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What Does "The Man Cave" Say About Your Relationship?

By J. R. Bruns M.D. on October 10, 2011 in Repairing Relationships
What's wrong with a guy having one place for himself?

"Down Time" for Parents and Adolescents

Parents and adolescents who don't take enough "down" time tend to be more up for a fight with each other to let off stress.

Spiritual Maturity: The Case of Etty Hillesum Part 3 - Final Days

"Everywhere things are both very good and very bad at the same time. The two are in balance, everywhere and always... Everything is fine just as it is."

A Bone for the Wolf Dog

By Rosemary Joyce Ph.D. on October 10, 2011 in What Makes Us Human
A dog buried more than 26,000 years ago with a bone in its mouth suggests that early modern humans already saw these animals as special-- but how?

Confessions of a Couples Counselor

Sometimes with couples I feel like the surgeon in the operating room, who, upon seeing the spread of the tumor, closes the patient back up and sheds a silent tear. The patient had waited too long to seek treatment...

Which Religious Edicts Are To Be Taken Literally Versus Figuratively?

By Gad Saad Ph.D. on October 09, 2011 in Homo Consumericus
Ask ten religious experts which religious passages should be taken literally versus those that are to be interpreted figuratively, and you’ll receive twelve opinions.

The Agony of Victory and the Defeat of Healthy Communication

When parents teach their kids to say "yes" to the presence of anger and "no" to the expression of anger through aggressive or passive aggressive behaviors, they build a foundation for lifelong emotional intelligence and strong relationships.

Babe, Lettuce, and Tomato: Dead Pig Walking

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 09, 2011 in Animal Emotions
Imagine walking into a restaurant and asking for a Babe, lettuce, and tomato sandwich on toast. I'm sure the incredulous waitperson would ask "You want a what?" Millions of intelligent and highly emotional pigs are brutally slaughtered for unneeded meals. Imagine if these pigs were dogs. No one has to eat a pig and it's easy to stop.

Living Alone

I remember thinking when I was lying on my bedroom floor, bleeding internally so badly that I'd lost the ability even to crawl, that if I hadn't been married I would have bled to death.

Does Dolphin Therapy Work?

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on October 09, 2011 in Animals and Us
Does swimming with dolphins help children with autism?

DSM-5 Is Almost Certain to Expand the Criteria for Social Anxiety Disorder

By Christopher Lane Ph.D. on October 09, 2011 in Side Effects
When DSM-5 is published, the number of shy children diagnosed with social anxiety disorder will almost certainly explode.

You Don't Have a "Sexpiration Date"

By Pamela Madsen on October 09, 2011 in Shameless Woman
I just came a cross a blog by sexpert, Dr. Laura Berman where she was writing about older people and sex. It is no longer unusual to see people in their 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and beyond being portrayed as sexy or sexually active in the media.

Social Inequality and the Other’s Enigmatic Desire

By Mari Ruti on October 09, 2011 in The Juicy Bits
When an immigration officer denied me permanent residency I spent countless sleepless nights worrying about my future before his decision was overturned. When institutions refuse explanations for their decisions, our trust in the world alters. Our bodies change. We find ourselves overpowered by generalized anxiety that does not let us rest...or worse.

Psychological Capitalism

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on October 09, 2011 in One Among Many
If you are super smart and like math, you can contribute to your nation’s wealth. No such luck for those of us in the humanities or the social sciences.

Writing Effective CV's and Resumes

By Katharine Brooks Ed.D. on October 09, 2011 in Career Transitions
If you're seeking employment in the academic and nonacademic worlds you will likely need a CV and a resume. Make sure both documents answer the question: have I made my top three relevant skills/strengths clear to the reader?

How to Be a Leader, by Steve Jobs

By Stanton Peele on October 09, 2011 in Addiction in Society
The Steve Jobs instruction manual for how to become a great leader—published posthumously!

You Have To Change

By Lisa Rivero M.A. on October 09, 2011 in Creative Synthesis
Martin Scorsese was most interested in George Harrison's "intellectual spirituality," his "search for meaning, a search for the part of being human that seems to yearn for something that is more than the physical world. He ultimately may have found a way to live with himself, to a certain extent, to deal with the end of his life. That’s inspiring.”

Self-Loathing and Relationships: Believe in Others Who Believe in You

In previous posts I've detailed the problems that the self-loathing encounter in relationships, as well as the struggles their partners face. While I tried to give some advice to their partners, I have never dedicated a post to trying to help the self-loathers themselves until now. What can such a person do to sustain a healthy relationship?

Scared Speechless: Children with Selective Mutism

By Greg Markway Ph.D., on October 09, 2011 in Shyness Is Nice
Many years ago, early in my clinical training, a couple brought their 7-year-old daughter to see me. The parents were perplexed. The girl, whom I'll call Emily, was rambunctious at home, but would never utter a word anywhere else.

Is the Technology Revolution Passing You By? A Look Behind the Numbers

By Tristan Gorrindo M.D. on October 09, 2011 in The Digital Family
Find it hard to believe the average person is really sending 1200 text messages a month?

She's Just Too Needy

By Frances Cohen Praver Ph.D. on October 09, 2011 in Love Doc
If you're are the taciturn, strong, silent type, she's likely to feel unfulfilled by you.

The Love Myth and the Monster Called 'Alone'

By Rita Watson MPH on October 08, 2011 in With Love and Gratitude
Use alone time to get to know yourself just a little bit better and cultivate a happy attitude. The next time someone bumps into you and spills coffee, look up, smile, and be grateful for the encounter. He could turn out to be the love of your life.