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It's Good, It's Bad, It's Everywhere

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on November 19, 2011 in Am I Right?
No one way to ethics answers all the problems raised by social living

Work, Friendship and Kids: What a Toxic Mess...

By Irene S Levine Ph.D. on November 18, 2011 in The Friendship Doctor
Hi Irene,

I work for a business that represents some former friends. They have a nine-year-old daughter who was a BFF with our nine-year-old daughter. Over the summer, the friends offered to care for our daughter one day a week while I was at work. It all started out almost too well, with tons of energy and generosity.

Do You Have an Extreme Job?

Are you living the American dream on steroids? Answer these ten questions to determine if you have an extreme job, and more importantly what you should do about it.

Protecting Our Children from Predators

By Kathryn Seifert on November 18, 2011 in Stop The Cycle
Sexual predators are not often strangers. They are people known to the child and family and they have often groomed parents and children to trust them. How do we protect our children from the deceivers that are next door and in the school or church? How do we know who can be trusted?

*Ten Tips for Staying in a Borderline Relationship

By Randi Kreger on November 18, 2011 in Stop Walking on Eggshells
Many people want to remain connected to their borderline family member. Here are 10 hints you'll want to keep in mind to stay balanced.

Insider Interview with Ph.D. Admissions Committee Chair

By Laura E. Buffardi Ph.D. on November 18, 2011 in Grad School Guru
A *must read* for those applying to Ph.D. programs

Get Even By Getting Even Happier

Darren was furious. Claudia too couldn't understand why her new husband Darren's family hadn't invited them to their recent dinner party. Worse, her in-laws had tried to keep the party a secret from them. Darren was so upset, he couldn't stop talking about it. It would ruin his Christmas. How could they get even?

1Q84: Living in a World With Two Moons

By Judith Eve Lipton M.D. on November 18, 2011 in Pura Vida
Why not read a magnificent novel about ordinary people in Japan, 1984, who suddenly enter a parallel universe where there are two moons, Little People with enormous powers, and magical encounters? A love story, and a horror story.

In Search of Ancient ETs?

By John W. Hoopes Ph.D. on November 18, 2011 in Reality Check
Did the Pilgrims come from another galaxy?

The Illusion of Wealth

By Ugo Uche on November 18, 2011 in Promoting Empathy With Your Teen
"If one has a goal, a vision, or an ambition, of what relevance is such a dream if you have to sacrifice your morals and values en route to meeting your goal?"

Has PTSD Taken Over America?

By Stephen Joseph Ph.D. on November 18, 2011 in What Doesn't Kill Us
Just because it is called a disorder doesn't mean that it is

Quotes on Thankfulness and Thanksgiving

Focus on these quotes when you need a little reminder about what it means to be thankful.

Emotional IQ Alone Is Not Enough For Marriage Success

Emotional IQ is to marriage what athletic talent is to sports. Talent helps. But talent alone does not lead to great performance as a husband or wife any more than it does as an athlete. You also need to develop strong marriage communication and conflict resolution skills.

Dopamine and Circular Discussions of Dopamine and...

The logic in explanations I'm reading about dopamine and the human brain seem circular. Can you help?

Anybody Will Do Anything to Protect The Team

By Stanton Peele on November 18, 2011 in Addiction in Society
Belonging to a team--supporting a team--is an act of tribal loyalty, and disloyalty is punishable by exile.

Can the Rise of Singles and the Urge-to-Merge Coexist?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on November 18, 2011 in Living Single
Two evolutionary psychologists put into perspective the current practice of intensive coupling, the supposed superiority of coupled people, and the myth that what all singles want, more than anything else, is to become unsingle.

Finding My Inner Camp Geek

By Steve Baskin on November 17, 2011 in S'mores and More
At an early age, my mother instilled in me a fascination with youth development and individual growth. Now I am a camp director and I watch children and young adults grow in remarkable ways. My blog will share my theories and observations.