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How Can a Teacher Help a Shy Child?

By Barbara Markway Ph.D. on September 21, 2017 in Shyness Is Nice
Do you worry about your quiet child? Following these tips can help a shy child shine.
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How to Stop Beating Yourself Up About Your Mistakes

By Tasha Eurich Ph.D. on September 21, 2017 in The Power of Insight
Are you stuck in an endless cycle of self-flagellation? The bad news is that catastrophizing is bad for us. The good news is that we can stop it in its tracks.
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How to Bring Someone to Their Senses

By Tim Carey Ph.D. on September 21, 2017 in In Control
There is not a stick strong enough nor a carrot juicy enough to deposit a “sense” in someone else’s mind if it does not fit with their views and their life.
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To Drive or Not to Drive: That Is the Question

Talking with your parents about their driving can be difficult. Here are some ways to approach the conversation.

How You Use Mindfulness Matters

By John P Forsyth Ph.D. on September 21, 2017 in Peace of Mind
Are you struggling to be more mindful? A tweak in how you use it may be all you need.

Addressing Injustice: Why and How Do People Seek Justice?

By Peter T. Coleman Ph.D. on September 21, 2017 in The Five Percent
Mort Deutsch liked to claim that he first became interested in issues of justice when he was a 5-year-old boy who was excluded from a softball game.

Violence Comes in Many Forms

he dictionary defines violence as “injurious physical force, action or treatment intended to inflict harm.” The most important word in this definition is “intended"...

Five Money Mistakes Parents Make With Adult Children

By Kathy McCoy Ph.D. on September 21, 2017 in Complicated Love
We all want to help our young adult children to get a good start in life, but sometimes our help can backfire.

Three Tips for Staying Heart Healthy

Hint: Positive emotions can be good for your body.
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Tips and Books to Help Kids Recover From the Hurricanes

By Azmaira H. Maker Ph.D. on September 21, 2017 in Helping Kids Cope
Helping includes providing safety, getting children back to school, and creating stability in their lives.
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Your Teen Needs More Sleep

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on September 21, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
A game plan for helping teens sleep better.

Talking About Sexuality with Transgender and Nonbinary Teens

Wondering how to be inclusive in your practice when talking about the intersections of gender, sexual orientation and sexual behavior? Here are some important steps to consider.

Folate for Depression, Schizophrenia and Dementia

Are you curious about the evidence for folate supplementation as a treatment for serious mental health problems? Emerging research findings support its use.

My Grandmother’s Hands

By The Book Brigade on September 21, 2017 in The Author Speaks
If we’re going to make any headway on America’s racial inequities and hatred, we need to pay more attention to the traumas that are carried in the body.

Why Is There Evil?

By Paul Thagard Ph.D. on September 21, 2017 in Hot Thought
People’s brains are equipped for caring and empathy, so why do people often hurt each other? Evil is like disease, resulting from malfunctions in mechanisms.

Will a Pound of Bacon Really Make You Live Longer?

Recent results are flying in the face of established wisdom. Is this a good thing?

Our Civiliation is Doomed!

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on September 21, 2017 in The Human Beast
If one studies ancient complex civilizations, the prognosis is bleak. All failed, generally quite spectacularly and with remarkable speed. Can ours be any different?

Collective Intelligence in the Holocene - 6

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on September 21, 2017 in In One Lifespan
Time perspective helps to open our awareness to the fullness of the world we live in, and the wonderful complexity of our living system.

7 Things Mentally Strong Parents Know

Telling your kids to "act brave" or "look on the bright side" won't work if you don't role model the appropriate skills.
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Exercise: A Great Teacher

By Matthew J. Edlund M.D. on September 21, 2017 in The Power of Rest
Everything you do teaches your body. Exercise teaches your body a lot.

Trauma Exposure Linked to PTSD in 911 Dispatchers

By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on September 21, 2017 in Talking About Trauma
Emergency dispatchers are often exposed to duty-related trauma.

Communicating Mindfully in Relationships

Do you need to work on communication in your relationships? Try setting a relationship intention to communicate more mindfully with your partner.
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Waitin’ on a Sunny Day

By Stephen Gray Wallace on September 21, 2017 in Decisions Teens Make
For many, sunny days may seem a distant memory regardless of season … or sun.

How Do You Describe ADHD?

Make sure your words build you up and don't tear you down.
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Compassion Fatigue

News of disasters can be overwhelming. But practical ways of helping others can be energizing.

The Modern Shrinking of Attention Leads to Social Rancor

By Eric Leuthardt M.D. on September 20, 2017 in Mind Blender
Why is the world becoming so polarized?

When Online Friendships Cause Distress

It’s not uncommon for people to establish friendships with individuals who “show up” in online and virtual settings, but are these friendships "real" friendships?

Nasty Bosses in the Shadows

Has the boss from hell bullied you behind closed doors?

Myth-busting About Open-mindedness

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on September 20, 2017 in Ambigamy
Becoming more open-minded isn't just saying you're open-minded or deciding to think out the box. It's disciplining yourself to follow out harder thoughts.