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Steven Jobs: The Power of Being Crazy Enough

By Nassir Ghaemi M.D., M.P.H. on October 13, 2011 in Mood Swings
Of the many encomia Steven Jobs has received after his recent death, few have focused on not just how special he was, but why he was so special. Here it is: Like so many great leaders, he was crazy enough to think differently.

8 Tips to Stop Procrastinating

By Gretchen Rubin on October 13, 2011 in The Happiness Project
How many times each day do you try to work yourself up to tackle some undesirable task?

What the Occupy Wall Street Protesters Want

By David Niose on October 13, 2011 in Our Humanity, Naturally
Do the Occupy Wall Street protesters agree on an agenda?

No. 1 Reason Practice Makes Perfect

By Christopher Bergland on October 13, 2011 in The Athlete's Way
The brain science of muscle memory

Religious and Gay Rights Collide: Who's Right and Whose Rights Prevail?

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on October 13, 2011 in Am I Right?
When you enforce the laws of the state, you don't get to pick and choose

Stress Test: Why We Need Wellness More than Ever

Savvy companies look at their workers as whole people rather than coin-operated machines. It's not a waste of time. It's simply smart business.

Teens Respond to Pleasure, Not Pain: Parent Accordingly

By Nancy Darling Ph.D. on October 12, 2011 in Thinking About Kids
Teens' risky behavior and dumb choices drive parents crazy. But teens respond better to advice if you talk to the reward part of their brain, rather to the punishment part. Here's how a scientific paper changed my parenting for the better.

Treating Internet Addiction for Better Sleep

By John Cline Ph.D. on October 12, 2011 in Sleepless in America
Is your time on line cutting into time for sleep? If compulsive Internet use is interfering with sleep it can cause problems at work and at home.

Should You Get a Mammogram or Prostate Test?

Do you want someone cutting up your breast or prostate? There are other ways to think about the dilemma of medical tests like mammograms and P.S.A (prostate) tests.

Patrick Ferrari's Winning Decision

By Nick Tasler on October 12, 2011 in The Impulse Factor
Find out what Patrick Ferrari's unexpected decision to commit competition suicide can teach you about your own decision patterns—the good ones, the bad ones...and yes, the ugly ones, too.

Living With Zest - A Secret to Happiness

By Karen Salmansohn on October 12, 2011 in Bouncing Back
Find out what zest is - and how living with zest can increase your happiness!

Four Steps to Unconditional Love via Laughter and Forgiveness

By Rita Watson MPH on October 12, 2011 in With Love and Gratitude
Those who can laugh at themselves are able to brush aside hurt with a sense of compassion or a feeling that tells them, "Is this person really worth my anger?" Keep in mind that those who are consumed with anger oftentimes just hurt themselves.

The Moment You Learned of Your Parents' Divorce

We really need to shine a light on that turning point – that divorced family’s rite of passage – the revelation to the kids that the marriage is over. This is unchartered territory for parents. They often prepare their kids more for their first trip to the dentist than they do for the revelation of their parents divorce.

Thinner, Sexier, Hotter: 3 Ways to Help Your Daughter Resist Media Pressures

Without having to resort to a full-on pop music ban or complete shunning of media, you can help your daughters—and other young girls—become aware of negative media messages.

Writing the Perfect Resume: A 5-Step Guide

The resume or CV is the first image you present of yourself when you’re applying for a job, award, scholarship, or position in graduate school. Here are five simple steps you can take to make sure that yours produces the desired results.

10 Books I Almost Ignored

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on October 12, 2011 in Creating in Flow
Even some of the books I've looked forward to the most don't always fulfill their promise (or my personal bloated expectations). Here are 10 examples of books I almost wasn't going to write about...

Reading Basic Body Language for Dating and Persuasion Success

Sometimes it is tough to know what a date or mate is feeling. That can make it uncertain how to act and make the right moves. Learn to read basic body language for the answers.

Joy Walking

Joy walking is like joy riding, except we don't steal cars, we steal moments.

The Narcissist's Dilemma: They Can Dish It Out, But . . .

‭When criticized, narcissists show themselves woefully incapable of retaining any emotional poise, or receptivity. And it really doesn't much matter whether the nature of that criticism is constructive or destructive. . . .

Are We Raising Good Citizens?

Raising children to become good citizens doesn't happen by chance. It happens because we develop good citizens! And frankly, we need to do a better job!

Can Life's Disappointments Really Make You Stronger?

By Ann Smith on October 12, 2011 in Healthy Connections
Sometimes we can't tell the good news from the bad. It's only in hindsight that our perspective gets clearer and generally all news can have something good in it if we are willing to look at the bigger picture.