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Adolescence and failure

The greatest failure in adolescent growth is the failure to try.

Contemplation: Accessing the Source of Life Energy, Compassion and Wisdom

A few moments of contemplation can help when, like Peter in conflict with his new boss, we discover that being angry does not always mean we are completely in the right.

Talking with Children About 9/11

When the walls came down on 9/11, many of us felt like our own foundations were shaken. The world suddenly seemed much less predictable and much less safe. How do we explain the unthinkable to our children?

Coupling in Captivity

By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D. on September 04, 2011 in In the Name of Love
The feeling of being in captivity is common to many (some argue, most) people who are in a committed romantic framework. How can people cope with this feeling? Is such captivity so horrible? The answers to these questions are complex.

How Creative Ideas Take Shape

By Liane Gabora Ph.D. on September 04, 2011 in Mindbloggling
Divergent thought is divergent not in the sense of generating multiple possibilities but in the sense of producing a promising idea that is vague or unfocused, like a diverging beam of light. Similarly, convergent thought is convergent not in the sense of selecting amongst alternatives but in the sense of bringing a vague idea into focus, like a converging beam of light.

Do You Underestimate the Joys of Nature?

Why are we surprised at how good it feels to take a hike? A new experiment demonstrates that people significantly underestimate the psychological boost they would get from taking a walk in a natural environment.

When Chastity Bono Became Chaz, Few Cared Until Now

By Goal Auzeen Saedi Ph.D. on September 04, 2011 in Millennial Media
We can talk about sex until the cows come home, but somehow when it comes to transgendered populations, few know what to say. Misinformation and just plain prejudice is problematic. This doesn't mean we can't start changing that and opening up the dialogue on this group.

Full Disclosure Needed About Psychiatric Drugs That Shorten Life

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D. on September 04, 2011 in Science Isn't Golden
Research Shows Some Psychiatric Drugs Decrease Lifespan

The Double-Edged Sword Of Hope

By Alex Lickerman M.D. on September 04, 2011 in Happiness in this World
I've taken care of many patients with cancer throughout my career, but one in particular stands out in my mind, a forty-year-old journalist who came to me with a diagnosis of a grade IV glioblastoma—a malignant brain tumor with an almost uniformly fatal prognosis.

Is the Financial Crisis Bringing Us Together?

By Ran Zilca on September 04, 2011 in Confessions of a Techie
Should banks provide free beer?

The Nurturing Powers of Mother Nature

By Christine Louise Hohlbaum on September 04, 2011 in The Power of Slow
No matter what time of year, the Great Outdoors offers relaxing opportunities to learn more about the Earth on which we live.

Promoting Thriving in School-Aged Children: A Checklist

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on September 04, 2011 in Moral Landscapes
Children are designed to grow best from challenging social play outdoors in the rhythms of nature. They build a sense of belonging, competence, autonomy, purpose, as well as trust and understanding of the world. But what can we do when children have to be in school all day?

Moon bears, wasps, and sexy seals: Animals aren't dumb

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on September 04, 2011 in Animal Emotions
Doctors call for the closure of cruel bear farms across Asia, wasps recognize individual faces, and female sea lions appear to be more in control of sex than previously thought. Animals are not dumb. They're sentient, smart, and emotional, and can reason about the effects of their behavior. This is a photo of Jonah, a moon bear on his way to freedom.

She's Just Not That Into You Sexually

By Frances Cohen Praver Ph.D. on September 04, 2011 in Love Doc
"You're just oversexed." Cindy said.

Adam responded, "I'm not. I'm a healthy all -American male. Yes, I desire you, but you're too busy, too tired, to anything else than to make love with me. Do you really love me?"

"Of course I love you" Cindy said.

With pleading eyes, Adam said, "But you don't seem to want me sexually."

Guns at Your Work: Coming Soon to an Office Near You

By Steve Albrecht DBA on September 04, 2011 in The Act of Violence
More and more states are creating laws that allow employees to bring their guns to work. The goal is to help them have their guns ready to stop a potential active shooter. Companies don't like being told by legislators that they cannot ban guns on their properties. Employees want to be able to protect themselves before the police arrive. Who is right?

Dedicate to Meditate

By Jim Afremow Ph.D., LPC on September 04, 2011 in Trust the Talent
Your mind will continually drift or zone out when you want it to be focused in the moment on today's challenges - this is normal and to be expected. However, when you notice that your mind has wandered, you are actually now back in the present!

Good looks will get you that job, promotion and raise

By Ray Williams on September 03, 2011 in Wired for Success
Despite the sophisticated HR advances in hiring and compensation practices, it appears your appearance, and particularly good looks, still matter.

Does Taking Command of Emotions Make You Heartless and Soulless?

Negative emotions are part of human nature but emotional self-regulation is key to realizing our higher nature.