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If and When to Have Your Babies: The Happiness Measure

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on April 26, 2011 in Singletons
During what 20-year period would you rather risk being less happy?

Can You Think Your Way Out of a Depression?

By Jonathan Rottenberg Ph.D. on April 26, 2011 in Charting the Depths
Thinking is useful and good, but it is difficult to think your way of depression.

Psychoanalysis Meets Existentialism: Robert Stolorow on Trauma and Authenticity

By Carlo Strenger on April 26, 2011 in Homo Globalis
Our culture is addicted to the promise of quick fixes for all ailments. Robert Stolorow, in a poignant study of trauma, shows that only by embracing life's tragic dimension, can we truly understand our own lives, and live them authentically.
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Full Recovery from Eating Disorders Really IS Within Reach

By Aimee Liu on April 25, 2011 in Life After Recovery
Tomorrow is the official publication date of my new book Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives, and as luck would have it, I'm quoted in an Article in the New York Times today on the topic of recovery from anorexia. The article is sure to stoke some controversy among ED veterans, professionals, and families.

Failure Can Become Freedom

By Lara Honos-Webb Ph.D. on April 25, 2011 in The Gift of ADHD
Five tips for overcoming impulsiveness.

Zero Tolerance for Underage Alcohol and Drug Experimentation

By Harris B Stratyner Ph.D., CASAC on April 25, 2011 in
What is normal adolescent "experimentation" with drugs and alcohol versus a process that is unhealthy, addictive, and not normal? My answer is simple: If someone uses illicit drugs it is not healthy.
7 Surprising Facts About Animals (And Us)

7 Surprising Facts About Animals (And Us)

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on April 25, 2011 in Creating in Flow
Think of morality as an organ, like a nose. Its function, then, is to "negotiate the inherent conflict between self and others." And, of course, understood in that way, animals certainly do have moral lives. Here are a few fascinating facts to ponder...

If Food Addiction Is Real, How Do We Treat Eating Disorders?

By Nancy Matsumoto on April 25, 2011 in Eating Disorders News
Studies revealing evidence of "food addiction" raise concerns for those who suffer from and treat eating disorders.

Calling Your Sweetie a Name

When did the gender neutral term of "partner" become universal code for "same sex partner?" The same time the polite response to "Thank You" ceased being "You're welcome" and became "No problem?"

You Get Hired for What You Know, You Get Fired For...

There are no guarantees or special set of questions that avoids a hiring mistake. But you can give it your best effort to keep even a minor version of Steve Carell from showing up on your team.

"It Is Hard, So Terribly Hard, To Please Yourself"

By Gretchen Rubin on April 25, 2011 in The Happiness Project
“It is hard, so terribly hard, to please yourself. Far from being the easy thing that it sounds like, it is almost the hardest thing in the world, because we are not always comfortable with that true self that lies deep within us.”

Conversations on Creativity with Darold Treffert, Part VIII:

Darold Treffert, M.D. was a technical consultant to the award-winning movie "Rain Man" that made "autistic savant" household terms. In this eighth and final part, we discussed lessons he has learned from a lifetime of studying savants, recent advances, and looking to the future.

Americans Hate Their Work Lives

By Stanton Peele on April 25, 2011 in Addiction in Society
America's leading television programs among high-end TV consumers -- "The Office," "30 Rock," and Donald Trump's "The Apprentice" -- may make us worry about the state of Americans' work lives. Why do they revel in these mockeries of the American work place?

Sugar isn't toxic—it is my weight loss secret

By Marcia Herrin Ed.D., M.P.H., on April 25, 2011 in Eating Disorders News
Many people who come to see me, as a nutritionist, have heard that sugar is bad for you and they feel addicted to it. But my own story and that of others illustrate how sugar helps with weight loss and health.
Are You a Dutiful Worrier?

Are You a Dutiful Worrier?

Do you tell yourself that you must worry and then feel guilty if you try not to worry? If so, you may be engaging in a guilt-driven form of chronic worrying called dutiful worrying.

Protect Yourself From Liars and Deceivers

You hate it when people try to dupe, cheat, trick, scam, or lie to you. Learn to protect yourself.

Alzheimer's Disease: What's Ahead

By Marc E. Agronin M.D. on April 25, 2011 in How We Age
The latest news on Alzheimer's disease seems promising: new genes have been identified that are associated with the late-onset form of the disease. With this discovery, our understanding of the risks of Alzheimer's disease for the vast majority of its sufferers has taken a step forward. But what does this mean, practically speaking, for someone today?
Can Men and Women Be Friends?
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Why Can't You Get Over Your Bad Boyfriend?

Having an unresolved Bad Boyfriend issue is like carrying around credit card debt. He's one of those store credit cards you only got to get the discount, which can still show up and wreck your rating.
Are You a Synesthete?

Are You a Synesthete?

By Darya L. Zabelina M. S. on April 24, 2011 in Finding Butterfly
I must admit, I am a conceptual synesthete. Two is a nice light cream color; three is bright green; four is beige with a bit of light brown; five is definitely blood red; seven is ice blue. Eight wants to be something, but it’s difficult… Nine is dark, almost black.

The Science of Love: Personality & Romantic Preferences

Can personality explain individual differences in romantic preferences?