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By Dennis Rosen M.D. on August 30, 2011 in Sleeping Angels
Last April I received a very strange postcard at work. In large yellow letters set off against a black background were the words "Rule #2: No killing anyone under the age of eighteen." Considering that I am a pediatrician at a large children's hospital, the postcard elicited more than a few raised eyebrows.

Top Picks for Hazards

I recently had a call from a junior health reporter doing a story on household toxins. An editor had assigned her the topic and was keeping the cub reporter on a fairly short leash: she was supposed to come up with a list of top hazards to worry about, but also a matching list of worries that were “overblown.”

We Are All One, Do Your Thang: Confessions of a Hippie Libertarian Theocrat

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on August 30, 2011 in Ambigamy
Hippies and today's conservatives both ignore the challenges of reconciling liberty and unity.

The Golden Psi: Psychology Goes to the Movies

By Jeremy Clyman Psy.D on August 30, 2011 in Reel Therapy
Everyone who is interested in movies and psychology should know about the Golden Psi Media Award. Everyone who is anyone, that is.

For IQ, Does Fish Trump Fish Oil Pills?

By Jena Pincott on August 30, 2011 in Love, Sex, and Babies
The case for why pregnant women should eat fish, not fish oil supplements.

Helping Children Cope with Hurricane Irene: Start with Family Rituals

Post-disaster, participating in a creative activity together empowers families and activates storytelling about positive events previous to time of the traumatic event. And it becomes even more effective if psychologists and counselors encourage families use creative activity to identify the rituals and traditions that help them recapture feelings of optimism and safety.

How to Manage Traumatic Reactions to Disasters

In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, psychologists trained in disaster relief rushed to provide on-the-spot therapy to survivors and first responders. These lessons may help victims of our country's most recent school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.

School Planning 101: Advocating for Students with ADHD

For students to enjoy and take ownership of their own academic career, underlying issues affecting school must be addressed first. Here are suggestions (in fewer than three hundred words) to avoid common pitfalls while planning for the upcoming year ...

Can We Bully-proof Our Kids? Maybe, If We Can Help Them Manage Their Social Goals

By Faith Brynie Ph.D. on August 30, 2011 in Brain Sense
Children with positive social goals handle bullies better.

Compete in the Classroom

By Jim Afremow Ph.D., LPC on August 30, 2011 in Trust the Talent
Every student wants to succeed in the classroom. We all want to gain knowledge, earn good grades, and set the stage for a winning career in our chosen field. Excellence in the classroom comes from dedication and hard work. Remember, every student wants to succeed, but not every student wants to pay the full price it takes to succeed.

Politics: When Did America Start Hating Its Children?

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on August 30, 2011 in The Power of Prime
America seems to really hate its children these days. How else to explain all of the efforts in both federal and state government to take away so much that is essential for children's health and welfare. And whatever happened to the motto, "Children are Our Future?" A lot of people out there aren't acting like that's the case any more.

R.E.A.D to Develop Baby-Toddler Reading and Writing Brains

The acronym R.E.A.D sums up four easy-to-remember actions for parents to take for teaching babies and toddlers to read: repetition, enthusiasm, attention, and drawing. Adding appropriate soft-ware driven technology to these time-tested behaviors leads to happy early readers.

Can I Get an Eyewitness?

By Sam Sommers on August 30, 2011 in Science Of Small Talk
Few moments in a courtroom are as persuasive to a jury as seeing a confident witness point at a defendant and say, "that's the man I saw at the crime scene." That's what makes the fallibility of eyewitness memory so surprising to most people when they learn about it...

Everyone Wants Better, No One Wants Change

By Jonathan Fields on August 30, 2011 in Awake at the Wheel
People want a better economy, but nobody's willing to share in the financial hit it'll take to get us back on track.

Why a Hurricane Filled Me With Gratitude

By Gretchen Rubin on August 30, 2011 in The Happiness Project
Like much of the East Coast, New York City was hit by Hurricane Irene. On Saturday, we checked our flashlights, loaded up on food, filled the bathtub, and hoped for the best.

Four Reasons Why Your Boss Is So Clueless

Your boss doesn’t seem to know what’s REALLY going on in the workplace. Is it your boss's fault? What you should do about it.

Compassion in Action: Ways of Giving

Work, especially where teamwork and devotion are involved, counts as spiritual practice.

Soul-Sustaining Happiness

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on August 30, 2011 in Am I Right?
Fun isn't all there is to happiness, nor is it the major part of it.

Scaffolding Is Good, Hovering Is Bad: A Guide For Parents

By Nancy Darling Ph.D. on August 29, 2011 in Thinking About Kids
Are you a supportive, concerned parent or a smothering, hovering helicopter one? Three telltale signs that signal the difference.