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Has Coddling an Entire Generation of Children Set Them Up fo

By David Rock on March 05, 2012 in Your Brain at Work
A helicopter parent is one who hovers over their child's every move in an effort to protect them from pain, disappointment, and failure in the process of achieving success. This type of parent is especially prevelant in western culture because we are so preocuppied with building our children's self esteem.

God Is Great?

By Stanton Peele on March 05, 2012 in Addiction in Society
No matter how many babies die, God's reputation doesn't suffer. In fact, it is enhanced.

How to Overcome Intimacy Fears

By Craig Malkin PhD on March 05, 2012 in Romance Redux
The tactics we use to avoid intimacy can make our relationships more fraught and the world seem like an even more dangerous place. So how do we overcome all these fears and truly trust the people we love?

The Internet Effect

By Bernardo Tirado, PMP on March 05, 2012 in Digital Leaders
"...studies show a shift in us becoming more impatient the quicker information becomes easily available."

Why Mad Men Doesn't Make Us (Too) Mad

Watching people act badly on television gives us a sense of elation. We can project our fears onto the characters we view, thereby creating distance from their behavior. Mad Men is one of those shows whose characters we love to hate.

What's Your "One Thing"?

The real problem with procrastination is that it can - if we let it - keep us from doing the "One Thing." That one decision or choice which, if we followed through, would make the biggest difference in our lives right now.

OCD Checking and Washing

By Allen H. Weg on March 04, 2012 in Living with OCD
Think you know about ERP for OCD? Think again. Simple in concept, ERP can be very complicated in execution. This article reviews specific guidelines that will help ERP work more quickly and effectively.

Lover Come Back to Me

Why is the phenomenon of yearning for ex-lovers so frequent and powerful? Is such yearning due to desperation or passion? Is it related to the quality of our ex or to a deficiency in our current romantic life? It would seem that various factors are involved.

5 Strategies to Ensure a Great Night's Sleep

Restful sleep improves our concentration, our mood, and our mental and physical performance. It also plays a role in learning, memory, and creative problem solving. But in today's hectic and stressful world, the key is figuring out how to make the most of the time we devote to sleeping. Here are five simple strategies to a great night's sleep.

What Motivates Workers

By Ken Eisold Ph.D. on March 04, 2012 in Hidden Motives
It’s Not Just Money

Conventional wisdom tells us what motivates most employees is money. Classical economics confirms: the bigger the salary, the more work an employer can expect to get — and better work too. But a new book challenges this....

Are You Sure You Want a Habit?

Is creating new habits the solution to changing bad behavior? Unfortunately, we aren't so easily programmed (or deprogrammed).

More on Postpartum Depression Screening and Pediatricians

Distorted thoughts, weary souls, hypersensitive and twisted perceptions often combine to paralyze a postpartum woman at a time when she dearly needs to advocate for herself.

The Benefit of Sadness

The other day, my almost-four-year-old son said to me, "Daddy, I'm sad." "Why?" I asked him. He shrugged, unclear himself. "Is is because it's a school day?" I asked. He nodded.

Did the Grown-Up Fairy Visit You Yet?

You assumed that at some point in your adult life, you'd actually know how to choose a good head of lettuce, recognize a real bargain, and be able to find exactly the right mate. Funny, isn't it?

Let's Talk About Sex

To listen to Rick Santorum’s version of what would happen if Americans were granted affordable access to contraception you would think that America would become some seedy sex-den previously only available in the red-light district of Amsterdam or an obscure Korean horror movie.

The Seductive Trap of Demagogy

While it is easy to point at Limbaugh and call his offense what it is, we tend to like a nice guy saying pleasant words to make us feel good or better, particularly if we feel mistreated or wronged in some way. The President’s apology to this woman also makes other women feel good too, because women identify with Fluke and wished for an apology as well.

Nearly 1000 Sick Cats Seized at the Caboodle Ranch Cat Sanctuary

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on March 04, 2012 in Animal Emotions
Nearly 1000 sick cats living at the Caboodle Ranch cat sanctuary in Lee, Florida were seized by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. This is no "feline heaven" as supporters claim. Undercover operations do indeed work and this sort of abuse must never ever be tolerated.

It's the Yoga! No, It's Being a Parent! No, It's...

I am interested in the age-old "blame it on the profession" technique of cognitive distortions that Americans are so good at.

A No-Nonsense Guide to Great Napping

Viewed as a sign of laziness, weakness, or old age, napping has historically gotten a bad rap. Yet, naps are not only part of our physiological programming, they're also good for promoting mental acuity and physical health. See what tips author and nap guru Jennifer Ackerman has to offer on getting the best naps ever.

It's Now a Crime to Film Animal Abuse in Iowa

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on March 04, 2012 in Animal Emotions
In Iowa it's now a misdemeanor to film animal abuse in a fraudulent manner. Other states are also considering similar laws. These laws not only threaten animal well-being but also human health and civil liberties. You can voice your opinion on these laws by contacting state legislators.

Mathilde Schleicher (1862-1890)

How Freud unwittingly killed one of his first patients with a new drug.

New Love: How Do I Tell My Child and My Ex? (By Mark Banschick, M.D.)

My ex and I split three years ago after four years together. We have one daughter. Since the breakup, we've managed to become good friends, and that's important to me.