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The Truth About Lies

By Jeff Wise on December 02, 2011 in Extreme Fear
The truth about how professional interrogators can unmask liars is even more fascinating than the misconceptions spread by the popular media.

Money and Happiness: The $200 Link

What money does—and I say this as somebody who at one point had to pay her electric bill and her rent on alternate months l—is make life easier. But an “easier” situation isn’t always equal to a “happier” situation.

PTSD in War Dogs Finally Getting the Attention It Deserves

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on December 02, 2011 in Animal Emotions
War dogs are amazing beings. They're continually put at risk as they're exposed to combat-related violence, and suffer along with their human companions afterwards. Finally, these wonderful dogs are getting the attention and treatment they fully deserve, as they should.

Creating Advantage in College

By Steve Baskin on December 02, 2011 in S'mores and More
Parents are deeply focused on getting their children into the "right schools," but many spend less effort preparing them to shine once there. While few might suspect it, summer camp is an extraordinary opportunity to prepare a child for life beyond the home.

Can Potassium Help Treat ADHD and Sensory Overstimulation?

A study shows potassium helped decrease a patient's sensory overstimulation. And her family receives no numbing effects from lidocaine. How are these issues connected?

What a Difference a Few Small, Consistent Changes Can Make

By Gretchen Rubin on December 02, 2011 in The Happiness Project
One of the most complicated and emotionally charged topics within the larger subject of happiness is the relationship between money and happiness.

Guilt May Be a Top Factor in PTSD

By Stephen Joseph Ph.D. on December 02, 2011 in What Doesn't Kill Us
Guilt can be at the core of psychological trauma

Big-Time Liars: Top 7 Lies They Tell Themselves

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on December 01, 2011 in Living Single
The many big-time liars in the news have lured me off topic from the usual Living Single themes. Here’s some of what I’ve learned about the lies that big-time liars tell themselves.

Tips for Buying Transformational Christmas Gifts

Christmas is a special time of year. Yes, even Santa knows parenting a child with ADHD requires special attention.

Racism Against Whites vs. Minorities: Is It the Same Thing?

No one group has a monopoly on discrimination—either dishing it out, or being the target of it. However, we need to get straight what we can—and cannot—equate when we compare discrimination against whites vs. minorities.

Co-authored with Victoria Plaut, assistant professor of Law, UC Berkeley.

How a Large Hispanic-American Family Stays Close

Big families are relatively rare these days. It's even rarer for multiple generations to live in the same city. Even if they do, odds are that the family members rarely get together beyond weddings and major holidays like Christmas or Thanksgiving. My secretary's family succeeds. How do they do it?

Preventing Winter Weight Gain

By Norman Rosenthal M.D. on December 01, 2011 in Your Mind, Your Body
As the days get short and dark, many of us crave carbohydrate-rich foods. Breads, potatoes and pasta become irresistible, not to mention cookies, cake and donuts. And carbohydrates beget more carbohydrates. One potato chip invites another. And who was ever able to eat just one cookie?

Hey Kids, Eat Yourselves Smart!

By Will Lassek M.D. on December 01, 2011 in Why Women Need Fat
Is it possible that what kind of fats children eat can influence how well they think? And could industrial food production be eating away at our children's brain power?

Has History Occurred Yet?

By Robert Lanza M.D. on December 01, 2011 in Biocentrism
Recent discoveries require us to rethink our understanding of history. I just read Stephen King's new novel "11/22/63" about a man who travels back in time to change the world. Amazingly, it turns out the past isn't set in stone. A series of real experiments suggest history is a biological phenomenon, and that the past might depend on actions you haven’t taken yet.

No Wonder Brain Sciences Get Short Shrift in School

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on December 01, 2011 in Memory Medic
There are many reasons U.S. education is a mess. Foremost of those reasons is the federal government.

God in Political Speechmaking

By Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D. on December 01, 2011 in The Me in We
Nothing gets us in the gut like Jesus. U.S. Political leaders use hidden religious references to rouse our most primitive emotional states and activate our earliest childhood experiences.