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Narcissists Feel Like Better Leaders

By Art Markman Ph.D. on November 02, 2011 in Ulterior Motives
Narcissists are people who dream big. They generally think of themselves as being more intelligent and exceptional than they are. Because of their high levels of self-confidence, they are also tapped to be leaders in many situations. So, should we just let the narcissists take over?

Why Are 99 Percent of Americans Fed Up? A Video Tells All

I have written extensively about the human rights concerns that are now driving the “occupy” movement. But this time, I have attempted to capture the gravity of several of these concerns in a new video production.

How Insomnia Is Created by Fear of Insomnia

By Jen Kim on November 02, 2011 in Valley Girl With a Brain
Insomnia can kill you and other reasons you can't sleep. Valley Girl explores what is keeping her up at night.
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Recovery from an Affair

Prevention of affairs beats recovery. After the damage has been done, what makes recovery possible? Can the breech of trust from lying ever heal?

As Iraq Ends, a New Battle with PTSD Begins

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on November 01, 2011 in Compassion Matters
With 40,000 men and women returning home from Iraq in the next few months, we must greet them with the tools to combat the emotional wounds of battle. Developing resilience can truly break the internal cycle that leaves so many individuals chronically stuck in a traumatized state.

One Thing I've Learned from the Wall Street Protests

By Peter Bregman on November 01, 2011 in How We Work
Maybe the greatest impact of the protest is the conversations that they are sparking. People who would never otherwise think much about it are pondering and discussing the question "What do we stand for as a country?"

A Scientific Explanation for the Emergence of Mattering from Matter

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on November 01, 2011 in Ambigamy
Why would we think a physicist insane if he said "the moon pulls on the tides because it wants to" but don't think a psychologist insane for saying that you do things because you want to? Terry Deacon's new book bridges the gap between matter and mattering providing the first fully scientific material explanation for how matter could become conscious.

Linking Early Attachments to Eating Disorders Later on

The nature of someone's early attachments and familial relationships can often be a determining factor in the development of eating disorders later in life.
Polyamory without Tears

Polyamory without Tears

By Deborah Anapol Ph.D. on November 01, 2011 in Love Without Limits
Early on, I realized that in order to really understand what jealousy is, how it operates, and to what end, I would have to examine my own inner process. If you too want to understand jealousy, I invite you to do the same. The next time the opportunity arises, instead of pushing it away, welcome the chance to investigate the nature of jealousy.

The Bookkeeping Secret to Stable Loving Relationships

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on November 01, 2011 in Ambigamy
How do we settle into cozy relationship, minimizing resentment and negotiation? Paradoxically, in part by expressing resentment and negotiating over it. A surprising amount of that negotiation goes on between the lines, through an interesting use of etiquette (please, sorry, thank you, don't mention it) and an intuitive kind of double entry bookkeeping.

Why Are Some Dogs So Anxious and Fearful?

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C. on November 01, 2011 in Canine Corner
Whether a dog's fearfulness was caused by his genes or his life history there are right and wrong ways to deal with his anxieties.

DSM 5 Against Everyone Else

By Allen J Frances M.D. on November 01, 2011 in DSM5 in Distress
An editorial by the Society Of Biological Psychiatry wondered whether DSM 5 was necessary at all.

Best Phone Apps for Shedding Pounds

By Linda Wasmer Andrews on November 01, 2011 in Minding the Body
Can your phone help you lose weight? Yes, says psychologist Joyce Nash, PhD, who recommends apps that help you eat smarter, exercise harder, and stress less.

I'm Sorry, Wounded Healers

By Lissa Rankin M.D. on November 01, 2011 in Owning Pink

My Home: Exciting and Peaceful

By Gretchen Rubin on November 01, 2011 in The Happiness Project
Assay: The first line in Gertrude Stein's Paris France is “Paris, France is exciting and peaceful.” For a moment, I was surprised by this pairing of words—but then I realized, it's not really surprising. Paris is exciting and peaceful.
Are You Smarter than a 3rd Grader?

Are You Smarter than a 3rd Grader?

We like to think of ourselves as rational individuals. However, many of us use reasoning that, according to psychologist Jean Piaget, is more like that of a 3rd grader. Our illogical thinking can lead us to spending more than we should on everything from groceries to perfume. Take a short quiz to see if you are smarter than a 3rd grader (or not!).

Religious Expressions Are Rooted in Fear-Based Politics

By David Niose on November 01, 2011 in Our Humanity, Naturally
Religious political agendas gain traction during times of fear.

Wounded Souls II

By Eric Newhouse on November 01, 2011 in Invisible Wounds
Even though justified in combat, killing crosses a moral boundary that separates one from society and ultimately from God. No wonder one vet in three is seeking mental health treatment after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Change of Language, Change of Personality?

By Francois Grosjean Ph.D. on November 01, 2011 in Life as a Bilingual
There is a Czech proverb that says, "Learn a new language and get a new soul", and it is true that many bilinguals do indeed report being different in each of their languages. How can one explain this?

10 Fabulous Nutrition Tips I Learned from Dr. Andrew Weil

By Susan Biali M.D. on November 01, 2011 in Prescriptions for Life
Ten favorite nutrition tips I learned from time spent with wellness legend Dr. Andrew Weil.