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The Dulins vs. the Bakers

Can grandparents be guilty of parental alienation?

Choosing Sides After a Friendship Breakup

I had a very painful falling out with a really close friend several months ago...My struggle is that my boyfriend, who met this ex-friend through me, still wants to be friends with her.

How "Errors in Thinking" Apply to Pedophiles

I have been asked whether the "errors in thinking" that give rise to numerous forms of criminal conduct apply also to sex offenders, especially pedophiles. The answer is that they do.

Aging with Two or More Languages

Old age has an impact on language perception and production but it is no different in monolinguals and bilinguals. It would even appear that older bilinguals have a few cognitive benefits in their favor.

Male and Female: The Overlapping Curves

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on August 04, 2011 in Insight Therapy
In the popular media, and popular opinion, a contest has been waging for some time between two opposing views of the gender landscape. Which one is right?

Main Effect Madness

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on August 04, 2011 in One Among Many
Optimism, confidence, compassion. These are attributes one wants to acquire and cultivate. Doing so should lead to good things. New research shows a complication. Positive attitudes work best when you least need them. In: Realistic psychology; out: Positive psychology.
Is it Weird or Is it Wrong?*

Is it Weird or Is it Wrong?*

By Debbie Stier on August 04, 2011 in The Perfect Score Project
Here's how I scored on the SAT in 2011, as an adult.

Don't "Dumb Yourself Down" to Attract Somebody

One especially tragic example of not being yourself when dating is "dumbing yourself down," which some women find necessary to attract men. But just what kind of men are they attracting by doing this?

Polypharmacy: Some Art, Some Science, Much Alchemy

By Allen J Frances M.D. on August 04, 2011 in DSM5 in Distress
Polypharmacy has become so ubiquitous that more accidental overdoses are now caused by prescription drugs than by street drugs.

Success Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Performing an act intentionally - that is, through conscious choice - has the effect of making ‘success' seem just a bit more successful.

When (and Why) Did We Become Such Food Snobs?

By Wednesday Martin Ph.D. on August 04, 2011 in Stepmonster
Guest blogger Elizabeth Gordon, MSW, asks: Is food snobbery this millennium's answer to flamboyance?

A More Perfect Union

By Michelle Au M.D. on August 04, 2011 in This Won't Hurt a Bit
With the incredible power of social media comes great responsibility, particularly for those who see the human condition at its most vulnerable. And we need to start teaching our young medical trainees, from an earlier age, about common sense when it comes to its use.

Four Ways to Add 15 Years to Your Life

By Conner Middelmann-Whitney on August 03, 2011 in Nourish

Instead of Apologizing, Change

By Ray Williams on August 03, 2011 in Wired for Success
We all want an apology when someone does us wrong. Are the apologies effective? From the person giving the apology, it may be assumed so. From the perspective of the person receiving, it, maybe not. Changed behaviour is another thing altogether.

Where Have All the Neighbors Gone?

The biggest change in the transition from neighborhood to franchise is the relentless squeeze on what, from the point of view of profits, is the most expendable and expensive part of the exchange system: the interaction with a competent, experienced human being.

When Sex Hurts: Tips and Tricks to Overcome Discomfort

By Lisa Thomas LMFT on August 03, 2011 in Save Your Sex Life
When intercourse is painful, what should you do? According to a recent study conducted by Redbook Magazine, up to 80% of women suffer from painful penetration at some point in their lives especially after childbirth. How do women go about treating this problem? What are your options? How can I fix this?

Be a Tourist in Your Own City

By Gretchen Rubin on August 03, 2011 in The Happiness Project
This week’s resolution is to Be a tourist in your own city.

Be Forever Grateful to D&D’s Creators

By Ethan Gilsdorf on August 02, 2011 in Geek Pride
D&D pioneered the role-playing genre, the idea of “leveling up,” and helped legitimize fantasy and science fiction not only as books to read, but worlds to inhabit.

When in Rome...

By Dale Dwyer Ph.D. on August 02, 2011 in Got a Minute?