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Who Should Ask and Pay for a Date?

In modern dating, should men still be expected to ask for and pay for dates? Or, is it attractive and egalitarian for women to make the first move? Find out whether you should be working up your courage (and reaching for your wallet)!

Analyzing The Latest Study in the G-spot Debate

By Laurie B. Mintz Ph.D. on April 30, 2012 in Stress and Sex
The search for the G-spot continues. Let's stop and ask some questions about who benefits from the debate, who is harmed, and what positive message women can take from the search.

Chatting Up Culture With Steven Heine: Part II

By Steven B. Jackson on April 30, 2012 in Culture Conscious
The final installment of an interview with Steven Heine, a leading figure in cross-cultural psychology. A prolific researcher, author, and professor, Heine is constantly hard at work, pursuing the big questions in human behavior.

Best Rest Practices for Optimal Productivity and Creativity

By Jeffrey Davis M.A. on April 30, 2012 in Tracking Wonder
We know taking breaks optimizes work-and-create flow. But what are the best practices? And does your creativity benefit from a full nap or not?

A Short Course for Overcoming Narcissism and BPD

A few critical skill upgrades can massively improve relationships for folks who act in ways that get labeled narcissistic or borderline personality disorder. This Short Course suggests skills for the folks with the labels and also for their loved ones and work colleagues.

Miss April?

Are the calendar and the seasons accurate?

The G Spot, Science & the Need for Brakes

Last week a study was released that purported to have identified the G-Spot. But did this study – based on a single 83 year old woman’s cadaver - “discover” the G-Spot? Or has it simply demonstrated that science could use some brakes?

50 Quotes on Beauty

Beauty has many definitions. Edgar Allan Poe and Karl Lagerfeld found that there is no beauty without "strangeness". See what other famous people have said about beauty.

What's Summer? Hands-On Learning Time for Teens!

Summer is just around the corner. While it’s a great time for kids to take a break from the pressures of homework and grades, it’s an even better time to bring on a different kind of learning—learning that connects hands, head, and heart. Parents play a key role!

Ten Reasons Why Planting a Tree Is an Act of Faith

It takes a lot of faith to plant a tree—not to mention 100. You simply have to have faith otherwise the task will not get done.

Our Malleable Minds

By Daniel Casasanto Ph.D. on April 30, 2012 in Malleable Mind
How is the diversity of the human experience reflected in the mind? What is universal about the concepts we form, and what depends on the particulars of our physical and social experiences? Malleable Mind will explore emerging answers to these questions.

Q&A With Novelist Dan Barden

By Jennifer Haupt on April 30, 2012 in One True Thing
"I think I always end up writing about what it means to be a good man. Maybe even how to be a good man. My characters are often tortured by this question. They know that, in some sense, they are both beasts and angels."

When in Doubt, Open Your Mouth

By Joseph Grenny on April 30, 2012 in Crucial Conversations
Reverse the consequences of silence by taking moral action even in an incredibly hot state.

Shaping Your Kid's Brain for Success

By Alex Korb Ph.D. on April 30, 2012 in PreFrontal Nudity
To help your kid's brain develop its full potential, you don't need all that fancy book learnin'; you just need to start with a little self-awareness.

Plato, Temperance, and Sports

By Michael W Austin on April 30, 2012 in Ethics for Everyone
Whether or not you are taking a temperate approach to sport and physical exercise will not only depend upon the physical impact, but upon your other commitments in life as well. Some phases of life or forms of life allow us more freedom than others.

The Secret to Maintaining Sexual Desire

By Amie M. Gordon PhD on April 30, 2012 in Between You and Me
After I got engaged, a married friend told me about the Penny Game. In this game, a couple puts a penny in a jar each time they have sex during the first year of marriage. Starting the second year, the couple takes out a penny each time they have sex. Supposedly, the couple will never again have enough sex to empty the jar. But is this true? And does it happen to everyone?

The Scents of Our Lives

The kinds of memories summoned by smell can arise when we are least prepared for the extent of their power.

Counterfeit Problems

By Bill Kahn Ph.D. on April 30, 2012 in The Ostrich Effect
The Ostrich Effect occurs when we look away from that which disturbs us and fasten onto something else that is less likely to trigger our anxiety. This happens at work far more than we realize. We have a moment that triggers us—our anger, guilt, competitiveness, resentment, sadness. We do not feel safe enough to openly acknowledge this, to ourselves, much less to others.

Personal Growth: Identify Your Needs and NEEDS!

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on April 30, 2012 in The Power of Prime
Understanding your needs and NEEDS! often brings some sense of relief because you have greater clarity in your life—you finally see why your life inertia has placed you on the trajectory you have been on and, more specifically, why you have thought, felt, and acted in unhealthy ways for so many years.

Playdate with Puberty:The Evidence Behind Early Puberty

By Polly Palumbo Ph.D. on April 30, 2012 in Momma Data
Girls sprouting breasts in first grade, periods in third grade. The media routinely declares girls start puberty earlier than ever. Ask your pediatrician, friends, the school nurse, they probably agree, mine all do. Earlier puberty now seems to be a fact. But what about the evidence?

Haggis on My Mind

By John S Allen Ph.D. on April 30, 2012 in The Omnivorous Mind
The human mind makes sense of the world in part by classifying its contents, and food is one of the most important things people classify. Although some people might be reluctant to eat it, haggis is a food.

Solitaire and Financial Happiness

By Michael F. Kay on April 30, 2012 in Financial Life Focus
Of course I know which card to turn.