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Ten Things Everyone Should Know About White Privilege Today

By Mikhail Lyubansky Ph.D. on February 28, 2012 in Between the Lines
Thinking about privilege — the unearned benefits that we enjoy in society as a result of being White or male or Christian — may not seem crucial, but the potential payoff is the ability to make sense of our relationships, connect across differences, and make the world better in the process.

Sexism on Mad Men? It's Not Just a Guy Thing

By Stephanie Newman Ph.D. on February 28, 2012 in Apologies To Freud
Peggy Olson, the only female copywriter at the fictional agency—Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Pryce—identifies with the hostility of her male co-workers.

The Benefits of Unschooling: Report I from a Large Survey

By Peter Gray Ph.D. on February 28, 2012 in Freedom to Learn
This past fall I surveyed unschooling families, primarily to learn why they chose not to send their children to school or to school them at home. Two hundred and thirty one families responded to the survey. In this, the first report of the results, I focus on the families’ definitions of unschooling and the advantages they perceive unschooling to have for their families.

The Attraction Cocktail

You might be asking yourself "Why me?" Why did you get to be the one to end up in this crazy relationship? What did you do wrong to land THIS guy? The answer begins with what could be called the "Attraction Cocktail".

And the Oscar Goes To....The Women With Real Bodies!!!

By Pamela Cytrynbaum on February 28, 2012 in Because I'm the Mom
There we were, mom and me – two women whose bodies represent the glory and reality of American women who have lived life fully in their own un-worked-on skin — eating air-popped popcorn watching Hollywood's eating disorder parade.

Math Was Digital Long Before Calculators

By Steven B. Jackson on February 28, 2012 in Culture Conscious
By looking at culturally specific ways of dealing with numbers, we can begin to tease apart which aspects of math, while not transcending humanity, may at least be universal to all cultures. We'll start the exploration simply, the same way many of us learned to deal with numbers: by counting on our hands.

Sensitivity on a Spectrum - Part 5

By Michael Jawer on February 27, 2012 in Feeling Too Much
Science is making huge strides in connecting nature and nurture, mind and body - and in illustrating how each of us is different.

Sensitivity on a Spectrum - Part 4

By Michael Jawer on February 27, 2012 in Feeling Too Much
Knowing one's boundary type provides insight on chronic illnesses as well as the alternative therapies that are most likely to help.

Men and Women in Conflict: The Roles She Plays

By Audrey Nelson Ph.D. on February 27, 2012 in He Speaks, She Speaks
We know conflict is inevitable. It is a natural, normal part of life. Where there are relationships, there will be conflict.

Take Back Your Life: How to Say NO More Often

By Susan Biali M.D. on February 27, 2012 in Prescriptions for Life
Are you too familiar with that moment, when someone you like asks you to do something you don't want to? Somehow you hear yourself saying yes (AGAIN). The insanity needs to stop. Wellness Expert and Life Coach Dr. Susan Biali M.D. helps you find the strength to be true to yourself and create time for things that count most.

Media and the Public Miss the Mark in Identifying Domestic Violence

By Robin Sax on February 27, 2012 in Crime Time
The headlines come in every day, from cities, suburbs, rural communities, and elite enclaves:
“Authorities say a man fatally shot his estranged wife at the Hemet Courthouse Wednesday, then turned the gun on himself in his car a few miles away…. Both victims were at the courthouse to attend a hearing regarding child custody/support issues.”

A Moment of Silence: A Simple Way to Improve Schools/Society

By Izzy Kalman on February 27, 2012 in Resilience to Bullying
I love simple solutions. Could it be that a particular approach to implementing A Moment of Silence could be the most time-effective minute for improving schools and society?

What kind of paradise are you looking for?

By Ryan T. Howell Ph.D. on February 27, 2012 in Can't Buy Happiness?
Recently, there has been a lot of discussion concerning the impact of the perceived obsolescence of last year's fad on our happiness and overall well-being. You may have seen The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard, where she shows that marketing campaigns try to convince people that they will be socially isolated if they do not buy the latest technology.

Microbial Psychology 101: How to Be a Nice Cell

Word is in from the streets of the microbe world, and the message is clear: “You multi-cells are always on about ‘niceness’ and altruism: well, we have those here, in abundance. And we don’t have to schlep around those heavy brains and wiry nervous systems of yours either.”

Surprising Lessons From 525 Life-Changing Crucial Conversations

By Joseph Grenny on February 27, 2012 in Crucial Conversations
New research from the New York Times best-selling authors of "Crucial Conversations" reveals surprising lessons from 525 life-changing conversations.

11 Tips for Staying Safe

By Mary Ellen O'Toole Ph.D. on February 27, 2012 in Criminal Minds
Staying safe is not about paranoia or about worrying that a dangerous person could come into your life at any moment. All it takes is using your head rather than your gut.

Shared Parenting After Divorce: Please Share Research and Your Personal Experience

By Paul Raeburn on February 27, 2012 in About Fathers
Is shared parenting after divorce best for children?

Your Smartphone Might Be Making You Smarter

Are smart people inventing things that make us feel dumber?

A New Slant on Vulnerability: Strength Not Weakness

By Robert Firestone Ph.D. on February 27, 2012 in The Human Experience
The very defenses that once protected us as children and were appropriate to our survival emotionally can limit our life experience as adults. Being vulnerable means freeing yourself of these defenses to live it as fully as possible, to experience all of your emotions, all your perceptions, all your thoughts, all your ideas.

Brain Shrinkage and B Vitamins

Can a diet high in B vitamins prevent dementia?

Do We Need a DSM-V?

By Allen J Frances M.D. on February 27, 2012 in DSM5 in Distress
Here's an editorial (with the above title) taken from the newsletter of the Society of Biological Psychiatry and written by its editor.

10 of the Funniest Lines by Women

Tina Fey: The more New Yorkers like something, the more disgusted they are. "The kitchen was all Sub-Zero: I want to kill myself. The building has a playroom that makes you want to break your own jaw with a golf club." I can't take it.

3 Ways that Kids' Anger Bites Back

The goal of healthy socialization is to teach children to say "yes" to the existence of their anger and to say "no" to the expression of those angry feelings in hurtful and destructive ways.