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Should I Stay or Should I Go--The Clash of Anxiety

By Barbara Markway Ph.D. on September 20, 2011 in Shyness Is Nice
It's all part of what Susan Cain is calling a QUIET Revolution, telling the world about the value of introverted people. There has been something about her work that is appealing to me on so many levels. For one thing, I've never been part of a revolution before!

Cow, Chicken, Grass

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

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.

Bridging the Love, Sex, and Gratitude Gap

By Rita Watson MPH on September 20, 2011 in With Love and Gratitude
In the world of love so often we become trapped in unspoken expectations and hidden agendas. Waiting for "what's next" we miss the "now" of a faint smile that says "I need you." An amorous look that says, "I want you." A tense moment that says, "Something isn't working, let's fix it." Or a simple "Thank you." Are meaningful moments eluding us?

Jung's Explosive Visit to Freud

A little-known incident in the life of the great Carl Jung concerns the time when he became convinced that he had made a bookcase in Sigmund Freud's study explode by mental force alone. But what really happened? And what does it tell us about the development of our own beliefs? ...

How GPS Makes Clueless Drivers

By Jeff Wise on September 20, 2011 in Extreme Fear
As we hand over more of our mental functions to our machines, we're lulled into dangerous complacency, losing track of where we are and what we're doing.

How to Handle Resistance and Procrastination

By Brad Waters on September 20, 2011 in Design Your Path
When struggling to finish a goal, project or assignment, should we muscle through our resistance and bear down ever harder? Or should we let go of the struggle and come back to the project at a later time?

To Find Work You Love, Ask Yourself These Four Questions

By Susan Cain on September 20, 2011 in Quiet: The Power of Introverts
In my book research, I noticed that introverts often spend so much of their lives conforming to extroverted norms that by the time they choose a career, it feels perfectly normal to ignore their own preferences. So here are four questions to help you find work you love:

The Main Reason Races Don’t Exist

What have genetics and archaeology revealed about the history of the human species?

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

7 Reasons We Like 7 Reasons

Everyone seems to like numbered lists, especially when they contain the number 7. The reason we love 7 may relate to the ways our brains process information. A list of 7 gets the point across by minimizing our cognitive load.

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..

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.

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.

Choosing to Believe?

By Michael W Austin on September 20, 2011 in Ethics for Everyone
Is religious belief, or the lack of it, a choice? In one important sense, the answer is clearly yes. Moreover, there is a solid argument that reason is not at home in a naturalistic world. Reason, rather, finds its home most naturally in a theistic worldview.

You Are Not "Chemically Imbalanced"!

By Eliezer Sobel on September 20, 2011 in The 99th Monkey
I just read such a depressing book that it would make just about anyone need an antidepressant if it wasn’t for the fact that the book itself debunks the entire psychopharmacological industry in such a convincing way that it would be maddening if it weren’t so saddening.