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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.

5 Mistakes I Continue to Make in My Marriage

By Gretchen Rubin on September 22, 2011 in The Happiness Project
One of the main themes of my happiness project is marriage. For me, as with many people, my marriage is one of the most central elements in my life, my home, and my happiness.

Company Parties: Think Before You Drink

Thinking of a drinking party for the company? Think hard.

Infants and Imitation

By Art Markman Ph.D. on September 22, 2011 in Ulterior Motives
There are a variety of theories about what infants know when they are imitating an adult's behavior. How much are infants really reasoning about behavior when they imitate?

Moral Children: Family and Habits

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on September 22, 2011 in Am I Right?
We can't change our foundation, but we can develop new habits

“So Sorry You’re Still Married”: New Anniversary Card Greeting?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on September 22, 2011 in Living Single
Can you imagine a Mother’s Day card or media story that just assumed that anyone who is a mother must be depressed about it? That’s what some Singles Week stories are like.

Rest, Unwind, Recharge

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on September 21, 2011 in Your Wise Brain
Tell the truth to yourself about how much time you actually - other than sleep - truly come to rest: not accomplishing anything, not planning anything, not going anywhere. The time when you don't do anything at all, with a sense of relaxation and ease. No stress, no pressure, nothing weighing on you in the back of your mind. No sense of things undone. Utterly at rest.

The Preschooler Who Won’t Stay in Bed

By Dennis Rosen M.D. on September 21, 2011 in Sleeping Angels
The frustration many parents experience trying to convince, cajole, bribe or threaten their young child to go to bed at an acceptable hour and to STAY THERE until the morning is all too frequent.

Brick Wall Blocking Progress on Sexual Violence Prevention

By Karen Franklin Ph.D. on September 21, 2011 in Witness
Forty years after the women's rights movement brought attention to the widespread nature of sexual violence, the overwhelming majority of offenses still go unreported. Even when a brave victim does come forward, prosecution is rare and conviction even rarer.

Monkeys, Nerve Gas, and the U. S. Army: Would You Do This To Your Dog?

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on September 21, 2011 in Animal Emotions
The U. S. Army continues to use vervet monkeys to test nerve gas agents. These sentient beings suffer horribly and the experiments aren't relevant to how humans react to these poisons. Non-animal alternatives exist and I bet people wouldn't allow their dog to be used in these sorts of unnecessary procedures.

Do Women Have a “Fireman” Fantasy?

By Gad Saad Ph.D. on September 21, 2011 in Homo Consumericus
Men: If you’d like to obtain the phone number of a woman, ask for it while dressed in a fireman’s uniform. It also won’t hurt if you step out of a Ferrari whilst holding a miniature poodle in your hands.

Panic Attacks Are Puzzles

By Susan Heitler Ph.D. on September 21, 2011 in Resolution, Not Conflict
No need to panic about panic attacks. Anxiety surges happen to many folks. The good news though is that a "butterfly thought" and the panic attack it triggers can actually prove helpful for you.

Australia's Passport to Gender Confusion

By Alice Dreger Ph.D. on September 21, 2011 in Fetishes I Don't Get
What are the problems with the new Australian passport system for genders? In a nutshell: (1) confusion of sex and gender; (2) pretending intersex is a simple natural category; (3) imagining that transgender people never have anything but one of two simple genders; (4) letting doctors be the arbiters of social identity; and (5) uh, did they really have to pick "X"?

Understanding the Middle-Aged Brain

By Faith Brynie Ph.D. on September 21, 2011 in Brain Sense
A live Webcast features New York Times health and medicine editor Barbara Strauch, whose recent book, The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain, has struck a chord with adults everywhere who worry about their mental capacity.