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Got a Great Resume? What Distribution Channels Are You Using?

A distribution channel is the tactical route you take to get your resume in the hands of a decision maker capable of authorizing your employment. Once upon a time, there were two primary distribution channels: networking and responding to classified ads. But times have changed.

New Books for Intelligent Animal Lovers

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on November 25, 2011 in Animals and Us
Some new books for animal lovers.

Psychology's Escalating Civil War: How Do We Understand, Diagnose and Treat Mental Disorders?

By Stephen A Diamond Ph.D. on November 25, 2011 in Evil Deeds
Psychotherapy is under siege. There is an increasingly hostile war being waged within the mental health field. A heated battle for the hearts and minds of the profession and public. One which will determine whether we progressively advance as a society in our psychological understanding and treatment of mental disorders or dangerously regress. Ready for a revolution?

Trust and the Situation Will Change

By Lara Honos-Webb Ph.D. on November 25, 2011 in The Gift of ADHD
When your life breaks down you can either fall apart by holding on to the past or get excited and check out the new direction you are going in. If you can trust that positive forces are at work for you, you can be suddenly awakened to a new dimension of your life direction.

Do We Take Too Many Pills?

When the government thinks we're taking too many pills, you know there's a problem.

What to Do When Your Teen Has Joined a Gang

By Ugo Uche on November 25, 2011 in Promoting Empathy With Your Teen
"If anything, scolding and berating will definitely make things worse, as it will reinforce the teen’s belief that he or she is truly bad and only belongs with a negative peer group."

Are You Too Fat for Love?

By Pamela Madsen on November 25, 2011 in Shameless Woman
According to the CDC, one third of all American are obese. That is a lot of Americans. And guess what? Love, sex and romance did not stop for close to a hundred million people!

Zombie Ethics

By Paul Thagard Ph.D. on November 25, 2011 in Hot Thought
Zombie ethics can contribute to assessment of people's obligations concerning the environment.

Carb It Up! How to Deal with Seasonal Stress and Avoid Weight Gain

Easier said than done, were it not for carb-loading.

The Whole Town's Complicit in the Rape of Children

By Stanton Peele on November 25, 2011 in Addiction in Society
Readers about the Penn State childhood abuse scandal to a person claim they would have rushed to interrupt Sandusky's decades of officially enabled abuse of children. No they wouldn't have—they would have stood by, supported Sandusky, and attacked the abuse victims—like everyone in "Happy Valley" did.

What The Wizard of Oz Can Teach Us about Bullying

By Izzy Kalman on November 24, 2011 in Resilience to Bullying
The Wizard of Oz is possibly the most frequently watched movie in history. Yet its timeless message is lost on us. While it doesn't say so outright, the subject it deals with is bullying, and we have abandoned its lessons, insisting on doing precisely what it teaches us not to do.

My BFF Thinks I Tried to Seduce Her Husband

By Irene S Levine Ph.D. on November 24, 2011 in The Friendship Doctor
I'd known my friend and her husband for about twelve years. I had always got along with her husband and we went on a group holiday about three years ago and that's when her husband and I became friendly. We had a lot in common and could laugh and joke about things. I thought we were genuine friends.

Harvard Should Set Better Example for Treating Lowest-Paid

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D. on November 24, 2011 in Science Isn't Golden
Have-nots Shouldn't Need to Fight the Haves for Wages and Respect

Thanksgiving: Many Benefits & One Drawback

By Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc on November 24, 2011 in Inner Source
Thanksgiving has a host of health benefits and one drawback—find out what is good, and what to watch out for...

5 Questions For Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman About "The Creativity Post"

Where can you get quality content on creativity, innovation, and imagination?

A Simple Way to Beat the Thanksgiving Blues

By Nadja Geipert on November 24, 2011 in Eye of the Storm
Here is a 5-minute exercise that will put you in a great Thanksgiving mood—no credit cards required.

Spoilt by Choice?

By Susan Carnell Ph.D. on November 24, 2011 in Bad Appetite
Gobble Day is here. Are you preparing to stuff yourself? Or already lying on the sofa clutching your food baby? The truth is that Thanksgiving dinner is structured in such a way that even the most bird-like eater is likely to overindulge.

Psychological Secrets of Pro-Performance Holiday Shopping

By Kit Yarrow Ph.D. on November 24, 2011 in The Why Behind the Buy
Here's how to combat the psychological landmines of high pressure holiday shopping.

Murder and Morality

"On a typical day, Jimmy and I would spend an hour a day with Stevie, doing business. I mean, we weren't doing crimes every day. We weren't animals, and except for the business aspect of our lives, we had boring, regular lives."

The Teleologist's Dilemma: Life Has No Purpose

To answer the question, "does life have a purpose?" we need to consider the conditions under which anything has a purpose at all.

Home to Heaven: On Choosing Euthanasia for a Companion Animal

By Jessica Pierce Ph.D. on November 24, 2011 in All Dogs Go to Heaven
One year ago today my 14-and-a-half-year-old Vizsla, Ody, departed from this world with the help of Home-to-Heaven Pet Euthanasia Service. At the time, I worried that I was acting too soon. But given a year to grieve and reflect, I think that I probably waited too long.

Doesn't It Bug You When People Say, "You Know What You Should Do?"

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on November 24, 2011 in Ambigamy
This season we say "Joy to the world" without thinking much about what that would take. Today I'm arguing that it would take each of us taking "different strokes for different folks" more personally. Where you stand depends on where you sit. Factor that in, and don't pretend that you're the unbiased realist.