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Don Giovanni

Lorenzo da Ponte led an uneven life. Born Emanuele Conegliano in Venice to Jewish parents, he was converted to Catholicism at 14, changed his name, became a priest, and seduced another man's wife.

Can We Learn Psychology on the Martha Stewart Show?

By Howard S. Friedman Ph.D. on March 13, 2011 in Secrets of Longevity
This week, I and my co-researcher Dr. Leslie Martin were featured on The Martha Stewart Show. We were invited to appear with Martha and her studio audience to discuss our just-published book, The Longevity Project.

That Will Get You Slapped! An Excerpt From College Sex

By Michael Bruce on March 13, 2011 in Angst!
Technology gives the illusion of bringing people together, when often it is doing the exact opposite. 

Yes, I Know Who You Are And You’re Under Arrest

The Days of Coach’ll Fix It are Fading, Yet the Accusations of Athletes being Criminals Remains.  This myth needs to be challenged so as to preserve the reputation of sports. 

The Pros and Cons of Online Dating

Where has all the romance gone? 
Why We Fret
The Upside of Anxiety
Crazy Thoughts
Status Anxiety

The Social Unconscious

By Ken Eisold Ph.D. on March 12, 2011 in Hidden Motives
The Wisdom of Crowds RevisitedNature is full of examples of animals that pool their wisdom in the service of survival. Man too has that potential, but it is lost in the confusion and noise of individual conflict. 

Time Is All We Have: Carpe Diem!

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on March 12, 2011 in Don't Delay
Carpe diem. Seize the day. This expression has guided my life for many years. I seize every moment for what it's worth. Good thing. Last month, I was diagnosed with cancer.

How Sleep Helps Memory

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on March 11, 2011 in Memory Medic
There is no longer any doubt. Sleep does improve the gelling or consolidation of memory for recently encoded information. Research is now focusing on how this happens and what other factors interact with the sleep effect. At least two processes seem to be at work.

Doctoring the Mind

By Dean F. MacKinnon M.D. on March 11, 2011 in Troubles in Mind

Sibling Strife All Over Blogs, Books and the Media

By Cathy Cress M.S.W. on March 11, 2011 in Mom Loves You Best
When trying to field a parent care squad, MFT geriatric care managers, geriatricians, gerontologists, geriatric social workers and nurses often run into seething sibling roadblocks.

Why Do I Feel Guilty For Having Someone Clean My House?

I feel guilty about having another woman clean my house, but not guilty enough to do it myself.

Getting Ready to OM

By Ilana Donna Arazie on March 11, 2011 in Finding Zen in the City
Do you really know what your orgasm feels like? OMing or orgasmic meditation is a practice that gets you in touch with your orgasm in a new and different way! 

Making Trillions Is Spiritual

By Ilana Donna Arazie on March 11, 2011 in Finding Zen in the City
Business writer and hedge fund manager James Altucher shares some spiritual approaches for making trillions. 
Secrets of Success
Confidence Counts
Shedding Shyness

Attractions of Inspiration and Attractions of Deprivation

By Ken Page L.C.S.W. on March 10, 2011 in Finding Love
If I could only share one insight with my single readers, it would be this: Learn to distinguish between your "attractions of deprivation" and your "attractions of inspiration." Then, only follow your attractions of inspiration. 

There Is No Place Like...Where?

By Linda Brimm Ph.D. on March 10, 2011 in Global Cosmopolitans

Fun with Binomial Distributions

By Satoshi Kanazawa on March 10, 2011 in The Scientific Fundamentalist
On the new ABC sitcom Mr. Sunshine (a new Thomas Schlamme vehicle without Aaron Sorkin), all five Caucasian lead actors (Matthew Perry, Allison Janney, Andrea Anders, Portia Doubleday, and Nate Torrence) have piercing blue eyes.

Instant DNA Fingerprinting with the Push of a Button

By Douglas Pet on March 10, 2011 in The Age of Biotech
A new rapid DNA analyzer is being tested for use by the Department of Homeland Security.

What's The Point of Staying Married?

It may be psychologically healthier to have two kinds of marriages during your lifetime. Or, to reassess why you want to stay in the marriage you're in.  

Which Made Us Human, Losing Penis Spines or Gaining Brain?

By Rosemary Joyce Ph.D. on March 10, 2011 in What Makes Us Human
Which genetic changes were more important in human evolution: those affecting the penis or the brain?

Quiz: What's Your Personality Type -- For Play?

By Gretchen Rubin on March 10, 2011 in The Happiness Project
As I've worked on my happiness project, the importance of play has becoming increasingly apparent to me. For a happy life, it's not enough to have an absence of bad feelings -- we also need sources of good feelings.

Grumpy?

By Jonathan Fields on March 10, 2011 in Awake at the Wheel
Circumstances are opportunities to define outcomes, they are not the outcomes themselves.