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The New Sex Talk: 3 Tips to Get You Started

Times have changed, and so has how we talk to our kids about sex.

5 Bad Ways and 5 Good Ways to End a Relationship

It’s never easy to end a relationship and, as a result, people often get into emotional trouble when they try.

The Unexpected Loneliness of New Mothers

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on March 28, 2017 in The Squeaky Wheel
Loneliness might be the last thing new mothers expect to feel, but it is far more common than we realize.

Why Virtual Reality Could Be a Mental Health Gamechanger

We’re still a long way from from being able to provide timely treatment to everyone who needs it, but we could be on the brink of dramatic change thanks to VR.

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Music as a Shoulder to Cry On

Sad music seems to accommodate emotional healing by allowing people to safely get in touch with negative emotions that might otherwise be repressed.

What's In a Name?

By Drew Boyd on March 28, 2017 in Inside the Box
A person’s facial appearance can be significantly influenced by their given name, according to new research, perhaps due to the existence of shared face-name prototypes.

Why Do Dogs React to Cats?

Is it the sight of the cat, the sound of a cat, or the smell of a cat that excites dogs the most? The answer might surprise you.

Animals Need More Freedom, Not Bigger Cages

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on March 28, 2017 in Animal Emotions
As the late Tom Regan stressed, "...the only adequate moral response to vivisection is empty cages, not larger cages." Animals in all human dominated venues need more freedom.

Life and Death in Every Moment

When I embrace life and death in every moment it makes life richer.

All About Deepak

Are there ways to include mindfulness practices in our everyday lives?

Let’s Face It: Medicaid Is the Healthcare We All Want

By David J Ley Ph.D. on March 28, 2017 in Women Who Stray
Believe it or not, if you have commercial health insurance, you're the unlucky one. Medicaid provides people in poverty healthcare that you only wish you could afford.

Dear White People?

Use of group stereotypes should not only be offensive to you when aimed at a group with whom you identify. All bigotry is the same.

The Mental Wellness Routine That Will Change Your Life

By Jennice Vilhauer Ph.D. on March 28, 2017 in Living Forward
Do you know what you need to do in order to be happy? Here are 5 essential activities that if done regularly will bring about positive emotional well-being.

Something Is Happening Here

Perhaps the biggest reason for my optimism about the movement on behalf of boys (and men) is the backlash against it.

Does Fixing Pets Need Fixing?

A new book on the ethics of keeping companion animals raises many hitherto undebated issues.

To Reach Your Goals, Like What You Do

By Art Markman Ph.D. on March 28, 2017 in Ulterior Motives
One of the hardest tradeoffs for people to make is between what they desire to do in the short-term versus what they want for themselves in the long-term.

5 Tips for Feeling More Secure in Your Relationship

Is your partner needy and insecure, or is it you?

Soul Recovery

By Tara Brach Ph.D. on March 28, 2017 in Finding True Refuge
When the path is illuminated by loving awareness, even the most broken heart will find its way home.

Love It Forward: The Radical Wisdom of Jeff Brown

By Mark Matousek on March 28, 2017 in Ethical Wisdom
Jeff Brown delivers uncommon wisdom—uncommonly well—to his large online community.

Why Do Teens Lie? Part 1

Lying has many shades of gray. Kids are good at it.

The Inner Life of Cats Reveals Fascinating Feline Secrets

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on March 28, 2017 in Animal Emotions
A new book called The Inner Life of Cats blends science and stories and shows that these fascinating, mysterious animals are sentient individuals who are loving and social beings.

Prom and the Afterparty

Beyond the hype of prom, there are dangers that can turn one of the happiest nights into one of the scariest.
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Divorced Over 50? Thinking of Dating? Here Are Some Tips

When dating over age 45, knowing a few tips can make a big difference.

Randomness and Intentionality

By Po Chi Wu Ph.D. on March 28, 2017 in Jacob's Staff
How can intentionality affect how our lives evolve?

Women and the Good Ole Boys Club

Women are a long way from reaching parity with men in the executive suites and boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies.
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Race-Related Trauma in the Public Education System

Are we missing an important dimension of trauma?

Making Sense of FBI Director James Comey's Testimony

By Joe Navarro M.A. on March 27, 2017 in Spycatcher
Too often we talk about politicians talking to Russian as though there were no threat—there is always a threat with Putin in charge.
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8 Steps to Improving Self-Worth

Ever struggle with self-doubt? (Who hasn't?) Here are some ways to start conquering those demons and begin to embrace the lovable being that you are.

Friends in Violent Places

Research says children in violent neighborhoods approach friendship cautiously, with the goal of staying safe. Here are their resourceful–and heart-breaking–strategies.
Source: Kristin A. Meekhof

Three Ways To Cultivate Abundance

Here are three ways to create the life you desire

The Loneliness of the Secret Spot

By Greg Dillon M.D. on March 27, 2017 in Surf-Head
Is the guilty pleasure of your secret spot not quite cutting it? Maybe it's time to evolve...
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Are You Ready to Give?

Rule number one that I learned early on in my marriage: Never presume.

NatCon17 Is Coming and I’m Going on an Airplane!

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on March 27, 2017 in All About Addiction
It's hard to stay inspired in the field of behavioral health without exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking. National conferences like NatCon17 help remedy that.