Most Strangers are Safe: Learn to Spot Those Who Are Not

As strange as it sounds, most strangers are safe--statistically speaking. Yet in a world of distraction and multitasking, learn how to remain aware of those who are not.

Why Resentment Lasts—and How to Defeat It

Resentment is a formidable foe. Are you willing to defeat it by trying these 5 approaches?

Belief in Sexual Compatibility Can Sour Your Sex Life

The satisfaction we derive from sex is largely influenced by the attitudes we hold about how it should play out with our partner(s).

Is It the Business of the University to Silence Voices?

The issue of freedom of expression is coming to a head on our campuses.

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The forgotten rural gifted child

What can we do to help talented students from rural backgrounds?

iSpeakDog: A Website Devoted to Becoming Dog Literate

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on March 27, 2017 in Animal Emotions
This new website teaches people how to understand their dog's behavior and is meant for dog guardians, trainers, groomers, veterinarians, and anyone else who interacts with dogs.

Real-World Neuroscience Research Promotes Human Interactions

Pioneering neuroscientists are taking their research out of the lab and into the real-world. Recent "Out of the Lab" studies illuminate the importance of face-to-face eye contact.

Gender differences: equality versus similarity

Some feminists deny that true gender differences in behavior exist: they mistake similarity with equality, and neglect an important source of individuality

Prejudice Toward Relationships

By Holly Parker, Ph.D. on March 27, 2017 in Your Future Self
Relationships can face prejudice too, as society also passes judgment on couples whose pairing falls outside the lines of what it defines as customary and appropriate.
Consumer Reports

What Colleges Don’t Tell You

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on March 27, 2017 in How To Do Life
There's much you should know before going or sending your child to college.

Schadenfreude.

By Joseph A. Shrand M.D. on March 27, 2017 in The I-M Approach
Sometimes we laugh at someone else’s misfortune. We’ve all done it, even if we aren't proud of it. But once we know why we do what we do we can choose to do something else.

8 Empowering Ways to Stop Feeling Guilty

Do you feel guilty a lot more than you should? Do you think it's selfish to say "no"? Learn 8 powerful tools to get rid of unnecessary or unwanted guilt.

Why Are Indians Ashamed Of Their Happy Arranged Marriages?

The arranged marriage concept is associated with forced marriage & signals social ineptitude.

Out of Work...at My Age

By Dawn R. Norris, Ph.D. on March 26, 2017 in The Next Step
Are there ways to think about age that help us get through unemployment?

Goals of Hair

Do you want to be YOU, right up until the end?

Dating Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

If you are with an extrovert, expect the unexpected to come out of his or her mouth

The Woman Who Does it All

Women seem to hold up the world. Is this an identity, a self-created fate, or a default position when men in our lives do less than their share?
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How to Find Light in the Darkness

By Diana Raab Ph.D. on March 26, 2017 in The Empowerment Diary
Do you sometimes feel as if the darkness overpowers the light in your life? Here are some tips on bringing the light in.
Gut Check
Well-Being and the Gut Check
Responding to Your Partner's Attachment Style
Your Partner's Attachment Style

Problematic Low Sexual Desire in Men?

Many men don't want to admit if they experience low sexual desire. So what do we really know about men's experiences?

Why Social Media is NOT Smart for Middle School Kids

Wondering why your middle schooler's social media use has ratcheted up your stress levels? Understanding the brain at this age can help you can take back control.

Stop Enabling Your Adult Child: Revisited

Helping versus enabling a dependent adult child is often an emotionally charged topic. Here are some guiding principles to help.

Preventing Teens From Abusing Alcohol

A child who feels a loving bond with a parent, will feel valuable and have more of an ability to withstand peer pressure.

Caution: Your Tween May be Stressing Over Snap Streaks

Stopping your tween from continuing a Snapchat streak can easily make him feel like you are forcing him to commit social suicide. He will bargain and beg to keep his streaks going.
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Endless Jet Lag

Time rules life - including what you crave.

How Mothers Saved Obamacare

By Claudia M Gold M.D. on March 26, 2017 in Child in Mind
With a large percentage of the US population feeling unrecognized and unheard, maternal and mental health care is exactly what we need most.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Showing Up

Showing up for performances, events, agreed-upon dates, and in times of need shows love. Your presence can underscore reliability, willingness to receive, and a desire to give.

Facts, Truths, Beliefs, Opinions, and "Alternative Facts"

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on March 25, 2017 in Think Well
In this time of "alternative facts," it's helpful to consider the difference among actual facts, truths, beliefs, preferences and opinions.

The Animals' Agenda: An interview About Animal Well-Being

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on March 25, 2017 in Animal Emotions
A new book titled "The Animals' Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age" argues animal welfare needs to be replaced with the science of animal well-being.

Could Your Brain Make You Do Insane Things?

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on March 25, 2017 in Creating in Flow
A brain tumor may figure in the insanity defense of the youth who fake-called Jewish community centers in the U.S. and elsewhere. Brain-imaging is gaining credence in courts.

On Giving

By Kate Levinson Ph.D. on March 25, 2017 in Emotional Currency
Gifting is contagious. And as the Pope says, it is "always right" to give to the needy.

The Making of Microdreams

By Michelle Carr on March 25, 2017 in Dream Factory
Tore Nielsen, author of the recent paper ‘Microdream neurophenomenology’ deconstructs the process by which Microdreams are formed.

New Study Identifies "Microdreams"

By Michelle Carr on March 25, 2017 in Dream Factory
An exciting new paper published in Neuroscience of Consciousness zooms in on a new avenue for dream research: the Microdream.

10 Strategies for Developing Self-Control

Self-control strategies are considered key drivers of behavior change to promote healthier behavior.