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Polyamory: Married and Dating

By Deborah Anapol Ph.D. on July 20, 2012 in Love Without Limits
Showtime's new reality series, Polyamory: Married and Dating is a far better portrayal of polyamory than I feared and not as good as I had hoped, judging from the first episode, which aired July 12.
Mary Kay Morrison's Words to Live By: More Rules, Less Fun

Mary Kay Morrison's Words to Live By: More Rules, Less Fun

Morrison quotes Jay Leno’s bit on the color-coded terror alert system: “This thing is so confusing. Yesterday the alert went from blue to pink; now half the country thinks we’re pregnant.”

Biochemically Connected to God

By George Davis on July 19, 2012 in Modern Melting Pot
Does a multicultural nation have a greater variety of biochemical interactions between its citizen’s minds and the one super conscious mind?

Which Experience Is Best For You?

Research website BeyondThePurchase.org finds that hedonists prefer fun, social activities, while self-actualizers prefer to patronize the arts.

Good Life Project: Soulful Vegan Restaurateur Bart Potenza

By Jonathan Fields on July 19, 2012 in Awake at the Wheel
Open a restaurant. In NYC. In the ’80s. Then, make it…wait for it…VEGAN!

What Does Consciousness Do in the Brain?

By Ezequiel Morsella Ph.D. on July 19, 2012 in Consciousness and the Brain
Scientists gather to discuss function of consciousness.
Hot Sauce and Synchrony

Hot Sauce and Synchrony

By Abby Sher on July 19, 2012 in Amen, Amen, Amen
Conducting my own experiments on compassion.

Eating Fewer Calories May be Therapeutic

By Gary L. Wenk Ph.D. on July 19, 2012 in Your Brain on Food
Consuming excess calories day after day accelerates aging and then significantly contributes to your death.

7 Tips to Boost Your Energy Fast

By Gretchen Rubin on July 19, 2012 in The Happiness Project
A feeling of energy is a key to feeling happy. Studies show that when you feel energetic, you feel much better about yourself. On the other hand, when you feel exhausted, tasks that would ordinarily make you happy—like putting up holiday decorations, getting ready to go to a party, or planning a trip—make you feel overwhelmed and blue.

The Politics Of Paranoia

By Russell Razzaque M.D. on July 19, 2012 in Political Intelligence
We all fall prey to an inner paranoia from time to time. The problems arise when we start to take it seriously, and that is especially true in politics.

Legal Inequities Create Problems for Gay Couples With Kids

By Abbie Goldberg Ph.D. on July 19, 2012 in Beyond Blood
"Louisiana Gay Dad Raises Child, But He’s Powerless as Partner Skips Town With Boy." This ABC News headline describes what happened to Dale Liuzza when his relationship with his partner fizzled and his partner used his legal rights to take their son away.
Take My Money, Please!

Take My Money, Please!

By Eliezer Sobel on July 19, 2012 in The 99th Monkey
I am not a trust fund baby, technically, because I’ve never been the beneficiary of a trust fund, although I’ve recently learned that some of my closest friends have always assumed that I am. I can certainly understand their misapprehension: I am a baby, and I have always trusted that I will have funds.

The Dark Side Of Fertility Treatments: Lessons From A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

By The Psychoanalysis 3.0 Writing Group on July 18, 2012 in Psychoanalysis 3.0
The buoyed hope found at infertility clinics is often psychologically disconnected from the shadow side of technology gone wrong, even after counseling.

Flying Like Superman!

What made Superman "Super?" Here lies the answer!

Other Thoughts About Grief

By Phyllis R. Silverman Ph.D. on July 18, 2012 in Raising Grieving Children

Destination Germany: Drama Therapy Part 3

By Robert J Landy Ph.D. on July 18, 2012 in Couch and Stage
When I was 11, in sixth grade, the teacher gave us a blank map of the world and asked us to go home and fill in 30 international cities. I was oddly excited about the homework assignment, and with my World Book Encyclopedia in hand, I rose to the task.
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Facing a Big Decision Like About a Job or a Relationship?

Decision-making is especially challenging when the stakes are high. Here's a 3-step pathway to guide you along your way.
Stop Blaming the Victim: Changing Gender Paradigms for Safer Schools

Stop Blaming the Victim: Changing Gender Paradigms for Safer Schools

There are many cases of principals or teachers or parents telling kids to not dress this way, or talk that way, or do this thing that they love, and they won’t get bullied so much. Instead of blaming the victim, we need to look at the environment, not the child, as the problem.

My Mug Is Worth More than Your Mug

The endowment effect is one of the most robust findings in behavioral economics; however many researchers believe it is a special case of loss aversion (i.e., we’ll take risks to prevent a loss, but not to realize a gain). So, isn’t the endowment effect the same thing as loss aversion? A series of clever experiments demonstrated that there is a difference.

Ambivalence to Commitment

Job interview, sales call, or meeting with a potential client. Someone is going to make a decision about working with you. These meetings can end:
·Enthusiastic and Committed.
·Unenthusiastic and Uncommitted.
·Ambivalent. This is the most common attitude we see.Here are three techniques to turn ambivalence into commitment.

Six Tips to Get Higher Tips

The key to receiving higher tips is to create an environment that predisposes customers to be more generous.

Damocles’ Words: The Names We Reserve For Lovers Who Hurt Us

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on July 18, 2012 in Ambigamy
Names that shame lovers for bad behavior can help preserve young families, but by mid—life they can get in the way of people accessing some forms of healthy satisfying companionship.