Porn "Addiction" in the Mainstream Media

The mainstream media presents pornography addiction as a legitimate disorder when in fact this is far from certain. In addition it offers questionable advice and suggestions.

MLK: Expanding Compassion to All Brothers and Sisters

 “I am moved to break the betrayal of my own silences and to speak from the burnings of my own heart.”

Having an Answer to “Where Did the Time Go?”

Be aware of the limited time you have to make the most of your life, and then do it.

How Can We Make Conversational Agents More Humanlike?

Do we want robots that cough and whose tummies grumble? Research suggests that we do.

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Life as a Bilingual II

The blog "Life as a bilingual" is more than seven years old and has been consulted by a large number of visitors. We look back on this wonderful adventure.

How the “Porn Addiction” Movement Disrespects Women

By Marty Klein Ph.D. on January 16, 2018 in Sexual Intelligence
Assuming that women can't control their emotions in the face of their partner's porn use disempowers them--and undermines the partnership a couple needs to work things out.

3 Tips to Reduce Stress for Better Brain Health

Learn 3 simple strategies to feel less stressed and maximize memory!

#MeToo - Changing Brains, Relationships and Power Dynamics

By Amy Banks on January 15, 2018 in Wired For Love
The #MeToo movement currently giving a viral voice to the epidemic of violence and harassment against women (and some men) is another social change campaign that I never thought c

Five Learning Tips for Smart Adults

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 15, 2018 in How To Do Life
Alternatives to the course.

Don’t Let HCPs Ruin Your Life in 2018

High Conflict People are increasing rapidly. Use these four counter-intuitive skills to deal with them.

I Finally Fit In:The Importance of Friends with Disabilities

A new study finds that friendships among adults with disabilities is beneficial. Might that be true for young people, too?
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Dating Made Simple

A new way to look at relationships is simple, and profound.

Inspiration Point

Sternberg wrote: "My entire future trajectory changed, as a result of just one teacher."

Tips to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

By Linda Walter LCSW on January 15, 2018 in Life Without Anxiety
Don't ditch your New Year's Resolutions, learn how to make successful changes.

Cat Person, Aziz Ansari and Power in the Age of Trump

The New Yorker's "Cat Person" short story seemed to be a prelude to the current Aziz Ansari story. What can we learn about power and vulnerability in the Trump era?

What We Mean When We Talk About Entitlement

By Jane Adams Ph.D. on January 15, 2018 in Between the Lines
Can a little bit of entitlement help you think out of the box? New data suggests it spurs creative problem-solving.

How Free-Market Capitalism is Feeding Economic Inequality

By Ray Williams on January 15, 2018 in Wired for Success
While there have been many benefits from capitalism, increasingly, it has mostly benefited large corporations and wealthy individuals and it is feeding income inequality.

A Fish Out of Water

By Barbara Klein Ph.D., Ed.D. on January 15, 2018 in Twin Dilemmas
Being a twin in a non-twin world.
MLK: Expanding Compassion to All Brothers and Sisters
Compassion to All Brothers and Sisters
Thresholds for Racism
Thresholds for Racism
Purely Symbolic and Without Substance?
Racially Coded
A Moral Compass for Troubling Times
A Moral Compass for Troubling Times

You've Got the Magic Touch

If you're a hardcore NPR listener like I am, you may have heard the Morning Edition show with Michelle Trudeau talking about the health-promoting properties of touch.
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Why Pro Sports Make Us Cry

By Steve Albrecht DBA on January 15, 2018 in The Act of Violence
Watching your football team lose can bring anger and tears.

Five New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Mental Health

This time of year is marked by the making of (and breaking of) resolutions. Set yourself up for success this year.

Top 10 Tips for Keeping Your Cool

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on January 15, 2018 in Emotional Fitness
Keeping your wits about you when the kids are acting up, your boss is down on you, and your mate is all over the map can be a challenge. Here are 10 tools to help.

Mothers, Eating Disorders, and Histories of Trauma

Advice and reflections for mothers with a history of trauma and an eating disorder. What is an attempt to be corrected or avoided gets repeated.

Kangaroo: A Riveting, Deeply Troubling, Must-See Film

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on January 15, 2018 in Animal Emotions
In this new documentary, you'll learn about the plight of kangaroos as they're brutally killed across Australia, much of which is unknown because it happens in the dark.

Stories That Heal Primal Wounds

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on January 15, 2018 in Moral Landscapes
Primally wounded people often feel betrayed by their selves, their bodies, their weaknesses. Stories can jar us loose when we get mired in these traps.

What's In Your Mind?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on January 15, 2018 in Your Wise Brain
Believe in realistic thinking. Life is often hard but try to focus on the good facts in life. Let them become good experiences and let them really sink in.

Solitary Confinement: Torture, Pure and Simple

Placing individuals in solitary confinement is both inhumane and unethical.

What Gift Will No One Return?

At this time of year, we’re gazing at that gift we were too lazy to return. Or dreading getting the wrong thing for Valentine's. Here's the one gift everyone appreciates, always.

Are You Facebook Friends With a Psychopath? How to Tell

Worried about Facebook friending a psychopath? When it comes to spotting dark personalities on Facebook, research reveals red flags.

Purely Symbolic and Without Substance?

By The Research Lab on January 15, 2018 in The Fundamentals
Using racially coded language.

Brain Networks in TMS for Combined PTSD and Major Depression

Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a promising treatment for people with both PTSD and depression. New TMS research gives insight into how to refine existing approaches.

Want More Intense Orgasms? Try This Simple, Subtle Exercise

By Michael Castleman M.A. on January 15, 2018 in All About Sex
For more intense, more pleasurable orgasms—guaranteed!—try quick, easy, private Kegel exercises.