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Should You Bring Up Separation or Divorce?

Here are four reasons why you owe yourself and your partner honesty.

Crazy Makers

"The Buddha's compassion is perfectly equal and impartial. The Buddha views all beings as his own children and strives to elevate them to attain his same enlightened state of life. It's not there are no differences among people.

A Neanderthal Tragedy of Shakespearean Dimensions

Humans did it. And did it with them. The tragic new world of Neanderthal research.

Values and Addiction: Gawker Says Leave Drunken Mayor Alone!

By Stanton Peele on July 31, 2011 in Addiction in Society
The blog Gawker defends a brawling mayor on a three-day alcoholic bender (one also accused of making sexual comments about family members and of sexual harassment), and attacked efforts at his removal as examples of "everything wrong with politics today" -- he is being "shamed and punished" for "being honest about his personal failings."

Six Reasons & One Cause for Cheating

By Donna Flagg on July 31, 2011 in Honestly
It's as complicated as we make it.

What is Art For?

Catch-phrases like "art heals" and "art saves" are ubiquitous in our culture and among artists. But what is art actually for and why does it exist?

The Menopausal Symptom Women Don’t Tell Friends About

By Laurie B. Mintz Ph.D. on July 31, 2011 in Stress and Sex
Vaginal dryness and painful intercourse are as much a part of menopause as hot flashes and night sweats. Break the silence, and tell your friends about it. Also let them know that information and help is just a mouse click and phone call away.

How to Enhance Communication Between the Sexes: The Androgynous Bridge - Part 1

In an article in O Magazine playfully titled, “Why Can’t a Woman Be More Like a Man? And Vice Versa,” author Amy Bloom makes this point quite eloquently. “Our mistake is to think that the wide range of humanity represents aberration when in fact it represents just what it is: a range.

Why Nagging Women and Silent Men Drive Each Other Crazy

Nagging women and silent men don't mix. Psychological science explains why.

Childhood Collecting: A Neglected Connection between Playing and Learning

You don’t hear much about collecting in school now-a-days. But a century ago psychologists and educators took the collecting habit in children seriously – and pondered how to use it to advantage in the classroom.

Make an Exercise Obsession Healthier by Eating More

By Emily T. Troscianko on July 31, 2011 in A Hunger Artist
I link to an article in which a woman describes the insights gained, about herself and her sport, during a period of intensive training combined with plenty of good food and rest.

Are Men’s Contributions to Childcare Equal to Women’s?

Men are four times more likely than women to say they provide equal amounts of care for their children. They may not be entirely wrong if we redefine what caregiving means and acknowledge what men provide. But is it enough?

It’s Breastfeeding Week: Why should you care?

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on July 31, 2011 in Moral Landscapes
A recent survey about infant nutrition revealed many misconceptions. And they are costly!

Back-to-College Career Reads

Career books can provide much-needed information and resources for college students struggling with career decisions. "Dig This Gig" and "Me 2.0" will help ease the struggle.

Strong Women Make Better Lovers

By Frances Cohen Praver Ph.D. on July 31, 2011 in Love Doc
"Oh my, my head hurts so much. I'm getting a migraine." Sarah moaned.
Annoyance registered in Art's voice. "There she goes again. Always complaining about something."

That's so not true." Sarah protested quietly.

Waving his hands in the air, Art shouted, "Yesterday it was your neck, then your shoulder, then your stomach; it's always something."

Guest Post: 7 Ways to Cheer Up A Girlfriend

Sometimes we have days that are awful. As bad as it is when we have bad days, it is almost worse when a good friend has a bad day.

Advancing on the Spiritual Path 1: Spiritual Skills

It is important to remember that our ability to help others involves giving adequate priority to our own welfare - and each others.

The Impact of Mind Wandering on Chronic Pain

By Mark Borigini M.D. on July 30, 2011 in Overcoming Pain
When there is some sort of injury or insult causing pain, the signal conveying pain travels to the brain via a sensory pathway and an emotional pathway.

Letting Go: The Greatest Challenge of Parenting Teens

Our challenge as parents is to understand that while holding on tight feels so good, letting go is a profound expression of love.

Lessons From The Oslo Terrorist Attack

By Joe Navarro M.A. on July 30, 2011 in Spycatcher
We have seen the pictures of the aftermath but what have we learned, if anything, from this tragic event? The answer may surprise you.

The Three Best Reasons to Stop Blaming Your Spouse

Even when it really is his or her fault, choosing not to blame your spouse offers short-term and long-term benefits.

Animal Minds and the Foible of Human Exceptionalism

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on July 30, 2011 in Animal Emotions
Human exceptionalism, the belief that human beings have special status based on our unique capacities, is misleading and has serious social, political, and environmental consequences for how we treat other animals and their homes. We need to be more humble and act with greater compassion and empathy for other beings.