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Finding Sanity in Today's Political Chaos

By Kimberly Key on May 23, 2017 in Counseling Keys
Research shows that recurring negative stories (on TV or engaging in repeated negative discourse with friends) can have a deleterious effect on our mental and physical health.
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You Are Not Your Circumstances

Start treating yourself like you’d treat a good friend and separating who you are from what happens to you with these 4 steps
The Single Most Dangerous Word In Social Media

The Single Most Dangerous Word In Social Media

By John Nosta on May 23, 2017 in The Digital Self
Need to get a company's attention in the world of failed products and horrible customer service?
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How We Can Help Fix Our Public Schools—Now

In our efforts to send every child to college, we are harming kids from the lower socio-economic class.
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Five Tips and Skills to Manage Your Time That Actually Work

In today’s hectic, connected world it seems like we should be busy 24/7 just to keep up. Learn how to honor your goals and protect your time so you can achieve them.
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Are You Grounded? Centered? Or Both?

Have you felt less grounded and centered lately? While these different, some of the self-help tools to ground you and bring you back to center are similar. Read more for tips.

Do Collisions Make Young Drivers Safer?

By Art Markman Ph.D. on May 23, 2017 in Ulterior Motives
I have three kids, and over the years, I have seen each of them get a driver’s license and go out on their own. I worried when they took off in their cars.

The Four Qualities It Takes to Become a High Flyer

The highly successful in work, if not life, seem to share 4 common personality traits according to new research on the qualities that can position you to fly high and succeed.

Stop the Search: An Interview With Gangaji

By Mark Matousek on May 23, 2017 in Ethical Wisdom
Gangaji is one of the most respected spiritual teachers in America today. Her wise words are balm for the soul in our conflicted and dangerous times.

Twenty Billion Fails to "Move the Needle" on Mental Illness

Former NIMH Head with remarkable admission: $20 billion in taxpayer dollars fails to move the needle on mental illness.

Jacoby Shaddix Is Marching Right Next to You

"I just feel like I’m drowning in myself."

Helicopter, Snowplow, and Bubble-Wrap Parenting

Is there a relationship between parents micromanaging their kids and childhood anxiety?

About to Get Fired

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 23, 2017 in How To Do Life
A transcript of the exchange between a caller and me on my radio program.

Seven Daily Behaviors Conscientious People Avoid

By Caroline Beaton on May 22, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
For millennials struggling to adapt to the real world, as I did, embodying this trait could be the key to a successful, happy adulthood.
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Six Important Truths about Depression

What not to say to someone with depression.

How to Talk With Kids About the Ariana Grande Concert Attack

Parents of young Ariana Grande fans are facing the sickening question of how to talk to their kids about the explosion at her recent concert in Manchester. Here are 5 tips.

How to Get Work Done in a Politically Charged Office

Read these tips to stay sane and productive while avoiding political dialogue.
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How to Deal with Difficult People in Your Life

When it comes to dealing with difficult people, you have to be the one to set boundaries, express yourself, and continue to speak up about what’s okay and not okay for you.

The Rules of Disengagement

Even though No Contact is hard after a breakup, it's a necessary step to healing.

Out of the Shadows: Shining Light on the Vampire Community

New research on modern day vampires sheds light on this misunderstood community.

Autism, Guardianship, Self Determination, and Housing

There's a controversy brewing over supported housing for autistic people. Are autistic communities supportive or oppressive? Who decides - autistics or parents?

How Does A Narcissist Think?

Here is how narcissistic behavior is dangerous and harmful to others.
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Management Styles

By Robert L. Leahy Ph.D. on May 22, 2017 in Anxiety Files
What kind of manager are you and how is it working?

The Best Preparation for Marriage

Great relationships aren’t discovered; they are created.
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Honesty Is the Best Policy

Doctors know far more than they're telling you. So how do you find out what you need to know?

Why Do You Find Someone Attractive?

Researchers have spent years studying the attraction process. Want to learn some of what they know? I summarize some findings here.

Performance vs. Ability in Psychology Research

Unwarranted assumptions invalidate research on personality disorders