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Creative Kryptonite and the Death of Productivity

By Jonathan Fields on October 04, 2011 in Awake at the Wheel
Great work, brilliant ideas, extraordinary art requires space.

Time away. Room to process, synthesize, allow connections between seemingly disparate parts to effervesce out of the ether of the mind.

"We Shape Our Buildings, and Afterwards Our Buildings Shape Us"

By Gretchen Rubin on October 04, 2011 in The Happiness Project
“We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us.”
-- Winston Churchill

SAT Cheating Won't Go Away Soon

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on October 04, 2011 in Am I Right?
SATs are gamed all the time by those with money

Lessons from the Soap Opera with a Sense of Humor

Forty years of making us laugh and showing us what not to do in relationships.

Cyberspying and Defriending: How Facebook is Finding its Way to the Therapy Couch

By pronouncing precisely who likes who and who is doing what, Facebook tells us in black and white letters and full-color photos what we might otherwise read between the lines and wish we could ignore.

Where Did I See That? When Paper Beats Pixels

OK, I agree. I could never give up my Kindle. E-books are taking up a greater and greater percentage of titles sold, and for good reasons. But there are at least three ways in which print on paper is superior to words on a screen.

Toxic Question: Do You Have Kids?

When we have a history of infertility, we can feel apprehensive when deciding whether and how much information to offer an acquaintance about this aspect of our lives.

Can You Forgive?

Forgiveness is important- it helps us heal and become better people. But how do we do it? How can we let go? How important can it be in a relationship?

Boy Mom

By Mindy Greenstein Ph.D. on October 03, 2011 in The Flip Side
I don't know too many moms of girls who've had to issue such pronouncements as, No farting at the dinner table, or who suddenly yell out, Hey, who's been peeing on the toilet seat in the powder room?" It wasn't a role that came naturally to me at first; I was slowly seduced into the world of boys.

Debunking “The Age of Empathy”?

By Peter Corning Ph.D. on October 03, 2011 in The Fair Society
From the brutal and bloody government crackdown in Syria to the full-bore Republican attacks on our economic safety net, empathy seems to be in short supply these days. Now some critics cite contrary evidence. Maybe the recent flood of books about empathy are wrong? Or maybe only insufficient.

Clothing Consciousness

Shopping for clothing can be an exercise in consciousness, and frankly should be! Here are some tips for raising your consciousness during clothing consumption.

Government Neutrality Is not "Anti-Religion"

By David Niose on October 03, 2011 in Our Humanity, Naturally
Religious conservatives often wrongly see government neutrality as an anti-religion bias.

Gravitophobia: The Irrational Fear of Your Bathroom Scale

By Yoni Freedhoff MD on October 03, 2011 in Traumatic Dieting
When your weight management efforts go sour, do you suddenly develop a bad case of gravitophobia - the irrational fear of being weighed? You're far from alone.

How to Charm People: A Lesson from America's Master

By Harry Beckwith J.D. on October 03, 2011 in Unthinking
We once thought the ideal man was was "tall, dark and handsome," but no leading American actor is. There's a lesson in this. What do we find truly charming?