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The Harsh Business of Health

By Ken Eisold Ph.D. on November 22, 2010 in Hidden Motives
The Contradiction of Profit and ServiceThe conflict between the profit motive and the desire to serve others is something many of us live with every day.So I think we often miss out on the fact that it is very different for businesses.

The Paranoid Style In Today's Politics

By Ira Rosofsky Ph.D. on November 22, 2010 in Adventures in Old Age
Paranoia in politics would be of no consequence if confined to disturbed minds. "It is the use of paranoid modes of expression by more or less normal people that makes the phenomenon significant."

Education: Real Public Education Reform Starts at Home

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on November 22, 2010 in The Power of Prime
To his credit, Davis Guggenheim's new documentary Waiting for Superman has generated real buzz far outside the usual sphere. Unfortunately, to his fault, his film is also a biased, revisionist, and propagandist take on what really ails public education in America.
The Rules of Relationships
Perk Up Your Relationship
Deep Friendship Counts

The Shalit Conundrum

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on November 21, 2010 in Insight Therapy
Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier, was captured in 2006 by Hamas militants in a cross-border raid. In exchange for his release, Hamas has demanded the release of more than 1,000 prisoners. A fierce debate has been raging in Israel ever since about whether the government should stand firm or relent.

Is Abortion Infanticide?

By Barbara Almond M.D. on November 21, 2010 in Maternal Ambivalence

Why the New Hands-Free Texting App Will Not Reduce Car Accidents

By Satoshi Kanazawa on November 21, 2010 in The Scientific Fundamentalist
A company in Boston, AdelaVoice, has invented a smart-phone application called StartTalking that allows drivers to send and receive text messages while driving. Unfortunately, however, such a hands-free texting device will not reduce the likelihood of an accident while texting.

When Did Children's Birthday Parties Become so Complicated?

The details, the reservations, the expenses--but most of all, the guest list!  It just dawned on me how truly important some of this can be...

The Missing Numbers in Cancer Screening Studies: That’s Not Health!

By Howard S. Friedman Ph.D. on November 20, 2010 in Secrets of Longevity
Recent news reports about fancy CT scans for lung cancer leave out the most important number you need to know, and they lead to a warped view of health!

Please! Take Your Head Out of Your "Apps"

By Sheila Weinstein on November 19, 2010 in What Do I Do Now?
Words of Healing for Perfectionists: Forget Your Perfect Offering

Words of Healing for Perfectionists: Forget Your Perfect Offering

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on November 19, 2010 in Don't Delay
Far too many of us feel the unbearable weight of our perfectionism. These unrealistic expectations, often internalized as the expectations of others, are a sickness within us. In this brief post today, I offer up a poet's voice with words of healing.

Glass Ceiling - The Untold Story

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on November 19, 2010 in Just Listen
We know they're full of B.S.They know they're full of B.S.And they know that we know they're full of B.S.

Compulsive Hoarding: Beyond the Crazy Cat Lady

By Jessie Sholl on November 19, 2010 in Dirty Secret
I'm the daughter of a compulsive hoarder. Four years ago, I'd have chewed off my own arm rather than admit that fact to anyone besides my husband. But then a series of health crises made my mother's secret too difficult to bear on my own, so I decided to come clean.

Havoc with Circadian Rhythms: "Light Pollution" and Weight

By Sylvia R. Karasu M.D. on November 19, 2010 in The Gravity of Weight
We now live in a 24/7 environment where we are all exposed to "light pollution." How much does this affect our circadian rhythms?

The Media, Eating Disorders, and You

By Harriet Brown on November 19, 2010 in Brave Girl Eating
It's the $64,000 question: Does the media cause eating disorders? Read on for the answer.

Sorting Through the Information Explosion about Weight

By Sylvia R. Karasu M.D. on November 19, 2010 in The Gravity of Weight
Have we become "Lost in Publication" with all the articles that have appeared on weight control over the years?

Dormant Bilinguals and President Obama

By Francois Grosjean Ph.D. on November 19, 2010 in Life as a Bilingual
Dormant bilinguals revert to using only one of their languages; after a period of time, they may start forgetting their other language(s). President Obama is a prime example.
Holiday Self-Help : Do Introverts Need More Sleep than Extraverts?

Holiday Self-Help : Do Introverts Need More Sleep than Extraverts?

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D. on November 19, 2010 in Evil Deeds
Sure, this festive time of year is an extravert's dream: constant socializing, parties, travel, etc. But even extraverts can get too much of a good thing. Whatever type you happen to tend toward (no one is 100% introverted or extraverted), the secret to surviving the holiday season intact--and maybe even coming out more whole than before--is balance.
Mortifying Moments
A Lapse of Tact
Mistake-Based Learning
Measuring Up

From ‘Marriage Becoming Obsolete’ Report: Only 46% of Singles Want to Marry

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on November 18, 2010 in Living Single
If you've browsed any newspapers or websites today, you've probably seen some variation of the heading, "4 in 10 say marriage is becoming obsolete." Less often noted was that only 46% of singles said they wanted to marry. 

Waiting for the End of the World

By Anneli Rufus on November 18, 2010 in Stuck
An increasing number of Americans -- even intellectual Americans -- now believe the world will end in 2012: not metaphorically, not politically, but literally. According to some interpretations, a calendar created 1,500 years ago predicts a global cataclysm. Believers say it will change the way human beings think.  

Anti-Gay Bullying and Suicide: Clergy, Politicians, Parents, and the Blood on Your Hands

If churches, elected officials, and judges publically announce that homosexuality destroys the family and violates the law of God, is it a stretch that some will interpret these messages as evidence that gay men, lesbians, transgender and bisexual persons are subhuman and therefore justifiable targets of violence? 

Selective Shopping in the Cafeteria of Life

By John A. Johnson Ph.D. on November 18, 2010 in Cui Bono
I once noticed after reading an interview with Jerry Seinfeld that he and I both regard systems of religious or philosophical beliefs and practices as supermarkets. Says Jerry, ". . . be it meditation, yoga, Scientology, Judaism, Zen . . . Whatever it is, I go in to get what I need. To me, these are supermarkets. I go in to get my supplies, then I leave."
True Love
Domestic Divisions
Sex: How Much Is Enough?
Modulating Your Emotions

Eva Longoria and Tony Parker File for Divorce

By Satoshi Kanazawa on November 17, 2010 in The Scientific Fundamentalist
Eva Longoria has filed for divorce from Tony Parker.