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Animals Can Be Ambassadors For Forgiveness, Generosity, Peace, Trust, and Hope

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on July 08, 2009 in Animal Emotions
Jasper is a moon bear. I try to practice what he teaches. Jethro was my long-time companion dog, and I also try to incorporate his lessons about compassion and love into my life. Jasper, Jethro, and many other amazing animal beings teach us numerous lessons about forgiveness, generosity, dignity, peace, trust, and love. We must listen to them carefully and incorporate them into our lives. 

In A Bad Economy Is Any Employment Good?

Bad economic times can force us into careers we wouldn't normally choose.

Bad Moods Can Be Good for You!

Finding ways to make our bad moods work good in our lives involves paying attention to how they shape our experiences.

Do the Laws of Physics Permit Any Exceptions?

By Roy F Baumeister on July 08, 2009 in Cultural Animal
If meaning, symbolism, and social reality are real AND are not physical things, then not all reality is physical.

Train Your Attention: Two Easy Strategies to Get Started

No secret in the worlds of athletics and meditative arts, visualization and reflection are two attention building techniques that date back millenniums. 

Are Your Daydreams Stuck in a Rut?

By Amy Fries on July 07, 2009 in The Power of Daydreaming
Daydreaming and fantasizing are great ways to explore options, escape the routines of daily life, and find outlets for intense emotion. But sometimes even your daydreams can get stuck in a rut. Check out seven ways to jump-start your imagination.

The problems with transhumanism

By Massimo Pigliucci on July 07, 2009 in Rationally Speaking
I have pondered writing about the transhumanism movement for a while, and the opportunity has finally landed on my desktop when I read a brief article by Kyle Munkittrick of the Institute for Emerging Ethics & Technologies. The article is in the form of a FAQ expressly addressing the question of whether aging is a moral good, and in it Munkittrick briefly explains and (thinks that he) refutes some of the standard arguments against transhumanism. Let’s take a look.

What Is Ugly? Part 2

By Anthony Synnott Ph.D. on July 07, 2009 in Rethinking Men

Taming a Tough Boss without Losing Your Job

Need to tame a tough boss, but afraid of losing your job? You can take steps to help recession-proof your position through humanizing techniques. You can diffuse and disarm tension by deploying some time-honored skills with your stressed out Terrible Office Tyrant (TOT) that help bolster your relationship and job.

What Is Ugly? Part 1

By Anthony Synnott Ph.D. on July 07, 2009 in Rethinking Men

The Waste of Michael Jackson

By Stanton Peele on July 07, 2009 in Addiction in Society
As we acknowledge Michael Jackson's passing, we can reflect on his waste of his talent, time, money, health, and racial identity.

Holding Becky's Hand

By Talya Miron-Shatz Ph.D. on July 06, 2009 in Baffled by Numbers
 When a person is wounded, they lose more than their health. They lose the ability to assess how well they are doing, where they stand, along with the perspective of where they will be in, say, a year.

Coordinating Your Aging Parents' Needs

By Dan Tobin M.D. on July 06, 2009 in The Caregiver
Find practical solutions to caring for aging parents.

The Failure Interview Series

By Jay Dixit on July 06, 2009 in Brainstorm

Everybody Eats

By Sheila Himmel on July 05, 2009 in You Must Be Hungry
I am a food writer and Lisa is a recovering anorexic. Our story is chronicled in the forthcoming book, Hungry: A Mother and Daughter Fight Anorexia (Berkley Trade Paperback, Aug. 4. 2009).

Establishing Peace, Cultivating Wakefulness

By Arthur Zajonc on July 04, 2009 in The Meditative Life
Meditation entered the 21st century on August 4, 2003...

Are You Left Handed?

By Stephen Mason Ph.D. on July 04, 2009 in Look At It This Way

Can Positivity Boost Performance?

By Ray Williams on July 03, 2009 in Wired for Success
Can a positive frame of mind and emotional state improve an individual's performance on the job and in relationship? The answer is yes.

Michael Jackson and Sexual Abuse

By Deborah King on July 03, 2009 in Mining the Headlines
Michael Jackson:Sympathy for a Child Molester?

Michael Jackson and the Man in the Mirror

By Jefferson Singer Ph.D. on July 02, 2009 in Life Scripts
Born three weeks later than Michael Jackson, his life has always served as an extended time piece of my own.