makes no sense.
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A 90-Something's #vanlife

By Robin Marantz Henig on April 30, 2017 in Cusp
After a cancer diagnosis, a woman chooses a year on the road with her son and his wife, rather than the difficult death she'd just been through with her husband.

Does Watching Porn Promote Submissiveness in Women?

A study suggests that women who watch more porn, engage are more sexually submissive. Does this reflect the influence of porn on their behavior? Or just their pre-existing taste?

The 7 Stages of Gaslighting in Relationships

How gaslighters emotionally manipulate, traumatize, and exploit victims in personal and professional relationships.
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Backwoods Predators

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on April 30, 2017 in Shadow Boxing
Terror in the deep, dark woods is not just a movie script; predators look for relaxed arenas where people tend to trust strangers.

Dogs Want and Need Much More Than They Usually Get from Us

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on April 30, 2017 in Animal Emotions
A video called Downward Dog and an essay about stress show when we say, "It's a dog's life" to suggest things are wonderful, this isn't necessarily so for numerous companion dogs.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Creating Together

Adult couples show love when they create together, whether a child, a family, a home, an enterprise or business, support for an initiative, or solutions to everyday challenges.

Breaking Whole

Trauma may break through the limits of our beings and create space for beautiful, unencumbered strength.

How Are You? Really, How Are You?

Don't be afraid to show concern and compassion. Acknowledging a person and listening to them may remind us all of the meaning of humanity.

A Journal Entry About Rumination

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 30, 2017 in How To Do Life
Another short-short story.

Unfriendly Skies: United Airlines and Police Violence

Abuse of an Asian American doctor on a United flight reminds us that education and status do not protect people of color from police brutality.

The Slow Path to Acceptance

By Susan Hooper on April 29, 2017 in Detours and Tangents
A swirl of negative thoughts had a firm grip on me, but time, perspective and the counsel of friends helped restore my peace of mind.

“Who Am I?”

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 29, 2017 in How To Do Life
How I help clients find a career...and themselves.

What Do Psychologists Say About Sexual Harassment?

By Shawn M. Burn Ph.D. on April 29, 2017 in Presence of Mind
The sexual harassment shenanigans of Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes at Fox News remind us that sexual harassment remains a workplace problem.

What Can Be Made of Schadenfreude?

By Richard Smith Ph.D. on April 29, 2017 in Joy and Pain
Taking pleasure in the suffering of others usually gives us moral unease. But there some circumstances, which set the table so well, that the pleasure is exquisite and memorable.

The Psychology of Effective Fundraising

Research on the psychology of fundraising can help you avoid these 4 common mistakes!

Are Accusations of Cultural Appropriation Misguided?

By Liane Gabora Ph.D. on April 29, 2017 in Mindbloggling
When Newton said he saw further by standing on the shoulders of giants what mattered was that he assimilated these 'giants' ideas perhaps more deeply than their own biological kin.