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Working to Live or Living to Work?

By Jaime L. Kurtz Ph.D. on December 08, 2016 in Happy Trails
Here are three simple ways to improve your work-life balance.

Do You Overeat? You Might Want to Blame Childhood Stress

By Peter A. Ubel M.D. on December 08, 2016 in Critical Decisions
Eating only when you are hungry: That’s a real luxury.

How Do People View Men With Tattoos?

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M. on December 08, 2016 in Head Games
A forthcoming study reveals our altered perceptions of tattooed men.

Thinking About Thinking

By Robert J King Ph.D. on December 08, 2016 in Hive Mind
Are minds computers? Yes and no.

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A Decision-making Hack For Life's Forks in the Road

As we wrap up 2016 and head into a new year, is there a fork in your own road that you need to see with greater clarity and focus? Here's a decision-making "hack" that may help.

Home For the Holidays

Teens and the holiday season. Understanding perspective can help you have a peaceful holiday season.

The Naked Truth About Breath and Brain

By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on December 08, 2016 in Black Belt Brain
While you are out and about this holiday season please remember to take a few deep breaths in through the nose. It really will help you think more clearly and calmly.

Stop Obsessing or Fixating with a Fast Cognitive Technique

By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on December 08, 2016 in Insight Is 20/20
One cognitive technique takes only a minute or two to do, and it can reroute your mood and thinking instantly. Why stay stuck in a bad mood or fixated on something negative?
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Loss of a Child

Eight ways to help a grieving parent.

Why Zip Codes Mean More for Health Than Genetic Codes

By Jamie Littlefield on December 08, 2016 in Placed
If 80% of our health is derived from where we live, what can we do about it?

Should You Use Affection as a Reward for Your Partner?

By Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D. on December 08, 2016 in Close Encounters
New research investigates how making your affection contingent on your partner’s good behavior can be beneficial… or can backfire.

Why Drinking When You're Stressed is Risky Business

By David DiSalvo on December 08, 2016 in Neuronarrative
Here’s something to keep in mind as the holidays unfold: if you drink alcohol when you’re stressed, you may be flipping a brain switch that makes heavier drinking all the more like

How to De-Stress Over the Holdidays

By Judith Orloff M.D. on December 08, 2016 in Emotional Freedom
To successfully navigate the strain of the holidays it’s important to learn to de-stress. Discover how to create a mini vacation in your home.

A Better Term than Extremism

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on December 08, 2016 in Ambigamy
"Radical" and "Extremist" are vague and relative terms. The better term is absolutist and it applies to any and all beliefs.

How to Improve Your Sex Life After Having Kids

By Erica Reischer Ph.D. on December 08, 2016 in What Great Parents Do
Recent research has promising news for parents who wish their sex life were more like it was before kids.

The BS Reducing Diet

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on December 08, 2016 in Ambigamy
Admit it, we all binge on BS, even though it can make us fatheads. Then go on a sustainable diet to reduce your intake for your own sake. Here are six times for BS dieting.

Bully Bingo

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on December 08, 2016 in Ambigamy
52 tricks adult bullies use (all variations on "I know you are but what am I?"). If you're dealing with someone who uses a lot of them, then Bingo! you're dealing with a bully.

The Real Fear That Elected Donald Trump

By David Ropeik on December 08, 2016 in How Risky Is It, Really?
Donald Trump played on our fears, not of immigrants or terrorists or globalization, but the deeper fear of losing control over our lives and futures.

Is Shrinking Optimism Tied to Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy?

By Christopher Bergland on December 08, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
U.S. life expectancy dropped in 2015 for the first time in over two decades, the CDC reports. Could lower optimism and increased pessimism be tied to this drop in life expectancy?

How to Frame Company Response to Election Using Neuroscience

By David Rock on December 08, 2016 in Your Brain at Work
How to frame outreach efforts to make the most of your company’s talent, and of people’s commitment, in these times of uncertainty.

Don't Confuse Filing With Closure in a Divorce

By Wendy Paris on December 08, 2016 in Splitopia
Rushing to make it legal can actually slow down your divorce and make closure harder.

The Single Most Important Leadership Attribute?

By Victor Lipman on December 08, 2016 in Mind of the Manager
A recent survey offers a clear and entirely reasonable answer.

Social Comparison: Don’t Let It Ruin Your Holiday

Social comparison often triggers cortisol, which taints a good life with a bad threatened feeling. Fortunately, you can re-direct this natural impulse. Here's how.

The Long Reach of Diet

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on December 08, 2016 in The Human Beast
Dietary recommendations are often faddish as illustrated by flip-flops on whether to take vitamins. Now researchers are grasping how diet interacts genes and offspring.

Sexual Fantasy as a Form of Play

By Alexandra Katehakis MFT on December 08, 2016 in Sex, Lies & Trauma
How do you distinguish between which fantasies deepen sexual expression with healthy play, and which ones prey on others by repeating old traumas?

Don’t Forget the Holiday Gift for Your Romantic Relationship

By Madeleine A Fugère Ph.D. on December 08, 2016 in Dating and Mating
This holiday season, don't forget the most important gift of all, your romantic relationship.

Brain Freeze: Is Winter Actually Good for You?

Already dreading the colder weather and the shorter days? Don't be, there's always a silver lining.

Bulimia: An Integrated Map of Nine Key Elements

By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on December 08, 2016 in Theory of Knowledge
Sparked by a recent research on personality factors and eating disorders, this post maps out nine key components to help understand the development of bulimia.

When It's Time to Forgive

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on December 08, 2016 in Am I Right?
You've been hurt—maybe you shouldn't forgive.

Use Your Holiday Party to Make (Not Break) Your Career

By Wendy L. Patrick Ph.D. on December 08, 2016 in Why Bad Looks Good
You work hard all year long. Come the holidays, here is how to make your holiday party work for you!

Psilocybin, LSD, and the Inner Life

By Andrew McCarron Ph.D. on December 08, 2016 in Light Come Shining
The therapeutic potential of psilocybin

Talking to Your BFF About Your Relationship Troubles

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on December 08, 2016 in Emotional Fitness
If you need to talk to someone, I highly recommend that you choose someone who can see the whole relationship, not just your side of it.

We Are All More Fact-Free Than We’d Like to Think

By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on December 08, 2016 in Feeling Our Way
Facts are opinions held by the right people.