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The Power and Perils of Being Born 'Gifted'

By David DiSalvo on September 29, 2011 in Neuronarrative
We've all seen examples of incredible talent wasted—of the kid who was told from an early age how smart, athletic, artistic, etc. she is, but never develops those abilities beyond a basic level. According to everyone around these kids they were destined for greatness, but eventually they learned—often too late—that destiny is overrated.

Why Women Should Learn to Ask For Help

Can a woman's predisposition toward asking for or not asking for help can actually influence the course of her depression?

It Is Immoral to Stop People from Loving You

By Robert Firestone Ph.D. on September 29, 2011 in The Human Experience
Researchers have observed that people tend to commit the most egregious human rights violations in their closest, most intimate associations. We are guilty of such violations when someone's love challenges our negative self-concept, and, in our desperation to defend ourselves, we disrespect their feelings and use means that are hurtful to push them away.

The Varieties of Religious Therapy: Islam

By Ryan Howes PhD, ABPP on September 29, 2011 in In Therapy
We continue the VRT series with an interview with Muslim psychologist Hanan Dover from Sydney, Australia.

Navigating the Impossible 5 Percent at Work

By Peter T. Coleman Ph.D. on September 29, 2011 in The Five Percent
Five percent work conflicts are extremely costly and demanding but they are not impossible to solve. Understanding the hidden dynamics at play with these problems and the various strategies available to tip them in constructive directions is the first step to their effective resolution.

Are You Too Shy to Lead?

Daniel Goleman offers steps to develop key leadership abilities - including ways to boost self-confidence.

Redirected Aggression: Retaliation and the TSA

By Catherine Salmon Ph.D. on September 29, 2011 in Ape Girl
How often are TSA “pat-downs” about redirected aggression and retaliation rather than air safety and will it cause more payback down the line?

Understand the 'why' Before You Decide to Buy

A friend recently called to tell me that his mother bought a new car. His mom is eighty-eight years old; and her new set of wheels are on a Ford Mustang convertible … all black, and loaded. With its 5.0 liter V8 engine, mom’s car moves! My friend is concerned. His mother is thrilled.

9 Questions to Ask about Someone's Big, Life-Changing Trip

By Gretchen Rubin on September 29, 2011 in The Happiness Project
One of my resolutions is to Enter into the interests of other people's lives. When you think of people getting along harmoniously – whether in a family, or among friends, or in an office – people make an effort to enter into the interests of each other’s lives.

Uncertainty by Jonathan Fields: A Quick Book Review

By Jeffrey Davis M.A. on September 29, 2011 in Tracking Wonder
Are some successful people innately or genetically disposed to "lean into uncertainty" and its three hobgoblins of fear, doubt, and anxiety? The just-released book by Jonathan Fields, Uncertainty pursues that question and offers grounded insight.

The Other Side of Workplace Trust

Do you trust your employees to work from home? Use the internet at work? Be where they say they are? What impact is their perception of being trusted or not being trusted by you having on your organization's results?

The Jumpers

By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on September 29, 2011 in Out of the Darkness
A second chance to correct the tragic mistake of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.

Collapsing the Wave: Creating New Realities

By Mel Schwartz L.C.S.W. on September 29, 2011 in A Shift of Mind
We can utilize some of the remarkable discoveries from quantum physics to enable breakthrough changes in our thinking and in our lives. We struggle with change primarily because of how we think and how we believe reality to be operating. This article illuminates a simple yet profound approach for achieving new personal potential.

Stealing from the Rich

Would it be morally acceptable to steal food from a wealthy agricultural corporation if your intentions were to give it to the poor?

Have Monkeys Typed Shakespeare?

By Ian Stewart on September 29, 2011 in Math's Eye View
The Infinite Monkey Theorem says that random typing will eventually produce the complete works of William Shakespeare. Have virtual monkeys operating in the cloud now succeeded?

Wangari Maathai: A Hero of Mine Is Dead

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on September 29, 2011 in Am I Right?
Social activism and humility made the world better

Helen or Hélène?

By Francois Grosjean Ph.D. on September 29, 2011 in Life as a Bilingual
When bilinguals interact among themselves, they sometimes intermingle their languages, either by code-switching or by borrowing. The latter process is fascinating not only because it occurs widely but also because it can have an interesting impact on language understanding.

5 Quick and Easy Ways to Beat the Afternoon Slump

Afternoon slumps are a normal part of our bodies' natural rhythms, but there are quick and easy tricks you can use to feel as energized and productive after lunch as you did before.

Linguistic Make-Over: 'And' Versus 'But'

By Seth Slater M.F.A. on September 28, 2011 in The Dolphin Divide
Can word choice block our messages? Good communicators know that words matter -- as do the associations they trigger -- and even the little ones can make a difference.

The Power of Music Therapy

By Susan R Barry Ph.D. on September 28, 2011 in Eyes on the Brain
Searching for some way to help my father, I found music therapy.

The Four Pillars of Mental Health and Transformation

By Ravi Chandra M.D. on September 28, 2011 in The Pacific Heart
Poetry, Philosophy, Psychology and People: the Four Pillars of Mental Health and Transformation. With a review of three important books of Asian American poetry.

What's in a Name?

By Greg Markway Ph.D., on September 28, 2011 in Shyness Is Nice
My wife, Barb, has always loved names. She's the kind of person who wants to know the name of a paint color before she will consider how it will look on our walls--something like Mocha Java would likely meet her approval.

Sexy Bees and Their Dream Houses

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on September 28, 2011 in Creating in Flow
There's probably nothing more fascinating than human sex, but how other species do it is pretty compelling too.