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Apology to Maria Shriver

Arnold Schwarzenegger's maid has cost him his reputation, and his wife. An anonymous maid in the Sofitel Hotel has cost Dominique Strauss-Kahn his job at the IMF, and may have cost him the presidency of France. Before the first Independence Day, that wouldn't have happened.

Happy 4th of July - How Independent Are You?

Fourth of July is a great time of year to ask yourself, how independent are you? Are you Dependent, Pseudo-independent or Independent?

The Monogamish Marriage: What If It's Not Cheating to Cheat?

By Pamela Madsen on July 03, 2011 in Shameless Woman
The front cover of the New York Times Magazine section bears a startling headline, "Married with Infidelities" which is the first time the gray lady has truly taken off the gloves in exploring that state of the monogamous marriage and infidelity in the United States.

Looks Can Kill – Your Better Judgment

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on July 03, 2011 in Living Single
Skillful lie-detectors should not be fooled by a person’s looks. They should be able to see beyond a person’s characteristic angelic or devilish look to discern when each person really is lying and whey they are really telling the truth.

Keeping Romance Alive

My wife once told me she felt I wasn't particularly warm. She rarely saw me hug anyone, I rarely took her hand spontaneously, or rubbed her back or nuzzled her neck. And she very much wanted those things, she said.

Presumptuousness: The Scourge of Those Who Dare to Live Life Their Own Way?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on July 03, 2011 in Living Single
Presumptuousness can blight the experiences of single people, of adults with no children, and of anyone who chooses to live life in a way that is not socially expected way.

The Buddha and Albert Ellis: The Eightfold Path meets the ABCs of REBT

The “ABCs of REBT” help determine when a cognition creates stress and suffering and helps get rid of it. Buddhism's Right Effort encourages the practitioner to examine the mind and determine if there are harmful or helpful mental states present. The two approaches go hand-in-hand.

Is General Intelligence Compatible with Evolutionary Psychology?

At first blush, the existence of domain-general intelligence seems incompatible with the strong modularity view of the mind espoused by many evolutionary psychologists. An in-press article in the journal "Intelligence" offers a reconciliation.

Bias-Free Language: Disability

How to refer to disability.

True Love and "The Bachelor's" Brad and Emily

The "once in a lifetime" love on TV's "The Bachelor"

Why Do Bad Leaders Always Seem to Win?

Why does it seem that the very worst bosses - the bullies, the egomaniacs, and the bad leaders - always seem to come out on top, leaving a trail of victims (and broken organizations) in their wake? How to fight back!

Secrets of a Great Vacation

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on July 02, 2011 in Off the Couch
Nine tips to make this vacation great!

6 Benefits of Alone Time

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on July 01, 2011 in Creating in Flow
Negative stereotypes about only children abound. Many are sheer myth. Alone time is a plus for learning to enter creative flow.

Sexual Love for the Long Haul

By Victoria Costello on July 01, 2011 in
The passion in a long-term relationship, really any relationship over two years old, inevitably cools, but it can be revived with a process of rediscovery and a conscious effort to deepen intimacy between two partners.

O.J. Revisited: Will the Casey Anthony Jury Acquit If They Can't Make It Fit?

By Stephen A Diamond Ph.D. on July 01, 2011 in Evil Deeds
"Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it." For criminal prosecutors, one of the biggest lessons from the O.J. Simpson double-murder trial back in 1995 should have been that, especially in circumstantial cases, psychology plays at least as powerful a part in jurors' decisions as so-called scientific evidence.

Oh, Say, Can You See?

The most memorable rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" I've ever witnessed, one teenage girl demonstrated that it's not always about being your best. It's about the process of becoming your best that counts.

Strauss-Kahn: Is It OK Because It's Only Adultery?

There seems to be some kind of attitude formation rule here: If an alleged criminal act is shown to be untrue, then we find relief when we are left with only a moral failing.

10 Summertime Marketing Tips

Need some ideas to help you grow your private practice this summer? Enjoy these 10 summertime marketing tips.