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Why Pokémon Go Is the Future of Fitness

Pokémon Go will be the model for future fitness apps. The reason why? it's easier to move when exercise is a side effect of something fun.

Why You're Miserable After a Move

It won't be rainbows and unicorns after you move, but a few simple changes can help you cope.

The Conversation About Race and Racism in America

By Marty Babits on July 13, 2016 in The Middle Ground
The conversation on race that we must encourage and participate in must be built on empathy that is laced with compassion.

Making Your Inner Monologues More Effective: Use Your Name

If I started emailing myself notes "Dear nervous, hard-working Gina" when stressed, my friends wouldn't think I was getting healthy; they'd think I was going "Fight Club" on them.

Cluttering is a Relationship Issue

There's no doubt that cluttering can be a form of passive aggressive behavior. When a person has difficulty expressing anger directly, they act out their anger by cluttering.

Say These 3 Words to Overcome Your Anxiety

These THREE words will turn the tables on your anxiety by helping you use it to accomplish great things!

From 5K to Marathon

Want to run a marathon one day? I bet you can. Here’s how.

What’s (Legally) Inside of a Dog?

New legal rulings are clarifying that animals are not the same as inanimate property such as a suitcase and that owners have strong obligations of proper care.

Dissecting Sheldon Cooper

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on July 13, 2016 in Media Spotlight
If you've seen even a single episode of the hit sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, then you're familiar with Dr. Sheldon Cooper. Understanding the antics of an eccentric genius.

Does Jealousy Help or Hurt Your Relationship?

By David Ludden Ph.D. on July 13, 2016 in Talking Apes
An expression of jealousy can either increase or decrease your partner’s relationship satisfaction, depending on the circumstances.
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Creating Fictional Worlds That Feel Real

By Laura Otis Ph.D. on July 13, 2016 in Rethinking Thought
When you read a novel, do you know what color hair each characters has?

The Anti-Psychologists

By Stanton Peele on July 13, 2016 in Addiction in Society
Psychology has been engaged in a decades-long battle for its soul—is it really a field independent of brain psychology? I sometimes view myself one of psychology's last advocates.

Measuring the Muse

By Sunil Iyengar on July 13, 2016 in The Value of Art
For the most compelling proofs of the arts’ benefits on individuals, one looks increasingly to cognitive and developmental psychology.

This Daily Habit Will Make You 25 Percent Happier

Research shows how this little change can make a big difference in your quality of life.

Want to Build Strength and Gain Muscle? Lift Lighter Weights

If you want to gain physical strength and build muscle—lifting lighter weights can be just as effective as lifting heavy weights, according to a new study.

Why We Still Love ‘Please Kill Me’

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on July 13, 2016 in Brick by Brick
In “Please Kill Me,” Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil have delivered to their readers one of the most important ingredients of effective therapy - unconditional positive regard

How Exactly Does Mindfulness Improve Your Life?

Research shows mindfulness can help us calm down, sleep better, lose weight, and enjoy life more. Here is what practicing mindfulness meditation has done for me.

Why Does the Brain Age? Can We Do Anything About It?

Why is brain aging so individually variable? Can we do anything to delay cognitive decline?

Sexual Trophies, Murder, And Addiction

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on July 13, 2016 in In Excess
When it comes to the collecting of ‘sexual trophies’, most research relates to more criminal sexual deviance. But what does the literature say and can it be addictive?

Raising an Unhurried Child in a Hurried World

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 13, 2016 in How To Do Life
A The Eminents Interview of David Elkind

White Like Me, Nice Like Me

By Laurie Essig Ph.D. on July 12, 2016 in Social Studies
"Nice" white people like me insist we are anti-racist. Yet we are "nice" precisely because we believe in our inherent goodness as white people.

Homesickness: A Sign of Weakness or Strength?

Once considered beneficial, attachment to home is now viewed as dysfunctional. Is love of home a disorder? Or is it a foundation for healthy relationships?

Will Augmented Reality Be the New Therapy?

Can augmented reality gamify mental health treatment?

The Loneliness of the Solitary Dieter

We have all heard it; the teasing, the envy masquerading as condescension, the resentment that you are losing weight and making positive changes. How do you respond?
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Should You Stay or Go?

Is he or she right for you? Not a simple question. Let's consider what went wrong - and if it's fixable.

Stop, Drop, and Panic

As someone that has always appeared calm on the outside, while internally choking on my panic on the inside, I knew that my story was just absurd enough.

Lessons Learned From Auschwitz

Can the lessons learned from Auschwitz help at a time when violence of intolerance continues?

Age Is Meaningless if You're Seeking Meaning in Life

Keeping count of the years is as purposeful a pastime as trying to hold back the ocean tide. What’s the point of attempting to do something that logic defies and serves no real pur

Pokémon Go and the Power of Nostalgia

By Clay Routledge Ph.D. on July 12, 2016 in More Than Mortal
Can nostalgia explain why people are obsessed with Pokémon Go?