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Dad Writes: My Experience with Heart Disease & Stress

My dad writes about how stress was a contributing factor to his heart disease and subsequent bypass surgery.

How Women Can Embrace Their Power

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on September 18, 2011 in Wander Woman
Women love power but don't like admitting it. But if you don't admit to the power you have, you lose your impact. This article will inspire you to step confidently into your power so you can use it with strength and grace.

The Helpless

By Laura Betzig Ph.D. on September 18, 2011 in The Political Animal
The cover of Kathyrn Stockett’s bestseller, The Help, is covered with birds. I wonder if she knows how apt that is. My friend, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, would.

Arguments That Change Your Life

By Michael Bruce on September 18, 2011 in Angst!
Change your philosophy, change your life?

Sexism Rears Its Ugly Head: Article about Palin Bio

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D. on September 18, 2011 in Science Isn't Golden
Love of Gossip, Dislike of Palin Don't Justify Sexist Standards

Are Jobs as We Know Them Becoming Obsolete?

By Ray Williams on September 18, 2011 in Wired for Success
We are witnessing a revolution in our concept of work and jobs. We may never return to full employment as we have known it.

Life with Dermatillomania

When a bad habit becomes a clinical problem.

God Wants You to Drink (or, Was Jesus a Wino?)

By Stanton Peele on September 18, 2011 in Addiction in Society
According to the Scottish church beadle I encountered, God wants people to drink -- why else would drinkers live longer than abstainers? And, of course, Jews thank God for the gift of wine over a newborn baby. And, oh, the Pharisees accused Jesus of being a wino because of his imbibing.

The Truth About Your IQ

By Harriet Lerner Ph.D. on September 18, 2011 in The Dance of Connection
Do you worry about not having a high-enough IQ? Here's the real scoop on intelligence.

The New Barbarians

By Peter Corning Ph.D. on September 18, 2011 in The Fair Society
A once-civilized society, known for its tolerance, compassion and a sense of fairness seems to be losing its moral compass. How come?

Circumcision: Social, Sexual, Psychological Realities

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on September 18, 2011 in Moral Landscapes
We continue examining myths about circumcision, including traditions, social and sexual relations.

Fear Lurks Behind Perfectionism

By Gordon S Livingston M.D. on September 18, 2011 in Lifelines
We are not taught by our parents or the culture that really good sex occurs in the context of a relationship in which the participants care about themselves and each other equally.

Falling in Love With Your Spouse All Over Again

By Frances Cohen Praver Ph.D. on September 18, 2011 in Love Doc
With her denim shorts rolled up and her shirt hanging loose, Maria still managed to look well groomed.

"I just finished my run, and I feel great." Her smile lit up the room.

I smiled back at her and asked "Is it the run or is something else?"

Is It Better to Be Good for Someone or Right for Someone?

If you have concerns that you're not good enough for your romantic partner, you might be asking the wrong question. Instead, ask yourself: am I right for this person?

Top 12 Living Single Posts Since Last Year’s National Singles Week

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on September 18, 2011 in Living Single
As “Unmarried and Single Americans Week” begins, I share the most popular posts here at Living Single since Singles Week last year, and invite you to contribute your insights to a “collective wisdom” post for later this week.

Dealing with Childhood Trauma in Adult Therapy: Facts and Fo

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on September 17, 2011 in Insight Therapy
While the notion that early trauma may be linked to psychological and behavioral problems in adult life is rather old news, recent work has refined our understanding of this link in two major ways.

Meet the Least Happy People in America

What do unhappy people look like? A new survey tackles this question, and the findings do not bode well for women.

Suffering Heightens Belief in God

By Nathan A Heflick Ph.D. on September 17, 2011 in The Big Questions
Suffer and ye shall believe in God (or at least be more likely to)!

Teenagers and Texting!

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on September 17, 2011 in The Teen Doctor
What to do if you suspect that your teen is addicted to texting.

Children and Television: Is SpongeBob Bad for Your Child?

By Marcia Eckerd Ph.D. on September 17, 2011 in People Skills
Children and Television: Is Watching SpongeBob Bad For Your Child?

The Life Saving Power of Hope

By Mark Matousek on September 17, 2011 in Ethical Wisdom
We cannot live without hope. But why? How does it save our lives?

"I Don't Want to Be Your Friend–But It Has Nothing to Do with You"

By Irene S Levine Ph.D. on September 17, 2011 in The Friendship Doctor
Anyone would feel as pained as you do when another person - without any communication or opportunity for input - summarily ends a close friendship with a long shared history.

The Biggest Elephant in the Room

By Ken Eisold Ph.D. on September 17, 2011 in Hidden Motives
The Growing Gap Between the Rich and the Poor

The full story is never on the front pages of our newspapers. You have to piece it together, but the evidence is everywhere -- and it adds up to important and frightening news about how our social fabric is being pulled apart.

Sex or the Scale?

By Susan Albers Psy.D. on September 17, 2011 in Comfort Cravings
Scale or Sex? Which one is harder to talk to your kids about? A recent survey called, "Raising Fit Kids" says it is the scale. Here are 10 tips for making the conversation easier.