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How to Walk Against the Wind

By Carolyn L Rubenstein on March 23, 2010 in Now Is Everything

Are You Single at Heart?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on March 23, 2010 in Living Single
To be single at heart, I think, means that you see yourself as single. Your life may or may not include the occasional romantic relationship, and you may or may not live alone or want to live alone, but you don't aspire to live as part of a couple (married or otherwise) for the long term.

You Know That You're Ignorant? Lucky!

By Robert Wicks Ph.D. on March 23, 2010 in The Resilient Life

“Happiness is a Choice.” True or False? Plus the Weekly video.

By Gretchen Rubin on March 23, 2010 in The Happiness Project
People often tell me is that “Happiness is a choice.” They say this with such emphasis, and such conviction, that I can tell that this is a very meaningful insight for them; it’s also one of the most widespread observations about happiness. I understand what this means. But for me – and I’m just speaking for myself – it’s very hard to put that observation into practice. “I wake up every morning and decide to be happy,” one person said to me. I can’t really do that. It’s too…huge.

Cash and Calories

By William Poundstone on March 23, 2010 in Priceless
Obama's health care bill says restaurants must post calories on the menu. "Nanny state" intrusion? Not according to the restaurant industry, which supports the new regulation. The reason may have less to do with waistlnes than the bottom line.

Top 10 Reasons Why Mindfulness is Cool

By Jonathan S. Kaplan Ph.D. on March 23, 2010 in Urban Mindfulness
Within psychology, mindfulness has been growing in popularity over the past few decades. It's been described as awareness, an openness to our experiences, and objective observation (among other things). But, what is it about mindfulness that makes it so great?

Forgot My Name? Your Competition Didn't

By LisaMarie Luccioni M.A., AICI, CIP on March 23, 2010 in The Image Professor

The Gift

By Peter J. Rappa M.D. on March 23, 2010 in Healing Inside Out
A tale of Creation and Opportunity.

Dogs and Islam: The Devil and the Seeing-Eye Dog

Dogs are mentioned five times in the Koran, and never described as unclean.

Headcase Etc: Apologizes for My Insignificance

By Eric Jaffe on March 23, 2010 in Headcase
This week's Headcase Etc reveals "science's dirtiest secret" and the secrets to happiness.

Do Men and Women Lead Differently? Who's Better?

Do male and female leaders lead differently? Are they perceived as being different, or are the differences real?

Help - my boss makes me miserable at work!

By Jessica Pryce-Jones on March 22, 2010 in Happiness at Work
Does your boss make you unhappy? Find out how to make things better for yourself.

Why Liberals Are More Intelligent Than Conservatives

By Satoshi Kanazawa on March 22, 2010 in The Scientific Fundamentalist
Harriet Hayes:  I don’t even know what the sides are in the culture wars. 
Creating Creatively
Face the Music
I Got Rhythm
Music on My Mind

Let's get amoebic: The charitable slime mold as a model for facing climate change

By Jamil Zaki Ph.D. on March 21, 2010 in Your Brain On Us
A dirty, but heroic protozoan could revamp our hopes of climate reform.

Interactive Presentations: Avoiding the Audience “Dead Zone”

By David F. Swink on March 21, 2010 in Threat Management
Many great speakers have experienced the audience "dead zone." Facilitating large group interaction calls for a very different skill set than giving a speech or meeting with a small group. It requires reading the group, scanning the non-verbals of the participants, and creating a safe environment for interaction.
He's Not That Into You--Anymore
To Tell the Truth
Love Signals
The Neck-ed Truth

How to Unplug From Technology

By Gretchen Rubin on March 20, 2010 in The Happiness Project
When I talk to people about happiness, one issue comes up over and over: managing technology. I’m a huge believer in the ability of the internet, Facebook, Twitter, email, texting, talking on the phone, and all the rest to add to happiness – when used properly. However, technology is a good servant but a bad master.
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Decoding Hidden Meaning in Your Daydreams

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on March 20, 2010 in Off the Couch
Difficult choice to make? Understanding some of the coded meanings of your daydreams can help you decide.

"Rage, Love, Hatred" Figure in Lawsuit by Lady Gaga's Ex

By Anneli Rufus on March 19, 2010 in Stuck
We are an emotional nation. We are also a litigious nation. When we mix emotions with lawsuits, we are arguably at our most American: stuck in our feelings, seeing vengeance and retribution as what seem to be our only reasonable means of escape. Today it is being reported that Lady Gaga's former boyfriend, producer and business partner is suing the pop star for $30.5 million, claiming she rejected him after he created her lucrative persona.