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Big-Time Liars: Top 7 Lies They Tell Themselves

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on December 01, 2011 in Living Single
The many big-time liars in the news have lured me off topic from the usual Living Single themes. Here’s some of what I’ve learned about the lies that big-time liars tell themselves.

Tips for Buying Transformational Christmas Gifts

Christmas is a special time of year. Yes, even Santa knows parenting a child with ADHD requires special attention.

Racism Against Whites vs. Minorities: Is It the Same Thing?

No one group has a monopoly on discrimination—either dishing it out, or being the target of it. However, we need to get straight what we can—and cannot—equate when we compare discrimination against whites vs. minorities.

Co-authored with Victoria Plaut, assistant professor of Law, UC Berkeley.

How a Large Hispanic-American Family Stays Close

Big families are relatively rare these days. It's even rarer for multiple generations to live in the same city. Even if they do, odds are that the family members rarely get together beyond weddings and major holidays like Christmas or Thanksgiving. My secretary's family succeeds. How do they do it?

Preventing Winter Weight Gain

By Norman Rosenthal M.D. on December 01, 2011 in Your Mind, Your Body
As the days get short and dark, many of us crave carbohydrate-rich foods. Breads, potatoes and pasta become irresistible, not to mention cookies, cake and donuts. And carbohydrates beget more carbohydrates. One potato chip invites another. And who was ever able to eat just one cookie?

Hey Kids, Eat Yourselves Smart!

By Will Lassek M.D. on December 01, 2011 in Why Women Need Fat
Is it possible that what kind of fats children eat can influence how well they think? And could industrial food production be eating away at our children's brain power?

Has History Occurred Yet?

By Robert Lanza M.D. on December 01, 2011 in Biocentrism
Recent discoveries require us to rethink our understanding of history. I just read Stephen King's new novel "11/22/63" about a man who travels back in time to change the world. Amazingly, it turns out the past isn't set in stone. A series of real experiments suggest history is a biological phenomenon, and that the past might depend on actions you haven’t taken yet.

No Wonder Brain Sciences Get Short Shrift in School

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on December 01, 2011 in Memory Medic
There are many reasons U.S. education is a mess. Foremost of those reasons is the federal government.

God in Political Speechmaking

By Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D. on December 01, 2011 in The Me in We
Nothing gets us in the gut like Jesus. U.S. Political leaders use hidden religious references to rouse our most primitive emotional states and activate our earliest childhood experiences.

Secret Plot Against Cain Uncovered!

By Stanton Peele on December 01, 2011 in Addiction in Society
People like to say that Herman Cain is paranoid and self-delusional for claiming that all of the women flooding out of his closet were put up to making false accusations against him because his opponents fear his candidacy so much. But here is proof positive that Cain is actually on the money with his charges!

On the Life-Saving Effects of Marijuana (Laws)

By Robert Kurzban Ph.D. on December 01, 2011 in Mind Design
Which reduces traffic fatalities more: seatbelts or marijuana? You might be surprised...

The Taste of Revenge May Only Be Bittersweet

By Goal Auzeen Saedi Ph.D. on December 01, 2011 in Millennial Media
Is it possible to cheat, lie, and deceive with grace and composure? Is it true that to seek revenge you must dig two graves, one of them being for yourself? Though we may be tempted to right the wrongs against us, forgiveness may be the only path to serenity.

Business: Too Much Input, Not Enough "Innerput"

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on December 01, 2011 in The Power of Prime
Such large and never-ending quantities of input interfere with your ability to “innerput,” a word I created to denote your thought processes in response to input, including analysis, synthesis, judgments, and decisions.

The Eight Splendid Truths of Happiness

By Gretchen Rubin on December 01, 2011 in The Happiness Project
In my study of happiness, I've labored to identify its fundamental principles.

Natural Death and Euthanasia: Finding the Middle Ground

By Jessica Pierce Ph.D. on December 01, 2011 in All Dogs Go to Heaven
As animal hospice becomes more prominently recognized, it is worth giving some thought to the notion of “natural death” because hospice is often embraced by those who desire a natural death for their animal.

Telling White Lies Comes with a Price

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on December 01, 2011 in The Squeaky Wheel
We’ve all told the occasional white lie, whether to spare someone’s feelings or to avoid troubling them. But now a new study reports that doing so can impact on our own feelings in ways we don’t anticipate. Our white lies can even cost us money.

Charting Your Course

By Karen L. Schiltz Ph.D. on December 01, 2011 in Beyond the Label
"The signs were there. I knew that something was ‘not quite right.'

Tumbling Testosterone

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on December 01, 2011 in Singletons
What do you think makes you or your partner (or will in the future) a better dad? Dipping testosterone? The desire to be more central in raising your children? Or, an economic downturn that forces men to become stay-at-home fathers?