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My Super 8 Summer

By Ethan Gilsdorf on August 01, 2011 in Geek Pride
I learned how to face my demons in another way. I learned that sometimes, checking out from reality was not merely a fun diversion, but necessary.

The Great Recession of Our Virtual Lives

By Elias Aboujaoude M.D. on August 01, 2011 in Compulsive Acts
We used to want to keep up with the Joneses. Now, it's our online alter egos we are competing with. Could our new relationship with money be contributing to our economic woes?

5 Ways to Release Your Expectations

Our ideas about the way the world works are based, in part, upon our expectations. Those expectations color our experience - for good or ill - and can influence our reactions and responses to just about everything and everyone that we encounter. We can release ourselves from this self-created trap of expectation by following a few simple steps.

What's Wrong With Adultery?

By Michael W Austin on August 01, 2011 in Ethics for Everyone
Spouses should put their marriage ahead of their personal "happiness".

'Why Should We Care?'

By Sara Konrath Ph.D. on August 01, 2011 in The Empathy Gap
Professors who care may be seen as both potential suckers or as potential sources of emotional connection...

Being Nice Can Change Your Brain

By Lara Honos-Webb Ph.D. on August 01, 2011 in The Gift of ADHD
What if we emphasized raising kind children in addition to smart kids?

A Teen Asks: How Can I Get My Friendship Back?

It's common that friendships and allegiances shift during the teen years but it's still painful when it happens.

Resist the temptation to look like your kids

New research reveals that middle-aged mothers model their own clothing choices after those of their daughters to a greater extent than daughters imitate their mothers. What’s behind this trend, and is just another way that parents embarrass their kids?

How ADHD Affects Obesity, Weight and Healthy Eating Habits

One common, under-addressed symptom of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is its impact on eating. Children and adults with ADHD are significantly more likely to be overweight.

How Brainy Is Your Major?

Where does your major rank on smarts?

How to Be Loving in the Age of Twitter

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on August 01, 2011 in Compassion Matters
How much does technology that, in seconds, allows us to share “FaceTime” with a friend in India create distance between a loved one across the table?

Top 10 Reasons I Don’t Mind Being Housebound

I've been mostly housebound and often bedbound since I became chronically ill in 2001. It took me many years to make peace with my new life. It wasn't the life I was expecting but it's the life I've got, so here are my top 10 reasons I don't mind being housebound...

None Dare Call It Acting Out, Part I

Drugging children for fun and profit.

Just Do It! Part 2

By Jennifer Hamady on August 01, 2011 in Finding Your Voice
In my last article, I shared 4 steps for getting unstuck in your creative endeavors, based upon my own struggles to get ideas out of my mind and onto the page. Here are a few more tips I have found helpful as I've continued to work on my projects...

What’s the Matter with Libertarianism?

By Peter Corning Ph.D. on August 01, 2011 in The Fair Society
There is much to admire in the core libertarian values of freedom and personal responsibility, but some of the more radical variants rely on terminally deficient models of human nature and our complex society. Ultimately, libertarianism is unfair.

How to Cope When Your Friends Start Going Ga-Ga Over Babies

Some women say they feel a strong yearning to become a mother.

Your Assumptions About Infant Formula Are Probably Wrong

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on August 01, 2011 in Moral Landscapes
Breastfeeding celebrity moms: What do they know?

Three Introverted CEOs and What You Can Learn From Them

Many people believe that extroverts are more "natural" leaders than introverts, but recent groundbreaking research out of the Wharton and Harvard business schools suggests that introverts often outperform extroverts as leaders. Here are three examples of outstanding quiet CEOs:

Drive Your Job-Search with Confident Composure

By Bill Knaus Ed.D. on August 01, 2011 in Science and Sensibility
Fresh techniques to put wind in your job-search sails.

Would Teaching “Critical Thinking” Help Both Students and Politicians?

The current political climate in America highlights the need for a stronger emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving in American schools. Wouldn’t our political culture be more civil if we were taught to examine competing ideas and work together toward solutions?

Education: Arne and Bill's Misguided Adventure: An Open Letter

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on August 01, 2011 in The Power of Prime
I really don't understand you two, the U.S. Secretary of Education and the world's second richest man and noted philanthropist. How can you possibly say that public education can be reformed without eliminating poverty?