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Sex in the wild

By Stephen Snyder M.D. on January 06, 2011 in SexualityToday
At a recent informal meeting to discuss his new book Sex at Dawn with a group of New York City sex therapists, psychologist Chris Ryan played us a videotape showing a bonobo orgy.

39 Years and Counting: The Joy of the Singles’ Cooking Club (Part 1)

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on January 05, 2011 in Living Single
If you love food, friends, and camaraderie, and if you would like to hear the story of a club for singles that has nothing to do with dating and has lasted nearly four decades (and is still going strong), you are going to love this guest essay. It was written by the renowned historian Mary Beth Norton, one of the founding members of the club. 

Bridal Beauty: Plastic Surgery vs. Killer Gown

By Susan Albers Psy.D. on January 05, 2011 in Comfort Cravings
There are numerous new bridal T.V. shows.  How do these shows impact the self-esteem and body image of brides today? 

The Menstrual Cycle Affects Daughter-Father Phone Interactions.

By Gad Saad Ph.D. on January 05, 2011 in Homo Consumericus
The likelihood and extent to which daughters interact with their fathers on the phone is contingent on their menstrual cycles. When maximally fertile, women are more likely to avoid their fathers.

The FLAW in T.H.A.W.

By Russell Friedman on January 05, 2011 in Broken Hearts

How "Glee" and "Dancing with the Stars" Boost Our Creativity

By Stephanie Newman Ph.D. on January 05, 2011 in Apologies To Freud
 Watching TV enables us to know ourselves and our desires a little bit better

10 Women's Quotes on Courage

Need a pick-me-up?  Gather wisdom from some of history's amazing women.

Jumpstarting Libido After Divorce

By Lisa Thomas LMFT on January 05, 2011 in Save Your Sex Life
How does one jumpstart libido? Often times after divorce or break-up, the couple had not been sexual in some time. When folks get out of the routine of being physical, it can push the desire for physical closeness right out of one's mind.

Twiblings! What next?

By Barbara Almond M.D. on January 05, 2011 in Maternal Ambivalence

The Psychedelic Renaissance: The Drugs Are Back, And They Mean Business This Time!

By Steven Kotler on January 05, 2011 in The Playing Field
Psychedelics are back! Scientists have discovered that drugs like LSD and MDMA are  out to be our best hope for some of our most difficult conditions. Could "I want to party like it's 1969" really be the future of medicine?

Being There In the New Year

By Marty Babits on January 05, 2011 in The Middle Ground
Say Good-Bye to Cravings
How to Head Off Hopelessness
A New Approach to Obsessions
Wrangling with Worry

Power Balance Scam Shows Again that the Pseudoscience Song Remains the Same

By David DiSalvo on January 04, 2011 in Neuronarrative
The Power Balance scam teaches us a lesson that so few people seem to ever learn: we're more gullible than we'd like to believe, and we're easier marks than we'd like to admit.

The Year of Living Anxiously

By Henry Emmons M.D. on January 04, 2011 in The Chemistry of Calm
No one resolves to create a more stressful life. Yet without knowing it that is exactly what many of us do every day. How do we do it? How can we avoid it?

"How Could You?": The Fan's Response To Athletes Behaving Badly

By Leeja Carter on January 04, 2011 in The Inner Athlete
When athletes transgress, the fan is confronted with conflicting views of the athlete. This cognitive conflict, whether conscious or unconscious, may be addressed through various methods of coping.  

My gut told me what to do... and I followed my heart

"He broke my heart." "The hairs on the back of my neck stood on end." "She got cold feet." "Her eyes popped out of her head." "I got butterflies in my stomach." These are just a few of the many phrases that we employ using body sensations to describe an experience. Using body sensations is not just coincidental or metaphorical.

How Preventive Care Could Lower Health Care Costs

By Christopher Lane Ph.D. on January 04, 2011 in Side Effects
On the dangers—and costs—of overmedication.

Mindfulness and Psychotherapy: What's the Big Deal?

By Jonathan S. Kaplan Ph.D. on January 04, 2011 in Urban Mindfulness

Gay Youth, HIV Risk, and Parent Influence: The Power of Love

Adolescents and young adults, particularly males, are notorious risk-takers-so, it is no wonder that parents are terrified as they launch a gay young son into the world knowing he is exploring sexual relationships among a pool of people in which a sizeable proportion are believed to carry a dangerous, sexually transmitted virus.

Mothers; Find Your Tribe!

By Meg Meeker M.D. on January 04, 2011 in Family Matters
Every woman needs a tribe.

Anger and Its Antidotes

Most of the anger we know about by observation and personal experience is a vice--sometimes a deadly vice--that is motivated by selfishness.

How I kicked my addiction to the iPhone game Angry Birds

By Michael Chorost Ph.D. on January 04, 2011 in World Wide Mind
After weeks of struggle, I've finally deleted Angry Birds from my iPhone. It is a fiendishly addictive game. The premise is simple: you "pull" back on a slingshot to fire a scowling bird at a structure with green pigs in it. The better your aim, the more damage you do and the more green pigs you kill.

Crybaby Boomers

By Mel Konner MD, PhD on January 04, 2011 in The Tangled Wing
My generation has officially entered the older phase of life, and our whining threatens everybody else with a Boomer Bust. We need to get over it.  

If your Ex were dating Cam or LeAnn...Ex-Wife/Stepmother Conflict

By Wednesday Martin Ph.D. on January 04, 2011 in Stepmonster
Sometimes a stepmother with the best intentions will enrage a mother/ex-wife by "overreaching" and encroaching on mom's role and relationship with her kids

Raising Siblings Seen Through The Lens of the Camera

By Cathy Cress M.S.W. on January 04, 2011 in Mom Loves You Best
Television and film can show us a historical record- good bad and ugly—of how we have looked at the family and raising siblings—since the 1950’s to today.