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Delaying Parenthood May Come at a Cost

By Robin Marantz Henig on December 11, 2012 in Cusp
A remarkable cover story in this week's The New Republic says that our great natural experiment in late-life parenthood is not necessarily going to end well.

Our Hierarchy of Needs

By Neel Burton M.D. on December 11, 2012 in Hide and Seek
True freedom is a luxury of the mind.

What's It Like to Get an HIV Test?

By Brian Mustanski Ph.D. on December 11, 2012 in The Sexual Continuum
A new video shows how to get tested for HIV and what is involved.

Letting Go of a Grudge

By Andy Puddicombe on December 11, 2012 in Get Some Headspace
Who benefits most when we let go of a grudge?

Are Your Children Overloaded with Information?

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on December 11, 2012 in The Power of Prime
The sheer volume of information now accessible online is staggering; there are around 50 billion pages on the Web. A real danger for children is that they will feel like they are drowning in this torrent of information.

Mental Health Research: Half a Century of Status Quo?

By Graham C.L. Davey Ph.D. on December 11, 2012 in Why We Worry
Can we clinical psychology researchers convince ourselves that we are doing anything other than trying to clear up the status quo in a paradigmatic approach that hasn’t been seriously questioned for over half a century?
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25 Quotes on Giving

What kind of attitude do you display towards the act of giving?

Deck the Halls for Chanukah

Sustaining traditions is key to what the Maccabees, the Jewish freedom fighters of 2000 years ago, fought to preserve.

Why Tax Progressivity Is Such a Hot-Button Issue

Tax progressivity characterizes all high income democracies.

Don’t Overspend this Holiday Season

By Azadeh Aalai Ph.D. on December 10, 2012 in The First Impression
How to avoid the pitfalls of holiday shopping hysteria: focus on quality experiences with loved ones rather than incessant gift exchanges.

Do Some Murderers Deserve Mercy?

By Kristian Marlow on December 10, 2012 in The Superhuman Mind
Psychopathology may mitigate criminal culpability.

Introducing a New Treatment Tool for Patients and Clinicians

By Marcia Herrin Ed.D., M.P.H., on December 10, 2012 in Eating Disorders News
Recovery Record allows clinicians and patients to share food journals (with the patient's permission of course).

Plastic Surgery Doesn't Boost Self-Esteem

By Temma Ehrenfeld on December 10, 2012 in Open Gently
If your daughter wants a nose job, read this

Biophilia: Our Connection to the Natural World

By Matthew J. Wichrowski M.S.W., H.T.R. on December 10, 2012 in Healing Green
For thousands of generations the environment has shaped the ways that we respond to many features of our world. An appreciation of these responses can be used to lower stress, enhance mood, and enjoy ones surroundings to the fullest.

Here's a Reason to Start Lying

Maybe we should all start exaggerating, at least to ourselves.

Tis the Season

By Eugene Beresin M.D., M.A. on December 10, 2012 in Inside Out, Outside In
Let’s just paint a little picture. It is a picture we already know pretty well, but still every year this picture seems to take many of us by irritable surprise.

Why You Can't Sit in Meditation (And What to Do About It)

By Jonathan S. Kaplan Ph.D. on December 10, 2012 in Urban Mindfulness
Many folks like the idea of meditation, but can't sit still. Instead of getting frustrated, get inspired to practice differently. A little mindful movement goes a long way.

Trying To Resist Holiday Temptations? 7 Tips for Abstainers

By Gretchen Rubin on December 10, 2012 in The Happiness Project
Everywhere you go, you face cookies, candy, booze, and snacks and treats of every kind. While this creates a festive atmosphere, it can also lead to a lot of anxiety and/or guilt in those of us trying to resist temptation.

The Rose Bowl and Irrationality

By John Perry Ph.D. on December 10, 2012 in Structured Procrastination
Rationally, I shouldn't care about college football. I think the sport is hard on players, and an expensive distraction to the academic missions of universities that field successful teams. Why then do I care?

Time for Digital Hat Racks

By Nir Eyal on December 10, 2012 in Automatic You
How often are you digitally masturbating?

Turning From Success to Significance

By David J. Powell Ph.D. on December 10, 2012 in Game Plan
What's it like for a man to get older? Are there differences between life's first and second halves?

Caffeine, Alcohol and Fear

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on December 10, 2012 in Don't Delay
When asked how she accomplishes so much, British writer Caitlin Moran replied with “caffeine, alcohol and fear." Said in jest, at least in part, I think this statement rings true for many. What does that say about motivation?
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What's Your Drinking Style?

By Leah Odze Epstein on December 10, 2012 in Drinking Diaries
In the end, the most helpful thing you can do is ask yourself: What kind of a drinking life do I feel most comfortable with, given who I really am?

Decoding Anxiety Dreams

By Isadora Alman MFT, CST on December 10, 2012 in Sex & Sociability
Common reoccuring nightmares happen to most of us. What is your subconscious telling you?

10 Tools for Dealing with Holiday Depression

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on December 10, 2012 in Emotional Fitness
There has been a long standing myth that suicide rates increase over the holiday season. According to the Mayo Clinic this is completely false. What is true is that the rates of depression and stress do increase.

The Other F Word

By Peter B. Gray Ph.D. on December 10, 2012 in The Evolving Father
Punk rockers arose in a scene of living fast, nihilism, not caring, and doing what their parents didn’t want them to do. Then something changed. Some of them grew older and became fathers.

Workaholic Breakdown: Second Turning Point

By Barbara Killinger Ph.D. on December 10, 2012 in The Workaholics
The loss of integrity is a tragic outcome that occurs as the workaholic breakdown progresses.

Where Is the 'Human' in H.R. Now?

By Ken Eisold Ph.D. on December 10, 2012 in Hidden Motives
H.R. professionals used to work hard to maintain their usefulness and integrity. They understood that providing personal professional services is particularly complicated when the provider is a friend, a colleague or a boss. Nowadays, however, they are increasingly hard to find.

Unfortunate, But Not Discrimination

By April M. Herndon Ph.D. on December 10, 2012 in Dry Land Fish
Thin women, as a group, are not the victims of hate crimes because of their thinness. To name the experience of someone like Delizia as the result of “discrimination” dilutes that term to the point that nearly anything counts.