Don’t Give Up. Don’t Ever Give Up.

Five science-based reasons to unleash your inner Jimmy Valvano

Is Friendship in Decline?

Does social media spell the end of intimate friendship?

The Scientific Case for Owning Up to Your Porn Use

Women are happier when they believe their partners are honest about porn habits.

Forgetting Apple’s Logo: Why We Forget What We Often See

Things we see constantly can be easily forgotten because we see them so often.

Creepy New Marketing Targets Female Sex Hormones

Can marketers spy on women's sex hormones to time their pitches better?

Singles, You Can Lower Your Risk of Divorce

The things you can do before you marry that can change your odds of divorce

The Latest

Is College Still Worth the Money?

By Sherry Hamby Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in The Web of Violence
Getting an education is still a good path to well-being.

Critical Thinking Puzzles

By Marcel Danesi Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in Brain Workout
Critical thinking puzzles are designed to stimulate the logical areas of the rain.

Family Storytelling: Good for Children (and Parents)

Increasing bonding and resilience as well as lowering behavioural and emotional difficulties are among the many benefits.

Adulthood's Dirty Secret

By Steven Mintz Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in The Prime of Life
Social class' impact on education and family life.
The Big Mistakes of Religion and Secularism

The Big Mistakes of Religion and Secularism

People have a choice about religion and spirituality: to conform more or less rigidly to accepted teaching, or to think and act independently. Both bring problems, but the issues resolve spontaneously as we grow more mature and find a true set of values to follow

Who Says Wanting Control is a Bad Thing?

Yet, when it comes to our bodies, wanting to feel in charge is completely normal. But as we age it becomes less likely that we can control our bodies.

The Importance and Relevance of CTE

Career Technical Education (CTE) makes education relevant and important. One goal for CTE is to put individual students to work to achieve success defined in a number of ways, including earnings and quality of life. A second goal is to provide the skilled labor force to enable America to maintain its place in the world economy.

An Intelligence Officer's Explanation of the Islamic State

A simple way to understand the complex threat of ISIS

How to Ask for Something in an Email

Asking for help is hard enough without having to put it into email form, which is completely devoid of those handy non-verbal communication elements.

How can you ask for help effectively without sounding needy, entitled, or worse, getting ignored entirely? These tips should help.

Happy Pie

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on March 04, 2015 in One Among Many
Some say that 50% of happiness is due to genes, 10% to circumstance, and the rest to what you do. I want to believe that but can’t.
Dinner for the Dying: Last Suppers

Dinner for the Dying: Last Suppers

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on March 04, 2015 in Shadow Boxing
Art exhibit in Dayton features paintings of inmates' final meals; artist Julie Green describes her process.

4 Shocking Lies About Weight: Part 2

Does obesity take years off your life?

The Mystery Dress

The latest obsession of social media: #Thedress. An image of a dress that some people see as white and gold, and others see as blue and black. What is the real explanation of this odd phenomenon?

Why Group Projects Fail

By Rebecca Jackson on March 04, 2015 in School of Thought
Although the benefits can be substantial for students, careful planning and instruction on the part of the teacher is essential for group projects. It’s empowering for students to be given choices and freedom when it comes to learning; but it’s hard for kids to accept responsibility when things don’t work out.

What Is Your Life Goal? 5 Personal 'Bottom Lines'

Organizations measure their success based on measurable, “bottom line” variables. What about people? What are you striving for? What gives your life meaning? Here are personal bottom lines.

An International Adoptee's Need to Connect to Her Roots

An adult adoptee from India seeks funding for a documentary film about a search for her cultural roots.

Are You Strong Enough to Unplug for 24 Hours?

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on March 04, 2015 in Singletons
Everyone from your boss to your child’s teachers expects you to be connected and be reachable 24/7. What a relief it can be to unplug for one day and not be at the mercy of your “screens.” What happens when you unplug for a whole day?

Why We Hold Onto Grudges, and How to Let Them Go

We hold onto our grudges, fiercely, even though we really want to let them go. We stay stuck in anger and resentment towards those who"wronged" us in the past, but we really want to move on and live in the present moment. What gets in the way of letting go and moving on, and how can we get free from our grudges and live what we really want?
Why Cleanliness Is Not Always Next To Godliness

Why Cleanliness Is Not Always Next To Godliness

By Dennis Rosen M.D. on March 04, 2015 in Sleeping Angels
A study published this week in Pediatrics found that children in households in which dishes are washed by hand—rather than by dishwasher—are much less likely to suffer from allergies

Jodi Arias Update

The Jodi Arias jury deliberations continue.

Let's Honor Leonard Nimoy and End Smoking in Rehab

By Jason Powers M.D. on March 04, 2015 in Beyond Abstinence
Leonard Nimoy, an icon to millions of Trekkies as Mr. Spock, the half-Vulcan, half-human first officer of the Enterprise, fell victim to the most human of all diseases: addiction.

The Prevalence of the Arab-as-Terrorist Stereotype

Playing video games featuring Arab terrorists evokes both explicit and implicit anti-Arab sentiment. There’s little surprise there. But so prevalent is the association of terrorism with Arabs that playing the same game but with Russians as terrorists still evokes anti-Arab sentiment—as does playing a game involving Arabs in a non-terrorist, non-violent setting.

You Just Found Your Kid’s Drug Stash - Now What?

Don’t delay in talking to your child. Take a little time to get educated about commonly abused drugs and adolescent substance use trends so you can better assess your child’s risks.

Psychology Poems for the Month of March

Listen first, hear a blur…
Get clues, listen twice, words are heard!
Top-down: it filters.

Arrogance And Ignorance

By Michael F. Kay on March 04, 2015 in Financial Life Focus
Our beliefs can cripple us from seeing not only the big picture, but the real picture.

Negative Emotions, Anyone?

By Sandeep Gautam on March 04, 2015 in The Fundamental Four
In a recent post Todd claimed that intentionally creating or prolonging negative emotions/states may be healthy; I present a counterpoint.

Why is Mary Such a Bitch to Edith?

Beautiful, stylish, powerful Mary should really be secure enough in her own identity that she doesn’t need to diminish poor struggling Edith in order to confirm her superiority, yet she does. This sub-plot mirrors the truth about what goes on in many families, where often an older sister is ruthless in her need to keep her rival’s head below water so she can shine.

A Letter to a Person Struggling to Land a Full-Time Job

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on March 04, 2015 in How To Do Life
My best thoughts on how to land a job in a competitive field.

The Logical Genealogy of Mr. Spock

By Matthew Shanahan M.Sc. on March 04, 2015 in Living It
A method of logically synthesizing parent values as a key to children's identity choices

3 Signs It’s Time for a Friendship Break-Up

Knowing when it is time to let go of a friendship is a matter of personal preference, but there are 3 sure-fire signs that the relationship leaves you cold.