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5 Tips for Postponing Procrastination

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on February 14, 2012 in Creating in Flow
I hate it when I'm not doing what I know and feel I ought/want/need to be doing. ... Here, then, are a few ways to think about what might be holding YOU back.

Is There Such a Thing As “Healthy Meat?”

By Conner Middelmann-Whitney on February 14, 2012 in Nourish
If my previous post put you off your sausages and bacon, I'm sorry. Let me make it up to you by telling you how you can enjoy delicious and healthy substitutes for mass-produced processed meats.

Can Brain Imaging Predict Who Will Suffer Cognitive Impairment?

By Faith Brynie Ph.D. on February 14, 2012 in Brain Sense
Early detection of brain changes in the elderly may lead to better treatments—even prevention—of disorders like Alzheimer's disease.

Some Ways to Practice Are More Perfect Than Others

What separates world-class performers from everyone else is how they practice. Here are the keys to becoming far better at whatever you love doing.

Shooting Your Kid’s Laptop Is No Solution to Media Literacy

The dad who shot his daughter’s laptop over a Facebook post shows the critical need for media literacy. His YouTube video response, showing the laptop’s demise at the hands of his 45 revolver, underscores the fallacy of publishing things you really want to stay private in what is fundamentally not just public, but permanent and searchable.

Before We Jump to Whitney Houston Conclusions

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on February 14, 2012 in All About Addiction
Long distance diagnosis is dangerous and inappropriate. When there's no information, it's also unprofessional, irresponsible, and stupid. So for now, let's leave conclusions about Whitney Houston's death to ourselves.

Valen“twine” Chokes Marriages

By Rachel Clark on February 14, 2012 in Marry, Divorce, Reconcile
Stress & culture—not marital distress—at heart of divorce.

For Many, the Most Painful Holiday

By Russell Friedman on February 14, 2012 in Broken Hearts
The traditional Holiday Season begins around Halloween, continues through Thanksgiving, crests with Christmas and Hanukkah, and ends with New Year's Eve. While the Season can be wonderful for many, it can be a very difficult time for those who are grieving the recent death of someone important to them.

Dogs Are Our Oldest Friends

By Pat Shipman Ph.D. on February 14, 2012 in The Animal Connection
What does it mean that dogs are our oldest friends? Human-dog-human communication has developed since 32,000 years ago...

Stack the Russian Nesting Dolls

By Jeff DeGraff Ph.D. on February 14, 2012 in Innovation You
If we think of our Self as a Russian nesting doll, a discrete and complete unit, that is part of a larger system, we begin to frame our own life in the context of the lives of others.

Beware the Ides of February!

By Laura Betzig Ph.D. on February 14, 2012 in The Political Animal
It was snowing last week in Rome. The pope made an appearance at St Peter's in a white coat, and the Colosseum was closed. But in Italy, the middle of February is usually the beginning of spring. A nice time for fertility rites.

Five Steps to a Great Workout

Is your exercise routine getting blah? Add some zest by moving to the music. Zumba, Jazzercise, and Bodystep combine the self-expression of dance therapy with proven benefits to physical health to boost your mood, your self-image, and even your cognitive skills.

One in Five Americans Takes a Psychiatric Drug

By Lissa Rankin M.D. on February 14, 2012 in Owning Pink
A recent study reported that 1 in 5 American adults takes at least one psychiatric drug to treat depression and/or anxiety, a 22% increase since 2001. Do you get what this means? This means that in an office of 100 people, 20 of them—enough to form an entire department—will be on medication.

Love at First Fight?

By Azadeh Aalai Ph.D. on February 14, 2012 in The First Impression
For the most part, Adele's performance withstanding, I was not particularly impressed by Sunday night's 2012 Grammys. It wasn't until the day after the Grammys, when I heard on the radio a sample of fan Twitter feeds following Chris Brown's performance, that it became apparent there was a significant topic to discuss.

Don’t Know Much About History, Don’t Know Much Biology Part I

By Gad Saad Ph.D. on February 14, 2012 in Homo Consumericus
Part I of my rebuttal to yet another Psychology Today article of the genre: “I hate hearing about sex differences. I want to live in a world where such differences don’t exist. I want to believe that men and women are indistinguishable creatures. Anyone who shatters my wishful thinking is sexist and wrong.”

How Novels Make Me a Murderer

When we read a story, literary folk say that we "identify" with robbers, killers, thieves, and all kinds of vicious types. Why? What is it about stories that induces us to share criminal impulses?

Valentine's Day for the True Romantic

By Matthew Shanahan M.Sc. on February 14, 2012 in Living It
How hard is it to buy a box of chocolates these days? Try something 'outside the box'. Lovers: let her know she makes you so much more than you are, let him know he makes you feel so alive.

How to Survive Being Scolded

By Anneli Rufus on February 14, 2012 in Stuck
Because we hate ourselves, the slightest sign of disapproval from another, almost any other—from the CEO to the tantrum-wracked toddler to the raving ragged wastrel in the park wagging a finger in our direction—undoes us.

The One Valentine We Never Send

By Ben Michaelis Ph.D. on February 14, 2012 in The Creative Imperative
Boom! Today’s the day. Valentine’s Day is here. You can stop pretending you didn’t notice, because you did. Even for the Occupy Valentine's Day protesters, there's really no way around it.

Judgment Be Damned

By Jonathan Fields on February 14, 2012 in Awake at the Wheel
Recently, I shared how inviting judgment can and should be a critical part of any creation endeavor; how judgment is really just data plus emotion. And we shouldn't reject the data simply because we're not equipped to process the emotion in a constructive way.

Think Compassion More Than Passion for Lasting Love

It's time for hot romance, right? Not so fast. February 14 underscores a myth about successful relationships that should be addressed to avoid potential disappointment and upset.

What People Believe Is True Is Frequently Wrong

The title is one of my favorite Peter Drucker quotes. What he is referring to is the fact that common wisdom (what the majority believes is true) is often false. Take for example, that the majority of Americans believe in paranormal phenomena...

8 Ways to Make a Friend Feel Special on Valentine's Day

By Irene S Levine Ph.D. on February 14, 2012 in The Friendship Doctor
Whether you celebrate Valentine's Day or the Día del amor y la Amistad (Day of Love and Friendship)—as do many Latin Americans—February 14th offers a perfect opportunity to show affection for close friends, who add so much to our lives.

Can You Summarize the Challenge of Happiness in a Single Sentence?

By Gretchen Rubin on February 14, 2012 in The Happiness Project
Partly as an intellectual discipline, partly for fun, I often push myself to answer tough, conclusory questions, such as "If you had to pick just one thing, what's the key to happiness?" or "What are the ten most common myths about happiness?"

Maybe Narcissus Had It Right

On this Valentine's Day the love should start with you.

Single on Valentine's Day? Don't Dwell on It

If you're single on Valentine's Day and you're upset about it, the worst thing you can do is dwell on it. Instead, try to turn it into a positive.

The Greatest Love Addiction Songs of All Time

By Stanton Peele on February 14, 2012 in Addiction in Society
The existential experience of addiction has been captured best by the songs of Smokey Robinson, Leonard Cohen, and Lucinda Williams—an artist America should build a monument to next to the Lincoln Memorial.