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Loving Three People at the Same Time

Many people say that they were able to romantically love two people at the same time and that they actually had done so. When asked whether they would agree to their partner also having another romantic partner, they were less enthusiastic about this. For some reason, those who gladly have an affair are less enthusiastic about their lover enjoying a similar such affair. When asked about the possibility of loving three people at the same time, a great deal more doubts were expressed.  

Free Website Manual Saves Life of a Bullying Victim

By Izzy Kalman on July 10, 2009 in Resilience to Bullying
Bullied kids continue committing suicide despite intensive anti-bullying policies in schools. One articulate mother with a PhD describes how my free website manual saved her son from suicide as a result of bullying, when all the schools' efforts failed.

The Biology of Psychotherapy

By Elias Aboujaoude M.D. on July 10, 2009 in Compulsive Acts
Brain imaging studies are showing that a form of therapy known as cognitive behavioral therapy produces changes in the brain that are similar to what Prozac-like drugs do. What does this tell us about how psychotherapy works?

AudioBoo - Part Podcast, Part Blog, Part Tweet

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on July 09, 2009 in Don't Delay
Gotta an iPhone and a few minutes? Then audioBoo.

Why We Love Celebrities: Psychological Analysis

By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on July 09, 2009 in Insight Is 20/20
Do you care about the personal lives of celebrities?

Take A Time Management Tip From Pez Candy

By Karen Leland on July 09, 2009 in The Perfect Blend
Most people today approach their to-do list like it's a box of chocolates (and not in the somewhat endearing Forest Gump "lefe is leke a bax o' chokolates" way). No, we take a small nibble out of a caramel cream and dump the remains back in the box or grab a bite of a chocolate-covered cherry and then discard it to its holding place next to theEnglish toffee. 

Gaze Raising

By Shelagh Robinson Ph.D. on July 09, 2009 in
Star-gazer or navel-gazer? It's not either/ or, but patterns and tendencies - explore the activities at the end of this blog to see yours.  
Michael Jackson's Memorial: Love is for the living

Michael Jackson's Memorial: Love is for the living

By Stanton Peele on July 09, 2009 in Addiction in Society
So many people professed their love for Michael Jackson at his memorial service (including one of his children), so many people claimed to care about him, it's surprising he seemed so alone.  One of the most affecting tributes at the ceremony was from old friend Brooke Shields who, tearfully, gestured to the heavens where Jackson was undoubtedly looking down on this outpouring of love towards him. Afterwards, Shields told reporters she had last seen Jackson in 1991.  As for his daughter Paris' moving expression of love - it should have been the best antidote to Jackson's drug addiction.

Animals Can Be Ambassadors For Forgiveness, Generosity, Peace, Trust, and Hope

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on July 08, 2009 in Animal Emotions
Jasper is a moon bear. I try to practice what he teaches. Jethro was my long-time companion dog, and I also try to incorporate his lessons about compassion and love into my life. Jasper, Jethro, and many other amazing animal beings teach us numerous lessons about forgiveness, generosity, dignity, peace, trust, and love. We must listen to them carefully and incorporate them into our lives. 

In A Bad Economy Is Any Employment Good?

Bad economic times can force us into careers we wouldn't normally choose.

Bad Moods Can Be Good for You!

Finding ways to make our bad moods work good in our lives involves paying attention to how they shape our experiences.

Do the Laws of Physics Permit Any Exceptions?

By Roy F Baumeister on July 08, 2009 in Cultural Animal
If meaning, symbolism, and social reality are real AND are not physical things, then not all reality is physical.

Train Your Attention: Two Easy Strategies to Get Started

No secret in the worlds of athletics and meditative arts, visualization and reflection are two attention building techniques that date back millenniums. 

Are Your Daydreams Stuck in a Rut?

By Amy Fries on July 07, 2009 in The Power of Daydreaming
Daydreaming and fantasizing are great ways to explore options, escape the routines of daily life, and find outlets for intense emotion. But sometimes even your daydreams can get stuck in a rut. Check out seven ways to jump-start your imagination.

The problems with transhumanism

By Massimo Pigliucci on July 07, 2009 in Rationally Speaking
I have pondered writing about the transhumanism movement for a while, and the opportunity has finally landed on my desktop when I read a brief article by Kyle Munkittrick of the Institute for Emerging Ethics & Technologies. The article is in the form of a FAQ expressly addressing the question of whether aging is a moral good, and in it Munkittrick briefly explains and (thinks that he) refutes some of the standard arguments against transhumanism. Let’s take a look.

Taming a Tough Boss without Losing Your Job

Need to tame a tough boss, but afraid of losing your job? You can take steps to help recession-proof your position through humanizing techniques. You can diffuse and disarm tension by deploying some time-honored skills with your stressed out Terrible Office Tyrant (TOT) that help bolster your relationship and job.

The Waste of Michael Jackson

By Stanton Peele on July 07, 2009 in Addiction in Society
As we acknowledge Michael Jackson's passing, we can reflect on his waste of his talent, time, money, health, and racial identity.

Holding Becky's Hand

 When a person is wounded, they lose more than their health. They lose the ability to assess how well they are doing, where they stand, along with the perspective of where they will be in, say, a year.

Coordinating Your Aging Parents' Needs

By Dan Tobin M.D. on July 06, 2009 in The Caregiver
Find practical solutions to caring for aging parents.

The Failure Interview Series

By Jay Dixit on July 06, 2009 in Brainstorm