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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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...
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.
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?"
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.