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When Siblings Attack

Siblings will fight, what is important is how you respond

Putting Paula Deen's Diabetes in Perspective

This week celebrity chef Paula Deen announced that she has had Type II diabetes for the past 3 years. Ms. Deen is noted for her "comfort food" recipes that are rich in butter and sugar and are consequently high in calories. Many have chided the 65-year old cook promoting an unhealthy diet... but is this fair?

How Parenting Makes You a Superhero

By Zanthe Taylor M.F.A. on January 22, 2012 in A Million Meals
I've always been highly attuned to the presence of danger; becoming a parent has magnified this trait tenfold.

How To Spot A Verbal Virtuoso

Are you quietly brilliant?

Is Your Way of Sharing Leadership Hurting Your Relationship?

By Elaine Shpungin Ph.D. on January 22, 2012 in Peacemeal
The hidden dangers of lopsided leadership at home - and one surprising strategy that may help re-balance yours.

Two Old Buddies Sending the Same Christmas Card Back and Forth

By Geoffrey Greif Ph.D. on January 22, 2012 in Buddy System
Every so often I get an email that is important to share with other readers about how men construct friendships across the life span. This came in from Sande who gave me permission to use it. I have removed the full name of her father's friend and another buddy that is referenced. It is sweet and speaks for itself.

Love and Suffering

By Gordon S Livingston M.D. on January 22, 2012 in Lifelines
And yet the questions of why we are here, how best to live, and the meaning of human suffering remain answerable only by the bargains with life that each of us choose to strike.

Borderline Personality: The Promiscuous Diagnosis

Promiscuous Borderline Personality hangs out with many other diagnoses.

Newt Gingrich: Sex, Lies, and Politics

Is infidelity ok, if we ask politely?

"What Were Wars?" Don't Blame Other Animals For Human Violence

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on January 22, 2012 in Animal Emotions
Human war is a choice and non-human animals should not be blamed for our violent leanings. Scientific data show clearly that other animals are predominantly peaceful beings and we must factor this into our attempts to justify war-mongering, but more importantly to stop it. We need to develop a science of peace and build a culture of empathy.

Elephants Shaba and Connie To Be Moved Together: Public Concern Works

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on January 22, 2012 in Animal Emotions
Plans to separate two long-time elephant friends have been changed. Arizona zoo residents Shaba and Connie will now both be shipped to San Diego but may not be housed together. Activism and widespread public concern does indeed work. Sadly, other elephants will also be moved in this heartless profit-motivated game of "musical elephants."

An Interview With Marianne Williamson

By Ken Page L.C.S.W. on January 22, 2012 in Finding Love
I’m honored to have Marianne Williamson share her wise insights about the path to romantic love. Marianne is one of America’s most beloved spiritual teachers, and the New York Times bestselling author of numerous spiritual classics. In this interview, she shares some invaluable--and unexpected--insights about how to find and keep true love.

Are Men’s Contributions to Childcare Equal to Women’s?

By Michael Ungar Ph.D. on January 22, 2012 in Nurturing Resilience
Men are four times more likely than women to say they provide equal amounts of care for their children. They may not be entirely wrong if we redefine what caregiving means and acknowledge what men provide. But is it enough?

"Open Marriage" Hits the Mainstream

By Christopher Ryan on January 22, 2012 in Sex at Dawn
The New York Times asked us to chime in on the "open marriage" discussion provoked by Newt's ex.

When Someone You Love Has A Chronic Illness

The topic of illness makes most of us feel anxious and helpless. Because of the fear and anxiety associated with the topic of illness, many people avoid conversations about the all-too-present reality of how physically vulnerable we are.

My Two Cents (About My 2 or 3 Autistic Children)

By Sara Konrath Ph.D. on January 21, 2012 in The Empathy Gap
There is a lot of recent press about autism diagnostics. There is a recent movement to tighten criteria--thereby lessening the number of people placed on the autism spectrum. This post is written by guest blogger Alice Oakes.

Stressed to the Max? Calling Mom Can Help

Mom, did you know that the sound of your voice can actually decrease your teen's stress level?

A Paradox of Experimentation and Other Anadromous Thoughts

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on January 21, 2012 in One Among Many
Research that presumably demonstrates “retrocausation” does no such thing. It rather throws the entire notion of causation into doubt. Can we recover from this?

Frail and Aging Parents? 8 Good Habits

By Nancy Darling Ph.D. on January 21, 2012 in Thinking About Kids
Sometimes its hard to help the people we love - especially elderly parents. Eight small habits we can build to help more effectively.

Oscar Wilde Slept Here: The Funny Side of Death

By Mark Matousek on January 21, 2012 in Ethical Wisdom
Death has a funny side. You might as well enjoy it.

8 Sticky Friendship Situations and How to Get Out of Them

It's almost as hard to generalize about friendship problems—as it is to figure out how to solve them. Some situations may sound the same or have certain elements in common but when it comes down to the details, every friendship has a different trajectory based on a unique mix of personalities, circumstances and history.

The Seismic Shift on the Jersey Shore

By Jeremy Clyman Psy.D on January 21, 2012 in Reel Therapy
What is happening at the Jersey Shore? Distress is spreading through the reality television cast like the plague. Well, that's a little melodramatic, but something is definitely up!

Time to Ask Again: Why Aren't You Writing?

The threat of not being good enough can stop you before you write the first word.