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Scary Thoughts: Offering Your Support

Scary thoughts are a very common symptom of postpartum depression and anxiety.

A Good Death

By Meika Loe Ph.D. on November 17, 2011 in Aging Our Way

The Power of a Plan

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on November 17, 2011 in Don't Delay
A recent study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology along with new features on smart phones may mean a lot less thinking and more timely doing!

Alcohol and Sleeping Pills—A Strange Combination

By Matthew J. Edlund M.D. on November 17, 2011 in The Power of Rest
Did Ambien make a sleepless paramedic guzzle vodka and drive asleep in his underwear?

10 Traits of Good Interactive Apps for Pre-schoolers

It’s time for people to get used to the idea that kids think media is for interacting and not watching. Parents can take comfort, however, in knowing that interactive technology allows children to actively engage in their own learning. Here are 10 things about Endemol’s Wendy’s Giant List iPad app that would make Piaget proud.

Students Criticizing Professors Online: A Right or a Violation?

By Gad Saad Ph.D. on November 17, 2011 in Homo Consumericus
A recent court case in Canada pitted students’ rights to publicly criticize their professor (on Facebook) against a university’s right to impose an internal code of conduct in the pursuit of its mission statement. Who’s right?
Alex Korb

Boosting Your Serotonin Activity

By Alex Korb Ph.D. on November 17, 2011 in PreFrontal Nudity
Decreased serotonin activity can lead to feeling down, getting annoyed easily, or being impulsive. Fortunately there are several easy ways to boost serotonin without a prescription

Is Twilight Prejudiced?

By Melissa Burkley Ph.D. on November 17, 2011 in The Social Thinker

Herman Cain and the Souls of Black Folk

By George Davis on November 17, 2011 in Modern Melting Pot
No one can listen to “Imagine There's No Pizza” and deny that Herman Cain is a “soulful” singer.

Forget a Name? 6 Tips for Faking It

By Gretchen Rubin on November 17, 2011 in The Happiness Project
I have a lot of trouble remembering people's names. (My husband, on other hand, is freakily good at remembering names and faces—a very handy virtue in a spouse.)

Learning from Death and Detachment

Being part of destructive events that cost lives, even witnessing them remotely and repeatedly through the media, can change a person's attitudes and alter the trajectory of their spiritual journey.

So Does It Run in Your Family?

By Joanne Limburg on November 17, 2011 in The Woman Who Thought Too Much
At book readings, I would always be asked whether OCD ran in my family, and my answer would have to be, 'Well, not officially, no.'
Exercise for Anxiety
The Agoraphobic Girl
My Unlikely Animal Phobia

It's Family Caregiver Month and Alzheimers Awareness Month

Its odd that we celebrate Family Caregiver Month and Alzheimer's Awareness Month in the same month. The theme we need to take away from this pairing is that each of our loved ones feel safer, stronger and on two feet when we learn how to take care of ourselves.

What Tennis Players Understand About Handling Losses

Tennis players need to become masters of managing disappointment. Winning is an addictive upper. Yet by the end of every tournament, all the players but one have lost.

Judge Adams: Custody Conflict?

By Amy J.L. Baker Ph.D. on November 16, 2011 in Caught Between Parents
Could custody conflict explain why Hillary released the video of her father beating her now?

This Year I Am Thankful For....

By Abby Sher on November 16, 2011 in Amen, Amen, Amen

Dissed by a "Best Friend," Get Even or Work It Out?

By Irene S Levine Ph.D. on November 16, 2011 in The Friendship Doctor
Being that a new husband is a good friend -- and should be a best friend -- how do you handle being abandoned at a formal dinner party? Your partner is right next to you, but ignores you for a good 30 minutes talking to another woman whose husband most likely is sitting somewhere at the table too. Should a best friend just ignore you?

Why We Kiss (and How to Do It Right)

Are you a good kisser? Smooching well counts for a lot in dating and mating. Learn to be influential with your lips and get the love you want.

Driven to Help

By Eric Newhouse on November 16, 2011 in Invisible Wounds
Ever since I visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and understood the depth of my emotions about the war, I've been on a mission to get today's vets the help my generation never got.