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The Problem Is Not the Problem

By Ingrid Mathieu Ph.D. on September 20, 2011 in Emotional Sobriety

Cow, Chicken, Grass

By Lawrence T. White Ph.D. on September 20, 2011 in Culture Conscious
Which two are alike or go together? Your answer depends, in large part, on where you were born and raised.

Are Women Just "Bitchy"?

By Cheryl Dellasega Ph.D. on September 20, 2011 in Women Who Hurt
Lots of people seem to think that mean behavior is par for the course when it comes to female relationships, like one of my friends…

Do You Want Miracles? Be a Spirit Junkie!

By Lissa Rankin M.D. on September 20, 2011 in Owning Pink
In a world overflowing with self-help books about absolutely nothing, my dear friend Gabrielle Bernstein's new book Spirit Junkie is a cool drink of mint iced tea on a blazing September day.

Time to Open Your Heart...To Your Kids

By Charlotte Reznick Ph.D. on September 20, 2011 in The Power of Imagination
As school starts, so does stress. Not only for kids, but for the parents that watch over them. It’s easy to let our worry turn into irritation and nagging and yelling. Yet there is also an antidote: coming from an open heart.

Thoughts About 9/11

By Phyllis R. Silverman Ph.D. on September 20, 2011 in Raising Grieving Children

Why Sports Programs Don't Belong in High Schools and Colleges

By Ugo Uche on September 20, 2011 in Promoting Empathy With Your Teen
"The idea of working in a professional field as a college student should constitute an internship, where the student’s compensation is considered quality experience earned, or compensation in the form of a scholarship for tuition fees."

Are Women's Fears Different from Men's Fears?

The toughest cookies I know are still far more fearful than their male counterparts; the most apparently invincible woman is, I would argue, beset by wild and remarkable anxieties.

Eating Disorder Risk Factors and Recovery Tools in the Jewish Community

By Nancy Matsumoto on September 20, 2011 in Eating Disorders News
Question: Is being Jewish as risk factor or protective against eating disorders? Answer: It's both

Marriage and Sexual Frustrations: Inevitable or Solvable?

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on September 20, 2011 in The Squeaky Wheel
Sexual complaints arise in practically every marriage and long term relationship. But why are sexual dissatisfactions so incredibly common? How can we voice sexual frustrations to our spouse productively? And how can we maintain marital sexual satisfaction over the long haul?

Sleep Problems: Nuisance or Serious Health Problem?

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on September 20, 2011 in Memory Medic
Do you have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? This problem seems to increase with age, and it can be a sign of a dangerous health problem..

Mindfulness: The Basics

By Jonathan S. Kaplan Ph.D. on September 20, 2011 in Urban Mindfulness

Flipping the Extrovert Switch

By Jonathan Fields on September 20, 2011 in Awake at the Wheel
I just had lunch with a former yoga student who's now a teacher at my old studio.

Do You Think about "Self-Curation"?

By Gretchen Rubin on September 20, 2011 in The Happiness Project
I read an excellent novel last weekend, Dana Spiotta's Stone Arabia. Like any good novel, it's about many things, but in particular, it made me think about the issue of self-curation.

Do Dogs Feel Pain the Same Way that Humans Do?

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C. on September 20, 2011 in Canine Corner
Because dogs often do not openly express that they are hurting it is important to know the signs that indicate that your dog is in pain.
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The 5 Reasons We Get Suckered and Ripped Off

Have you ever been ripped off, conned, cheated, or lied to, and never saw it coming? Afterward, did you say: "How could I have been so stupid?" These are the psychological reasons we are so easily fooled.

Mandatory Sick Leave Not a Given

By Christine Louise Hohlbaum on September 20, 2011 in The Power of Slow
Mandatory sick leave is a given in many nations, but not in the United States. Three cities have taken the lead in requiring sick days for workers. Who will be next?

Sarah Palin: Desperate for Attention, At What Cost?

By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on September 19, 2011 in Insight Is 20/20
Sarah Palin gets gratified by agitating others. Who is she hurting?
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Panic: Is It a Feeling or a Diagnosis?

We all experience panic from time to time. But when does it cross the line into an attack or disorder?

New York Times on Contributions of Singles – the Perfect Singles Week Celebration!

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on September 19, 2011 in Living Single
The New York Times just posted a wonderful article by Tara Parker-Pope, “In a married world, singles struggle for attention.” No myths or singles-bashing here!
9 Things That Happen When You Read

9 Things That Happen When You Read

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on September 19, 2011 in Creating in Flow
Nobel Prize-winning novelist Orhan Pamuk describes what takes place in our mind when we read a novel, especially the search for the all-important secret center.

To Tweet or Not to Tweet, That Is the Question Part 2

By Azadeh Aalai Ph.D. on September 19, 2011 in The First Impression
How bad can it be if the Dalai Lama is doing it?

The Culture of Mental Health

By Ruth C. White Ph.D. on September 19, 2011 in Culture in Mind
Am I crazy or am I just in the wrong place at the wrong time? Do I need medication or do I just need different cultural expectations? Am I a survivor of mental health or an ongoing 'victim'? Can we answer these questions without the framework of culture?

NYC Event Alert: "Hans: A Case Study" Now Through Sept 25

By David Weiss on September 19, 2011 in Mr. Analysand
A live production based on Sigmund Freud's 1909 landmark case.