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The Ari Gold Syndrome: Can Smartphones Make You Stupid?

By David F. Swink on October 04, 2011 in Threat Management
Do you have trouble going "off the grid" to the point that you sometimes damage your relationships? Do you know someone who has this problem?

Eating Disorders Affect Relationships

For many individuals, eating disorders are attempts to fix externally what is internally vulnerable in an individual. Yet the cause of an eating disorder can often be traced back to attachment patterns that are weak or failing in childhood, which leave someone vulnerable to a whole host of self-esteem, self-worth and relationship issues later in life.

Can Psychology and Parapsychology Help Each Other?

By Anneli Rufus on October 04, 2011 in Stuck
Can pursuing one of them overflow into the territory of the other?

Size Discrimination: Shame on You, David Letterman

Speaking out against those who would dismiss Christie as a viable candidate because of his weight.

Mastering the Fine Art of Multi-Tasking

Multi-tasking is widely berated as a curse of our distractable and frenetic online world. However, apart from driving or other obvious situations in which we need to apply 100% of our minds to a job, multitasking can be a very adaptive cognitive tool.

What You Can Learn from a Blind Waitress

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on October 04, 2011 in The Squeaky Wheel
“You are about to enter a different kind of darkness—a darkness so pitch black, you will not be able to see a thing. Place your hands on the shoulders of the person in front of you. We will walk slowly. Ready? Now, follow me, I will show you to your table.”

Forget Willpower! Stop Mindless Eating (and Other Bad Habits) through Disruption

Many bad habits operate mindlessly, triggered by the context (e.g., watching TV, socializing, feeling stressed), rather than by any particular desire to engage in the behavior. So the key to stopping a bad habit isn't making a resolution - it's figuring our how to turn off the autopilot. It's learning to disrupt the behavior, preferably before it starts.

Creative Kryptonite and the Death of Productivity

By Jonathan Fields on October 04, 2011 in Awake at the Wheel
Great work, brilliant ideas, extraordinary art requires space.

Time away. Room to process, synthesize, allow connections between seemingly disparate parts to effervesce out of the ether of the mind.

"We Shape Our Buildings, and Afterwards Our Buildings Shape Us"

By Gretchen Rubin on October 04, 2011 in The Happiness Project
“We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us.”
-- Winston Churchill

SAT Cheating Won't Go Away Soon

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on October 04, 2011 in Am I Right?
SATs are gamed all the time by those with money

Lessons from the Soap Opera with a Sense of Humor

Forty years of making us laugh and showing us what not to do in relationships.

Cyberspying and Defriending: How Facebook is Finding its Way to the Therapy Couch

By pronouncing precisely who likes who and who is doing what, Facebook tells us in black and white letters and full-color photos what we might otherwise read between the lines and wish we could ignore.

Where Did I See That? When Paper Beats Pixels

OK, I agree. I could never give up my Kindle. E-books are taking up a greater and greater percentage of titles sold, and for good reasons. But there are at least three ways in which print on paper is superior to words on a screen.

Toxic Question: Do You Have Kids?

When we have a history of infertility, we can feel apprehensive when deciding whether and how much information to offer an acquaintance about this aspect of our lives.

Can You Forgive?

Forgiveness is important- it helps us heal and become better people. But how do we do it? How can we let go? How important can it be in a relationship?