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Betrayal: What's Wrong With Men?

By Jay Kent-Ferraro Ph.D., MBA on June 09, 2011 in Surprised by Love
Are all men who betray narcissistic sociopaths or is there more going on in the dance of intimacy that can explain, not excuse the fact that 60% of all men are unfaithful? There is more to the story and the health of all relationships rests upon men "man-ing up" to the requirements of what it means to really love.

When Bad Science Kills

By Tyger Latham Psy.D. on June 09, 2011 in Therapy Matters
Tonight on CNN, Anderson Cooper examines an "experimental therapy" designed to make feminine boys more masculine. His report reveals the deadly consequences of what can happen when science is abused.

Paralysis by Analysis: Part 2

By John Tauer Ph.D. on June 09, 2011 in Goal Posts

Standardized Testing - A Cross Cultural Take

By Jenny Lind Schmitt on June 09, 2011 in Lifestyle Design
My gripe is with a system that makes a lot of key life decisions for you and then makes it very, very hard to alter them.

Testosterone - Less Sleep Means Less

You need rest to regenerate your body. Decrease sleep, even partially, and your hormones won't be the same.

Infidelity and intimacy

By Gordon S Livingston M.D. on June 09, 2011 in Lifelines
Infidelity is more than a violation of a promise (“forsaking all others”) it is an unmistakable indicator of selfishness, on the part of someone in whom we have reposed our best hopes.

7 Tips for Minding My Own Business

By Gretchen Rubin on June 09, 2011 in The Happiness Project
Lately, I’ve really been focusing on trying to be less judgmental. It’s a tricky resolution, because it’s hard to turn it into specific, manageable resolutions to keep me on track.
The Anthony Weiner "Illness:" That Old Disease Got Me In Its Spell

The Anthony Weiner "Illness:" That Old Disease Got Me In Its Spell

By Stanton Peele on June 09, 2011 in Addiction in Society
Since Politico diagnosed Congressman Anthony Weiner as ill based on his sexting, does this mean David Vitter, Newt Gingrich, Bill Clinton, and Jack and Ted Kennedy also suffered from diseases which -- since they apparently received no treatment -- they died (or will die) with?
Disrespecting Your Audience: Meetings Without Purpose

Disrespecting Your Audience: Meetings Without Purpose

By Stanton Peele on June 09, 2011 in Addiction in Society
People -- especially professionals -- often reject any kind of structure at meetings, even or especially when there are specific topics to be covered and an audience. This approach is disrespectful to all involved, although participants may imagine otherwise.

The Inner Workings of Successful Therapy

By Donna Flagg on June 09, 2011 in Office Diaries
Eventually, someone needs to ask -- and answer -- the question, "What's the point?"

So You Think You’re an Introvert

By Jennifer O. Grimes on June 09, 2011 in The Inner Voice

Ethics Education Limited Use

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on June 09, 2011 in Am I Right?
Ethics education is only part of the solution to ethics scandals.
The Pain of Singlism: Is It Personal?

The Pain of Singlism: Is It Personal?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on June 09, 2011 in Living Single
A journalist who is writing about the new Singlism book asked me a question that should have had an obvious answer: What’s the worst kind of singlism?
Mall Movie Theater by Richard Adams

Cinematherapy for Breakups: 20 Movies

Grab a box of Kleenex, or prepare to laugh...movies of every type to help you through your breakup.

6 Ways Mindset Helps You Win at Work

By Paul G. Stoltz Ph.D. on June 08, 2011 in Put Your Mindset to Work
Imagine painstakingly building your own home, stick by stick, brick by brick, only to discover that the materials all the "experts" told you to use were at best inferior, and essentially guaranteed to rot and crumble over time. This is exactly what's happened to most people's careers.

Risk-taking through performance

By Ethan Gilsdorf on June 08, 2011 in Geek Pride
Be brave. Risk embarrassment. Put yourself out there. Try out that new material. Test it in front of real people. Gussy up the barn, sew a curtain from that old bolt of gingham, reunite the jug band and put on a show!

Kids On Color: New Site Helps Parents and Kids Talk About Race

By Mikhail Lyubansky Ph.D. on June 08, 2011 in Between the Lines
Sometimes the conversations we shy away from having with our kids are exactly the ones we most need to have. Professor of media, culture, and communication, Charlton McIlwain, hopes his new website, Kids on Color, helps families do just that.

Don’t Let Your Child Be a Weiner Online

By Laura JJ Dessauer Ed.D., L.M.H.C. on June 08, 2011 in Business Success for Therapists
Use these 7 tips to help your child become clear on what behavior is acceptable online, so they don’t ever become a Weiner!

Acceptance Means Never Having to Say You're Disappointed

By Melissa Kirk on June 08, 2011 in Test Case
Disappointment means we haven't accepted that the person who disappointed us is not, in fact, us.

Lack Of Empathy In Any Community Leads To Increased Incidences Of Collective Cowardice

"When we allow ourselves to follow rules that go against our nature of being assertive and caring to ourselves and others, we are in essence engaging in an act of cowardice, and that's not okay. Therefore it makes sense if our children are willing to be bystanders and passive witness to any of their peers getting hurt."

Why immoral foods are good for your brain

By Gary L. Wenk Ph.D. on June 08, 2011 in Your Brain on Food
..and why foods that are good for your brain are not always good for your body.

Global Commission on Drug Policy: Legalization, decriminalization, and the war on drugs

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on June 08, 2011 in All About Addiction
The legalization discussion rages on and this time it's picked up Richard Branson and Kofi Annan. But is there anything new or news worthy in the Commission on Drug Policy's report?

Cultivate a Shrine

By Gretchen Rubin on June 08, 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! Last month's theme was Time, and last week’s resolution was to Observe the one-minute rule. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness?

Why People Live With "Private Truths" Beneath Their "Public Lies"

Many people live with a contradiction between their private lives and their public behavior, not just politicians and celebrities. Here's why.