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Four Steps to Unconditional Love via Laughter and Forgiveness

By Rita Watson MPH on October 12, 2011 in With Love and Gratitude
Those who can laugh at themselves are able to brush aside hurt with a sense of compassion or a feeling that tells them, "Is this person really worth my anger?" Keep in mind that those who are consumed with anger oftentimes just hurt themselves.

The Moment You Learned of Your Parents' Divorce

We really need to shine a light on that turning point – that divorced family’s rite of passage – the revelation to the kids that the marriage is over. This is unchartered territory for parents. They often prepare their kids more for their first trip to the dentist than they do for the revelation of their parents divorce.

Thinner, Sexier, Hotter: 3 Ways to Help Your Daughter Resist Media Pressures

Without having to resort to a full-on pop music ban or complete shunning of media, you can help your daughters—and other young girls—become aware of negative media messages.

Writing the Perfect Resume: A 5-Step Guide

The resume or CV is the first image you present of yourself when you’re applying for a job, award, scholarship, or position in graduate school. Here are five simple steps you can take to make sure that yours produces the desired results.

10 Books I Almost Ignored

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on October 12, 2011 in Creating in Flow
Even some of the books I've looked forward to the most don't always fulfill their promise (or my personal bloated expectations). Here are 10 examples of books I almost wasn't going to write about...

Reading Basic Body Language for Dating and Persuasion Success

Sometimes it is tough to know what a date or mate is feeling. That can make it uncertain how to act and make the right moves. Learn to read basic body language for the answers.

Joy Walking

Joy walking is like joy riding, except we don't steal cars, we steal moments.

The Narcissist's Dilemma: They Can Dish It Out, But . . .

‭When criticized, narcissists show themselves woefully incapable of retaining any emotional poise, or receptivity. And it really doesn't much matter whether the nature of that criticism is constructive or destructive. . . .

Are We Raising Good Citizens?

Raising children to become good citizens doesn't happen by chance. It happens because we develop good citizens! And frankly, we need to do a better job!

Can Life's Disappointments Really Make You Stronger?

By Ann Smith on October 12, 2011 in Healthy Connections
Sometimes we can't tell the good news from the bad. It's only in hindsight that our perspective gets clearer and generally all news can have something good in it if we are willing to look at the bigger picture.

The Varieties of Religious Therapy: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormonism)

By Ryan Howes PhD, ABPP on October 12, 2011 in In Therapy
At the halfway point of the VRT series we take a look at one Mormon psychologist's approach to psychotherapy and church counseling.

Opting Out of Having Children: Who is and Why

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on October 12, 2011 in Singletons
Why are more and more women—and men--taking a no-child stance?.

Listen To Your Favorite Song

By Gretchen Rubin on October 12, 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 the Five Senses, and last week’s resolution was to Tap into your senses--go outside. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness?

Why Are Dogs So Frequently Called "Fido"?

A series of photographs of Abraham Lincoln's pet dog ultimately resulted in "Fido" becoming the generic name used to represent all dogs.

Me, My Child, and OCD

Sometimes you have to feel the fear and let your child do it anyway.

Breaking Bread and Feeding Friendship

By Marietta McCarty on October 12, 2011 in Life Saving Philosophy
We belong together. Such a short sentence and such a big deal. Breaking bread creates real birth days for us all. What a jolt for the spirit, food scooped on buns, arms wrapped around waists, busyness and distance melting....

Update on the NYT iPhone Neuroimaging Scandal

By Ben Y Hayden Ph.D. on October 12, 2011 in The Decision Tree
The continuing saga of the crummy New York Times editorial arguing that you "love" your iPhone.

Why Men Don't Ask You Questions

By Donna Barstow on October 12, 2011 in Ink Blots Cartoons
If a man doesn't ask you any questions, maybe he really likes you, but respects your boundaries. Or something not as nice.

GOP Debate: Gingrich Makes a 'Point'!

By Jeff Thompson on October 11, 2011 in Beyond Words
The GOP debate once again provided many body language and nonverbal communication cues ranging from Newt Gingrich's pointing, to repressed smiles from Rick Santorum, and alternatives to finger pointing to stress the importance of their comments. Jeff Thompson and fellow nonverbal communication specialists, Dawn Sweet and Maggie Pazian offer their expert analysis.

It Hurts My Feelings When You Scream at Me!

By Abby Sher on October 11, 2011 in Amen, Amen, Amen
The only one who can change this is me.

Gifted Education: A Day in the Life

By Christopher Taibbi M.A.T. on October 11, 2011 in Gifted-Ed Guru
Teachers in public ed do much more than...well...teach. So what does a "gifted" teacher do? And why does he do it?

My Teenager Is a Nervous Wreck

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on October 11, 2011 in The Teen Doctor
What to do when you feel like your teenager takes life much too seriously.