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Is Your Body Your Life's Work?

By Dara Chadwick on February 20, 2009 in You'd Be So Pretty If...

Being single ain't all it's cracked up to be

By Jared DeFife Ph.D. on February 20, 2009 in The Shrink Tank
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Higher levels of loneliness, depression, anxiety, sexual dissatisfaction?? It's enough to make a guy want to sign up for match.com right away.  

Got Seat? 8 Easy Steps to Meditate on the Subway

By Jonathan S. Kaplan Ph.D. on February 20, 2009 in Urban Mindfulness

A Problem America Won't Solve in Our Lifetime: Education

By Stanton Peele on February 19, 2009 in Addiction in Society
Okay, that title's too pessimistic - let's instead call this, "A Call to Action for America." However, the reason I know these issues can't be solved is because they re-appear front and center every election campaign, only to worsen in time for the next one.Education: Have you heard anybody say lately, "Our only hope for the future is improving our education system?" Or did you hear that four years ago, or eight years ago (remember the bipartisan - or was it bipolar - "No child left behind") or was that during the Carter or Kennedy-Johnson presidencies (remember Sputnik and the rush to improve education under JFK)?

USA Today's Big New Story on Marriage Peddles Same Old Fallacies

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on February 18, 2009 in Living Single
A featured story in USA Today made this claim: "Research suggests a bevy of benefits for those who marry, including better health, greater wealth and more happiness for the couple, and improved well-being for children." Actually, it doesn't. This is more mindless perpetuation of conventional wisdom - except for the part about getting married and getting more money. That IS true, because of discriminatory policies toward singles.

Website Saves Victims of Bullying

By Izzy Kalman on February 17, 2009 in Resilience to Bullying
School anti-bullying laws cannot make bullying disappear. Fortunately, the solution to bullying has been known for thousands of years, and it is remarkably simple. It just needs to be taught correctly. It can save lives--and has!

Why Winning Matters: Part 2

By Jeffrey Spencer on February 17, 2009 in
If you don't win you can't succeed. Despite all the focus placed on drawing abudance to us with strong intention the only way abundance manifests is through completing the action steps required to convert opportunities into tangible successes. Unless we transition our thoughts to action and actions to goals achieved our hopes and dreams never make it from concept to reality. And, without that reality our lives never reflect our highest capacity.

Science, Free Will and Determinism: I Think We're Coloring Outside the Lines.

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on February 16, 2009 in Don't Delay
I suppose if there truly were free will I wouldn't be writing this. I certainly feel compelled to add to this discussion. My point, we're coloring outside the lines.

People with Pet Allergies Refuse to Give Up Their Pets

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C. on February 13, 2009 in Canine Corner
 When doctors recommend that people with pet allergies get rid of their dog or cat only 1 in 5 patients comply. Furthermore, should their pet die, 2 out of 3 patients will ignore their doctor's instructions and despite their allergies they get a replacement pet.

Everybody Lies Differently

By Dan Hill Ph.D. on February 13, 2009 in Emotionomics

The Bell Tolls: Military Suicide in Iraq

By Nassir Ghaemi M.D., M.P.H. on February 13, 2009 in Mood Swings
Soldier-suicides might be teaching us is that the conventional wisdom we all learned is wrong.

Subway Meditation: No Cushion Required

By Jonathan S. Kaplan Ph.D. on February 13, 2009 in Urban Mindfulness

No Exit: Antidepressants and Suicide

By Nassir Ghaemi M.D., M.P.H. on February 13, 2009 in Mood Swings
As always, it is not a matter of simply saying one or the other extreme is correct, but rather one of holding two opposite views in our heads at the same time.

Want a Sure-Fire Way to Score a Valentine's Date? Spray on Some Axe

By Jared DeFife Ph.D. on February 12, 2009 in The Shrink Tank
It's called the Axe effect. Is it true that a simple deodorant spray is enough to turn a dud into a super stud?

Do Wealthy Men Give More Orgasms?

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on February 11, 2009 in The Human Beast
The female partners of wealthy Chinese men report more frequent orgasm according to a study by researchers at Newcastle University, in England. Why? According to study authors, Thomas V. Pollet and Daniel Nettle, wealthy men are more desirable and thus "cause women to experience more orgasms." A fat wallet drives women wild with desire.

A Missing Piece in the Economic Stimulus: Hobbling Arts Hobbles Innovation

By Michele and Robert Root-Bernstein on February 11, 2009 in Imagine That!
As the economy stumbles, the first things to get cut at the national, state, and local levels are the arts. Arts, common wisdom tells us, are luxuries we can do without in times of crisis. Or can we? 

Does Duration of Sexual Foreplay Matter?

By Matthew Hutson on February 10, 2009 in Psyched!

Step Away From That Spouse!

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on February 09, 2009 in Living Single
At the most frightening moment in her life, she reached for the phone and called her best friend. Had the news been worse, that friend would have become even more important.