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Psychedelics Open the Mind

By Scott Barry Kaufman Ph.D. on October 10, 2011 in Beautiful Minds
I always thought there was something psychedelic about Apple products. Recent research suggests that Jobs' trips in the 70's may have indeed opened up his mind.

Imitate a Spiritual Master: One Candidate, Steve Jobs

By Gretchen Rubin on October 10, 2011 in The Happiness Project
One of my favorite resolutions is to Imitate a spiritual master. My spiritual master is St. Thérèse of Lisieux, and I've read her spiritual memoir, Story of a Soul, many times, as well as a whole shelf full of biographies

What Is Dual Diagnosis?

Dual Diagnosis describes a practice that treats people who suffer from both an addiction and a psychiatric disorder.

Crime Is Down, Elvis Is Dead, So Why We Don’t Feel Safe?

By Steve Albrecht DBA on October 10, 2011 in The Act of Violence
The FBI says crime is down. So how come we don't feel safe?

Embracing Columbus Day Your Way

By John Sharp M.D. on October 10, 2011 in The Emotional Calendar
Happy Columbus Day again. I continue to offer you advice how to embrace this easy, lazy, nothing-you-have-to-do-in-particular holiday. The lack of drama is what is so good. Unlike the momentous, grand-slam holiday weekends Memorial Day and Labor Day, Columbus Day is easy, and that's precisely what's so very nice about it. No big demands. Here's how to make it go your way.

Revisiting The September Issue: Vogue Magazine and Body Image

By Nancy Matsumoto on October 10, 2011 in Eating Disorders News
If only every page of Vogue came with a health warning, like a pack of cigarettes

Are You Still Using a One Dimensional Approach?

Hockey great Wayne Gretzsky was once asked what differentiated him from other professional players. "Others look at where the puck is. I look at where the puck is going." Gretzsky's perspective is worth remembering when looking at opportunities. Let's examine one sphere of professional life: job search.

Gossip Part 2: The Bad, the Good, and the Ugly

By Nicholas DiFonzo on October 10, 2011 in Around the Watercooler
What's bad, what's good, and what's ugly about gossip.

Is He Just Too Old for This?

By Melanie Notkin on October 10, 2011 in Savvy Auntie
Men are responsible for 40 percent of all fertility problems among American couples, so why is all the pressure (read: judgment) on women for reproductive health and timeliness?

Chili Peppers and Chocolate

By Ina Lipkowitz Ph.D. on October 10, 2011 in Words To Eat By
How about instead of an all-American meal, we celebrate Columbus Day with a truly global meal, a meal that represents the marriage of Old and New?

“Class Warfare?” Absolutely!

By Peter Corning Ph.D. on October 10, 2011 in The Fair Society
“Class warfare” is the pejorative du jour in Washington these days. Behind the rhetoric there is a deep conflict of interests – nothing new but it's getting much worse. It has ominous implications.

"Down Time" for Parents and Adolescents

Parents and adolescents who don't take enough "down" time tend to be more up for a fight with each other to let off stress.

Spiritual Maturity: The Case of Etty Hillesum Part 3 - Final Days

"Everywhere things are both very good and very bad at the same time. The two are in balance, everywhere and always... Everything is fine just as it is."

A Bone for the Wolf Dog

By Rosemary Joyce Ph.D. on October 10, 2011 in What Makes Us Human
A dog buried more than 26,000 years ago with a bone in its mouth suggests that early modern humans already saw these animals as special-- but how?

Confessions of a Couples Counselor

Sometimes with couples I feel like the surgeon in the operating room, who, upon seeing the spread of the tumor, closes the patient back up and sheds a silent tear. The patient had waited too long to seek treatment...

Which Religious Edicts Are To Be Taken Literally Versus Figuratively?

By Gad Saad Ph.D. on October 09, 2011 in Homo Consumericus
Ask ten religious experts which religious passages should be taken literally versus those that are to be interpreted figuratively, and you’ll receive twelve opinions.

The Agony of Victory and the Defeat of Healthy Communication

When parents teach their kids to say "yes" to the presence of anger and "no" to the expression of anger through aggressive or passive aggressive behaviors, they build a foundation for lifelong emotional intelligence and strong relationships.

Babe, Lettuce, and Tomato: Dead Pig Walking

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 09, 2011 in Animal Emotions
Imagine walking into a restaurant and asking for a Babe, lettuce, and tomato sandwich on toast. I'm sure the incredulous waitperson would ask "You want a what?" Millions of intelligent and highly emotional pigs are brutally slaughtered for unneeded meals. Imagine if these pigs were dogs. No one has to eat a pig and it's easy to stop.

Living Alone

I remember thinking when I was lying on my bedroom floor, bleeding internally so badly that I'd lost the ability even to crawl, that if I hadn't been married I would have bled to death.

Does Dolphin Therapy Work?

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on October 09, 2011 in Animals and Us
Does swimming with dolphins help children with autism?

DSM-5 Is Almost Certain to Expand the Criteria for Social Anxiety Disorder

By Christopher Lane Ph.D. on October 09, 2011 in Side Effects
When DSM-5 is published, the number of shy children diagnosed with social anxiety disorder will almost certainly explode.

You Don't Have a "Sexpiration Date"

By Pamela Madsen on October 09, 2011 in Shameless Woman
I just came a cross a blog by sexpert, Dr. Laura Berman where she was writing about older people and sex. It is no longer unusual to see people in their 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and beyond being portrayed as sexy or sexually active in the media.