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Are Women's Fears Different from Men's Fears?

The toughest cookies I know are still far more fearful than their male counterparts; the most apparently invincible woman is, I would argue, beset by wild and remarkable anxieties.

Eating Disorder Risk Factors and Recovery Tools in the Jewish Community

By Nancy Matsumoto on September 20, 2011 in Eating Disorders News
Question: Is being Jewish as risk factor or protective against eating disorders? Answer: It's both

7 Reasons We Like 7 Reasons

Everyone seems to like numbered lists, especially when they contain the number 7. The reason we love 7 may relate to the ways our brains process information. A list of 7 gets the point across by minimizing our cognitive load.

Marriage and Sexual Frustrations: Inevitable or Solvable?

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on September 20, 2011 in The Squeaky Wheel
Sexual complaints arise in practically every marriage and long term relationship. But why are sexual dissatisfactions so incredibly common? How can we voice sexual frustrations to our spouse productively? And how can we maintain marital sexual satisfaction over the long haul?

Sleep Problems: Nuisance or Serious Health Problem?

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on September 20, 2011 in Memory Medic
Do you have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? This problem seems to increase with age, and it can be a sign of a dangerous health problem..

Flipping the Extrovert Switch

By Jonathan Fields on September 20, 2011 in Awake at the Wheel
I just had lunch with a former yoga student who's now a teacher at my old studio.

Do You Think about "Self-Curation"?

By Gretchen Rubin on September 20, 2011 in The Happiness Project
I read an excellent novel last weekend, Dana Spiotta's Stone Arabia. Like any good novel, it's about many things, but in particular, it made me think about the issue of self-curation.

Do Dogs Feel Pain the Same Way that Humans Do?

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C. on September 20, 2011 in Canine Corner
Because dogs often do not openly express that they are hurting it is important to know the signs that indicate that your dog is in pain.

The 5 Reasons We Get Suckered and Ripped Off

Have you ever been ripped off, conned, cheated, or lied to, and never saw it coming? Afterward, did you say: "How could I have been so stupid?" These are the psychological reasons we are so easily fooled.

Choosing to Believe?

By Michael W Austin on September 20, 2011 in Ethics for Everyone
Is religious belief, or the lack of it, a choice? In one important sense, the answer is clearly yes. Moreover, there is a solid argument that reason is not at home in a naturalistic world. Reason, rather, finds its home most naturally in a theistic worldview.

You Are Not "Chemically Imbalanced"!

By Eliezer Sobel on September 20, 2011 in The 99th Monkey
I just read such a depressing book that it would make just about anyone need an antidepressant if it wasn’t for the fact that the book itself debunks the entire psychopharmacological industry in such a convincing way that it would be maddening if it weren’t so saddening.

Mandatory Sick Leave Not a Given

By Christine Louise Hohlbaum on September 20, 2011 in The Power of Slow
Mandatory sick leave is a given in many nations, but not in the United States. Three cities have taken the lead in requiring sick days for workers. Who will be next?

Finding the Fountain of Youth

By Michael Otto Ph.D. on September 19, 2011 in Exercise and Mood
The mythical Fountain of Youth: Drinking from it is supposed to stop aging and restore youthfulness. Legend has it that Ponce de León went searching for it in the early 1500s, and discovered Florida in the process. In modern times, the vision of the cure-all fountain has been replaced by the wish for medications that can stop or reverse aspects of the aging process.

Panic: Is It a Feeling or a Diagnosis?

We all experience panic from time to time. But when does it cross the line into an attack or disorder?

New York Times on Contributions of Singles – the Perfect Singles Week Celebration!

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on September 19, 2011 in Living Single
The New York Times just posted a wonderful article by Tara Parker-Pope, “In a married world, singles struggle for attention.” No myths or singles-bashing here!

9 Things That Happen When You Read

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on September 19, 2011 in Creating in Flow
Nobel Prize-winning novelist Orhan Pamuk describes what takes place in our mind when we read a novel, especially the search for the all-important secret center.

To Tweet or Not to Tweet, That Is the Question Part 2

By Azadeh Aalai Ph.D. on September 19, 2011 in The First Impression
How bad can it be if the Dalai Lama is doing it?

The Culture of Mental Health

By Ruth C. White Ph.D. on September 19, 2011 in Culture in Mind
Am I crazy or am I just in the wrong place at the wrong time? Do I need medication or do I just need different cultural expectations? Am I a survivor of mental health or an ongoing 'victim'? Can we answer these questions without the framework of culture?

Betty Ford- A Hero Remembered During Recovery Month

A tribute to Betty Ford--a woman who changed the way America thinks about the disease of addiction and the pandemic of co-addiction. Thank you for bringing peace to this earth while you now rest in peace.

NYC Event Alert: "Hans: A Case Study" Now Through Sept 25

By David Weiss on September 19, 2011 in Mr. Analysand
A live production based on Sigmund Freud's 1909 landmark case.

10 Tips to Help You Deal with Your Ex

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on September 19, 2011 in Emotional Fitness
Most of us have at least one former partner in our lives. Sometimes these relationships are smooth and sometimes the lines between ex and ex-tremely bothersome may be blurred. Here are some tips to help you make that relationship work without hurting your current partner.

Happy Marriage, Happy Life

By Susan Heitler Ph.D. on September 19, 2011 in Resolution, Not Conflict
For many folks the choice is clear. Far better to invest in continously building strong love habits than to risk losing your marriage. Here's a checkup to be sure you're keeping your marriage in tip-top condition.