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A Teen Asks: How Can I Get My Friendship Back?

It's common that friendships and allegiances shift during the teen years but it's still painful when it happens.

Top 10 Reasons I Don’t Mind Being Housebound

I've been mostly housebound and often bedbound since I became chronically ill in 2001. It took me many years to make peace with my new life.

What’s the Matter with Libertarianism?

By Peter Corning Ph.D. on August 01, 2011 in The Fair Society
There is much to admire in the core libertarian values of freedom and personal responsibility, but some of the more radical variants rely on terminally deficient models of human nature and our complex society. Ultimately, libertarianism is unfair.

How to Cope When Your Friends Start Going Ga-Ga Over Babies

By Ellen Walker Ph.D. on August 01, 2011 in Complete Without Kids
Some women say they feel a strong yearning to become a mother.

Acne and Suicide

There have been many reports on acne, depression, and suicide over the years, mostly because a primary treatment for severe acne, isotretinoin (accutane), is known to increase the risk of depression and suicide.

Six Reasons & One Cause for Cheating

By Donna Flagg on July 31, 2011 in Honestly
It's as complicated as we make it.

How to Enhance Communication Between the Sexes: The Androgynous Bridge - Part 1

In an article in O Magazine playfully titled, “Why Can’t a Woman Be More Like a Man? And Vice Versa,” author Amy Bloom makes this point quite eloquently. “Our mistake is to think that the wide range of humanity represents aberration when in fact it represents just what it is: a range.

Collecting: A Connection between Playing and Learning

By Michele and Robert Root-Bernstein on July 31, 2011 in Imagine That!
You don’t hear much about collecting in school now-a-days. But a century ago psychologists and educators took the collecting habit in children seriously – and pondered how to use it to advantage in the classroom.

Make an Exercise Obsession Healthier by Eating More

By Emily T. Troscianko on July 31, 2011 in A Hunger Artist
I link to an article in which a woman describes the insights gained, about herself and her sport, during a period of intensive training combined with plenty of good food and rest.

Crikey! It's a Boomerang, Mum!

By Anastasia Harrell on July 31, 2011 in The View From Venus

The Impact of Mind Wandering on Chronic Pain

By Mark Borigini M.D. on July 30, 2011 in Overcoming Pain
When there is some sort of injury or insult causing pain, the signal conveying pain travels to the brain via a sensory pathway and an emotional pathway.

The Three Best Reasons to Stop Blaming Your Spouse

By Christine Meinecke Ph.D. on July 30, 2011 in Everybody Marries the Wrong Person
Even when it really is his or her fault, choosing not to blame your spouse offers short-term and long-term benefits.
Get Anyone to Like You – Instantly – Guaranteed

Get Anyone to Like You – Instantly – Guaranteed

If you want people to like you, make them feel good about themselves.

Autism: Is It Caused By A Toxic Womb?

By Ira Rosofsky Ph.D. on July 30, 2011 in Adventures in Old Age
In graduate school, I had the interesting experience of working with Bruno Bettelheim at his then world-famous Orthogenic School. Bettelheim has received much posthumous bad press, some of it personal--allegations of physical abuse--and much of it professional--his idea that autism was caused by what he called an emotionally cold “refrigerator mother.”

Precognitive Dreams

By Patrick McNamara Ph.D. on July 30, 2011 in Dream Catcher
Do precognitive dreams exist? Here's an alleged one.

Stop it - You're Not Addicted to "The Bachelor"

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on July 30, 2011 in All About Addiction
So many people tell me they're addicted to something in life that I'm beginning to think almost no one knows what addiction really is. Here's a reminder.

Gay Couples Therapy: A Way to Avoid Same-Sex Divorce

By Michael C. LaSala Ph.D., LCSW on July 30, 2011 in Gay and Lesbian Well-Being
Some of you might be wondering, “My partner is selfish, mean, stubborn, nagging, needy, distant narcissistic, smelly, snores, sucks her teeth (check all that apply) and my relationship is in trouble. Am I on the road to becoming a gay divorceé?”
See With Your Tongue!

See With Your Tongue!

A demonstration reminds us we don't see with our eyes, but with our brain.

Take it or Toss it? How to Evaluate Criticism

When someone criticizes you, how can you figure out whether to accept it or reject it? With help from leadership legend John Maxwell, Life Coach Dr. Susan Biali, MD demonstrates a practical and compellingly simple framework for evaluating negative feedback.

Science Confirms Astrology!

By Ben Y Hayden Ph.D. on July 30, 2011 in The Decision Tree
OK, not really. But month you are born does have some bearing on your personality. And no one knows why.

Small Steps Will Take You to Big Goals

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on July 30, 2011 in Off the Couch
Sometimes the first step is the hardest. Five simple suggestions will help you move forward.