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10 Things Passive-Aggressive People Say

Is there someone in your life who consistently makes you feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster? Do you know a person who is friendly one day but sulks and withdraws the next? If you answered "yes," chances are you may be interacting with a passive aggressive person.

Coping with Holiday Job Search Blues

By Katharine Brooks Ed.D. on November 23, 2010 in Career Transitions
You're already dealing with being out of work and now the holidays are here. The pressure to "be happy" can be overwhelming. Here's how to cope.

Business: Confidence Matters in the Corporate World

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on November 23, 2010 in The Power of Prime
I define confidence as: "How strongly you believe in your capabilities to achieve your own definition of success. Confidence is the most important psychological contributor to performance in the business world because if you don't believe you have the ability, you won't use that ability to its fullest extent in pursuit of success.

Does Volunteering Your Time Really Help Anyone?

By Douglas LaBier Ph.D. on November 23, 2010 in The New Resilience
Volunteerism can have a significant impact on the volunteer's own values, relationships and life goals.

Caught in a Stampede, What Would You Do?

By Jeff Wise on November 23, 2010 in Extreme Fear
The terrible irony of stampedes is that for decades engineers and sociologists have been studying how to design spaces so that crowds don't turn deadly, yet the number of incidents only continues to grow.
This Holiday, a Toast to Cross-Race Friendship

This Holiday, a Toast to Cross-Race Friendship

When toasting family and friends this holiday, the likelihood is that many among us won't be thinking about people belonging to groups different from our own. Yet research shows that the single best antidote to prejudice and racism is having cross-race friends. And the benefits extend beyond the friendship itself.
Stress
How to Keep Your Cool
When Intimacy Becomes a Burden

"Did You Ever See a Fat Squirrel?"

By Sylvia R. Karasu M.D. on November 22, 2010 in The Gravity of Weight
How much is weight gain affected by genetics? The genetically-altered obese mouse illustrates that genetics play some role in obesity. Why do some people gain weight more easily than others?

"Wherever I Am in the World, All I Need Is the Smell of Eucalyptus to Recover That Lost World..."

By Gretchen Rubin on November 22, 2010 in The Happiness Project
“Wherever I am in the world, all I need is the smell of eucalyptus to recover that lost world of Adrogué, which today no doubt exists only in my memory.” -- Jorge Luis Borges

Takeaways From the Rebound and Recover Panel at the Texas Conference for Women

By April Lane Benson Ph.D. on November 22, 2010 in To Buy or Not To Buy
The panel, Rebound and Recover: Strategies for Emerging from the Recession and Taking Control of Your Finances, definitely delivered on the promise of giving the audience members practical skills and tools and I was delighted to be a part of it.

The Harsh Business of Health

By Ken Eisold Ph.D. on November 22, 2010 in Hidden Motives
The Contradiction of Profit and ServiceThe conflict between the profit motive and the desire to serve others is something many of us live with every day.So I think we often miss out on the fact that it is very different for businesses.

The Paranoid Style In Today's Politics

By Ira Rosofsky Ph.D. on November 22, 2010 in Adventures in Old Age
Paranoia in politics would be of no consequence if confined to disturbed minds. "It is the use of paranoid modes of expression by more or less normal people that makes the phenomenon significant."

Education: Real Public Education Reform Starts at Home

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on November 22, 2010 in The Power of Prime
To his credit, Davis Guggenheim's new documentary Waiting for Superman has generated real buzz far outside the usual sphere. Unfortunately, to his fault, his film is also a biased, revisionist, and propagandist take on what really ails public education in America.
The Rules of Relationships
Perk Up Your Relationship
Deep Friendship Counts

The Shalit Conundrum

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on November 21, 2010 in Insight Therapy
Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier, was captured in 2006 by Hamas militants in a cross-border raid. In exchange for his release, Hamas has demanded the release of more than 1,000 prisoners. A fierce debate has been raging in Israel ever since about whether the government should stand firm or relent.

Is Abortion Infanticide?

By Barbara Almond M.D. on November 21, 2010 in Maternal Ambivalence

Why the New Hands-Free Texting App Will Not Reduce Car Accidents

By Satoshi Kanazawa on November 21, 2010 in The Scientific Fundamentalist
A company in Boston, AdelaVoice, has invented a smart-phone application called StartTalking that allows drivers to send and receive text messages while driving. Unfortunately, however, such a hands-free texting device will not reduce the likelihood of an accident while texting.

When Did Children's Birthday Parties Become so Complicated?

The details, the reservations, the expenses--but most of all, the guest list!  It just dawned on me how truly important some of this can be...

The Missing Numbers in Cancer Screening Studies: That’s Not Health!

By Howard S. Friedman Ph.D. on November 20, 2010 in Secrets of Longevity
Recent news reports about fancy CT scans for lung cancer leave out the most important number you need to know, and they lead to a warped view of health!

Please! Take Your Head Out of Your "Apps"

By Sheila Weinstein on November 19, 2010 in What Do I Do Now?
Words of Healing for Perfectionists: Forget Your Perfect Offering

Words of Healing for Perfectionists: Forget Your Perfect Offering

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on November 19, 2010 in Don't Delay
Far too many of us feel the unbearable weight of our perfectionism. These unrealistic expectations, often internalized as the expectations of others, are a sickness within us. In this brief post today, I offer up a poet's voice with words of healing.

Glass Ceiling - The Untold Story

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on November 19, 2010 in Just Listen
We know they're full of B.S.They know they're full of B.S.And they know that we know they're full of B.S.

Compulsive Hoarding: Beyond the Crazy Cat Lady

By Jessie Sholl on November 19, 2010 in Dirty Secret
I'm the daughter of a compulsive hoarder. Four years ago, I'd have chewed off my own arm rather than admit that fact to anyone besides my husband. But then a series of health crises made my mother's secret too difficult to bear on my own, so I decided to come clean.

Havoc with Circadian Rhythms: "Light Pollution" and Weight

By Sylvia R. Karasu M.D. on November 19, 2010 in The Gravity of Weight
We now live in a 24/7 environment where we are all exposed to "light pollution." How much does this affect our circadian rhythms?

The Media, Eating Disorders, and You

By Harriet Brown on November 19, 2010 in Brave Girl Eating
It's the $64,000 question: Does the media cause eating disorders? Read on for the answer.