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Helping Kids Succeed—Minus the Stress

The secret of high-achievers is NOT tutoring or AP classes

How Optimism Can Affect Our Financial Decisions Adversely

Research shows optimists prefer risky investments, gamble to win & postpone saving money. But we can be optimistic and make good financial decisions at the same time.

Colin Kaepernick

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on August 28, 2016 in Minority Report
Colin Kaepernick decided not to stand during the national anthem and his decision is being viewed as unpatriotic. While controversial, I believe this is a litmus test for us...

Conceptual Art and Health

This summer, culture consumers were reassured by the retraction of a faulty scientific study: no need to worry about formaldehyde overexposure from fine art installations...

There's Hope After Heartbreak: 5 Things To Help You Heal

Five steps to heal and move on after heartbreak.

Labor Is Love

There are hidden blessings for at-home caretakers of Alzheimer's sufferers

Why We Need More Empathetic and Compassionate Leaders

By Ray Williams on August 28, 2016 in Wired for Success
Recent studies have shown that contrary to some conventional wisdom, empathetic and compassionate leaders promote trust, collaboration and well-being, and get positive results.

A Is for Aunt

By Susan Hooper on August 28, 2016 in Detours and Tangents
Since 2003, I have lived four miles away from my two nephews. During that time, they grew from boys to young men—and they transformed my life.

Looking Beyond Opioids for Chronic Pain

By Beth Darnall PhD on August 28, 2016 in Less Pain, Fewer Pills
Leverage yourself out of the chronic pain trap. Tap into resources—including pain psychology—that can help you feel better with fewer pills.

Beaver Island

By Laura Betzig Ph.D. on August 28, 2016 in The Political Animal
Promiscuous absolutists have had their day after the people find ways to sail, ride or walk away.

Dear Parent, Call Me With Any Concerns About Your Student

By Marcia Morris M.D. on August 28, 2016 in College Wellness
At a time of increasing distress among college students, I want more parents to collaborate in their child’s psychiatric care.

Sleep With Arianna Huffington, and Others

By Debbie Joffe Ellis on August 28, 2016 in Tried and True
Getting sufficient sleep is important, and many people feel anxious when unsuccessful at doing so. Thinking in healthy ways to reduce anxiety allows better sleep, and waking life!

Three Essential Trust Giving Don'ts

Knowing how, when and whom to trust gets complicated at times. Discover three easily avoided mistakes that will lower your workplace trust-risk while increasing your trust-skill.

Is the Warm Glow of Giving Universal?

If I gave you $20, would you feel happier spending the money on yourself or spending the money on someone else? If you’re like most people in the world …

A Wolfe in False Clothing

By David P. Barash Ph.D. on August 28, 2016 in Pura Vida
Tom Wolfe reveals himself as a passable if annoying writer, but someone who is profoundly ignorant of basic science.
Photo by Kristin Meekhof

5 Things Care Givers Want Hospice Workers to Know

Hospice care giving is especially difficult because of these 5 things

Illusion of Choice: The Myth of Free Will

By Matthew MacKinnon MD on August 28, 2016 in Neuraptitude
Does free will exist or is it a retrospective neural slight of hand? Neuroscience is revealing the unbelievable complexity of a seemingly simple assumption: choice exists.

A Marriage for the Kids’ Sake

Kids benefit when their parents co-parent well together (even if their parents are not married).

4 Ways to Think and Act Like a Superhero

What are the factors that cause and enable people to help others? How can we ourselves think and act like superheroes?

Numerologic Puzzles

By Marcel Danesi Ph.D. on August 28, 2016 in Brain Workout
Arithmetic may be frustrating, but figuring out how numbers form relations is stimulating. These puzzles will activate inferential and reasoning processes in tandem.

Back to School Is a Trusting Time

Trust needed for mountain climbing: 100%. Trust needed for most other tasks: a lot less than that.

What Makes People Passive-Aggressive? 6 Possible Causes

Be on the lookout for these, before you’re blindsided!

On a Freud Quote

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 28, 2016 in How To Do Life
When does introspection cross the line into self-absorption?

On Being Presidential - 6 Attributes and 4 Traits

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on August 28, 2016 in Just Listen
Do you agree with these 6 attributes and 4 traits as descriptive of being Presidential? If so, please add in the comments your assessment of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Flexibility and Love: Reaching Children With Cartoons

What should children do with painful thoughts and feelings? Some modern cartoonists are giving our children research-based guidance that can compete with toxic cultural messages.

Haven’t Things Changed in Gender Relationships?

Often people assume that with close to four decades of women having entered the workforce, we’ve arrived. Haven’t we given enough attention to this gender problem at work?

Commandeering Cuteness for Commercialism

By Douglas Van Praet on August 27, 2016 in Unconscious Branding
There is a good reason why cute and cuddly baby animals are tugging at your heart and pulling on your purse strings.
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What "Make America Great Again" Means

By Karen L Smith MSS, LCSW on August 27, 2016 in Full Living
In this political climate, and with this upcoming election, judging/mocking/shaming/hating/spewing isn’t going to get us an America that embraces and supports all its citizenry.

The Cross-Cultural Significance of Emoticons

Use of emoticons differs between Japanese and American culture. With Japanese use of emoticons, the eyes are expressive; whereas with American use, the mouth is expressive.

Proclaiming Your Wabi-Sabi Is a Cathartic Antidote for Shame

By Christopher Bergland on August 27, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
You don't have to be a Zen Buddhist to embrace the power of "wabi-sabi." Publicly acknowledging your imperfections can make you immune to the isolation created by shame.