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Happiness Without a Good Work Ethic Is Pretty Impossible

Hugh is a cartoonist with a wildly popular blog, gapingvoid. He is the master of capturing a large idea in a single drawing, and a great deal of his work focuses on happiness

Psychotherapy’s Fifth Wave

Psychotherapy is on the cusp of a new revolution, one that will result in the effective combination of the major perspectives into a coherent whole, anchored to the science of psychology.

Daniel's Eyes of China Blue

By Maureen Seaberg on May 11, 2012 in Sensorium
The world's most famous synesthete now walks in the footsteps of synesthetic painter Vincent Van Gogh in his new life in the south of France.

It's Not Fair! But What Is Fairness?

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on May 11, 2012 in Am I Right?
Ideologues who have only one notion of fairness threaten democracy.

Sorting out Synesthesia

By Lynne Soraya on May 10, 2012 in Asperger's Diary
“You know, it’s sad,” my father wistfully remarked to me one day, “Before MTV, you had to come up with your own pictures in your head when you listened to music.” I didn’t think there was anything unusual in his comment. After all, everyone saw pictures when they listened to music. Didn’t they?

An End to Teacher Tenure?

By APA Division 15 on May 10, 2012 in PsychEd
An especially hot issue in education has become the question of teacher tenure. In North Carolina, Phil Berger (Senate leader) has even recently announced a plan to remove traditional teacher tenure and move to merit-based pay. Who wins, and who loses based on this shift?

It's About Time

Classic Maya time-keeping was not about the end of the world: it was about the history of the living and the future they imagined.

Could Your Small Business Benefit From a Strategic Off-Site This Spring?

By Karen Leland on May 10, 2012 in The Perfect Blend
It's spring! What better time to take your staff away for a day or two of deep discussion, meaningful deliberation and donuts?

The Lady (or Gent) in the Street and the Freak in the Bed

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on May 10, 2012 in Insight Therapy
Our desire for a stable, harmonious relationship with a safe, trustworthy partner is difficult to reconile with our erotic imagination, which is often sparked by danger, surprise, and conflict.

When Teachers Face Grief in the Classroom

I saw an interesting movie yesterday, Monsieur Lazhar. This is a French Canadian film about how an elementary school, the students and their parents face the death of a teacher.

How NOT to Conduct a Performance Review

By Donna Flagg on May 10, 2012 in Office Diaries
Why is everyone so afraid of feedback?

The Obese Among Us

By Jean A Anspaugh on May 10, 2012 in Fat Like Us
I tried all of my life to separate what I ate from morality. Food was food. It wasn’t sinful, it wasn’t divine, it was just food.

Corporate Cancer

Corporate cancers typically start in the executive suite; failure to diagnose abusive leaders results in unethical, toxic behavior spreading throughout an organization;

Can Drinking Make Men Smarter?

On April 11, 2012, the New York Daily News published an article titled Beer Makes Men Smarter, which got a lot of attention. Is that really true?

To Give or Not to Give Advice

I wanted to say: "Protect yourself at all costs!"

Is Mitt Romney a Bully?

We have all done stupid things in our adolescence, and Mitt Romney is no different. How many of us would survive forensic analysis of everything we did in our youth, and is it fair that Mitt Romney’s high school antics should be raked over in a long article in the Washington Post?

Look for the Signs to the On and Off Ramps

By Jeff DeGraff Ph.D. on May 10, 2012 in Innovation You
We rush through the world on the way to our imagined destinations. Though the freeway is disordered and the traffic unyielding, we stay in our lanes and keep watch for halfwits and trespassers.

Is Regifting Really That Offensive?

If the social taboo has prevented you from passing on an unwanted item, fear no more.

Do Happy, Healthy Brains Need Meat?

By Drew Ramsey M.D. on May 10, 2012 in The Farmacy
If the human brain requires animal nutrients for healthy functioning, how can it be ethical to deprive the brain of what nature says it needs?

The A-C-D's of Financial Happiness

Creating financial satisfaction requires time, expertise and the desire to objectively examine your financial present and map out a course to a bountiful financial future. Unfortunately, many people fail to make the changes necessary to move from a degraded financial position or inertia to financial freedom.

Repairs and Alterations

By Sheila Weinstein on May 10, 2012 in What Do I Do Now?
Over the last several years, I realized that I have been undergoing repairs and alterations in my own life. And, further, that it is something perhaps all of us need to do every so often.

Do You Get Defensive When You Get Feedback?

If you get defensive when you get feedback, maybe what's really getting in between you and a great story (and publication) is a bruised ego. Read on to find out if you're undermining yourself!

Breaking the Fantasy Bond with Our Mothers

As women struggle to become their own person, to develop their own identity, to feel confident in their personal and professional goals, and to keep passion and love alive in their relationship, they often experience a kind of fear that their independence will threaten the illusory connection with their mother.

Why Does It Take so Long?

My last post was set up as a response to the frequent critiques of NVC that come my way, sometimes even from long-time NVC enthusiasts. In this post I want to address this critique from a different angle.

Saying Goodbye…Slowly

As women, we are all daughters. Learning to make the mother/daughter relationship work is the first step. We are invited to do this in our inner world and in real time. Learning to let it go is the last step, but not before we internalize the best of what that relationship offered us.

Stephen Collins: Can Your Marriage Be Close to Divorce Without Your Knowing It?

By Jane Greer Ph.D. on May 10, 2012 in Shrink Wrap
What happens when a marriage that appears to have substance, and definitely has longevity, breaks up? Two celebrity couples are probably asking that question right now. When and how did things go wrong?

Fifty States of Grey

By Wednesday Martin Ph.D. on May 10, 2012 in Stepmonster
Are we one nation under S&M? Fifty Shades of Grey suggests that maybe the female mainstream is kinky.

What Can You Do With a Man Who's Wishy-washy?

By Donna Barstow on May 10, 2012 in Ink Blots Cartoons
Before you fall in love, always get a direct answer to this question.

The War Between Faith and Doubt

A misspent childhood watching Saturday morning cartoons has left an image indelibly imprinted on my memory: a character is in conflict between doing right or wrong, prodded to do good by a tiny angel whispering in one ear, while an equally tiny devil argues the opposite position in the other.

Young Female Murderers

In comparison to adolescent boys, teen girls are more likely to kill people close to them.