2011 has yielded a slew of smart new books that provide some deep and fascinating insights about what it means to be a thinking, speaking, influencing and influenceable human being. Here are a few of my favorites.
"Warrior" is about two blue-collar brothers, Brendan and Tommy, who ascend to fame and success in the world of Ultimate Fighting (UFC).But below the grotesque veneer of intense hand to hand combat, this is a movie about willpower.
Recently, sixty-eight-year-old clinical psychologist Dr. Marsha Linehan, famous for her fusion of spiritual, cognitive and behavioral treatment known as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, made a shocking and courageous public confession: Linehan has suffered from what she believes to be Borderline Personality Disorder all her adult life.
LiveScience asked me, and a bunch of other, more interesting psychologists, what New Year's resolutions we should be making, that is, how to fix the things we don't even realize are wrong with us. Here's mine.
If you're looking for more happiness and greater intimacy in the year ahead, here are two of the most valuable tools I know. Don't be deceived by the comfort and pleasure they bring; these are direct paths to profound life-change. Try them out, and enjoy the deliciously subversive experience of learning through joy.
Playoffs, Bowl games, and clutch matches bring out the true fans but also reveal the fickle ones. Find out what you are, and whether you BIRG or CORF. Sports fans also show other strange behaviors, including some discovered by B.F. Skinner.
I recently moved to San Francisco after graduating college. I have a tough job, but thought that the city would provide for a worthy night life. It has been four months and I haven't made friends with anyone I would like to go out with.