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What Does It Take?

If you’re passionate about this field, and believe you are talented, and are willing to work hard, you just may succeed.

Conquering the fear of standing up to bullies

People appease bullies instead of opposing them because our inner mammal knows the danger of losing the safety of the herd. You can resist a bully if you accept your mammalian urge for social support instead of trying to reject it.

Revenge Is Good for You! Part 1

Although revenge has a bad reputation new research suggests that it can be psychologically healthy!

Extended Double Standard: The Bible as Killer App

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on June 06, 2011 in Ambigamy
Highlights from the evolution of exceptionalism, from natural history and religious history where we really lean into saying"You may think I'm being selfish when I say I deserve more than you do, but notice how generous I am in saying that my clanspeople deserve more than you do also."

Optimum Holidays: Making the Most of Your Time Away

Now that summer is (almost) here, we should consider how we can make the best of our holidays. How can we ensure that they are fulfilling, and make sure they don't pass by too fast? And why is it that holidays are so important to us?

Why "The War on Drugs" Has Failed

By Ray Williams on June 06, 2011 in Wired for Success
The War on Drugs is a waste of time, money and lives. It cannot be won. It has been a failure. It's time that leaders develop new thinking and new policies about the issue of drugs. A new international report clearly shows why the war on drugs has failed.

Mommy Caves and Man Rooms

When demands are high and resources are low, many parents retreat to a safe haven for self care. Taking care of your self means taking better care of your kids.

6 Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness Outside of Meditation

It may surprise you to learn that practicing mindfulness outside of meditation is a major component of meditation retreats. For example, while eating, the instruction is to pay careful attention to the food being pierced by the fork, being raised to your mouth, touching your tongue, being chewed and then swallowed.

Ten Tips for Parenting Your Introverted Child

1. Don’t just accept your child for who she is; treasure her for who she is. Introverted children are often kind, thoughtful, focused, and very interesting company, as long as they’re in settings that work for them.... [Read more.]

Eight Common Idea-Killing Phrases That Women Should Confront

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on June 06, 2011 in Wander Woman
In meetings where women are a minority, there is a possibility that their ideas will either be ignored or shot down. Here are eight common phrases to listen for and confront to increase your chances of being heard in future meetings.

Why Sharing Stories Brings People Together

A new neuroscience study may explain why telling stories builds empathy and also why, when you tell a good one, people act as if they're watching it unfold before them.

Attention Parents: Creative Summer To-Dos Part 1

Summer, as are all days and seasons, is a great time year to make good memories with our children.

Ethical Blind Spots: A Lesson from Warren Buffet

By Ann E. Tenbrunsel on June 06, 2011 in Blind Spots
The data seem clear on David Sokol's conflict of interest in the Berkshire/Lubrizol deal. He bought shares in Lubrizol, and then encouraged Berkshire to buy the company. He claimed that because he didn't know whether Berskhire would follow his recommendation he didn't have inside information.

What Is the 'Secret' to Happiness?

There is wisdom in youth, and in his own celebration this little boy shows us what the true 'secret' to happiness is.

Cultivate Your Passions

By Gretchen Rubin on June 06, 2011 in The Happiness Project
Many of my happiness-project resolutions are meant to help me keep my vision wide. To counteract my impulse to work all the time, I push myself, with moderate success, to follow resolutions like Force myself to wander, Take time for projects, Read at whim, and Take notes without a purpose.

The Necessary Glue for Wellness

By Julie K Hersh on June 06, 2011 in Struck By Living
How does one stay well?

How do I handle a messy friend breakup?

A few months ago, I had a horrible falling out with my closest friend of 15 years. She had been such a solid fixture in my life for so long that I'm feeling rather unmoored. It was - up to this point - a really wonderful friendship.