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Love Online: Dating Expert's Advice and the Love Letter Wish

By Rita Watson MPH on February 04, 2012 in With Love and Gratitude
The new world of social dating has replaced the family and friends introductions of days gone by. Putting one's best digital foot forward and finding a partner in this crowded marketplace is confusing but doable. Everyone knows someone whom they've met online. But is technology robbing couples of romance?

To Procrastinate or Not: Do You Have a Choice?

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on February 04, 2012 in Off the Couch
Almost everyone procrastinates about something, usually, though not always, something we don’t like doing.

Immunity Mirrors the Diametric Mind

A new model proposes that the immune system works somewhat in the same diametrically different way that the imprinted brain theory proposes parental and sex chromosome genes do in explaining the differences between autism and schizophrenia.

Possible Worlds in Dreams

By Patrick McNamara Ph.D. on February 04, 2012 in Dream Catcher
We can work with most dreams and learn from them.

Ten Ways to Wow Your Audience

From an informal toast to a high-stakes job talk, public speaking is part of our daily lives. Even if you hate giving speeches of any kind, you’ll find that these simple pointers will ease your mind and please your audience.

Da Vinci, Copernicus and the Astronomical Procrastination of

Science is actually progressing somewhat slower than predicted. For example, the 1982 classic Blade Runner, voted favorite SciFi film by scientists, has genetically engineered organic robots filling the streets by 2019. Its not going to happen on schedule and procrastination is probably to blame.

My Wife Acts Like a Teenager

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on February 03, 2012 in The Teen Doctor
What to do when your wife gets younger?

My Mother Never Liked Me

By Carl Alasko Ph.D. on February 03, 2012 in Beyond Blame
Should I give up on my unloving mother altogether?

Why Paranormalism?

By Erich Goode Ph.D. on February 03, 2012 in The Paranormal
Think paranormal beliefs and religious beliefs don't mix? Think again!

The Power of Film as Storyteller: Oscar Nominee “The Help”

Oscar nominee The Help tackles racism and sexism and views motherhood, daughterhood and friendship along the lines of authenticity.

Friendship by the Book: Couples and Their Couple Friendships

By Irene S Levine Ph.D. on February 03, 2012 in The Friendship Doctor
Think it's hard to find a true friend? Multiply that complexity times two and try finding a couple with whom you and your partner can mesh pretty seamlessly.

"The Greatest Thing You'll Ever Learn"

One of the great things about traveling, especially the kind of travel that takes you to far away places where people have customs, practices, beliefs and values that are different from your own, is that you get to see how different people can be in some ways and how similar we are in others.

Role of Learning and Memory in "Free Will"

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on February 03, 2012 in Memory Medic
Are you really "the captain of your ship, master of your soul?"

Psychological Diagnosis: Dangerous, Desirable, or Both?

Assigning a psychological diagnostic label to yourself or others can harm your emotional health. It can tarnish your relationships. At the same time, diagnostic clarity also can be a great benefit. Proceed with caution!

Knocking on Wood

By Michael F. Kay on February 03, 2012 in Financial Life Focus
Our lives don't need to be an endless cycle of road-rage and hurry infused with anger and frustration; it can be filled with wonder, gratitude and a sense of purpose based on our values and what is most important in our lives.

Claiming Territory Back From OCD

Why the only way for me to keep my OCD on the back foot is to do exactly what it's telling me I mustn't.

“Red Tails:” Blackness Without Victims

By George Davis on February 03, 2012 in Modern Melting Pot
We need more African-American stories free of clowns, victims, and scapegoats.

The Seven Year Itch: Theories of Marriage, Divorce, and Love

In the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch, a married man struggles with the temptation to leave his wife and small child to run off with the young woman next door, played by Marilyn Monroe. The title of the film refers to a time in a marriage when—according to the U.S. Census Bureau—a divorce is most likely to happen.

6 Ways to Start Your Own Brand

Thinking about creating your own brand? It's got to start somewhere. Here are six tips to get the ball rolling.

Super Bowl: Battle of the Quarterback Brains

By Susan Reynolds on February 03, 2012 in Prime Your Gray Cells
Both quarterbacks obviously have superior ability to absorb information, process stimuli, and integrate information faster than most of us, and both are able to overrule their emotions under the gun—so which brain wins the trophy?

Cheap Shots at Your Partner Are Emotionally Expensive

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on February 03, 2012 in Emotional Fitness
It just happens. You don't think about it. You saw an opening and took a shot; you just had to get it out of your system. But you never considered the collateral damage.

Are You in a Real Relationship?

By Isadora Alman MFT on February 03, 2012 in Sex & Sociability
How to tell if you're in a capital "R" Relationship.

Criticizing (Common Criticisms of) Praise

By Alfie Kohn on February 03, 2012 in The Homework Myth
Over the last few years I've had the odd experience of seeing my work cited with approval by people whose views on the issue in question are diametrically opposed to my own. The issue I have in mind is praise. I'm troubled by it, as are the people who quote me, but for very different reasons.

What Makes You Feel Rich?

By Art Markman Ph.D. on February 03, 2012 in Ulterior Motives
When you think about how rich you are, you should subtract what you owe from what you own. Is that what you actually do?

Backhanded Compliments and Sugarcoated Hostility

Is there someone in your life who consistently makes you feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster? Do you know a person who is friendly one day but sulks and withdraws the next? Chances are you may be interacting with a passive aggressive person.

Chancer and Iyal: A Dog, His Boy, and His Dog

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on February 03, 2012 in Animal Emotions
Chancer, a golden retriever, takes care of a youngster with severe cognitive disabilities. Chancer is one of many dogs who give hope to those who need it. The reciprocal bond, the life line, formed between humans and their canine companions is awe-inspiring and win-win for all. Bless all the dog beings and human beings who work in these wonderful programs.

Relax, You're Normal

By Nassir Ghaemi M.D., M.P.H. on February 03, 2012 in Mood Swings
We have an allergy to calling anything in psychiatry normal, because we don't want to call things abnormal.

There's Nothing Like the Comfort of My Bed to Restore Happiness

By Gretchen Rubin on February 03, 2012 in The Happiness Project
Through a mutual friend, I e-met Agapi Stassinopoulos. She has a new book that's just hitting the bookstores, Unbinding the Heart. She grapples with the question of how we can "unbind our hearts" better to experience playfulness, connection, self-expression, and joy.