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Image and Ego 1: Bruised, Inflated, or Right-sized?

By Richard E. Cytowic M.D. on November 06, 2011 in The Fallible Mind
How you read yourself influences how you read others. We spend great time and effort creating an image, and then maintainaing it.

Destructive Myths that CEOs Live By

By Ray Williams on November 06, 2011 in Wired for Success
There's some pretty good evidence that Capitalism could be in deep trouble in today's world. And long with it, stereotypical CEO, business model, and workplace practices are in deep trouble.

Fact and Fancy: The Case of Herman Cain

By Gary Alan Fine Ph.D. on November 06, 2011 in The Global Grapevine
Given the charges of sexual harassment aimed at Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, coupled with their lack of specific charges, how should the public respond? When do charges merit a response?

On Being a Crazy Minority: Anti-Vaccinationists and Anti-Addiction-as-Diseasers

By Stanton Peele on November 06, 2011 in Addiction in Society
As I watched an anti-vaccination film at the New York Film Festival, I wondered about people saying the same thing about me as they would about these these anti-science propagandists.

The Healing Powers of Sex

By Deborah Barrett Ph.D., LCSW on November 06, 2011 in Paintracking
When you are in serious pain, the last thing you might feel like is being intimate. Research shows, however, that indulging in intimacy has powerful painkilling properties.

Do We Need Declaration for the Rights of the Baby?

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on November 06, 2011 in Moral Landscapes
Most recently, a 23-year-old released a video of her judge father beating her at age 16. Such abuse violates the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Because of the vast mistreatment of babies, I propose that we consider a Declaration for the Rights of the Baby. Here's an initial list for what to include.

How Even A Flawed Spiritual Practice Can Lead You to Love

By Ken Page L.C.S.W. on November 06, 2011 in Finding Love
This short practice is a life-enhancing tool for finding love. It liberates waves of buried passion, and channels that passion to change the course of our intimacy lives. There’s no rigid meditation recipe to follow. All you need is your longing for love and ten minutes a day. Even if your focus is terrible (as mine is), it still works—if you put your heart into it.

A Friendship Reduced to a Relationship on Facebook

By Irene S Levine Ph.D. on November 06, 2011 in The Friendship Doctor
My friend has tried to detach herself from our friendship by not having enough time to spend together as we did in the past. She is always busy and doesn't even have time to talk over the phone. We only communicate through Facebook, and that makes me pretty sad.

Single But Not Sad This Holiday Season

By Frances Cohen Praver Ph.D. on November 06, 2011 in Love Doc
"My favorite holiday Thanksgiving is less than three weeks away. I always cook up a storm and my large family comes over. Not that I like all of them, but I love entertaining and I don't feel lonely."

My Jealousy is Making Me Sick

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on November 06, 2011 in The Teen Doctor
What to do when your jealousy is overwhelming

The Dark Side of Self-Loathing and Insecurity—and How to Avoid It

At the Huffington Post, Dr. Joseph Nowinski describes the drawbacks of dating an insecure person, including possible significant psychological abuse. By contrast, I've written on the problems in relationships with self-loathing people, but they were much more benign. What accounts for the differences in what Dr. Nowinski and I wrote?

Does the Job of Your Dreams Exist?

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on November 06, 2011 in Off the Couch
Finding any job isn't easy these days; so what about your dream job?

Sex from Dusk Till Dawn

By Nadja Geipert on November 05, 2011 in Eye of the Storm
Did our ancestors have better sex lives?

Does Education Stifle Creativity?

By Carl Beuke Ph.D. on November 05, 2011 in You're Hired
Michael Michalko comments "Unfortunately, I've come to believe that education is a great inhibitor of our natural creativity... To me it seems that in the real world those who know more, create less; and those who know less create more". What's the evidence about whether this is true?

'Tis the Season (Already!): 5 Simple Ways to Avoid Holiday Fatigue

When holiday decorations, ads, and sales begin even before Halloween, it's easy to understand how some people can grow weary, both physically and mentally, at a time of year that's supposed to be filled with energy and excitement. Here are a few tips to keep your holiday spirit alive and energized through the hustle and bustle of the season.

Growing Up on Purpose

By Lisa Rivero M.A. on November 05, 2011 in Creative Synthesis
When we are unhappy because we don't get what we want, perhaps we are asking the wrong question. A better question than "What do I want?" may be "What do I want to be?"

10 Solutions for Work-at-Home Stress

By Linda Wasmer Andrews on November 05, 2011 in Minding the Body
Working from home sounds so laid-back—until you try it. These stress-busting tips from a work-at-home veteran can help.

Darryl Roberts on Americans' Inalienable Right to Find Their Own Healthy Weight

By Nancy Matsumoto on November 05, 2011 in Eating Disorders News
In a media-saturated environment on one hand, and a federal government bent on labeling and ridding the world of obesity on the other, how does one find one's own natural, healthy weight?

Should Women Date Men Afraid to Commit?

By Rita Watson MPH on November 05, 2011 in With Love and Gratitude
Should women spend time, energy, and emotions on a man who cannot commit? Keep in mind that even if you meet Mr. Non-Commitment's list of 50 ideals—once you do, he will add another challenge, and then another. For you, it’s a question of risks and benefits.

Spiritual Principles: the Ultimate GPS

By Ingrid Mathieu Ph.D. on November 05, 2011 in Emotional Sobriety
One of the gifts of living according to principles is that they can support us no matter what our history, our patterning, or our circumstances. They can orient us when objective realities have lost their command. Spiritual principles become the optimal navigation system.

Outsider Geniuses: Michelangelo and Leonardo

By Stanton Peele on November 05, 2011 in Addiction in Society
Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci typify our notions of genius. Yet each was deprived of his mother at an early age and was reared in an apparently socially insecure milieu -- they might easily feel themselves to be despised. So how did they grow up to embody genius?

15 Great Psychology Quotes and What Makes them Great

You don't have to be a psychologist to come up with a great psychology quotes. This Top 15 list provides wise, informative, and educational tips about life, happiness, and creativity from philosophers to physicists to inventors, with a few psychologists in between.

Blaming the Victims

By Peter Corning Ph.D. on November 05, 2011 in The Fair Society
The age-old claim that the poor are condemned to poverty because they are lazy, or free-loaders, has been joined by the charge that the poor have only themselves to blame for not getting a college education—the ticket to a better life. The critics obviously know nothing about poverty, or human diversity.

The Roots of Today's Unhappiness

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on November 05, 2011 in Am I Right?
The modern world is irrational because most people act contrary to their human needs