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Aftermath of a Teen Friendship Breakup: Should Bethany Be Forced to Attend the Wedding?

My daughter, Bethany, her older sister, and I were invited to her friend Dawn's sister's wedding. The bride and my older daughter became friendly over the years; Bethany and Dawn, who are now both 14 years old and in high school, were best friends since second grade. They're no longer friends.

Resisting the 3 Main Temptations that Destroy Marriages

I call them the three A's. Beware, unless you want a divorce, as they are the behaviors most likely to become marriage deal-breakers. They can wreck your kids' lives as well. And you may be more susceptible than you think.

Friendship After College

By Michael Bruce on October 23, 2011 in Angst!
Have you noticed that the older you get, the harder it is to make friends? That your once large, and expanding circle of confidants has ceased growing and even shrunk?

Take Off That Mask!

It's almost Halloween! Time to put on a mask. But wait, we are already wearing so many masks. Maybe it is time to take some of them off.

Get People to Start Agreeing with You

By Julie Sedivy Ph.D. on October 23, 2011 in Sold on Language
In the art of persuasion, timing, as they say, is everything. For example, if you decide to ask your boss for a salary raise, you might try to gauge just the right moment to make your request. Here's a hint: Make your pitch just after she's heard a presentation by her favorite employee.

Of Entrepreneurs and Chickens

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on October 23, 2011 in One Among Many
Don’t lump entrepreneurs with managers. They think differently. Or rather, they face different types of decision problems. And what does all that have to do with tents on Wall Street?

What Is the Greatest Danger for an Uncircumcised Boy?

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on October 23, 2011 in Moral Landscapes
Doctors can cause injury to intact boys during well-child visits. What you should know.

Why "Why" Matters!

By Nathan A Heflick Ph.D. on October 23, 2011 in The Big Questions
Do you want good, or do you want to avoid bad? Research indicates that this has a unique impact on your mood!

Differences That Divide

By Frances Cohen Praver Ph.D. on October 23, 2011 in Love Doc
Why do so many of us find someone we love, only to try changing him? Contrary to what you may think, trying to change someone else to be more like you is not a sign of strength.

4 Tips for Digital Living

By Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D. on October 23, 2011 in The Me in We
Do you get a shot of angst before pressing the SEND button on a text or email? Is there an anxiety app running in your head as you submit your words to cyberspace?

Thumbs on the Wheel, Eyes on the Road

The majority of drivers are worried about texting while driving, yet one in three admits to actually doing it. There are ways to keep your thumbs on the wheel.

ISO: A Blockbuster Story about Single Life that is Not Primarily about Marriage

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on October 23, 2011 in Living Single
So many stories that are supposedly about single people begin with a consideration of the marriage market. But the number of available partners, and their quality, doesn’t matter if you are not interested in marrying.

Forging Steel, Part 2: Soldiers, Superheroes, and Resilience

By Robin S. Rosenberg Ph.D. on October 22, 2011 in The Superheroes
Military training provides an opportunity for soldiers to do what elite athletes do: direct their attention away from pain.

From Quiet to Queen: Kayla's Story

By Barbara Markway Ph.D. on October 22, 2011 in Shyness Is Nice
This is the story of a little girl who felt terribly afraid. So afraid that at times she was unable to speak or move. Although this story has its share of sadness, it ultimately ends in triumph, and with a parade.

If At First You Don't Succeed

If you're considering applying to graduate school (or you just like stories of perseverance and triumph), you'll want to read what I'm about to share.

Steve Jobs Leveraged His Intelligence to More Effectively Create

How the life of Steve Jobs might inform the age old creativity and intelligence debate.

What Anti-Evolutionary Psychologists are Really Worried About

By John A. Johnson Ph.D. on October 22, 2011 in Cui Bono
Evolutionary psychologists and behavioral geneticists all agree that both genes and environments are equally important determinants of mind and behavior. Why, then, do a number of psychologists claim that nurture is more important than nature, and why do they falsely accuse evolutionary psychology of claiming the opposite view?

Pirates, Piaget, and the Null Hypothesis

By Nancy Darling Ph.D. on October 22, 2011 in Thinking About Kids
Pirates, Piaget, and the Null Hypothesis. Can science tell us whether pirates wore eyepatches to help them see better in the dark?

Three Secrets That Women Won't Tell You about How to Make Sex Better

By Pamela Madsen on October 22, 2011 in Shameless Woman
At my latest retreat I was asked what were the three most common secrets and desires of women that they might not tell you. So pull up a chair, sip your coffee, and I will tell you all about them.

Folk Remedies: Curatives or Curiosities?

By E E Smith on October 22, 2011 in Not Born Yesterday
Doctors are taking another look at folk remedies and saying that some cannot be dismissed as mere superstition. Now, I don't know if this one is old or new, but have you heard of the Raisins-Soaked-in-Gin remedy for arthritis? I'm not making this up.