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Interview with Unbridled Books Publisher Fred Ramey

Interview with Unbridled Books Publisher Fred Ramey

By Jennifer Haupt on November 03, 2011 in One True Thing
Bigger isn't always better according to Fred Ramey, co-publisher of Unbridled Books, one of the country's most prestigious independent publishing houses. Here's more from this industry maverick and leader.

Thanks: Giving and Receiving

By Sheila Weinstein on November 03, 2011 in What Do I Do Now?

Family Theory Explains Dexter's Darkness

By Jeremy Clyman Psy.D. on November 03, 2011 in Reel Therapy
Dexter, for those of you who are unaware, is a Showtime series about a compelling, relatable figure who lives two lives. He is a brilliant blood splatter analyst by day, and serial killer of murderers and vermin by night. Read on to find out why he does what he does...

Mindfulness Helps to Combat Stress

Mindfulness, or awareness of the present moment, means ensuring that you are aware of the here and now. Part of the Buddhist and Indian Yoga traditions, mindfulness has become more and more popular in the West.
Helping Your Child Make Better Friends

Helping Your Child Make Better Friends

By Ugo Uche on November 03, 2011 in Promoting Empathy With Your Teen
In most cases of bullying, when kids resort to bullying another peer, it is usually the bully’s way of saying, “you don’t belong to this group, now leave or I will continue to make your life miserable.”
Anxiety: A Modern Plague

Anxiety: A Modern Plague

By Alison Bonds Shapiro M.B.A. on November 03, 2011 in Healing Into Possibility
What are major causes of this plague and what can we do about them? Most of us experience significant anxiety at one point or another in our lives.

Can’t Get No Satisfaction? The Buddha and Nietzsche Can Help

By Toni Bernhard J.D. on November 03, 2011 in Turning Straw Into Gold
Getting what you want is not the key to happiness. The key is learning to be at peace with the life you have.

Detecting Deception in Online Profiles

Most people lie when they describe themselves in online profiles

Can Good Sleep Improve Sports Performance?

Rest, recovery, and effective regeneration are necessary to attain and maintain peak athletic performance—and can aid performance in many other arenas.

Slow Food the Doable Way

By Christine Louise Hohlbaum on November 03, 2011 in The Power of Slow
Slow food can be daunting for folks on the go. But it doesn't have to be that hard. Former book critic Jennifer Reese discovered the best recipes to make things from scratch, including Nutella. If I can do it, so can you!

Do You Have Clutter Mentality?

By Gretchen Rubin on November 03, 2011 in The Happiness Project
One thing I've noticed about happiness: for me, and for most people, outer order contributes to inner calm.

Can Pornography Trigger Depression?

By Kevin B Skinner Ph.D. on November 03, 2011 in Inside Porn Addiction
Do people who regularly view pornography experience more depression than the general population? My research shows that frequency of porn consumption is related to higher levels of depression.

Having a Hard Time Getting Over the Death of a Spouse

By Irene S Levine Ph.D. on November 03, 2011 in The Friendship Doctor
My wife died last May, almost six months ago. We were so devoted to each other that we didn't need any friends. I don't go to pubs or clubs and am very much a loner. Now, I seem to be pushing people away in case they want something I'm unable to give them. I don't know where to turn for help.

This Too Shall Pass (In Memory of Curt Beck)

By Mark Banschick M.D. on November 02, 2011 in The Intelligent Divorce
Curt Beck, a professor of Organic Chemistry at Vassar College, passed away. Dr. Banschick remembers him in this piece and reminds the rest of us of the importance of a mentor.

Anxiety Sucks

It's hard to feel good about yourself when anxiety disrupts your memory and concentration, leaving you unable to read, write, study, analyze, or take in new information.

We Can All Be Emotional Vampires

By Judith Orloff M.D. on November 02, 2011 in Emotional Freedom
In all successful relationships, whether with family, friends, or co-workers it's vital that each person honestly examine his or her behavior and be willing to discuss it and change. Take a quiz to learn if you by chance are draining energy from anyone in your life.

14 Ways to Observe Pornography Awareness Week

By Marty Klein PhD on November 02, 2011 in Sexual Intelligence
Coinciding with the horrors of Halloween is Pornography Awareness Week.
Projection 201:  It's All My Fault!

Projection 201: It's All My Fault!

It's all my fault. Bad, bad, bad. I can't do anything right. Sound familiar? Well, if you can relate, I've got good news for you. Just like "the devil made me do it" distorts the picture, "it's all my fault" isn't the whole truth either.

Being Beautiful or Handsome Is Easier Than You Think!

Don't worry about the features of your physical appearance that you have very little control over.

Narcissists Feel Like Better Leaders

By Art Markman Ph.D. on November 02, 2011 in Ulterior Motives
Narcissists are people who dream big. They generally think of themselves as being more intelligent and exceptional than they are. Because of their high levels of self-confidence, they are also tapped to be leaders in many situations. So, should we just let the narcissists take over?

Why Are 99 Percent of Americans Fed Up? A Video Tells All

I have written extensively about the human rights concerns that are now driving the “occupy” movement. But this time, I have attempted to capture the gravity of several of these concerns in a new video production.

How Insomnia Is Created by Fear of Insomnia

By Jen Kim on November 02, 2011 in Valley Girl With a Brain
Insomnia can kill you and other reasons you can't sleep. Valley Girl explores what is keeping her up at night.