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"Post-Truths" Trump Facts, Affect Trumps Reason

By Saul Levine M.D. on November 23, 2016 in Our Emotional Footprint
The divisive presidential election showed how divided Americans are, how powerful emotions like fear and anger can overwhelm reason, and "post-truths" can blind people to facts.

Make Identity Great Again

By Dawn R. Norris, Ph.D. on November 23, 2016 in The Next Step
Did working-class identity loss help Trump win?
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4 Keys to Consistently Great Athletic Performances

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on November 23, 2016 in The Power of Prime
Consistency is one thing that separates the very best in every sport from the rest. The best athletes in the world are able to perform consistently well day in and day out.

The Art of War, Theban Style

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on November 23, 2016 in One Among Many
Innovation and victory can be as fickle as happiness. Being smart is not enough; you must outsmart someone who is trying to outsmart you.

Give the Best Gift -- A Hug and a Pat on the Back

How do you stay connected to your tribe? An increasing number of us tend to use technology that distances ourselves from friends and family in our efforts to stay connected.

Nonverbal Cues That Signal Rapport

Nonverbal cues that signal when rapport has been established are often overlooked.

The 3 Questions Parents Should Ask Their Children

By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on November 23, 2016 in Feeling Our Way
The smart move is to say to your children what you want them to learn to say to themselves.
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What's Your Political Mindset?

By Tara Well Ph.D. on November 23, 2016 in The Clarity
Need a change in political outlook? A few mindset tips can help.

Pandora’s Pillbox: The Age-Old Quest for Longer Lives

By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on November 23, 2016 in How We Do It
Prolonging human lifespan is a long-cherished goal. Medical science has boosted average life expectancy, but can it increase the maximum? Not according to evolutionary biology.

Grit and How to Grow It

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”

Why Gratitude Matters

By Maureen D Healy on November 23, 2016 in Creative Development
Do you want to feel more grateful?
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Gratitude When Values Clash

By Margaret Moore on November 23, 2016 in Life Changes
Are you finding it harder to feel grateful this year? Time to diversify perspectives and tune into some wisdom.

Who Are You Resisting?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on November 23, 2016 in Your Wise Brain
See what it feels like to stop resisting what another person is like while also taking care of your own needs in the relationship. Acceptance is a gift that gives back.

The Psychology of Animal Torture

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on November 23, 2016 in In Excess
Why would anyone want to deliberately inflict pain on a defenseless animal?

In a Store and on the Phone: A Risky Mix?

By Linda Wasmer Andrews on November 23, 2016 in Minding the Body
Using your phone while shopping is sometimes (but not always) a recipe for buyer's remorse. Here's what you need to know before hitting the stores, based on a new study.

How Will You Feel After Thanksgiving and Black Friday?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on November 23, 2016 in How To Do Life
Ways to avoid overeating and overspending.

Talking Politics Over Turkey?

Thinking about talking politics on Thanksgiving? Or not? These strategies may help you.
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Listening to Jealousy
The Antidote to Envy
The Antidote to Envy
Social Comparisons Can Make  You Give Up
Stop the Social Comparisons
Jealousy: Love's Destroyer
Love's Destroyer

Why Consult a Clinical Psychologist? Part 3

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D. on November 22, 2016 in Evil Deeds
Demystifying what takes place during an initial consultation with a clinical psychologist.

Emotionally Abusive Relationships - Part One

Although emotional abuse can be subtle, the impact is profound and can create intense self-doubt, fear, anxiety, anger, and depression.

These Dishes Didn’t Wash Themselves

By Ira Hyman Ph.D. on November 22, 2016 in Mental Mishaps
Does anyone ever notice the work you do? Think about your unnoticed housework. All of those dishes washed and all of that laundry folded. Will anyone ever notice?
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Holiday Expectations and Stress

By Susan Noonan MD on November 22, 2016 in View From the Mist
Overwhelmed by the thought of the upcoming holidays?

Holiday Boundaries

By Shawn M. Burn Ph.D. on November 22, 2016 in Presence of Mind
You don't have to sacrifice your health or integrity to make other people's holidays happy.

The 5 Types of High-Conflict People & What To Do

You know them - they're in your workplace, in your home, and now at your Thanksgiving table. People that love conflict. Here's how to handle the 5 types of high-conflict people.

Prehistoric Languages… and Prehistoric Minds? Part II

The linguistic mind of our great, great [...] great grandparents

Co-Parenting as Addiction Prevention

Too many parents have lost and need help to retrieve their primary connection with their children.

Hey Straight Women: Need Dating Advice? Ask a Gay Man.

The bond between straight women and gay men is real, and here to stay.

The Teacher Burnout Epidemic, Part 1 of 2

Teacher burnout is an international epidemic. How is burnout affecting teachers, and why?

How to Scare Your Kids Off Taking Painkillers

By Temma Ehrenfeld on November 22, 2016 in Open Gently
Painkillers weaken bones, interfere with sex hormones, and can make pain worse.

Seven Things Your Teens Need to Know About Pot

By Temma Ehrenfeld on November 22, 2016 in Open Gently
Vapes are bad for your lungs. You'll want to smoke more if you're losing sleep. Don't just pretend your kids aren't smoking pot or that it's okay. Give them information.