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It’s In His Kiss

It’s In His Kiss

By Gad Saad Ph.D. on October 03, 2010 in Homo Consumericus
When it comes to kissing, men and women are indeed from Mars and Venus respectively. 

Mary Beth Makes a Plan - Part 4

By Margaret Moore on October 03, 2010 in Life Changes
I recently asked coaches in the Wellcoaches community to submit a list of ten ways in which they want to thrive in the upcoming year. The coach who submitted the most compelling ideas would win...
Refusing to Speak
Once Shy, Always Shy?
The Four Faces of Introversion
Emerge from Your Shell

Couple friends who live high on the hog

QUESTIONDear Irene,I've had a long-time male friend since I was five years old, so about 48 years. We have stayed in touch even though he's been married and divorced 3 times and moved numerous times. He's also a best friend with my husband of 33 years. 

How Did Witches Fly on Broomsticks?

By Gary L. Wenk Ph.D. on October 01, 2010 in Your Brain on Food
By anointing their broom handle with the plant extract and then riding on it naked, these women would inevitably rub the ointment into the mucous membrane of their labia, which would ensure a speedy absorption of the lipid-soluble active ingredients and the experience of flying. 

Allowing Our Imaginations Free Reign

By Robin S. Rosenberg Ph.D. on October 01, 2010 in The Superheroes
Reading--whether the material is a book (all prose) or a comic book or graphic novel--requires readers to use our imagination. With graphic novels, this means that we readers must "fill in" what happens in the gaps in plot and action as we progress from one panel to the next. Films, by their very nature, fill in many more of those gaps for us. 

Why Have We Lost the Need for Physical Touch?

By Ray Williams on October 01, 2010 in Wired for Success
In our desire to have a politically correct and safe social environment, or an environment of instant communication, have we lost sight of the most important aspect of human development and culture--physical touch?  

Making Meetings Work

By Alex "Sandy" Pentland on October 01, 2010 in Reality Mining
While you probably know a good meeting when you see one, what exactly is it that defines the experience?

Killing Wolves Traumatic for Native Americans and More Troubles at Sea World

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 01, 2010 in Animal Emotions
Native Americans seem to be especially affected by the slaughter of wolves and problems continue for Sea World as former employees accuse them of obstructing the investigation of the death of a trainer

From ADHD to Catatonia: All in the Mind or Written in DNA?

A ground-breaking genetic analysis confirms both the reality of ADHD as an autism spectrum disorder and suggests a remarkable reversal in catatonic schizophrenia.

I Really Wanted to Punch Him!

By Jessica Pryce-Jones on October 01, 2010 in Happiness at Work
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Worrying, Zebras and the PFC

By Alex Korb Ph.D. on October 01, 2010 in PreFrontal Nudity
Zebra's don't spend all their time worrying about getting eaten by lions. Even though its a gruesome death that is not only a fairly likely scenario, but they also have no control over it. Yet somehow they manage to lead happy lives. If you had the same worries hanging over your head, how would you fare?
Build Your Confidence
Weathering the Storm
Make Your Own Luck
Shaky Self-Worth?
Of Aliens and Spooks: Racism or Halloween Spirit?

Of Aliens and Spooks: Racism or Halloween Spirit?

Target pulls from its shelves a toy labeled "Spook Drop Parachuters" amid accusations of insensitivity and racism. Two interpretations of the incident seem equally compelling. At a time when part of the national conversation sometimes questions the very value of diversity in our work force as little more than political correctness, this event demonstrates how such a lack of diversity can, in a very real way, affect the bottom line.

Cultivation Theory: Do News Reports Affect Your Worldview?

By Bakari Akil II Ph.D. on September 30, 2010 in Communication Central
As a child I knew that my grandmother and I perceived the world differently. As she grew older and became more homebound that difference expanded even more. She viewed the 'world' as more violent, corrupt and unsafe. It was reflected in...

Homophobia & Suicide: A Wake Up Call for Parents and Educators

The recent spike in homophobia-related suicides are helping bring this crisis to the attention of the national media so now is the perfect moment to demand that our schools do a better job. But what can be done?

The Hidden Costs of a High-Calorie Recession

By Wray Herbert on September 30, 2010 in On Second Thought
The heuristic mind entwines cash and hunger, with bad results
Virtue or Victory?

Virtue or Victory?

By Michael W. Austin Ph.D. on September 30, 2010 in Ethics for Everyone
Athletes who use performance-enhancing substances are being irrational.

Quality vs. Quantity

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on September 30, 2010 in Sleep Newzzz
Even if new mothers are getting the right number of hours, sleep depends on quality–not quantity.

How College Students Respond to Being Propositioned for Sex

By Anita E. Kelly Ph.D. on September 30, 2010 in Insight
Discover how many male versus female college students accepted an offer of sex from one of their opposite-sex peers.

Information Superhighway or Vapid Transit

Think the internet is making you stupid? Then the internet must have already gotten to you. Because the internet is not making you stupid. Here's why. 
Bound in the U.S.A.
Friendship
Friendly Fire
Male-Female Buddies