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Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

It is a mistake to disallow the diagnosis of ADHD in autism.

Why Are Healthcare Providers Not Listening?

They don't have time? They don't care enough? Their work schedules are too demanding? They dismiss the potential catastrophic outcomes?

Your Rights; Your Right Nows

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on March 19, 2012 in Ambigamy
What is a right, really? Are any inalienable? Are any God-given? The liberal author agrees with conservative budget hawks answers to these questions.

Bipolar Disorder and Creativity

By Neel Burton M.D. on March 19, 2012 in Hide and Seek
Unusually amongst mental or indeed physical illnesses, bipolar disorder is more common in higher than in lower socioeconomic groups.

What if We're Wrong About the "Cause" of Mental Illness?

What if serious mental illness is entirely unrelated to lousy parents??

Childfree Personality Traits

The commonality that I propose exists for childfree adults is that we are individualistic.

Resilience When Working for Change

I have often wondered why it is that there is so much strife and conflict in so many of the communities and movements I know of. This has been especially challenging to grasp when the groups I am talking about are generally committed to a vision of a peaceful world and the individuals in them aspire to personal integrity and compassion in their relationships.

Finding Your Talent

By Jennifer Hamady on March 19, 2012 in Finding Your Voice
In our culture, it is so easy to think that being talented—or popular, or famous, or rich—is an end goal. We are conditioned to believe that they are destinations to which all roads hopefully lead; that their achievement is what makes a person interesting, influential, and special.

That is not the case.

College Confidential Part II: How to Parent College Students, from College Students

By Pamela Cytrynbaum on March 19, 2012 in Because I'm the Mom
"Dear Mom, I miss you. I know that I don't call you enough and that's not because I don't miss you, I do. You just have to understand that college life is not compatible with parental phone calls. Please know that I am safe and happy. That being said, here are some things you should keep in mind..."

Grilled Dog

I knew that people eat dogs in other cultures, but after reading up on the issue, I've realized that the practice is far more common and widespread than I thought.

Personality Influences on Cognitive Training

A new study suggests that the outcomes of working memory training depend heavily on personality—particularly neuroticism and conscientiousness.

10 Books of Influence

Here, with a few comments on each, are the top 10 books which have influenced me in my career as an Austro-libertarian economist.

Afghan Massacre: How Accountable Are We If Our Brain Is Injured?

Out of context, such a question might sound strange—or possibly stupid. After all, if we're not responsible for our brain and what it tells us to do, who would be? But, on the other hand, what if, because of TBI and PTSD, we suffer a psychotic break?

Poker Competitions Affect Men’s Testosterone Levels

By Gad Saad Ph.D. on March 19, 2012 in Homo Consumericus
The mere act of competing against one another yields a rise in men’s testosterone levels. See the results of a recent study using poker as the competitive venue.

My Latest Resolution: Clean While I Cook

By Gretchen Rubin on March 19, 2012 in The Happiness Project
I've cribbed some of my favorite resolutions from other people, and when a thoughtful reader posted that one of her resolutions is to "Clean while I cook," I immediately decided to adopt that for my own.

Is Our Society Manufacturing Depressed People?

Our society is in the throes of a virtual epidemic of depression. The numbers are quite staggering. More than twenty percent of the American population will experience at least one episode of what we refer to as clinical depression. We need to look deeper into this phenomenon to understand it and overcome it.

Silent Stroke and Sleep Apnea

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on March 19, 2012 in Sleep Newzzz
Here is yet another health risk associated with sleep apnea: stroke.

Mistakes, Innovations, and Animals

How do we study the process of animal innovation in action? A proposal for "The Animal Innovation Project."

Has the Glass Ceiling Become the Concrete Ceiling?

By Ray Williams on March 19, 2012 in Wired for Success
While there are many individual gender equity accomplishments to celebrate, the overall picture is not rosy, particularly in the U.S.

Your Brain on Sex or Meditation

By Pamela Madsen on March 19, 2012 in Shameless Woman
When you meditate, the left side of your brain becomes activated and when you engage in sexual activity, the right side of your brain runs the show. Both of these brain responses helps you to stop constant thinking or talking in your brain. Stilling the mind is where meditation meets sexual bliss.

Spring Cleaning: From the Inside Out

Spring cleaning starts on the inside! The garden of our heart, the inner rooms of our mind, these are the place to start. De-cluttering is not just about the too-many-things in our outer world. It is also about the many, many things that fill our minds and hearts that do not serve us.

Early Adolescence and the Negative Mindset

In addition to more disorganization (distractibility, messiness, and forgetfulness), what notifies parents that early adolescence has begun is the young person's more negative mindset, or what they often say is his "bad attitude." Early adolescence usually begins between the ages of 9 and 13.

The Little Explored Secret of Women's Orgasms While They Exe

Exploring the coregasm: Why do some women experience orgasms during exercise and others do not? Which exercises do these orgasms happen with? And perhaps most important: What does this teach us about women's orgasm overall?

Better Sleep in 10 Simple Steps

By Neel Burton M.D. on March 19, 2012 in Hide and Seek
Insomnia—difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep—affects as many as 1 in 3 people, and almost anyone can do with better, more restful, more peaceful sleep.

Water Is Life

By Sandy Olliges M.A. on March 18, 2012 in EcoMind
Last week while driving down I-5 in California, I noticed a number of billboards proclaiming that the current Congress had caused "dust bowls."

Love After Death: The Widows’ Romantic Predicaments

All of us have romantic predicaments; widows seem to have even more. Should they actively search for another lover? And if they find another lover, while still loving their late spouse, how can these two lovers reside together in their hearts? And is widowhood the proper time to fall in love again?