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Shameless: A Review of an Ordinary Woman's Sexual Memoir

By Deborah Anapol Ph.D. on April 19, 2011 in Love Without Limits
How one woman satisfied her sexual desires without having a secret affair, getting divorced, or opening up her marriage.
Has Resistance to Evolution Gone the Way of Disco Pants?

Has Resistance to Evolution Gone the Way of Disco Pants?

In 1975, Nixon had just been deposed, and psychologists despairingly longed for a coherent paradigm. But I found something to believe in – evolutionary psychology. At first the ideas were regarded as more outlandish than polyester disco pants, but the latest edition of Current Directions suggests an evolutionary approach may now be mainstream.
The Art of Breaking Up
Making Marriage Work Better
When the Other Woman Is an IPhone
When People Avoid Anger

Not Dark Yet: Bob Dylan at 70

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on April 18, 2011 in Insight Therapy
Once in a while one wishes to take a break from the brokenness of life and turn one's mind to the goodness of it--its delicate pleasures; the art, the music, the poetry. To my mind, no other person in the last half-century has contributed as much in this realm as one Robert Zimmerman.
Tina Fey on the Internet

Tina Fey on the Internet

By Satoshi Kanazawa on April 18, 2011 in The Scientific Fundamentalist
"The internet is the repository of all human garbage. It's the worst place in the world."

Tina Fey

Not Enough Willpower? Use Your "Extended Will!"

By Meg Selig on April 18, 2011 in Changepower
Getting help is a terrific technique for boosting your willpower.

Work and Suicide

By Ken Eisold Ph.D. on April 18, 2011 in Hidden Motives
What it means to be without work: Common sense suggests that suicides will increase in times of economic hardship, like all other expressions of psychological distress. So far, however, the evidence has been mixed.

Your Brain on Ketones

How a high-fat diet can help the brain work better
Radical Honesty
The Power of Secrets
Couples Who Criticize
Is Chatting Cheating?

"A Desire of Knowledge is the Natural Feeling of Mankind"

By Gretchen Rubin on April 18, 2011 in The Happiness Project
On Saturday, July 30, [1763] Dr. Johnson and I took a sculler at the Temple-stairs, and set out for Greenwich. I asked him if he really thought a knowledge of the Greek and Latin languages an essential requisite to a good education.

What to Do When Your Child Says: "I'm Gay!"

By Michael C. LaSala Ph.D., LCSW on April 18, 2011 in Gay and Lesbian Well-Being
Your child has just come out to you as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or trangender...What should you do? Well, first, take a deep breath... (Good advice when first confronting any difficult situation, right?)

Adolescence and the Transition to Middle School

So your son or daughter will enter middle school next fall and you are wondering how to manage the transition? The answer is, "very mindfully" because your child's life is about to undergo a number of significant changes. Here are a few to consider.

Protecting Ourselves Against Abuse When We Are Vulnerable

By Alison Bonds Shapiro M.B.A. on April 18, 2011 in Healing Into Possibility
People abuse other people. We might not want to think that someone will abuse us when we are vulnerable but it happens all the time.

My Body, My Laboratory

By Seth Roberts on April 18, 2011 in Personal Science

Why Are Older Parents More Likely to Have Daughters?

By Satoshi Kanazawa on April 18, 2011 in The Scientific Fundamentalist
One of the consistent findings in the field of reproductive medicine is that older parents are more likely to have daughters. Why?

The Neuroscience of Relationship Breakups

Friends and family may push you to get over your painful breakup and move on, yet brain research suggests this can be very difficult to do.

How Workaholism May Be the Price We Pay for Productivity

By Ray Williams on April 17, 2011 in Wired for Success
Productivity may have some undesirable side effects, of which the most serious is increasing "workaholism," and the health problems that go with it.

Gender Crimes and Misdemeanors

By Anne Fausto-Sterling on April 17, 2011 in Sexing the Body
Pink toenails? Really? Even though this is much ado about nothing let's take the chance to see what we actually know about gender identity formation.

Still Figuring Out What Primary Care Is All About

By Shantanu Nundy M.D. on April 17, 2011 in Beyond Apples
After three years of clinical practice, I’m still not sure what being a primary care doctor means. This is especially odd because not only am I on the verge of completing my training in internal medicine (yes!), but have also decided to go into primary care and will be a fully fledged general practitioner starting in July.

Conversation on Creativity with Darold Treffert, Part IV: Th

Darold Treffert, M.D. was a technical consultant to the award-winning movie "Rain Man" that made "autistic savant" household terms. In this fourth part, we discuss the origins of extraordinary savant skills.

The Day Love Was Invented

By Lubomir Lamy Ph.D. on April 17, 2011 in The Heart of It All

What's Your Crucial Step Toward Love?

By Ken Page L.C.S.W. on April 17, 2011 in Finding Love
We're taught that the search for love is a numbers game, with odds stacked in favor of the most attractive. Well, we've been taught wrong! When we approach dating as an intimacy journey rather than a numbers game, our whole experience changes for the better. What are your own intimacy lessons? Your answer to one question can reveal them:

Advances in Autism Treatment: Two Experts Speak

By Faith Brynie Ph.D. on April 17, 2011 in Brain Sense
Two experts videocast new advances in autism research.

Children Need to Learn to Define Grief

By Phyllis R. Silverman Ph.D. on April 16, 2011 in Raising Grieving Children

Tilly's Willy: In the Name of Science?

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on April 16, 2011 in Animal Emotions
Did you know that humans help Tilly, a killer whale, produce semen so that they can make more whales who will spend their lives bored and wallowing away in horrific conditions of captivity? Free willy.