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My Problem with Honey

By Ina Lipkowitz Ph.D. on September 19, 2011 in Words To Eat By
If your taste buds are anything like mine and you prefer a spice bread to a cloying honey cake, this is the seasonal dessert for you.

Why I Try Not to Do Things for Others, but Instead, Do Them for Myself

By Gretchen Rubin on September 19, 2011 in The Happiness Project
One thing I’ve learned from my happiness project is that whenever appropriate, I should “Do it for for myself.”

How To Know Yourself

By Alex Lickerman M.D. on September 19, 2011 in Happiness in this World
In the past, I've been humbled to discover things about myself I didn't want to know: as I wrote in The Good Guy Contract, that I believed I needed other people to like me to be happy, and as I wrote in Keeping Romance Alive, that I was warm when in fact I wasn't. As surprising as learning these things was, perhaps even more surprising was that learning them surprised me.

The Racial Scoop on NYPD Officers' Dirty Dancing

By Mikhail Lyubansky Ph.D. on September 19, 2011 in Between the Lines
White men "keeping order and control" over Black women's bodies, while at the same time using those same bodies for their own sexual gratification has a long and painful history in this country. Are the women and police officers in this video aware that they are playing out the slavery script?

What We Talk about When We Talk about Disgust: Part 1

By Daniel Kelly Ph.D. on September 19, 2011 in Yuck!
Do you have your facial leakage under control?

A Hanging at the Beach House: Female Suicide or Murder?

By Steve Albrecht DBA on September 18, 2011 in The Act of Violence
A woman was found dead at a $12 million beach house in Coronado, California. Was it murder or suicide?

8 Easy Organizational Tips to Increase Your Productivity at Work

The average worker loses a lot of hours each year due to disorganization, and lost time is lost money. Here are a few simple tips from Certified Professional Organizer Diane Albright that should not only increase your time, but your productivity as well.

She’s Single, 42, Professional, and Unhappy: Wish-Fulfillment for Matrimaniacs, and Bogus, Too!

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on September 18, 2011 in Living Single
The latest survey about the supposedly miserable single professional women wasn’t good science -- it wasn’t science at all – but it was very good at generating singles-bashing headlines!

Can Men's Friends Harm Their Sex Life?

By Geoffrey Greif Ph.D. on September 18, 2011 in Buddy System
Can a close relationship between a guy's friend and his wife be linked to ED?

Does Obama Know Something We Don’t?

By Donna Flagg on September 18, 2011 in Office Diaries
What if there is a strategy lurking behind the failures?

Friends with Benefits

By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D. on September 18, 2011 in In the Name of Love
The relationship of friendship with (sexual) benefits has become increasingly popular. What underlies this attraction and is it a relationship that is beneficial? The answer to this is far from clear.

Dad Writes: My Experience with Heart Disease & Stress

My dad writes about how stress was a contributing factor to his heart disease and subsequent bypass surgery.

How Women Can Embrace Their Power

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on September 18, 2011 in Wander Woman
Women love power but don't like admitting it. But if you don't admit to the power you have, you lose your impact. This article will inspire you to step confidently into your power so you can use it with strength and grace.

The Helpless

By Laura Betzig Ph.D. on September 18, 2011 in The Political Animal
The cover of Kathyrn Stockett’s bestseller, The Help, is covered with birds. I wonder if she knows how apt that is. My friend, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, would.

Arguments That Change Your Life

By Michael Bruce on September 18, 2011 in Angst!
Change your philosophy, change your life?

Sexism Rears Its Ugly Head: Article about Palin Bio

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D. on September 18, 2011 in Science Isn't Golden
Love of Gossip, Dislike of Palin Don't Justify Sexist Standards

Are Jobs as We Know Them Becoming Obsolete?

By Ray Williams on September 18, 2011 in Wired for Success
We are witnessing a revolution in our concept of work and jobs. We may never return to full employment as we have known it.

Life with Dermatillomania

When a bad habit becomes a clinical problem.

God Wants You to Drink (or, Was Jesus a Wino?)

By Stanton Peele on September 18, 2011 in Addiction in Society
According to the Scottish church beadle I encountered, God wants people to drink -- why else would drinkers live longer than abstainers? And, of course, Jews thank God for the gift of wine over a newborn baby. And, oh, the Pharisees accused Jesus of being a wino because of his imbibing.

The Truth About Your IQ

By Harriet Lerner Ph.D. on September 18, 2011 in The Dance of Connection
Do you worry about not having a high-enough IQ? Here's the real scoop on intelligence.

The New Barbarians

By Peter Corning Ph.D. on September 18, 2011 in The Fair Society
A once-civilized society, known for its tolerance, compassion and a sense of fairness seems to be losing its moral compass. How come?