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It Hurts My Feelings When You Scream at Me!

By Abby Sher on October 11, 2011 in Amen, Amen, Amen
The only one who can change this is me.

Gifted Education: A Day in the Life

By Christopher Taibbi M.A.T. on October 11, 2011 in Gifted-Ed Guru
Teachers in public ed do much more than...well...teach. So what does a "gifted" teacher do? And why does he do it?

My Teenager Is a Nervous Wreck

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on October 11, 2011 in The Teen Doctor
What to do when you feel like your teenager takes life much too seriously.

When it's good to leave money on the table

By James C Kaufman on October 11, 2011 in And All That Jazz
Leaving "money on the table" is bad for businesses. But not knowing the difference between "money on the table" and "needed incentives" is even worse.

Revenge of the Single Ladies!

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on October 11, 2011 in Living Single
On the cover of the November 2011 issue of the Atlantic is the question, “What, me marry?” and Kate Bolick’s story is titled, "All the single ladies." It has already been featured in two segments of the Today show.

Steve Jobs: Outsiders, Redemption and the Meaning of Life

By Ravi Chandra M.D. on October 11, 2011 in The Pacific Heart
Steve Jobs' life spoke to all outsiders: entrepreneurs, adoptees, the disabled, dreamers of all stripes. What lessons can you draw to challenge yourself to reach new horizons? Including a tribute and memorial by Richard Bramson.

Age-Gap Couples in the Twilight Zone

Couples with a large chronilogical age difference may initially feel very similar in terms of emotional age. Still, they are likely to face logistical challenges vis a vis their life-stage differences. She may be eager for children, when he's wanting to visit the grandkids.
How will the age differences affect them twenty years later?

Bill Clinton: A Study in Charisma

Clinton had "It". The thing that drew people to him. The thing that probably earned him the nickname "Slick Willie". Love him or hate him, he had charisma. In spades.

Bringing the Salt March to Wall Street

By Miki Kashtan Ph.D. on October 11, 2011 in Acquired Spontaneity
In a few days the Occupy Wall Street movement arrives in my town, Oakland, and I am thinking a lot about what I want to do. I feel quite uplifted and so, so relieved. For months I was watching with growing discomfort the absence of action in the US while nonviolent resistance was spreading like wildfire to more and more countries.

Overcoming Jealousy

By Raj Raghunathan Ph.D. on October 11, 2011 in Sapient Nature
Most people won't admit to feeling jealous when a close friend does well, even though research shows that they do. However, admitting to feeling jealous is an important step in overcoming it.

Addicted to Self-Denial: Can We Recover?

By Kimerer LaMothe Ph.D. on October 11, 2011 in What a Body Knows
“There is no complete recovery from a fundamentalist childhood” (82).

So writes Margaret Miles in her latest book, Augustine and the Fundamentalist’s Daughter. Miles was the first woman to receive tenure at Harvard Divinity School, the president of Graduate Theological Union, and… a fundamentalist?

Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?

By Jena Pincott on October 11, 2011 in Love, Sex, and Babies
The surprising science of pregnancy.

Want to Boost Your Job Prospects? Try a Beauty Makeover

Beautiful people are more likely to be perceived as having a myriad of positive attributes. New research shows that a woman wearing makeup is more likely to be deemed a competent, likeable, attractive, and trustworthy, suggesting that your best way to get a job or promotion is to head not to the job training center but to the makeup counter.

Lessons from Ken Burns’ Prohibition for the War on Drugs

In an amazing act of self-restraint, Ken Burns avoids all mention of the War On Drugs during his excellent three-part PBS series Prohibition. The parallels are, however, so exact, so numerous, and so painful that pointing them out feels like belaboring the obvious.

The Benefits of Restraint

We may think of restraint as some desperate force holding back the flood of greed, but no force is necessary, only practice. Restraint is a practice our bodies already know.

Everything You "Know" About Stress Is Just Plain Wrong! Part 1

No, stress is NOT caused by your job or your spouse or the economy or the lack of World peace!

Why Young Children Protest Bedtime: Evolutionary Mismatch

By Peter Gray on October 11, 2011 in Freedom to Learn
A Darwinian, evolutionary perspective helps us understand why young children put up such a fuss about bedtime. Every parent should realize that their child is not just testing their will. The child, for good reasons, is experiencing fear, maybe even terror.

The Lost Art of Self-care

You've heard it said, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you..." But in the over-busyness of so many of our lives, I say to you, "Do unto yourself as you would have others do unto you." Sometimes we have to be reminded of the lost art of self-care.

Sex Offenders on the Job: The Megan’s Law Database Loophole

By Steve Albrecht DBA on October 11, 2011 in The Act of Violence
What good is allowing public access to the Megan's Law registered sex offender database if we can't use the information for hiring purposes?

Don’t Waste My Time…

By Art Markman Ph.D. on October 11, 2011 in Ulterior Motives
We all know that time flies when you're having fun. The flip side, of course, is that boring events seem to drag on. How does your sense of entitlement affect your perception of the passage of time?