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Alone Together … Living a Whatever, Wherever, Whenever Lifestyle

Excuse me.  Will you put away your iPhone while I am talking to you?

Humility and Parenthood

Parenthood can be a very humbling experience. Children have a way of enabling us to see our limits and weaknesses regarding patience, compassion, or courage. I've written on parenthood, and it is clear that being the parent I want to be is a lot harder than writing about the parent I think I and others should be.

How Yoga Can Help End Binge Eating

Binge eating feels like the ultimate loss of control. Those who suffer from it often worry that their self-destructive relationship with food will define their lives forever. However, a recent study identifies a path to healing: yoga.

Why the Death Penalty and the DNA Technology Do Not Deter Murderers and Rapists

By Satoshi Kanazawa on July 04, 2010 in The Scientific Fundamentalist
Dr. Tony Frudakis, the pioneer molecular biologist who first used DNA information to determine the precise racial composition of a rapist, believes that the DNA technology will eventually eliminate crimes.

Don't take it personally

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on July 03, 2010 in Off the Couch
Why do we have a problem with taking things personally? Is everyone who struggles with it a narcissist? And what can we do about it?

Healing the Soul of America

By Peter J. Rappa M.D. on July 03, 2010 in Healing Inside Out
What To Teach the Kids?
Me First
Cult of Clean
Don't Offend a Southerner

Lady Gaga and her 10 million Facebook friends: celebrity worship syndrome

By Robbie Woliver on July 03, 2010 in Alphabet Kids
Lady Gaga has surpassed 10 million Facebook friends. (You know, you're not really her friend, right?) When celebrity worship is healthy and when it goes bad.

My mother and I: a radio interview on anorexia

By Emily T. Troscianko on July 03, 2010 in A Hunger Artist
Read the transcription of an interview about my anorexia for the BBC Radio Scotland series 'A Life in Limbo'.

New study claims it is easy to 'fake' ADHD

By Phil Newton on July 03, 2010 in From Mouse to Man
A study claims that established methods for diagnosing ADHD are unrelable and that it is 'easy' to 'fake' a diagnosis. What are the implications for this?

Leave Them Alone

By Jane Isay on July 02, 2010 in Complicated Families
Why the urge to stamp out best friends at school and camp may not be so wise. 


Celebrate Interdependence days on the 4th of July and every day!  
Typically Twisted
Forbidden Thinking
When Depression Speaks
Are Rape Fantasies Normal?

Getting the Sex You Want, Tonight!

By Lisa Thomas LMFT on July 01, 2010 in Save Your Sex Life

Whadja say? Why People Don't Wear Their Hearing Aids (And What to Do)

By Temma Ehrenfeld on July 01, 2010 in Open Gently
When your elderly parent (or sister or husband) won't wear a hearing aid, remind them that they're missing out on birdsong and ordinary conversation.

Wonder Woman's New Wardrobe

By Anastasia Harrell on July 01, 2010 in The View From Venus
Wonder Woman Goes Shopping
The Limits of Force-Fed Learning
Educational Olympics
Is Math-Free The Way to Be?
Cheating Skills

Panic Attack at the Office: When Anxiety Spirals Out of Control

What do you do when a coworker suddenly hyperventilates, starts sweating and tells you she thinks she's "going crazy?"

Mastering Failure and Rejection (Part 2 of 3)

So what's the upside of failure and rejection? In Part 1 I discussed the various consequences of letting your fears of failure and rejection control you. This second part will suggest how such disappointments can teach you how to control--or better, master--the emotions typically associated with these two negative outcomes. . . .

Mouse Models of Depression: Promise and Peril

By Jonathan Rottenberg Ph.D. on June 30, 2010 in Charting the Depths
New work demonstrates both the promise and the peril of animal models of depression.

Shopping for the Perfect Mattress (and Mate)

By Temma Ehrenfeld on June 30, 2010 in Open Gently
Shopping for the perfect mattress turns out to be much like looking for a mate. The analogies are impossible to miss. Among them: Blaming yourself doesn't make you happy with your mattress.
Old Age and the Secret of Well Being

Old Age and the Secret of Well Being

By Jonathan Rottenberg Ph.D. on June 29, 2010 in Charting the Depths
The Raw Truth
An Edge on Empathy
Are Vegetarians Smarter?
Screamed Spinach

Gays undermine military discipline?

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on June 29, 2010 in The Human Beast
The U.S. military is struggling with the issue of integrating gays. Hence the friction with Harvard recruitment surfacing in the Elena Kagan nomination hearings. The military brass are afraid of how integration will affect discipline and morale. Homosexuality was perceived very differently by soldiers at other times and places.

How to Make Love Last

What causes that shift to take place within a couple that leaves them estranged from their early feelings of tenderness and attraction? Learn how interrupting defensive patterns can help people stay open and in love with their partners.