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When Generosity Meets Venture Capital

By Nipun Mehta on February 17, 2012 in Pay It Forward
In this context, being a CEO of a 150-person company was just run of the mill. Unfortunately, what was also run of the mill was a singular focus on money. Greed. People cheered when a speaker spoke about unethical behavior. On the other hand, the crux of my message was pretty simple—do a small act of service, and the insights will appear; if they don't, keep doing more.

Once Upon a Time, When "Gals" Put Aspirin Between Their Knees

By George Davis on February 17, 2012 in Modern Melting Pot
When you're talking about race or sex, it's sometimes hard to tell if you're telling a corny joke or if you're actually being serious. Maybe you're doing both.

Conferences Are a Time to Work “On” Your Small Business, Not “In” It

By Karen Leland on February 17, 2012 in The Perfect Blend
What you learn and whom you meet might just move your business to the next level.

Lovingkindness Practice

By Toni Bernhard J.D. on February 17, 2012 in Turning Straw Into Gold
I think of lovingkindness meditation as an elixir for my heart. It’s a medicine that heals any irritation, anger, or negative judgments I may be feeling for myself or others.

The Seven Mindful Steps to Enhancing Your Life Expectancy

Last summer I went to a "life extension" conference at Cambridge University in the UK. Scientists from around the world had descended on this small English city to discuss ways of making immortality a struck me that the scientists at the conference had missed one of the most obvious ways of extending human life—mindfulness meditation.
Where Are All The Aliens?

Where Are All The Aliens?

By Robert Lanza M.D. on February 17, 2012 in Biocentrism
In Star Wars, the bars are bustling with alien creatures. Yet despite half a century of scanning the sky, NASA and SETI haven't found extraterrestrial life. So where are they? The problem may be more fundamental than anyone thought––it involves understanding our very selves.

The "Career Woman" Myth

By Melanie Notkin on February 17, 2012 in Savvy Auntie
Just about everyone is just dying to know: What is she waiting for?

What’s the Big Deal About Single People?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on February 17, 2012 in Living Single
Single people are the big media stars of the year 2012. Not celebrity singles, but ordinary people, who in ever growing numbers, are living single. Why all the fuss? Why now?

Biology and Awe: Psychology's Critical Juncture

By Kirk J. Schneider Ph.D. on February 17, 2012 in Awakening to Awe
It's time for the profession of psychology to wake up to its larger calling.

Men, Women, and Interplanetary Promiscuity

By David P Schmitt Ph.D. on February 17, 2012 in Sexual Personalities
Women want short-term mates, too.

What You Don't Know About Rick Santorum

By Hank Davis on February 16, 2012 in Caveman Logic
A pair of taboos about religion and dead bodies have gotten in the way of open dialogue and good political journalism.

Medical Jargon Part 2

Defining the terms addiction and dependence; case, patient and person; and subject and participant.

Bad Luck, Bad Choices or Psychological Reversal?

Are you your own worst enemy? You may suffer from a subconscious phenomenon that therapists are just at the very beginning stages of recognizing and treating.

The Fallacy of the Parental Fool

By Steve Baskin on February 16, 2012 in S'mores and More
TV programs targeted at children portray adults and parents as fools. While this is amusing to children, it is harmful to their relationships with parents. Here are some suggestions to address this challenge.
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Should Scientists Test Prayer?

By Candy Gunther Brown Ph.D. on February 16, 2012 in Testing Prayer
I've spent the last eight years asking that question. Having satisfied myself—if not everyone I've met—that there's value in using empirical methods to study prayer, I've thought a lot about how to do it.

10 Principles for Teaching Ethics (and Lots of Other Stuff)

Here are ten of my guiding principles that I shared with the students in our graduate course: "Ethics and Professional Issues in Psychology."
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LINsanity! Observations on the Worship of a New Sports Hero

Linfluenza virus causes Linsanity! The birth of a sports hero, and what he means to the Asian American community and the country as a whole: Jeremy Lin represents our best self, the underdog overcoming long odds to win the heart of the nation—paralleling President Obama's rise.

9 Tips for a Hot and Healthy Marriage

1. Have boundaries set around your immediate or nuclear family. 2. Touch each other often...

Getting Off Jury Duty, or Getting On?

By Brian Bornstein Ph.D. on February 16, 2012 in The Jury's Trials

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb. 26 - March 3) is a time to look at the role empathy plays in helping loved ones recover from an eating disorder.

The Power of Absence

By Renee Garfinkel Ph.D. on February 16, 2012 in Time Out
What do deadbeat dads, estranged or dead relatives, and birth parents in closed adoptions have in common? What they have in common is the power of absence. That's when what isn't there is what captures attention, and traps it in an emotional embrace. The power of absence; let's look at how it works.

Voting Rick or Mitt Needs to Be a Risk-Management Decision

By Denise K. Shull M.A. on February 16, 2012 in Market Mind Games
The last thing electing Romney or Santorum should be about is anyone's sex life.

How Much Sleep Do Kids Really Need?

By Shelby Harris Psy.D. on February 16, 2012 in The Land of Nod
An extremely heated debate has just arisen in the field of pediatric sleep medicine—a field that is generally not very excitable. In this week's issue of Pediatrics, University of South Australia's Health and Use of Time Group reported that kids' nightly sleep time has reduced by three-quarters of a minute for each year they studied.

Nutritional Approaches for Beating Osteoporosis

By Jacob Teitelbaum MD on February 16, 2012 in Complementary Medicine
There are excellent nutritional approaches for safely promoting increased bone density and preventing osteoporosis.

The Long Lasting Effects of Negative Information

By Woodson Merrell M.D. on February 16, 2012 in The Source of Healing
Is it possible for doctors to stop focussing on their legal liabilities, and start focussing on helping patients with healing words? At least one group at the NIH thinks it is.