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Don’t Speak 'Til You See the Whites of Their Eyes

"What can I help you with?" asked the Apple Store clerk as he kept his eyes focused on what he was entering into his iPhone.

"I'll wait ‘til you're finished," said I.

"No, go ahead," said he. "I can multitask."

"No, you can't!" said I, which finally got him to look at me and listen.

Creativity & Time: 12 Riffs to Show Up & Shape Time

By Jeffrey Davis M.A. on November 30, 2011 in Tracking Wonder
Instead of managing time like some begrudged worker, we can shape it. Think of yourself as a potter more than a manager. To show up and shape time as a creative has less to do with calendars and more to do with loving the mind. And the body.

The Climate Change Winds (of Fear) May Be Shifting

By David Ropeik on November 30, 2011 in How Risky Is It, Really?
Abstract risks scare us less than concrete ones. risks in the future scare us less than those which are more immediate. Extreme weather events may make climate change concern deeper and stronger and instigate action and progress.

"I Do" for Good

By Rachel Clark on November 30, 2011 in Marry, Divorce, Reconcile
"When there is love in a marriage, there is harmony in the home; when there is harmony in the home, there is contentment in the community; when there is contentment in the community, there is prosperity in the nation; when there is prosperity in the nation, there is peace in the world." Chinese Proverb

What Are the Limits to Human Self-Deception?

By Stanton Peele on November 30, 2011 in Addiction in Society
A litany of recent headlines shows people's infinite capacity to decide that they are fine and that others -- often victims of their actions -- are in fact deluded and culpable.

Radiance and Fascination: The Zander Effect

By Jonathan Fields on November 30, 2011 in Awake at the Wheel
Recently, I sat in an airplane hanger with 4,000 CEOs and thought leaders from around the world, listening to a line-up of world-class speakers. The event was the HSM World Business Forum. And I've had the privilege of "covering" it for the last 3 years as a blogger.

Inducing Jealousy to Get Your Mate's Attention

By Maryanne Fisher Ph.D. on November 30, 2011 in Love's Evolver
Have you ever purposely tried to elicit a jealous reaction in someone you are dating? By trying to make them jealous, your actions may make your mate unhappy and may hurt their feelings. Maybe they'll even breakup with you. So why are you purposely hurting someone you love?

Welcome to one of the most intriguing aspects of romantic relationships.

The Special Skills of People Who Are Always Getting Stereotyped

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on November 30, 2011 in Living Single
People who are most often stereotyped, rather than getting beaten down by that relentless aversive experience, instead seem to develop special coping skills. They end up more resilient, rather than less so.

Play Fighting: The Male Banter Game

By Audrey Nelson Ph.D. on November 29, 2011 in He Speaks, She Speaks
Men never get over ritual combat. Women would prefer for everyone to play nicely, and they want everyone to agree in a discussion.

Stereo Secrets

By Susan R Barry Ph.D. on November 29, 2011 in Eyes on the Brain
Stereograms may reveal drafting tricks of ancient monks.

Motherhood versus Career: The Epic Battle that Need Not Be

Motherhood versus career. It's the quintessential double bind that sets the stage for the epic battle so many women in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have waged, mostly against themselves.

The Art of Listening: How Open Are Your Ears?

How would you rate yourself as a lover? Rate yourself on your listening skills to assess how well you can connect with a partner. Here's a self-assessment quiz that zeros in on the five key listening skills for gratifying relationships at work and at home.

Why Do Rape and Pedophilia Exist?

By Pat Shipman Ph.D. on November 29, 2011 in The Animal Connection
I've been thinking about sex abuse and pedophilia a lot lately. It has been painful.

A Brief History of Holiday Music: A 3-Part Series

By Kimberly Sena Moore on November 29, 2011 in Your Musical Self
A brief history of holiday songs and hymns. The first installment of a 3-part series.

Human and Animal Euthanasia: Dare to Compare?

By Jessica Pierce Ph.D. on November 29, 2011 in All Dogs Go to Heaven
Why is euthanasia almost always considered the compassionate end point for our animal companions, but not for our human loved ones?

Giving Thanks

By Steven Schlozman M.D. on November 29, 2011 in Grand Rounds
A chance encounter with a desperate ghost at five o'clock in the morning...

Ending the Global War on Drugs

The War on Drugs has become such a disaster for our Latin American allies that former Presidents of key countries are uniting to oppose it.

Michael Jackson and Conrad Murray: A Cauldron of Malpractice

By Allison Conner Psy.D. on November 29, 2011 in Therapy in Mind
Bad medicine leads to a celebrity death, a guilty verdict and multiple punishments. Why would a cardiologist with nearly 20 years of experience and no legal record go so astray? Dangerous actions can have lethal consequences when doctors put their better judgement aside.

Do Working Moms Raise Healthier Kids?

By Lissa Rankin M.D. on November 29, 2011 in Owning Pink
If you're a working mother like me, you may have noticed a few raised eyebrows from time to time. I was only five weeks postpartum when I had to go back to my work as an OB/GYN physician, and you'd have thought I had murdered my infant the way some women looked at me.