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Extreme Behaviours Defend Against Extreme Anxieties

By Nick Luxmoore on July 23, 2012 in Young People Up Close
Bewilderingly anti-social or frighteningly self-destructive though it may be, young people’s behaviour always makes a kind of sense.

Put Your Faith and Not Your Fears in Charge

By Noah benShea on July 23, 2012 in The Journey to Greatness
Great men and women experience doubt all the time and are greater for it.

When Students Request Excused Absences for Work-Related Issues

I always like a good gray area, so let’s consider students who come to me and say that they can’t make class because of their job obligations. Furthermore, they ask to miss class but not be penalized.

Aurora: Again a Tragedy, and Again, and Again

By Paul Raeburn on July 22, 2012 in About Fathers
Nothing it seems, will be enough to end gun violence.

Get Inspired Daily: Six Tips and Three Prompts

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on July 22, 2012 in Creating in Flow
Think of writing a novel as a marathon. Read books about how to do it, including these two new ones.

A Murderous Society's Latest Outrage

By Gordon S Livingston M.D. on July 22, 2012 in Lifelines
We don't have to look very far to find plenty of examples of alienated loners who finally become so angry at their inability to get what they want from other human beings that they buy a gun (or several guns) and start killing those who they see as having or being what they cannot.

What Do Cows Drink? (The Associative Architecture of Human Memory)

By Dean Buonomano Ph.D. on July 22, 2012 in Brain Bugs
It is difficult to overstate how much our mental faculties rely on the brain’s ability to link the sounds, sights, concepts, and feelings it experiences. Indeed, special receptors in our synapses can pick up the "associations" between neurons. But the associative architecture of the brain is responsible for many of our memory bugs and cognitive biases.

Anorexia and the Right to Die

By Emily T. Troscianko on July 22, 2012 in A Hunger Artist
Should someone who has for a long time suffered from anorexia, and who is starving herself to death, be permitted to die or be force-fed in order to prevent her death?

Of Vulnerability and Rainbows

By Lynne Soraya on July 22, 2012 in Asperger's Diary
Vulnerability is not a word that is commonly associated with those of us on the spectrum.  When those of us on the spectrum are discussed the most common words you tend to hear are words that imply a lack of vulnerability.  Words like “enigma” and “mystery.”

Why "busyness" is not productivity

By Ray Williams on July 22, 2012 in Wired for Success
Talk to almost anyone today, and they complain about having “no time,” about being too busy. And we now equate that busyness to productivity and a characteristic of a successful life. The truth of the matter is that busyness does not result in greater productivity and that busyness is contributing to a culture of continuous anxiety and stress.

The Win-Win Approach to Employment Contracts (Part One)

You are an official in a corporation and want to recruit an attractive candidate. The candidate wishes the protection of an employment contract or the company wants to protect itself. One component of this employment contract will be the outplacement clause. Here's how to create win-win situations.

Great Guidebooks for Challenging Times

By Amy Gutman on July 22, 2012 in Plan B Nation

Breakup Etiquette: What to Say When End Relationship & Tips

By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on July 22, 2012 in Insight Is 20/20
There are graceful ways to end a relationship.

Facebook Reminds Me of the Childhood Friends I Don't Have

By Irene S Levine Ph.D. on July 22, 2012 in The Friendship Doctor
If grade school wasn't the best time of your life socially, don't spend another minute lurking on the Facebook pages of people you probably wouldn't want to be friends with now.

A Month of Memory Lapses: Week 3 Record

By Douglas Hyde Powell Ed.D., A.B.P.P. on July 22, 2012 in The Aging Intellect
Coping with the Tragic News of the Colorado Theater Massacre

Coping with the Tragic News of the Colorado Theater Massacre

The news about the theatre massacre in Colorado is particularly riveting. It taps into our worst nightmares with its mythic themes and terrifying features. We want to master our fears, thwart evil, and practice escape plans in our minds. But do we need to immerse ourselves in others’ trauma in order to be informed, responsible, and caring citizens?

On the Past, Present, and Future of Fairness

Economists find a correlation between people’s preferences regarding taxation and government expenditure and their beliefs about whether income is determined more by hard work or by luck.

I am an (Eating Disorder Research) Junkie

By Marcia Herrin Ed.D., M.P.H., on July 21, 2012 in Eating Disorders News
I encourage parents in other parts of the world (without FBT programs) who need a therapist and/or nutritionist to treat their child for an eating disorder to ask whether the clinician has training in FBT or has studied FBT treatment manuals.
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Interview With "Dear Sugar" Cheryl Strayed

By Jennifer Haupt on July 21, 2012 in One True Thing
“I remind people that they do not need permission to tell the truth about themselves... I write from a place of understanding and empathy..."

What is a Celebrity?

By Ken Eisold Ph.D. on July 21, 2012 in Hidden Motives
Why do many convicted felons in the US seem to go on to have active and lucrative media careers?

The Top 10 Myths About the Midlife Crisis

The midlife crisis is one of the all-time most popular notions in popular psychology. Yet, there’s practically no scientific evidence to support its existence. Countering these myths, drawn from the “Midlife Crisis” game, is evidence showing that midlife doesn’t have to involve loss of everything from your hair to your neurons to your sex life.

Cheap and Expensive Wine Taste the Same in Blind Taste Tests

By Ben Y Hayden Ph.D. on July 21, 2012 in The Decision Tree
How wine tastes is largely determined by your expectations. That's not a bad thing.

Colorado Calling

By Russell Razzaque M.D. on July 21, 2012 in Political Intelligence
The Colorado shooting and Jessica Ghawi's tragic story is a painful reminder of the one thing we spend our lives trying to forget; in her words, "we don’t know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath.”

My Teen Daughter is Too Big For Her Bikini

What to do about teens and body image issues
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10 Things to Say to Generate Good Feelings

Pay attention to how much you radiate good vibes. Like sunshine on flowers, positivity makes you feel better and makes you more attractive to others.