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Taking Charge: Shopping and Eating Binges

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on September 03, 2011 in Off the Couch
What makes us binge on food and shopping? What can we do to change?

Bible Rewritten (Better!)

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on September 02, 2011 in Creating in Flow
Believers might call it blasphemous, but Jose Saramago's new book, Cain, is intellectually stimulating and funny.

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love the Poetry

By Jennifer Baker Ph.D. on September 02, 2011 in For the Love of Wisdom
Philosophers seek clarification. They are devoted to the tedious exploration and declaration of unstated assumptions. Poets, I have come to learn, are not keen to explain their poems. They even see an interest in interpretation as largely beside the point. We are to succumb to the poem, not the other way round.

The Varieties of Religious Therapy: Introduction

By Ryan Howes PhD, ABPP on September 02, 2011 in In Therapy
Psyche means soul. Many psychotherapists don’t know that. Some build an entire career around it.

Join me for a blog series featuring twelve experts discussing their approach to psychotherapy based in twelve different religious traditions.

The Power of a Name

By Pat Shipman Ph.D. on September 02, 2011 in The Animal Connection
The day I became an anthropologist.

Four Steps To Developing Patience

By Jane Bolton Psy.D., M.F.T., on September 02, 2011 in Your Zesty Self
So, what's the purpose of building patience abilities? In a word, happiness. Better relationships, more success. Well worth the effort, I'd say. But effort, indeed, it takes.

MIT Scientists Declare There Is No Science of Brains!

By Michael L. Anderson Ph.D. on September 02, 2011 in After Phrenology
If individual differences trump general principles, then things look dim for neuroscience.

The Intelligent Divorce: An Introduction

By Mark Banschick M.D. on September 02, 2011 in The Intelligent Divorce
What is a good divorce? What is a bad divorce? These questions are important, but not nearly as important as: What is best for my kids?

Parenting: The Right Attitude for Sending Messages to Your Children

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on September 02, 2011 in The Power of Prime
Being an effective messenger to your children (which means you sending and your children getting your messages) starts with having the right attitude. This attitude involves four essential qualities that will keep you going when the going gets tough.

20 Quotes on Summer

Summer - it's a season, and it's a state of mind. Learn what Camus, Steinbeck, Longfellow, Chekov, and more said about this season of heat.

How to Get the Most Out of College

College students need all the help they can get, especially when they're starting out. Learning to ask for help is hard, but it's a big part of succeeding in college.

Vol-Divorce: That Which Shall Not Be Named

By Rachel Clark on September 02, 2011 in Marry, Divorce, Reconcile
Would the wizarding world set out to conquer the muggle affliction of divorce?

Does the Bad News of the World Overwhelm You?

By Barbara Markway Ph.D. on September 02, 2011 in Shyness Is Nice
When my son was young, I always turned the TV off when anything came on that even looked like it had the chance of being violent or unpleasant...Well you know what? My son is now grown and I still have trouble watching the news.

The Myth of Geniuses

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on September 02, 2011 in The Human Beast
There is no doubt that some individuals, such as Steve Jobs, make enormous contributions to their fields that dwarf the efforts of peers in terms of practical consequences, intellectual advancement, creative achievement, and so forth. Such achievement is partly due to environmental factors. Otherwise, which individuals rise to the top is due either to genius talent or unus

Thank Goodness There's No Escaping Choice

We are always choosing. We can't not choose, for even if we don't consciously choose something, the not-choosing is a choice. When I understand that living includes choosing, always and in every moment, this awareness is very profound. This process of choosing can be liberating and empowering as well as anxiety provoking and frightening.

Fear-Inspired Sex: A Woman's Ultimate Defense--or Weapon?

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on September 02, 2011 in Evolution of the Self
Having worked with couples for over 30 years, I've often observed a phenomenon that goes against just about everything therapists have to say about women and sex. And what ‘s that? Perhaps Billy Crystal said it best . . .

Be Love Now: A Visit With Ram Dass

By Eliezer Sobel on September 02, 2011 in The 99th Monkey
It was 1997. I was visiting the Neem Karoli Baba ashram in Vrindaban, India, when I learned that my old friend and spiritual teacher, Ram Dass, had had a major, possibly life-threatening stroke. How strange to hear such news in that particular place?

Freeing Yourself from Depression, Anxiety, Stress and Exhaustion

It is possible to taste an alternative to the relentless struggle that pervades much of our daily lives. Recent scientific advances have discovered the secret of happiness and how you can successfully tackle anxiety, stress, exhaustion and even full-blown depression. It’s the kind of happiness that gets into your bones and promotes a deep-seated authentic love of life.

What Do You Do When You Have a Toxic Boss: Part 1

Are you miserable at work because your boss is a jerk? Cheer up: You can still thrive!

Recognize Your "Tell"

By Gretchen Rubin on September 02, 2011 in The Happiness Project
Self-knowledge is one of the greatest challenges for a happiness project. Why is it so hard to know myself?

Poached: Am I Right to Feel Excluded and Violated by My Friend?

By Irene S Levine Ph.D. on September 02, 2011 in The Friendship Doctor
Amanda and Heather took to each other very fast. So fast that it became the three of us whenever something social was happening. I started quickly to feel like the third wheel.

September 11, 2001: Did Americans Suffer Virtual Trauma From Television Coverage?

By James C. Coyne Ph.D. on September 02, 2011 in The Skeptical Sleuth
Did Americans suffer prolonged negative mental and physical effects from viewing of the events of 9/11/201 on television?

Should You Look Back on the Past with Rose-Colored Glasses?

By Art Markman Ph.D. on September 02, 2011 in Ulterior Motives
An old song says, "Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative." The advice in this song is simple. Focus on the positive elements of your life. Is that always good advice?

Is It Fair to Soak the Poor?

By Peter Corning Ph.D. on September 02, 2011 in The Fair Society
Warren Buffet, among many others, thinks the rich should pay more taxes. Some Robin Hoods in reverse claim the poor should be paying more taxes instead. How come?