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Secret to a Better Brain, Younger Face and Longer Life

By Ruth C. White Ph.D. on November 16, 2011 in Culture in Mind
Want to sleep but can't? Want to get the benefits of a good night's sleep? Want tips for getting a good night's sleep? This article is a short and sweet discussion of the secret to a better brain, younger face and a longer life.

How "Legally Blonde" Got Me into Notre Dame

By Goal Auzeen Saedi Ph.D. on November 16, 2011 in Millennial Media
Elle Woods, academic role model? That's right!

Long Distance Love is a Touch and Talk Challenge

By Rita Watson MPH on November 15, 2011 in With Love and Gratitude
The challenge of long distance love is keeping in touch. While technology helps, it doesn’t take the place of the welcome table, where couples in love and marriage communicate. Is it any wonder that "come to the table" is an expression used to negotiate win-win situations in business?

The Shared Experience of a Good Scare; Revisiting Stephen King's Salem's Lot

By Steven Schlozman M.D. on November 15, 2011 in Grand Rounds
I just watched this scene for the first time in almost 30 years and it still scared the hell out of me. Why in the world did I have so much fun?

Are You a Sexual Predator? Shouldn't Your Response Be "No?"

By Stanton Peele on November 15, 2011 in Addiction in Society
Jerry Sandusky's interview with NBC's Bob Costas seemed designed to reflect guilt on Sandusky. Is this madness or is this just the way things go in Happy Valley?

Responses from an Unusual Sex Survey Pt. 3

By Paul Joannides Psy.D. on November 15, 2011 in As You Like It
A refreshing look at the range of "normal" in a time of abstinence-only and porn.

Have Compassion

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on November 15, 2011 in Your Wise Brain
Compassion is natural; you don't have to force it - moments of compassion come in the flow of life. Try to open to compassion - including all beings, omitting none.

Midterms and Finals: Making it Through Without Falling Apart

By Ruth C. White Ph.D. on November 15, 2011 in Culture in Mind
Waiting until exam time to get top grades creates lots of stress that can often lead to mental health struggles. To reduce the pressure of term papers, midterms and finals, it is best to start early with time management and study techniques that will create a routine that puts the student in control of their success.

The Apple-theosis of Steve Jobs

By Moses Ma on November 15, 2011 in The Tao of Innovation
To understand the meaning of Steve Jobs, we must look deeper into the archetype that he embodied: The Trickster.

Success through Your Mind-Body Connection

By Stanley H. Block M.D. on November 15, 2011 in Come To Your Senses
What's stopping your success? A unified mind-body connection makes success possible.

More on Review Claiming Abortion Hurts Women's Mental Health

By James C. Coyne Ph.D. on November 15, 2011 in The Skeptical Sleuth
Why didn’t British Journal of Psychiatry editor catch anti-abortionist author's blatant conflict of interest?

What Would You Do if You Were Witness to Child Abuse?

Mike McQueary, one of the central figures in the Penn State scandal, has been vilified for not going to the police directly after walking in on child abuse in the locker rooms of Penn State. He should have acted differently, we scorn, thinking: I would have acted differently.

Think again.

Genetic Testing for Down Syndrome: What It Can and Cannot Tell You

By Emily Smith Beitiks on November 15, 2011 in Genetic Crossroads
Sequenom's new genetic test predicts the presence of Down syndrome at an earlier stage in pregnancy, but parents need more information to accompany the diagnosis.

Is Sexual Promiscuity More Natural than Commitment?

The basic argument of the popular book Sex at Dawn is that human sexual nature is essentially promiscuous. This book is provocative, fun to read, and deeply flawed. Here are a few key things it gets wrong.

If at First You Don't Succeed, Try a Little Bit, then Quit

By Eric G Wilson Ph.D. on November 15, 2011 in Morbid Curiosities
Winning isn't everything. It's the worst thing.

Five Not-So-Obvious Propositions About Play

By Alfie Kohn on November 15, 2011 in The Homework Myth
Children should have plenty of opportunities to play. Even young children have too few such opportunities these days, particularly in school settings.

Back from the Black: Why Do Early Improvers Improve?

Roughly 1/3 of people in a depressive episode show a rather substantial and early improvement in their depression. What's their secret?

ADHD and Psychotherapy

By Lara Honos-Webb Ph.D. on November 15, 2011 in The Gift of ADHD
You can have all the symptoms of ADHD and have a successful career and healthy relationships. Therapy can help you achieve that state.

Have a Nice Day

By Anneli Rufus on November 15, 2011 in Stuck
To all of you who hate yourselves: Have a nice day. I dare you. This is your challenge, your quest.

How to Know When an Online Liar Is Lying

If you want to learn to detect online lying, research shows that you'll need to acquire the skills of a computer. Humans are notoriously bad at picking out liars, online or otherwise. Here are three lessons you can learn from computers to improve your online detective skills.

Stupidity Rules for Creative Professionals

By Jeffrey Davis M.A. on November 15, 2011 in Tracking Wonder
Productive stupidity pushes us beyond merely executing ideas and can lure us to extraordinary productivity.

How to Avoid Becoming a Person You Hate

By Peter Bregman on November 15, 2011 in How We Work
It makes us feel better to separate ourselves from people whose behavior we don't like. It makes us feel moral, safe, and beyond reproach. But separating the other people as evil means we are more likely to lash out at them and, before we know it, become cruel ourselves.