The Eyes Have It: Limbal Rings and Attraction

By Robert Burriss Ph.D. on November 23, 2017 in Attraction, Evolved
The limbal ring is a part of the eye most of us never consciously notice. But this darkened part of the iris may signal health and beauty.

The Reality Sense in Dreams

By Patrick McNamara Ph.D. on November 22, 2017 in Dream Catcher
Sensory processing during REM may partially explain why we accept dream events as real.

What’s Different About Dog Owners?

By John Bradshaw Ph.D. on November 22, 2017 in Pets and Their People
Want to live longer? Check if you already have a dog.

This Thanksgiving, Don’t Mistake Getting Along For Giving In

By Andrew Shtulman Ph.D. on November 22, 2017 in Inconceivable
Don’t let the pundits make you feel guilty about breaking bread with your family while refusing to break your commitment to evidence and logic.

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52 Ways: Learn How to Deal with People Toxic to Your Couple

By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on November 23, 2017 in Life, Refracted
After you identify a third-party threat to your couple, you can take several actions to limit current and prevent future damage. Many describe expressing love to the third-party.

Letting Kids Run Wild Could Improve Academic Performance

By Christopher Bergland on November 23, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
A first-of-its-kind brain imaging study has identified a link between cardiorespiratory fitness, motor-skill agility, gray matter volume, and academic performance.

Interest of Conflict

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on November 23, 2017 in One Among Many
When you are disrespected, do you nip the bud or let it flourish?

A Holiday Recipe for Better Focus

Turkeys. Stuffing. Pie. Is the hustle and bustle of the holidays getting to you? Get the Attitude of Gratitude--it goes a long way towards helping you focus!

Coaching Is What You Do, It's Not Who You Are

Tips for finding balance as a coach in sport

Boosting Executive Functions May Harness Unbridled Anxiety

By Christopher Bergland on November 22, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Beefing up the executive control of a specific region in the prefrontal cortex may help those at risk for anxiety disorders, according to a pioneering new Duke study.

A Solution to The Biggest Mystery You've Learned to Ignore

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on November 22, 2017 in Ambigamy
You've probably never thought to ask even though it's the question behind all your big questions: What is trying and how did it start?

Holiday Decorating is Good for the Soul

The beauty of holiday decorating, though, is that your way – no matter what it is – is the right way for you and your traditions

How Practicing Humility Can Help Your Love Life

In terms of dating and relationships, there is a lid that fits every pot and it is easier to find the lid for your pot if you’re not blowing off every lid with steam and arrogance.

American Shootings: "Thoughts and Prayers" Are Not Enough

By Saul Levine M.D. on November 22, 2017 in Our Emotional Footprint
The repeated domestic and mass shootings in this country are astoundingly frequent. We do know how to stem this tragic tide, but our "thoughts and prayers" are simply not enough.

Holiday Conversations in a Polarized World

In today’s highly polarized political climate, even time spent with family and friends can quickly turn contentious.

Does Hormonal Contraception Raise Suicide Risk?

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on November 22, 2017 in ExperiMentations
New research looks at how different factors related to hormonal contraception may affect risk of suicide, providing important information for clinicians and patients.

The Other Woman’s Role in the Breakup of your Marriage

Words have power so if your husband leaves you for another, you’ll feel better if you call her names - homewrecker, low-life, bitch, whore, tramp, slut, skank.
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It Depends

By Tim Carey Ph.D. on November 22, 2017 in In Control
We always make decisions relative to other decisions we could have made or different goals we could have achieved.
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Send Healthy Messages to Your Young Athletes

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on November 22, 2017 in The Power of Prime
You want to make sure that the messages you send to them will encourage them to enjoy their sports participation, perform their and best, achieve their athletic goals.

The National Crisis of Disclosure of Sexual Violence

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on November 22, 2017 in Social Lights
Making sense of all the recent reports
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MTHFR, Methylation and Histamine in Psychiatric Conditions

By Judy Tsafrir M.D. on November 22, 2017 in Holistic Psychiatry
The MTHFR mutation does not mean that you need to take methyl folate. This common approach can contribute to worsening psychiatric symptoms as well as increase the risk of cancer.
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Surrendering to Gratitude

By Diana Raab PhD on November 22, 2017 in The Empowerment Diary
Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the downer things happening in the news?This week is a good time to consider and write about all you have to be thankful for. There's plenty!

Four Ways to Feel Better about Yourself

Not feeling confident? Silence that inner critic and boost your self-worth with these tips.
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Six Tips for Handling Survivor Guilt

By Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. on November 22, 2017 in How to Be Yourself
Is survivor guilt weighing you down? Learn the causes of it and what you can do to free yourself of the guilt.
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Five "Thank Yous" to Say Each Day

By Ryan M. Niemiec Psy.D. on November 22, 2017 in What Matters Most?
Want to transform the stress of your holidays? Want to boost your well-being? Practice this list of five gratitudes and you'll be on your way.

The Writer's Laboratory #1: Intro to a New Blog Series

By Melissa Burkley Ph.D. on November 22, 2017 in The Social Thinker
The Writer's Laboratory combine two passions—psychology and writing fiction—in a way that teaches others how to become more honest (and therefore better) writers

Age Is Just a Number

Wolfinger’s Goldilocks Theory demonstrates that the likelihood of divorce is the lowest between the ages of 28 and 32. With this in mind, how long should we wait to wed?

Improving Your Chances on Tinder

By Martin Graff Ph.D. on November 22, 2017 in Love, Digitally
Females are three times more likely to send Tinder messages compared with males.

Giving Is Good for You

It's a popular time of year for making donations. What does the evidence say about charitable giving?

Researchers Identify Why Favorite Songs Make Us Feel So Good

By Christopher Bergland on November 22, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Neuroscientists have pinpointed why the songs we love give us intense pleasure.

Love At First Sight Feels Magical, But What Is It Really?

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on November 22, 2017 in ExperiMentations
Love at first sight. Is it real? What is it? How does it play into our ongoing romantic relationships? New research adds to our gradual understanding of courtship and mating.