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Food Porn Addiction: Diagnosis and Warning Signs

Food Porn Addiction: Diagnosis and Warning Signs

I have a psychological problem, and even my wife couldn’t see it, because she suffers the same disorder – a compulsion to read not only about cooking, but even about cooks, and to spend good money on books filled with erotic pictures of naked fruits and vegetables. Spot the warning signs....

Playing with Your Partner

My other half and I have ways of connecting that I think could help make any couple feel closer, so I thought I'd share a few of them.
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Signs Your Partner May Not Be as Supportive as You Think

Sorry guys, sex is off the table if your wife is being treated for postpartum depression

79 Commandos and One Dog Teamed Up to Kill Osama Bin Laden

There was a canine soldier on the SEAL team that assaulted Osama bin Laden's compound.

Curing the Loneliness of Illness

By The Psychoanalysis 3.0 Writing Group on May 09, 2011 in Psychoanalysis 3.0
The suffering of serious medical illnesses is made worse by loneliness while companionship, even love, makes it easier to bear.

Right Wingers and the Reptile Brain

By Jeff Wise on May 09, 2011 in Extreme Fear
A researcher finds that right wingers have more in the amygdala and less in the frontal cortex. But what, exactly, does that mean?

"My Experience Is What I Agree To Attend To"

“My experience is what I agree to attend to. Only those items which I notice shape my mind.”

Empowering Women: Practicing Self-Defense, Learning Deterrence

By Judith Eve Lipton M.D. on May 09, 2011 in Pura Vida
Parents: Don’t trust the world to guard your daughters.

How Cultures Combine and Blend in a Person

Many people are both bilingual and bicultural and yet we know much more about bilingualism than about biculturalism. This is unfortunate as biculturalism permeates every aspects of one's being and one's behavior.

Bin Laden’s Death Reveals We’re All Divided Personalities

We’ve been hearing a lot of differences of opinion about appropriate reactions to Osama Bin Laden’s death, but what about the differences of opinion between the different people inside your head?

From Meat to a Meeting: A 4-Step Approach for Women

By The Psychoanalysis 3.0 Writing Group on May 08, 2011 in Psychoanalysis 3.0
Advice for when the man in your life treats you like nothing more than a collection of sexually interesting body parts.
The 11 Best Mother's Day Quotes

The 11 Best Mother's Day Quotes

Inspiration & Celebration of the Parenting Bond
Ferreting Out the Whole Truth Behind the Half-Truth About Happiness – Oh Yes You Did!

Ferreting Out the Whole Truth Behind the Half-Truth About Happiness – Oh Yes You Did!

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on May 08, 2011 in Living Single
In my last post, I quoted a claim about happiness from a tenured professor who wrote one of the many recent books on happiness. Readers were all over it. They sensed in an instant what was wrong with that claim.
Love Letter to the Motherless on Mother's Day

Love Letter to the Motherless on Mother's Day

By Frances Kuffel on May 08, 2011 in What Fat Women Want
"It was..." My words caught in my throat and tears sprang to my eyes. "It was after I lost weight. They were SO PROUD. That's when I knew."

Generic Genitals

By Pamela Madsen on May 08, 2011 in Shameless Woman
Not so long ago I was driving with my young adult sons, and we were talking about something in the news that had to do with male genitals.

Thor: A Psychologist's Review

By Robin S. Rosenberg Ph.D. on May 07, 2011 in The Superheroes
Thor’s story is rich with opportunities to plumb the lead character’s psychological depths, which were missed opportunities in this case. The film seemed very formulaic, with so many explanations of the characters and their "mission" that even if you didn't know Thor's origin story when you sat down to watch the film, you could accurately predict the rest of the story.

I'm Normal, Are You?

I'm not a clinical psychologist -- I only play one online. Actually I'm the kind of psychologist without a license to do therapy. Though I sometimes attempt to "diagnose" my friends and acquaintances, when I come up with characters for my fiction, I want them to be realer than real.

Are You an Invisible Woman?

By Pamela Madsen on May 07, 2011 in Shameless Woman
"I am not sure when I became an invisible woman" my coaching client said to me. "Maybe it was when I turned 45. It might be my age, how I dress, or my weight - I am not sure. But I feel like nobody sees me in general anymore and certainly not as a sexual being!".