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Five Lessons from the Dalai Lama Part 2

By Azadeh Aalai Ph.D. on October 17, 2011 in The First Impression
In Part 1, I conveyed two out of the five lessons I have learned from the Dalai Lama. The importance of compassion was the first, while taking the time to be quiet and still was the second. The series is completed with the three final lessons.

Gov. Christie: Duper's Delight or Just Playful?

By Jeff Thompson on October 17, 2011 in Beyond Words
Is Governor Christie being forthcoming about there being no promise by Romney offering him to be his Vice President candidate in return for Christie endorsing him for President?
See what Christie's body language says compared to his words and find out if they are matching or incongruent while reflecting on if you do similar micro expressions.

When Parents Disagree About Their Adolescent

Parents must never allow disagreement about their adolescent to become divisive of their marriage.

Brain Scan Backlash, Insurance Education and More

By Nancy Matsumoto on October 17, 2011 in Eating Disorders News
NEDA's annual conference is a mix of research reports, professional and family workshops and patient advocacy

What Is It Like to Be Bilingual?

We all have an opinion about what it means to be bilingual even if we are not bilingual ourselves. Here we let bilinguals tell us about the many advantages - and a few of the inconveniences - of being bilingual.

Why the Caged Bird Does Not Sing

By G.A. Bradshaw Ph.D., Ph.D. on October 16, 2011 in Bear in Mind
It is usual and customary these days to forewarn with disclaimers such as "discretion is advised." What typically follows are scenes of violence and its victims. Yet you will see no such cautions posted in "pet" stores or zoos, for one plain and simple reason: caged animals are socially acceptable and culturally normative.

Teens: Fit for Life

Have our teens become more sedentary than in the past? According to childhood obesity research, one would assume so. Where have we failed our kids? In looking at obesity statistics, our teens are unhealthier today than ever before.

The Walking Dead: A Great Show, But Why?

By Steven Schlozman M.D. on October 16, 2011 in Grand Rounds
Why Do We Love The Walking Dead?

Hey Guys! Watch This! For Teens, Friends Make Risk More Fun

By Nancy Darling Ph.D. on October 16, 2011 in Thinking About Kids
Why are movies funnier, roller coasters more exciting, and car crashes more common when teens are with friends? New fMRI studies provide some clues.

The Right To Die

The notion that dying is a right seems nonsensical to argue: death is given to all of us equally without the need of anyone's sanction. The right to die well, on the other hand—well, that's another matter entirely.

How Come Antonio Banderas Is Too Stupid to Understand His Wife's Alcoholism?

By Stanton Peele on October 16, 2011 in Addiction in Society
Melanie Griffith has been publicly reprimanding her husband, Antonio Banderas, for failing to regard her alcoholism the way he should. But I say this is simply an ignorance about alcohol that he shares with all Spaniards—even though they drink far more than we do.

Those Who Help Themselves

By Laura Betzig Ph.D. on October 16, 2011 in The Political Animal
As advertised, a month ago tomorrow, on September 17th, the rabble moved into Wall Street. People sleeping in cardboard boxes and tents occupied a space formerly known as Liberty Plaza Park.

Everything You "Know" About Stress Is Just Plain Wrong! Part 2

The stress in our life is not caused by our boss, or our spouse or our financial situation. But we think that these - or something similar - are the cause. This false belief keeps us mired in misery.

Evolutionary Shockology and Human Nature

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on October 16, 2011 in Moral Landscapes
How did you get the idea that human nature is violent, evil and selfish?

Why a Parent Duct Tapes a Child to a Wall

By Michael Ungar Ph.D. on October 16, 2011 in Nurturing Resilience
Parents abuse their children for many reasons. Here are a few explanations for the horrific behaviors we’ve seen in the news.

He's Such a Momma's Boy

By Frances Cohen Praver Ph.D. on October 16, 2011 in Love Doc
Instead of fighting him on this close attachment to his mother, join him. After all, if you love him and he is attached to his mother, it behooves you to see just what his attachment is based on.

A Personal History of a Passion for Single Life and Singles Advocacy

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on October 16, 2011 in Living Single
Here’s the short version of how I ended up so devoted to creating positive change for people who are single.

Gandhi, a Man for All Times, a Man for Our Times

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on October 16, 2011 in Just Listen
Gandhi was a man way ahead of his time and a man for our times. If only our leaders could listen and learn from him.

Mindfulness, Meditation, and Addiction

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on October 15, 2011 in All About Addiction
In addiction treatment, mindfulness meditation has been shown to be an effective tool. This piece should give a little summary about why and how.

Curbing LBGT Teen Bullying: Neutrality Is Not an Option

By guest blogger James Telesford: The bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered (LGBT) teenagers is severe problem. In fact, in response to 7 bully-related teenage suicides within a year and a half, two school districts in Minnesota have implemented opposing policies to prevent more suicides. What are the implications?

Seniors on Television: A Milestone or Glass Ceiling?

It would be nice if we could see more elderly women represented in news media.

8 Ways to Say I Love You

By Rita Watson MPH on October 15, 2011 in With Love and Gratitude
If we actually make an effort to look for ways to put a smile on someone's face - making that person feel loved or happy - we experience a feeling that can be intoxicating. You may even find yourself trying to outdo yourself in terms of grateful or romantic gestures.