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Surprise! She's Back...

I was introduced to my husband by my good friend. She was dating his best friend at the time. She and her boyfriend broke up, but we continued to be friends until I stopped hearing from her. She has always been bad about keeping in touch but specifically told me that she appreciated that I continued to make the effort because she valued my friendship.

When relying on significant others backfires

By Art Markman Ph.D. on April 08, 2011 in Ulterior Motives
Your reliance on a romantic partner to help you achieve your goals can sometimes backfire. If you come to rely on your romantic partner for support, you may sometimes exert less of your own self-control.

How Date Night Saved My Sex Life

With a change of seasons come new patters and goals. I would like to propose that having a weekly date night will save your sex life.

Doesn't matter if your current sexual relationship is hot or not.
Field Guide to the People Pleaser
The Good Guy Contract
Speak Up!
Who's the Boss?

Coping with Sexting

By Mona Gable on April 07, 2011 in Not Politics as Usual
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Five Ways to Kick the Jealousy Habit

By Craig Malkin Ph.D. on April 07, 2011 in Romance Redux
It fuels suspense in the greatest novels. It’s a motive for murder. It even has its own color.
Jealousy—the green-eyed monster. Taming it’s not easy, but you’ll find it’s a lot easier if you know what keeps it alive.

Manipulating the Mind for the Sake of Morality

If you could take a pill to make you more compassionate, would you? If a drug could help you deal with negative emotions such as anger, jealousy, and hatred, would you opt for such a thing? If some researchers are correct, the physician of the not-so-distant future may be prescribing medications designed to manipulate the moral character of her patients.

A Historical View of Procrastination

University of Massachusetts professor of history, Dan Gordon, shares a frame for understanding procrastination through the ages. I continue the conversation in the comment section. Join us in this conversation.

Understanding Procrastination: A Birthday Blog

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on April 07, 2011 in Don't Delay
I hate doing this. I missed a birthday. March 24th marked the beginning of the fourth year for this Don't Delay blog. Birthdays are often a time for reflection, so here are a few of mine about my understanding of procrastination, then and now, with some criticisms, some kudos and a look to the year ahead.

The Home Advantage?

By Linda Brimm Ph.D. on April 07, 2011 in Global Cosmopolitans

Technology: Single Tasking

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on April 07, 2011 in The Power of Prime
Having established that what most people call multitasking is not the most productive and efficient way to work, the next question I want to address is how to effectively engage in single tasking.

Many Heads Can Be Better Than One, If They Belong to Women

Teams can be smarter and more effective than the individuals who make up the team, but only under the right circumstances.

Opening Pandora's Box: The Procrastination Risk for "Optimistic Improvisers"

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on April 07, 2011 in Don't Delay
We make different types of intentions. Some of us plan in great detail. Others leave their options open, but at the risk of opening something else as well . . . the Pandora's Box of deliberation and the potential for procrastination.

A Mother's Day Gift You Will Never Think Of!

By Pamela Madsen on April 07, 2011 in Shameless Woman
When it comes to products being marketed to women about their "down there" places - the race is on to be smart, clever and out there. The question is: Do you really want to give certain things to dear old mom for Mother's Day?

Is Depression Making Me Sleepless, Or Is Insomnia Making Me Depressed?

The same parts of the brain's information network can throw up very different symptoms - making both patients and doctors confused.

Quiz: Are You a Moderator or an Abstainer, When Trying to Give Something Up?

By Gretchen Rubin on April 07, 2011 in The Happiness Project
One of the great mysteries of happiness is: why don't we do the things that we know will make us happy? Why do we skip exercising? Why do we eat two doughnuts for breakfast? Why do we buy that thing we don't really need? Etc.
Let's Hear It for Real Sunshine!
Meet Your Maker
Going Full Throttle in the Garden
Bliss by Veggies

Chatting with your younger self

By Kristie L Miller PhD on April 06, 2011 in A Date With Socrates

What’s Wrong With Smart Drugs for All?

By Paul W Cooper CPsychol, AFBPS on April 06, 2011 in The Innovative Learner
Smart drugs are just modern technology which means they are a good thing ... doesn't it?

Making a Difference

By Jennifer Hamady on April 06, 2011 in Finding Your Voice
My background is as a professional singer, which has afforded me the privilege of participating both musically and personally in many extraordinary moments. Yet some of the most powerful experiences of my career and life have been off stage- in coaching young artists, volunteering my time, getting to know my readers and listeners, and mentoring.

What Distinguishes Erotica from Pornography?

Even though many people see these two orientations to human sexuality as overlapping (and some even as identical), I see them as existing on essentially different planes. . . .

The False Promises of Pop-Spiritualities

By Carlo Strenger on April 06, 2011 in Homo Globalis

Emotional Freedom for Kids of Divorced Parents

Let me suggest that parents go on a personal crusade to figure out how to reduce tension with an ex-spouse and make the communication even a bit better and more natural – to have more normal conversations that are not booby-trapped but instead, permit a flow of discussion between parents, for the sake of the kids.