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Cain Not Able: What Was Herman Cain Thinking?

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on December 04, 2011 in Just Listen
We don't yet know what or if there will be a "bawdy count" of stories regarding Herman Cain that will now be exposed. If so, he will likely have the strong negative reactions that Bill Clinton and Tiger Woods triggered by their amoral activities.

No Wonder We're So Tired: The Rise of Shadow Work

By Christine Louise Hohlbaum on December 04, 2011 in The Power of Slow
Despite the convenience of household appliances and telecommunication gadgets, we have more to do today than ever before. Who is to blame? Look no further than the do-it-yourself movement and the shadow work it has produced.

Carl Jung and A Dangerous Method

By Robin S. Rosenberg Ph.D. on December 04, 2011 in The Superheroes
A Dangerous Method is film about Jung's life, and his triangular relationship with Sigmund Freud and Sabina Spielrein.

Married to a Sex Addict

By Frances Cohen Praver Ph.D. on December 04, 2011 in Love Doc
Sex addiction is big news these days. Chris Lee of the Daily Beast wrote The Sex Addiction Epidemic on November 25 which Newsweek featured. Whereas Lee's story followed a female sex addict, the new movie Shame follows a male sex addict. In my blog on Oct 7 2009, What Drives a Sex, I wrote about the inner world of the sex addict.
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Pornography for Tweens, at a Mall Near You!

As soon as my sister-in-law and her 12-year-old daughter entered the Abercrombie and Fitch store, they were faced with a poster-size pornographic image.

Chimpanzees in Research: Lies, Lies, and More Lies

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on December 03, 2011 in Animal Emotions
Researchers who abuse chimpanzees act as if moratoriums and agreements don't matter, as if they're above it all. They're not and each of us can easily do something now to stop the continued abuse of chimpanzees in invasive research. Time is not on the chimpanzee's side.

Do You Have an Artist's Eye?

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on December 03, 2011 in Creating in Flow
What do you get when you spend three years focusing on a single tree? If you're an artist, you might get more than you ever expected.

Steve Jobs: Low I.Q.?

By Mack R. Hicks Ph.D. on December 03, 2011 in Digital Pandemic

What Happens at a Pet Funeral Home?

By Jessica Pierce Ph.D. on December 03, 2011 in All Dogs Go to Heaven
Death rituals can be an important part of saying goodbye to a deceased pet, allowing people to honor what was special about their animal and create meaningful memories. One of the growing trends in animal aftercare is the pet funeral home.

Mindy McCready: What We Know about Family Abduction

By Geoffrey Greif Ph.D. on December 03, 2011 in Buddy System
When custody agreements are not adhered to, children are put at risk. From the media (which may or may not provide the whole or the correct story), we have a picture of parental abduction by singer Mindy McCready of her five-year-old son, Zander.

Contradictions and Differences

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on December 03, 2011 in Am I Right?
Let in that which complements your deficiencies and reject that which cancels your uniqueness.

How to Cope with a Beautiful Narcissist

By Anthony Synnott Ph.D. on December 03, 2011 in Rethinking Men
It's not about you, dear. Sorry.

Feed the Mouse

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on December 02, 2011 in Your Wise Brain
When you help the early mammalian parts of your brain feel rewarded and fulfilled it's easier to let go of longing, disappointment and craving.

America: Land of the Takers

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on December 02, 2011 in Just Listen
How can American go from getting, having and holding on to giving, sharing and letting go?

The Happy Beggar: You Are Enough

By Mark Matousek on December 02, 2011 in Ethical Wisdom
Enlightenment is here and now. Happiness too. Open the box.

The Rise and Fall and (Maybe) Rise Again of Glee

By Steven Schlozman M.D. on December 02, 2011 in Grand Rounds
Is Glee getting good again?

The Social Significance of Manners

By Zanthe Taylor M.F.A. on December 02, 2011 in A Million Meals

Money and Happiness: The $200 Link

What money does—and I say this as somebody who at one point had to pay her electric bill and her rent on alternate months l—is make life easier. But an “easier” situation isn’t always equal to a “happier” situation.

PTSD in War Dogs Finally Getting the Attention It Deserves

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on December 02, 2011 in Animal Emotions
War dogs are amazing beings. They're continually put at risk as they're exposed to combat-related violence, and suffer along with their human companions afterwards. Finally, these wonderful dogs are getting the attention and treatment they fully deserve, as they should.

Creating Advantage in College

By Steve Baskin on December 02, 2011 in S'mores and More
Parents are deeply focused on getting their children into the "right schools," but many spend less effort preparing them to shine once there. While few might suspect it, summer camp is an extraordinary opportunity to prepare a child for life beyond the home.

Can Potassium Help Treat ADHD and Sensory Overstimulation?

A study shows potassium helped decrease a patient's sensory overstimulation. And her family receives no numbing effects from lidocaine. How are these issues connected?

What a Difference a Few Small, Consistent Changes Can Make

By Gretchen Rubin on December 02, 2011 in The Happiness Project
One of the most complicated and emotionally charged topics within the larger subject of happiness is the relationship between money and happiness.