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Ten Commandments for Dealing with Infertility

By Helen Adrienne L.C.S.W. on November 09, 2011 in On Fertile Ground
This is a sound bite world. But once digested, the advice in this brand new book, Ten Commandments for Couples for Every Aspect of Your Relationship Journey, will enrich your primary relationships.

Trauma and Families: Moving Beyond a Difficult Past

By Sonia Taitz on November 09, 2011 in Trauma and Families
My mission was to make the world better. Then, we could all be happy.

Let the Small Steps Count

Change is daunting. You step on the scale and you think, "Forty pounds to lose. I'll never do it." You open the door to the guest room and you think, "There's so much clutter in there. I'll never even make a dent." You look at your life and you say, "There's so much unhappiness. I'll never feel better." The only way to change is to let the small steps count.

LIVE - from SHRM's Work-Life Focus Conference

By Michele Woodward on November 09, 2011 in Getting Unstuck
What's the latest in the work-life field? Read live blogs from today's SHRM Work-Life Focus Conference in Washington, DC from blogger Michele Woodward.

Are You a Born Genius? Being a Learner Is Smarter

By David Rock on November 09, 2011 in Your Brain at Work
We all like to feel smart and talented. Turns out that whether we attribute it to natural ability or to hard work is a strong predictor of how successful we'll be.

Make the Positive Argument

By Gretchen Rubin on November 09, 2011 in The Happiness Project
2011 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2011 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2011 a happier year -- and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- welcome! This month’s theme is Gratitude, and last week’s resolution was to Follow a threshold ritual. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness?

When Goddess Sex Erupts

By Rachel Clark on November 09, 2011 in Marry, Divorce, Reconcile
Are we deprived of healthy sex and stable child-rearing?

The Paterno Effect: Keep Your Job or Lose Your Manhood?

By Mark Matousek on November 09, 2011 in Ethical Wisdom
There's no such thing as an innocent bystander. Paterno is guilty.

Why Do We Love The Songs We Love? A Surprising Story

By Harry Beckwith J.D. on November 09, 2011 in Unthinking
Your favorite songs get you somehow. This is how.

Three Things You're Not Allowed to Discuss: Sex, Race, and Religion

By Stanton Peele on November 09, 2011 in Addiction in Society
Americans are not the society that observes the most verboten topics – just the modern Western society with the most taboos. Chief among these are oral and anal sex, female sexuality, and race and religion in politics. Let's see – have I exhausted the list?

Decoding Emotional Meaning from Troubling Behavior

This teacher, who was able to decode her student's behavior with accuracy and compassion, initiated the process of forging a positive relationship out of what had been a flailing student-teacher connection.

You're Here to Fulfill My Dreams

When he had been young, Paul easily rose to the top of the world of junior tennis by winning many junior tennis tournaments. Throughout his high school years he ranked at the top not only in his city but in the state, the region and the country. What was the price?

Brain Bullet Points

By Jenni Ogden Ph.D. on November 08, 2011 in Trouble in Mind
Everyone is curious about how their mind works. Given that the brain is the most complex system on earth, and perhaps even in the universe, most people think that learning about it would be beyond them. Wrong! Here are some bullet points about the human brain and how it works that will give you a head start!

Touch and The Autism Spectrum

By Stephen Borgman on November 08, 2011 in Spectrum Solutions
Touch can make one touchy! What To Do?

Visa Wants to Make Money Off Your DNA

By Pete Shanks on November 08, 2011 in Genetic Crossroads
Visa has filed a patent application for a process that would use, among other sources, DNA databases to identify potential advertising targets.

Parenthood: The Treatment of Forgiveness

By Jeremy Clyman Psy.D on November 08, 2011 in Reel Therapy
NBC's Parenthood chronicles the intimacy and conflict of an extended family. In recent episodes a major conflict has resurfaced, and that is the relational friction between Crosby and Jasmine. A description of this conflict, and the way that couples can escape its pitfalls and ascent to a happier and healthier relationship is what follows.

Happiness in Costa Rica Part 2

By Judith Eve Lipton M.D. on November 08, 2011 in Pura Vida
Costa Rica has been named the happiest country in the world in many surveys, yet it is not paradise. It is a difficult place to live. What makes Costa Rica exceptional?

What The Duggars (19 Kids and Counting) Can Teach Us About Sex and Marriage

By Pamela Madsen on November 08, 2011 in Shameless Woman
As a well known fertility expert and sex educator, it wasn't the Duggar's incredible fecundity that got me, it was that they were still interested in having sex with 19 kids running around - varying in ages from 24 months to 23 years.

Parenting Gifted Children: Free Materials, Alternate Course Design Part 2

By Joseph Cardillo Ph.D. on November 08, 2011 in Attention Training
Many parents of gifted children wonder if you can reverse the effects of under-challenging educational programs their child is exposed to-perhaps daily?

Visualize It

Whether using imagery, vision boards, small objects, or wardrobe changes, visualization is a powerful tool for goal achievement.

The Shyness Project

By Barbara Markway Ph.D. on November 08, 2011 in Shyness Is Nice
Wow! I couldn't believe this was the work of an 18-year-old. She had carefully designed a one-year-project (along the lines of, and inspired by Gretchen Rubin's bestselling, The Happiness Project) to confront what she termed her crippling shyness.

Is It Love, Or Is It Insecurity?

By Joseph Nowinski Ph.D. on November 08, 2011 in The New Grief
Viewed through the eyes of a woman who has been burned in a one of these relationships, an insecure man may seem sensitive and interested in you. In one way that it true: he is interested in the love you have to offer. But beware—the insecure man can also be a bottomless pit that might just drain you of every drop of love you possess.