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Your 2013 Psychology Calendar

Each season brings with it new challenges to your psychological health. This month-by-month guide contains proven psychological pointers to help you maximize your happiness for 2013, and beyond.

Happiness in Old Age: Why Are Those Over 70s so Happy?

By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on December 10, 2011 in Out of the Darkness
Don't worry about getting old - it's going to be the happiest time of your life!

Getting Away From Your Partner: A Practical Approach to Earned Time Apart

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on December 09, 2011 in Ambigamy
How can couples take breaks that reduce tension, especially since the impulse to take a break is strongest when the tensions are high and climbing?

The Value of Being Unplugged

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on December 09, 2011 in Am I Right?
Really listening to another is at the heart of ethical relationships.

A Meditation on Criticism

By Michael Bruce on December 09, 2011 in Angst!
What I think most people fail to realize, and something youth can benefits from, is the tacit assumption underlying all criticism. For something to be critiqued, it has to be taken seriously.

A Poem for Those Who Long to Be Loved

Tell me about time wasted,
about how women's lives
through centuries
have been lost
because of shadowed afternoons
turning into long-dark evenings
the sneaking heart devouring
as if eating cake
right from the box.

Do You Need Money and Status to Be Happy on the Job?

By Deborah Khoshaba Psy.D. on December 09, 2011 in Get Hardy
Do You Want Job Security, Status or Happiness?

Over 50 Years in the Making: 10 Holiday Jokes!

By Toni Bernhard J.D. on December 09, 2011 in Turning Straw Into Gold
It’s time for some holiday humor...

Are Extroverts Happier Than Introverts? Yes, But...

By Susan Cain on December 09, 2011 in Quiet: The Power of Introverts
What kind of happy are you? There are many different ways to define happiness.

What Passengers Experienced During AF447's Final Moments

By Jeff Wise on December 09, 2011 in Extreme Fear
We will never know for sure what it would have been like to experience the last few minutes of the doomed flight, but the retrieved data allows us to make a pretty good guess.

Breaking Up with a Friend Always Hurts, Especially at the Office

By Irene S Levine Ph.D. on December 09, 2011 in The Friendship Doctor
Dear Irene,

Right now, only we know about it, but it's bound to spread. I am not planning to say anything, but she likely will. Plus, it will eventually become apparent to others that we aren't friends.

Are We All Connected?

By Ken Eisold Ph.D. on December 09, 2011 in Hidden Motives
Here Comes Not Quite Everybody

It is a cliché that the Internet connects everyone, so it probably has escaped consciousness that many actually cannot afford the high-speed service the rest of us now take for granted.

Catalogs: Don't Look At 'Em, Big Time Suck

By Gretchen Rubin on December 09, 2011 in The Happiness Project
Kelly Corrigan is a writer well-known for her books, The Middle Place and Lift, and also from her YouTube video, Transcending, which has been viewed more than 4.75 million times.

Salander as Superhero

By Robin S. Rosenberg Ph.D. on December 09, 2011 in The Superheroes
Lisbeth Salander is a captivating protagonist. Her appearance and demeanor lead us-and the characters in her world-to make assumptions about her, to pigeonhole her as a goth, a slacker, a rebel.

My Botox Birthday

By Pamela Madsen on December 09, 2011 in Shameless Woman
I am coming out. I have turned fifty, and I love Botox its kissing cousin Dysport. Both Botox and Dysport do the same thing—they get rid of what I personally find so annoying, those deep creases in my forehead and between my brows that seem to have appeared over night on that landmark birthday.

He Has a Great Personality: The Negative Positive Description

By Art Markman Ph.D. on December 09, 2011 in Ulterior Motives
The statement, "(S)he has a great personality," has become a cliché for saying that someone is unattractive. How does this happen? After all, if someone has a great personality, that is a good thing.

No, I Insist, After You

By Lisa Rivero M.A. on December 09, 2011 in Creative Synthesis
If we can resist the urge to reach for the security blanket of a cell phone, long queues offer a built-in opportunity to slow down, to practice mindfulness, to watch life unfold at its own pace, to practice gratitude, even to daydream a little.

Do What You Love, Money Follows: The Coffee Cup Artist

By Susan Biali M.D. on December 09, 2011 in Prescriptions for Life
A passion is worth pursuing for its own sake. Yet if you accidentally discover that people love paying you to do what you love, it makes it that much sweeter. In this post, Life Coach Dr. Susan Biali, M.D. shares the unlikely story of how an artist's whimsical drawings on her used coffee cups became coveted and celebrated fine art.

Radical Acceptance Can Inhibit Suffering

By Randi Kreger on December 09, 2011 in Stop Walking on Eggshells
To accept your circumstances radically simply means that you do it from the depths of your soul and in every bone in your body. Radical acceptance of your loved one's disorder means that you acknowledge that you can't change the disorder, you didn't cause it, and you can't cure it.

The Woman in the Mirror

By Stephen Snyder M.D. on December 09, 2011 in SexualityToday
It's noteworthy that human sexual suffering so often seems to involve narcissistic wounds, rather than simply missed opportunities for pleasure. The link between sexuality and ordinary human self-love is a deep subject.

The Limits of Ambition

By Carl Beuke Ph.D. on December 09, 2011 in You're Hired
What can rock climbers, All Blacks, dogs with silly hats, professional basketball players, and pharmacists teach us about successful goal setting?