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Separate Accounts: A Happier Relationship?

Keeping your accounts separate: A relationship healer or distancer?

Three Quick Ways to Focus

By Matthew J. Edlund M.D. on September 14, 2011 in The Power of Rest
Perception enhances perspectives. In parlous times, quick thinking is aided by relaxed concentration - wherever you are.

What Is My Life's Purpose?

"It feels like a silent storm inside of me. Am I crazy? Is this a midlife crisis? Am I being immature and selfish? I just feel like something is missing in my life. I want excitement and purpose. Will I regret it if I don't take another path and explore?" Many of my female clients in their thirties and forties are asking these questions.

Are Alpha Females Healthier Than Their Counterparts?

By Gabriela Cora M.D., M.B.A. on September 14, 2011 in Alpha Females
Alpha females have intrinsic characteristics—aside from being competitive, controlling, and more aggressive, they are also born healthier, more energetic, and more resilient.

Sure, alphas can get themselves into more stressful situations by virtue of being more dominant and on the front lines at all times...

Guessing What’s Normal: Ageism and Fear of Memory Loss

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D. on September 14, 2011 in Science Isn't Golden
Where to Draw the Line Between Ordinary Forgetting and Alzheimer's

The Family Dynamics of Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder

By David M. Allen M.D. on September 14, 2011 in A Matter of Personality
Why do some people create havoc in their relationships?

Choice and Power Are Both Means of Controlling Our Lives

By Art Markman Ph.D. on September 14, 2011 in Ulterior Motives
People have a general goal to exert control over their lives. There are many ways to achieve that goal including having power or having choice.

The Simplest Way to Reduce Stress

Here’s a very simple suggestion that makes a huge difference in reducing stress. Whatever you’re doing, don’t rush. That’s it. Don’t rush. That means that you schedule enough time to get wherever you’re going ten minutes early.

The Varieties of Religious Therapy: Native American Spirituality

By Ryan Howes PhD, ABPP on September 14, 2011 in In Therapy
Is it possible to integrate Native American healing methods with modern medicine and psychotherapy? The second entry in the VRT series features Lakota and Cherokee physician and psychologist Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona.

Why Are Pot Smokers Less Likely to Be Obese?

A new finding demonstrates that pot-smokers are less likely to be obese. Should you start toking up as a part of your weight loss program, or like, what's going on, man?

Three Fingers Pointing Back to You

Maybe you know the saying, "When you point one finger, there are three fingers pointing back to you." Jesus said it this way, "Don't focus on the speck in your brother's eye while ignoring the log in your own eye." When cruel accusations fly, we all need to hear the voice of reason that says, "Look in the mirror, sister. You might just be talking about yourself."

Lisa Tucker Talks About New Novel, Faith, and Writing

By Jennifer Haupt on September 14, 2011 in One True Thing
Lisa Tucker doesn't use an outline, but rather trusts her instincts and her characters to tell her where to go next.

Author Diana Abu-Jaber: New Novel and Family Relationships

By Jennifer Haupt on September 14, 2011 in One True Thing
New novel asks: if you dropped out of your life, could you ever really return?

To Boost Your Self-Control, Ask Yourself Whether You're an "Abstainer" or a "Moderator"

By Gretchen Rubin on September 14, 2011 in The Happiness Project
2011 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2011 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2011 a happier year -- and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- welcome! This month’s theme is Self-control. Last week’s resolution was To increase your self-control, boost your energy level.

Never Eat This Prior to a Car Accident

This diet will make it more likely that your brain’s recovery after the accident will be slower, less complete and leave you with more severe disabilities.

Are You More of a Social Psychologist or a Personality Psychologist?

By Susan Cain on September 14, 2011 in Quiet: The Power of Introverts
I never cease to be amazed by how different people are. We're all human. We all rejoice when troubadors come calling, love our children desperately, and secretly believe we're going to live forever. But then we're all so different.

Why Dating Often Fails and How You Can Succeed!

Do you ever feel like dating is confusing, frustrating, or "going nowhere"? The reason is that you may be missing some important steps! Read on to learn them.

Housewives of NJ: When Inner Pain Comes from Outside Places

By Jeremy Clyman Psy.D on September 14, 2011 in Reel Therapy
Recent problems on the 'Housewives of NJ' provide ample evidence for the effectiveness of family therapy. The family dysfunction may not surprise you, however, the source of the dysfunction might...

Is Snoring Harming Your Marriage?

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on September 14, 2011 in The Squeaky Wheel
Partners of snorers are often desperate to get a good night’s sleep and as a result, they often develop a habit that can be devastating to their marriage—they sleep in another room.

The Importance of Humor Research

By Peter McGraw Ph.D. on September 14, 2011 in The Humor Code
Humor has been around for as long as there has been humanity -- and considering that chimps and other primates laugh, humor has likely been around even longer than that. In comparison, psychological research on humor is just getting cracking

Rewire Your Happiness Circuitry: How Joy and Laughter Can Help You Prevent Cancer

By Karolyn A. Gazella on September 14, 2011 in The Healing Factor
Can you train your brain to be happier, and in the process reduce your risk of developing cancer? The answer is yes, it is possible.

The Unexpected Lessons I've Learned by Taking the SATs With My Son

By Debbie Stier on September 14, 2011 in The Perfect Score Project
When I started this cockamamie project last January, I thought I'd be all, "Kaplan".....and ...."Gruber".......

Eight months in, I'm like, "Kumon" and "CogMed."

Music Might Well Precede Language

By Henkjan Honing Ph.D. on September 14, 2011 in Music Matters
Babies cry differently.