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Women's Fears Vs. Men's Fears Part 2

A fearful woman seems a willing captive within the walls of her own home, tending her children, and toiling endlessly with her formulae for improving her life one day when things won't be quite so pressured or hectic.

Introspection: A Key Ingredient for Mental Health

By Julie K Hersh on September 23, 2011 in Struck By Living
Can meditation, journaling or prayer be important in battling depression? Julie Hersh adds a 7th component to her Top Six ways of staying well.

Why Facebook’s Changes Outrage People

Lots of people are upset by the recent changes that Facebook made to its website. The look is a little different, and things function a little differently. This has caused people to rant and rave and some are even boycotting the site. What's going on?

Ellen: A Nice Girl Finishes First

By Barbara Markway Ph.D. on September 22, 2011 in Shyness Is Nice
I've always been a huge fan of Ellen Degeneres, not only because watching her show is a sure-fire way to make me laugh, but also because Ellen is so darn nice.

Where Is Catastrophe in My Brain?

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on September 22, 2011 in All About Addiction
Could catastrophe be affected by a small change in a single gene that affects a type of receptor right behind your forehead? Biology is a wondrous thing, isn't it?!

Getting Ahead: Why Preschool Benefits the Brain

By Joshua Gowin Ph.D. on September 22, 2011 in You, Illuminated
The best time to provide someone with valuable life skills may be before kindergarten. Children who attend preschool go on to attain more education and higher incomes, are more likely to have health care and less likely to have criminal records. One of the most important findings about brain development shows that the brain has critical periods for learning.

What Kind of Adapter Are You?

By David DiSalvo on September 22, 2011 in Neuronarrative
Your adaptive style is what you do with the 'You' as you face the vicissitudes of living. Without this capacity to adapt, our natural style doesn't stand a chance. Life throws too many complex obstacles our way to never make adjustments. To adapt is to live.

Traditional Dog-Eating Festival in China Banned by Government

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C. on September 22, 2011 in Canine Corner
Due to protest on social media sites, the Chinese government banned a festival which featured the killing, cooking, and eating of 15,000 dogs over three day period each year.

Going Down in Blames

By Neil Farber M.D, Ph.D. on September 22, 2011 in The Blame Game
It seems that in every newspaper that I open, every journal that I read, every TV show or TV news broadcast that I watch, blaming is front and center. The focus on blaming is not the pathway to positivity. Rather, it is through ubiquitous finger-pointing that we will go down in blames.

When Talking About Sex, Age 10 Is the New 16

Several truths all parents need to remember: If you communicate early and effectively with your child about sex and sexuality, it is likely you will have the following results.

Will Small-Part Fixes Save Public Schools?

Behind Bill Gates’ high-profile pursuit to improve American classrooms lays puzzling questions. What criteria accurately measure teacher and student success? Does current thinking in education reform shift our focus from what really matters – the complex process of child development?

Attacking Free Speech or Attacking Free Love...

By Rachel Clark on September 22, 2011 in Marry, Divorce, Reconcile
What's under attack? Free speech or the discussion of open love and mate-sharing in long-term partnerships?

The Skinny on Brain Fats

By Susan Reynolds on September 22, 2011 in Prime Your Gray Cells
Approximately 60 percent of your brain matter consists of fats that create all the cell membranes in your body. Do you know what kinds of fat your brain needs to function at its peak capacity, and to create all the cell membranes in your body? If not, read on . . .

Note-Taking 2.0

By Karen Leland on September 22, 2011 in The Perfect Blend

U.S. Plays Politics and God by Executing Human Beings

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D. on September 22, 2011 in Science Isn't Golden
The Politics of Horror: Deciding Who Dies

Are You Teaching People to Treat You Badly?

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on September 22, 2011 in Think Well
Do you believe "the meek shall inherit the earth," it's best to "turn the other cheek," or that kindness will overcome unkindness? If you do, you're probably teaching people to treat you badly.

At Long Last: New Forensic Specialty Guidelines Approved

By Karen Franklin Ph.D. on September 22, 2011 in Witness
The long-awaited ethical guidelines issued for forensic psychology practice.

30 Top Tips for Treating Chronic Fatigue, FMS When All Else Fails Part 3 of 3

By Jacob Teitelbaum MD on September 22, 2011 in Complementary Medicine
In this 3-part series, I discuss 30 treatments that can be very helpful in stubborn CFS and fibromyalgia cases. Part 3 focuses on hidden infections.