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Bad Medicine: GlaxoSmithKline's Fraud and Gross Negligence

By Christopher Lane Ph.D. on January 07, 2011 in Side Effects
A drug maker's adventures in "truthiness."

The "Programming" of Self-Sabotage (Pt 3 of 5)

Most everything that's psychologically dysfunctional originates in childhood. These programs of adaptation, more or less useful as a child, typically become ever less so.

The Truth About Grief

By Gretchen Rubin on January 07, 2011 in The Happiness Project
Happiness interview: Ruth Davis Konigsberg.

How context helps you retain content

By Susan Pinker on January 07, 2011 in The Village Effect
We retain and recall information best when we're put to the test in the spot where we learned it.

A Few Words In Defense of the N-Word, in the Novels of Mark Twain

By Mikhail Lyubansky Ph.D. on January 07, 2011 in Between the Lines
The new edition of Huckleberry Finn will replace the words "nigger" and "injun" with "slave" and "indian" Is this racial sensitivity or a whitewashing of history?

Why Your Brain Is Better in Love

By David DiSalvo on January 06, 2011 in Neuronarrative
The old saying is true: your brain is the sexiest part of your body. Science writer Jena Pincott explains a few reasons why.

Why You Can’t Always Feel When Love Hurts

By Craig Malkin Ph.D. on January 06, 2011 in Romance Redux
Blinded by the glow of romantic love (or the love of one's children), we tend to miss the faults, the disappointments, the slights—minor and sometimes even major—in the people we love the most. Now it appears there may be a powerful neurological component to love-blindness.

A Life-Changing Experience

By Jeffrey A. Kottler Ph.D. on January 06, 2011 in Change
What is it that leads to a life-changing experience, one that forever transforms you in a profound way? Self-help books, spiritual pursuits, psychotherapy are all useful but it is through helping others we can not only make a difference in the world but also enrich our own lives in a multitude of ways.

The First Way to Make the Friendship Habit Stick

By Meg Meeker M.D. on January 06, 2011 in Family Matters
Psychologists tell us that introverts feel drained by being with others while extroverts are energized by them. It would seem reasonable to conclude from this that some of us need many friends and others just a few. In my experience, this is not true.

Midlife "Cain and Abel" Care Crisis

By Cathy Cress M.S.W. on January 06, 2011 in Mom Loves You Best
If an aging parent-care crisis looms, old sibling wounds can rip open once again.

Which Is Worse for Your Health: Marijuana or Alcohol?

By Jann Gumbiner Ph.D. on January 06, 2011 in The Teenage Mind
Defenders of pot often say it is not as bad as alcohol. Is this true?

Five Health Tips for People Over 45

By Jacob Teitelbaum MD on January 06, 2011 in Complementary Medicine
Here are 5 quick energy and pain-relief tips that can help those of you who are over 45  feel great!

Six Questions To Help You Keep Your Cool -- Instead of Losing Your Temper.

By Gretchen Rubin on January 06, 2011 in The Happiness Project
One of my worst faults is my tendency to “snap” – to react sharply, in a minor but harsh way. This trait clouds my happiness and the happiness of everyone who feels the lash. The conventional advice for mastering your temper is to “Count to 10” before reacting. My problem is that, in the difficult moment, it never occurs to me to count to ten.

Help Control Your Weight - Treat Food as Information

Food is information - among the most important the body receives. Providing the right information goes a long way towards getting the results you want.

Sex in the wild

By Stephen Snyder M.D. on January 06, 2011 in SexualityToday
At a recent informal meeting to discuss his new book Sex at Dawn with a group of New York City sex therapists, psychologist Chris Ryan played us a videotape showing a bonobo orgy.

39 Years and Counting: The Joy of the Singles’ Cooking Club (Part 1)

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on January 05, 2011 in Living Single
If you love food, friends, and camaraderie, and if you would like to hear the story of a club for singles that has nothing to do with dating and has lasted nearly four decades (and is still going strong), you are going to love this guest essay. It was written by the renowned historian Mary Beth Norton, one of the founding members of the club. 

Bridal Beauty: Plastic Surgery vs. Killer Gown

By Susan Albers Psy.D. on January 05, 2011 in Comfort Cravings
There are numerous new bridal T.V. shows.  How do these shows impact the self-esteem and body image of brides today? 

The Menstrual Cycle Affects Daughter-Father Phone Interactions.

By Gad Saad Ph.D. on January 05, 2011 in Homo Consumericus
The likelihood and extent to which daughters interact with their fathers on the phone is contingent on their menstrual cycles. When maximally fertile, women are more likely to avoid their fathers.

The FLAW in T.H.A.W.

By Russell Friedman on January 05, 2011 in Broken Hearts

How "Glee" and "Dancing with the Stars" Boost Our Creativity

By Stephanie Newman Ph.D. on January 05, 2011 in Apologies To Freud
 Watching TV enables us to know ourselves and our desires a little bit better

10 Women's Quotes on Courage

Need a pick-me-up?  Gather wisdom from some of history's amazing women.

Jumpstarting Libido After Divorce

By Lisa Thomas LMFT on January 05, 2011 in Save Your Sex Life
How does one jumpstart libido? Often times after divorce or break-up, the couple had not been sexual in some time. When folks get out of the routine of being physical, it can push the desire for physical closeness right out of one's mind.

Twiblings! What next?

By Barbara Almond M.D. on January 05, 2011 in Maternal Ambivalence

The Psychedelic Renaissance: The Drugs Are Back, And They Mean Business This Time!

By Steven Kotler on January 05, 2011 in The Playing Field
Psychedelics are back! Scientists have discovered that drugs like LSD and MDMA are  out to be our best hope for some of our most difficult conditions. Could "I want to party like it's 1969" really be the future of medicine?