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When You're in Love with a Statue

What Central Park sculptures have to say about love, hate, and memory.

Genetic Testing for Freshmen?

By Pete Shanks on May 26, 2010 in Genetic Crossroads
The University of California, Berkeley has decided to offer this year's freshmen "the opportunity to find out what they're made of -- genetically speaking -- courtesy of the College's On the Same Page program."

Not enough hours in the day? No time for friends? Read on...

How many times have you felt that there simply aren't enough hours in the day? Or perhaps, thought you really would like to spend more time with girlfriends but don't have the time?If feelings like these haunt you, you'll want to read Laura Vanderkam's inspiring new book, 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think (Portfolio, 2010). Based on interviews with happy and successful people who have mastered the art, Laura provides practical tips to manage the ample time you have so your life and your relationships are more satisfying and efficient. I was delighted to interview Laura about the book and its relevance to female friendships.
Many Faces of the Pleaser
Being The Doormat
The Good Guy Contract
Just Say No

Rigging Kids’ Brains for Happy Memories

When I was in fifth grade, I was teased ruthlessly each morning on the bus to school. I had frizzy hair I tried to style like Farrah Faucet’s and buck teeth. I was awkward and had a tendency to brown-nose. Worst of all, my bus stop was the last one, giving the mean kids ample time to plot how they would torture me. (A favorite was simply to throw berries at me.)

BP: Why can't they say they are sorry and trying to make sure it will never happen again?

By Robert I. Sutton on May 25, 2010 in Work Matters
Why BP's Cold Language and Finger-Pointing Will Hurt Them in the End

Preventive Medicine for the Rich and Famous

By Shantanu Nundy M.D. on May 25, 2010 in Beyond Apples

Two Steps Forward for America’s Health

The fine print of the 2010 Health Care Reform bill is still being analyzed. Shortcomings and limitations are being uncovered. But a new report from the Commonwealth Fund showed that there will be immense and immediate gains for young adults.

Be In Your Body

By Lissa Rankin M.D. on May 25, 2010 in Owning Pink
So here I am, after nearly two decades of living in my mind, learning to reinhabit my body.

The Attack of the Birds

By Ira Hyman Ph.D. on May 25, 2010 in Mental Mishaps
I've become a character in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller "The Birds." I don't remember auditioning for the part. I always thought the birds were my friends. But this spring, the birds have attacked. 

Earth Rx: An Amazing Solution for Pain and Stress

By Stephen T Sinatra M.D., F.A.C.C. on May 25, 2010 in Heart Health

New Cuddly Puppy Toy Teaches Kids to Swear—or Worse: Misperceiving the Sounds in Our World

Some parents believe that a cuddly puppy shaped musical toy sings songs with rude sexually explicit lyrics. Is this simply a misperception based on the perceptual set of vigilant, protective parents?

How Can You Predict How Other People Feel About Themselves?

By Art Markman Ph.D. on May 25, 2010 in Ulterior Motives
One of the frustrations that comes with close relationships is the difficulty of seeing other people as they see themselves.

Why "Older" Mothers are Big News

By Wednesday Martin Ph.D. on May 25, 2010 in Stepmonster
If more women had babies at later ages, would this "level the playing field" for women? Would some of the tradeoffs women experience between work, romance and family cease to exist? And could older women compete with younger women for mates?

Guys and Dolls and Dates and Gall

By Nando Pelusi Ph.D. on May 25, 2010 in Locus of Control
Deciphering Sex-Laced Perspectives on Love
Renewed Relationship
Portrait of a Hunger Artist
Why Men Use Porn
Meet One-On-One

Life on purpose!

Lots of life feels like an accident, from the actual accident-car crash, lost wallet, third child-to the choices we thought we'd made that were going to work and somehow seemed not to. "Accidents, accidents, all accidents" cried the terrible toy breakers."

Conversations on Creativity with SharpBrains CEO Alvaro Fernandez

On January 2010 I attended the first global and virtual SharpBrains Summit, a 3-day online conference where 250+ professionals in 16 countries discussed the current state of brain fitness research, technology, and the market. In light of the Summit and the recent controversy over BBC's "Brain Training" Experiment and subsequent publication in Nature, I decided to have a conversation with Alvaro to share what SharpBrains is up to and the current state of the field. 

DEFENSIVE PARENTS: NO NEED!

By Ellen Weber Libby Ph.D. on May 24, 2010 in The Favorite Child

Don’t Worry Be Happy

By Stephen Mason Ph.D. on May 24, 2010 in Look At It This Way

Survival and Sex. Which One Wins When Those Two Drives Conflict?

(Hint;: It’s hard to make babies tomorrow if you don’t survive today.)

Learning the Vexing But Crucial Creative Process

By Robert I. Sutton on May 24, 2010 in Work Matters
The Wrong Way to Do Creative Work

Conspiracy of Silence

By Phyllis R. Silverman Ph.D. on May 24, 2010 in Raising Grieving Children

More Intelligent Men (and Women) Are More Likely to Cheat

By Satoshi Kanazawa on May 24, 2010 in The Scientific Fundamentalist
More intelligent men are more likely to value sexual exclusivity than less intelligent men. Does that mean that more intelligent men are more likely to be sexually faithful and less likely to cheat? Probably not.
Anatomy of a Rumor
The Gossip Paradox
Hollywood Gossip Monger