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Can The Magic of Great Literature Take You Around The World?

What is the value of literature in one's education? How might you be able to inspire a love of reading, perhaps not only in yourself, but also in your children? Join me in this fascinating conversation with James Flynn, author of The Torchlight List: Around The World in 200 Books.

Why Do We Still Watch "The Bachelorette"?

The latest episode of "The Bachelorette" was filled with bad comedy, tears, a reveal of the masked man, and more tears. Given such a bizarre menagerie, why do we still watch? Could empathy for the socially rejected be at play?

Rep. Anthony Weiner and the Sexual Roulette Syndrome

By Stuart Fischoff Ph.D. on June 06, 2011 in The Media Zone
Romance and sex are not forbidden to our elected representatives; but certain behaviors are curtailed and constrained by political realities. Sexting with Gennette Cordova, a student at Whatcom Community College is one of those curtailable behaviors.

10 Tips Toward a Less Timid Memoir

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on June 06, 2011 in Creating in Flow
You may have to dig deep into your memories to write compellingly about your own life. Here's how.

Weiner Redux: The “I’m Special” Rule

While many were convinced that Weiner had been hacked and fumbled his own defense, it turns out that he was attempting to outfox us, a strategy doomed to failure. Now the Congressman must decide: do I go or am I a punchline? It's a tough choice. When you convince yourself that the rules don't apply to you, you often find that they apply to you double.

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.