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When Desire Is Found Wanting

A simple love for music may be the greatest contributor to long-term success for musicians. But not all aspects of the musical life are desirable or fun.

Love and the Little or No Sex Marriage

By Pamela Madsen on May 29, 2012 in Shameless Woman
Sexual desire, unmet erotic needs, mis-matched libidos, and the ravages of time in a long term relationship or marriage are among the most common rants of the sex unhappy.

On Happiness

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on May 29, 2012 in Am I Right?
A gift of the heart is a gift of happiness.

The Places You Will Go

It's that time of year, graduation. Congratulations, all you graduates, job well done. Can you believe it? Where has the time gone? As "Pomp and Circumstance" plays in the background it's time for you to take your well deserved seat.

Don't Blame Yourself (or Others)

By John A. Johnson Ph.D. on May 28, 2012 in Cui Bono
Getting blamed does not feel good, whether you deserve it or not. I share some thoughts on how to avoid self-blame, how to not let blame from others get to you, and why you might want to give up blaming others—for anything.

Flaws in Neuroimaging Studies Are Just the Tip of the Iceberg

The data collection is moving faster than the statistical analysis techniques.

DNA Donors Should Be Aware of Privacy Risks

By Pete Shanks on May 28, 2012 in Genetic Crossroads
Crowdsourced genomic research is not as private as you may think. Recent studies show that keeping aggregated DNA data anonymous is impossible.
But I Can't Draw (or Write or Dance or Sing)!

But I Can't Draw (or Write or Dance or Sing)!

Drawing is a lot like writing. Regular practice may help to free up creativity and still that pesky inner critic. Try these four exercises.

What is Pseudoscience?

By Paul Thagard Ph.D. on May 28, 2012 in Hot Thought
Science is different from pseudoscience in using mechanistic explanations, statistical thinking, critical evaluation of competing theories, and in progressing with new theories and applications.

The Costs of War

Soldiers are suffering more physical and emotional traumas from war, a cost we don't comprehend in terms of either human suffering, or economically.

Mass Hysteria in America

By Neel Burton M.D. on May 28, 2012 in Hide and Seek
Mass hysteria provides an alarming insight into the human mind.

Stand Up To Self-Bullying

Do you think of yourself as a nice and caring person to others; yet simultaneously criticize and push yourself mercilessly? Instead of continuing this self-destructive behavior, consider learning to treat yourself as well as you treat others; particularly when you are struggling or distressed.

What Do Your Fingers Tell

By Mark van Vugt Ph.D. on May 28, 2012 in Naturally Selected
What do your fingers tell about your personality and sexuality? New research on finger digit ratios suggests that hand reading is becoming a serious science wih possible implications for partner choice and personnel selection.
Who Is the Mental Equivalent of Usain Bolt?

Who Is the Mental Equivalent of Usain Bolt?

What does it really mean to be the fastest man in the world?

Visualize and Make it Happen!

Vision Boards—the controversy continues

Can You Truly Be Happy Without a Meaningful Life?

A new interactive video lets you experience the latest experimental studies for yourself.

The Geography of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

A distinguished Australian child psychiatrist, Dr. Peter Parry, writes a guest post providing an international perspective on the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children

Well-educated Couples Have Long Had Better Marriages

By Shauna H Springer Ph.D. on May 27, 2012 in The Joint (Ad)Ventures of Well-Educated Couples
Isn’t it interesting that researchers have long known that well-educated people have much better marriages, yet this doesn’t often come up in discussions about the divorce rate? It seems to be a kind of “open secret...”

Treating Alcohol Withdrawal With Benzodiazepines—Safe if Mindful

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on May 27, 2012 in All About Addiction
Is alcohol withdrawal safe? Benzodiazepines have been shown to help but require users to be mindful. The entire process should take place under the supervision of a physician.

You Can Cope With Criticism

How we respond to criticism determines how our relationships go. Clearly, a lot is at stake here. Learning the "Two-Step" can change everything!

Understanding Mental Disorders

By Neel Burton M.D. on May 27, 2012 in Hide and Seek
'Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death.' —RD Laing
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Going home for the holidays? 5 Ways to Cope

Is the idea of spending the holidays with family overwhelming? A few adjustments can make a big difference.
Why You May Be a Bigot

Why You May Be a Bigot

We are enthralled by stories of prejudice. Whether it’s voters’ responses to presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Mormonism or the tragic case of Trayvon Martin, a young black man killed by a non-black community watch coordinator in Florida, we seem at times to be obsessed with how individuals and groups discriminate against other individuals and groups.

Homeless, Shoeless, Nameless

By Evelyn Sharenov on May 26, 2012 in Notes from the Frontline
My patients, myself—early lessons on the frontlines.

Recovery Through Acting

By Eric Newhouse on May 26, 2012 in Invisible Wounds
Playing the lead role in a movie about a young Marine with post-traumatic stress disorder, Matthew Pennington came to terms with his own case of PTSD. Pennington served three tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq before a roadside bomb removed one leg, shattered the other and scorched his lungs.
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Why War?

War and Envy May Be Inseparable.
Is a "Death Instinct," or self and group undermining tendency, Preposterous?