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Fat Again for the Holidays: Tips for Having a Sexy Time Despite the Scale

By Pamela Madsen on November 28, 2011 in Shameless Woman
If I tell you that your fat doesn't matter. That your fat is not standing in the way between you and a sexy, fun holiday season—will you believe me? Take my "Fat and Sexy Holiday Challenge".

When Adolescents Throw an Empty Home Party

When parents place their adolescent in overnight charge of their home, they are often putting that teenager at risk of social temptation, and their premises at risk of harm.

Pain, Poppies, and the King of Pop

By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on November 27, 2011 in Black Belt Brain
Pain is a huge concern for many of us. It’s a problem that can be addressed by medications. But there is always a dark side.

The Creativity of Scientists

By Alex Lickerman M.D. on November 27, 2011 in Happiness in this World
People sometimes argue about which scientific discovery or advance ranks as the greatest, as the most significant in the history of humankind. Popular answers include electricity, computers, immunizations, and antibiotics. Yet I would argue it's none of these, but rather the scientific method of inquiry itself.

Life Is Messy with an ADD Partner

By Lara Honos-Webb Ph.D. on November 27, 2011 in The Gift of ADHD
Translate symptoms into needs to save your relationship

Influencing Your Way into a Sold-Out Event

By Michael Pantalon on November 27, 2011 in The Science of Influence
Here's a story of how I found myself in such a situation recently.

‘Tis the Season to Notice Situations

By Sam Sommers on November 27, 2011 in Science Of Small Talk
We have unambiguously crossed the starting line of the holiday season, a time of year that predictably brings with it a variety of familiar visitors. But there's one recurring aspect of the holidays that we don't always take note of, namely that they provide the perfect opportunity to stop and appreciate the power of situations.

What Scrooge Can Teach Us About Workplace Trust

You probably wouldn't think of Ebenezer Scrooge as a model for trust building. Yet, believe it or not, he got a few things right. What you can learn from him might surprise you.

Mindful Gift Giving for Families

Bombarded with myriad holiday activities and added stress, why would families want to pause—to help children be mindful about giving? Because human acts of kindness reap big psychological rewards for the giver. And learning to give shapes children's lives!

How Mindfulness Makes the Brain Immune to Temptation

Paying mindful attention to the trigger of the craving can interrupt the temptation—and protect people from their habits and desires.

Tucker Max's Psychological Profile

By Scott Barry Kaufman Ph.D. on November 27, 2011 in Beautiful Minds
Tucker Max took my lengthy psychological battery of personality and reasoning tests. Here are his shocking, and nuanced results.

Increase Your Personal & Professional Effectiveness

By Donna Flagg on November 27, 2011 in Office Diaries
It doesn't matter where you sit functionally within the business line. To be effective in one is to be effective in all.

Losing a Father Too Early

"You don't have a father, you don't have a father!" a classmate chanted during recess. As the others chimed in, Mel fervently wished that everyone in his class had dead dads.

How to Conquer Panic in Three Easy Steps

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on November 27, 2011 in Think Well
Imagine that you’re feeling fine, minding your own business, when suddenly out of the blue your chest tightens, you can’t catch your breath, your heart races, you feel dizzy, and break into a cold sweat. Sounds like a heart attack, right? Not necessarily, it could be simple panic and here’s how to conquer it.

Attachment Is the Source of All Suffering

By Gordon S Livingston M.D. on November 27, 2011 in Lifelines
How each of us confronts loss, in ourselves and in those we would help, defines us as few other attributes can. What we reveal in our attitudes toward grief and mourning determines whether we have anything to teach others.

Self-Loathing and Responsibility: Your Partner Makes Mistakes Too

The self-loathing are often all too willing to take blame for others' mistakes, especially in their romantic relationships. Why do they this, or what does it deny to their partners?

Why Anxiety Is Good for Your Love Life

By Frances Cohen Praver Ph.D. on November 27, 2011 in Love Doc
In the excellent article Why Anxiety is Good for You, page 55-65 in Time Magazine, December 5, 2011, Serge Bloch proposes that anxiety can help you move faster or it can paralyze you.

The Cost of Justice: The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Part 1

By Mikhail Lyubansky Ph.D. on November 26, 2011 in Between the Lines
Lisbeth Salander's anger is righteous. Her violence apparently justified. After all, we neither mourn for the monsters that heroes kill, nor question their choice to kill them. But is there anything she might have done that might have served both her and society better?

Parenting the Shy Child: A Look at Labels

By Barbara Markway Ph.D. on November 26, 2011 in Shyness Is Nice
Although "shy" is not a negative term in my mind, I realize it's sometimes not considered a desirable trait. Think about it. When was the last time you had someone tell you, "Wow! It's great that you're shy."

Is It Wrong to Smoke Weed with My Teenager?

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on November 26, 2011 in The Teen Doctor
To Smoke or Not to Smoke Marijuana with Your Teen

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Unemployed

By Katharine Brooks Ed.D. on November 26, 2011 in Career Transitions
Given that the unemployment rate is hovering around 9%, it's likely that you have a friend or relative who is out of work this holiday season. The topic of unemployment can be one of those awkward moments at a holiday gathering, but gift-giving doesn't have to be. Here are some ideas to help out.