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Feel Like a Failure? Maybe It's Just That You’re “Off-Time”

College graduates are moving home, the place they would least like to be. The reason: It's the economy, stupid! Dylan Suher, a recent college graduate defines his moving home as a failure. "The feeling that the natural order of life--that you become an adult and then you leave home--has been disrupted."

Five Reasons for the Joy of Craft, or, Why Is Computer Programming Fun?

By Gretchen Rubin on July 21, 2011 in The Happiness Project
I recently read (sort of) Frederick Brooks's The Mythical Man-Month. As I understand it, this book is a cult classic, and I was very curious to read it. It's about software project management, and even though that's a subject about which I know nothing, I found the book very interesting -- that is, the parts I could understand.

Do Mean Girls Ever Grow Up?

The "mean girl" mother was in the PTA and prevented me from being a room mother and even lost some of my son's paper work for school. Her husband runs youth sports. This spring, her husband "lost" my youngest son's paperwork for summer baseball tryouts so he never got to try out for the "A" team.

Old Scripts Find Fresh Face

By Frances Cohen Praver Ph.D. on July 21, 2011 in Love Doc
Emma and Curt seemed to be the perfect couple. Diminutive in size but hardly in personality, Emma was vivacious, outspoken, and feisty. Complimenting her, Curt, a stalwart looking man, was introverted, taciturn, and mild-mannered. Their differences seemed to work for them on the surface.

Parenting: The Best Messages to Send Your Children

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on July 21, 2011 in The Power of Prime
The most important thing that you can do to ensure that your children get the right messages is for you to know what those right messages. The question that you have to ask yourself is: How do we figure out what right messages are?

LeBron James exposes how you view the world

LeBron James's naysayers and supporters each believe they are right, but what are they choosing to experience when it comes to James?

Three Steps to Handling the Unexpected

By Peter Bregman on July 20, 2011 in How We Work
We live and lead in a world of imperfect information, guaranteed surprises, and unpredictable occurrences. The most successful people are able to navigate ambiguity.

Relationships: Tending to the Garden

Lately I've been thinking about the gifts we have in life, including relationships.

Deviance Is Alive and Well

Deviance is alive and well and the Doctors of Deviance are here to tell you why

Improve Your Trust Building Odds

The rules have changed. In an era where intellectual property is the competitive edge for most organizations, not knowing critical information is a trust buster. But communication that builds trust at work differs from what you might text, tweet, or post.

Dealing with Rejection Part 1: Handling Others' Rejecting Behavior

It can hurt when others reject a request for a date. Here is some advice to help make facing it easier.

Sensory Processing Disorder

By Maureen D Healy on July 20, 2011 in Creative Development
Does your child have SPD?

The Top 10 Reasons to Teach Your Baby or Toddler to Read

Here are my top 10 reasons to teach your baby or toddler to read, with supporting facts. Embrace them, and add “reading” to the list of things your baby or toddler loves to do.

Why Not Sensing a Need for God Doesn't Prove His Nonexistence

By Michael W Austin on July 20, 2011 in Ethics for Everyone
While the wealthy citizen of a developed welfare state may not sense a need for God, what if, nonetheless, God exists?

Intuition & Your Wellbeing: How to Choose the Right Doctor

By Judith Orloff M.D. on July 20, 2011 in Emotional Freedom
Many of us have stuck far too long with a health care practitioner when we didn't follow our intuition on whether they were a good fit for our needs. Who you let touch your body, prescribe medications, and counsel you about vital health strategies is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make.

Asians Behaving Badly

By Moses Ma on July 20, 2011 in The Tao of Innovation
Why are Asians, usually so polite and reserved, now suddenly getting all feisty?

ADHD: An inflammatory condition

By Barry Sears Ph.D. on July 20, 2011 in In the Zone
Explore the role of diet in the induction of inflammatory responses.

Selfish vs. Self-ish: What's the Really BIG Difference?

No question but that the whole notion of selfishness is devoid of positive connotation. Arguing that it warrants being viewed as virtuous (as does Ayn Rand) is, finally, about as convincing as Gordon Gekko's egomaniacal affirmation that "greed is good."

A Relationship Between Incompetency and Deceitfulness

"However, I can write with a fair degree of certainty that those journalists of the now defunct “News of the World”, who engaged in immoral activities to collect information, would have achieved more success if they had relied on the fundamentals of their profession."

When the Powerful Feel Incompetent, the Rest of Us Feel Their Wrath

By David DiSalvo on July 20, 2011 in Neuronarrative
Your boss calls and says he wants to see you in his office. You’re not sure why – nothing in particular comes to mind that would put you in his crosshairs. In fact, you’ve actually been doing a great job lately. Even your boss’s boss said so in a staff meeting the other day, right in front of everyone, including your boss. What could be the problem?

Guest Post: David Perez on Depression, Suicide, and Moving Forward

Today I'm happy to reprint an article by David Perez that first appeared at The Good Men Project titled "The Monster in Me," in which David opens up very candidly about his history with depression and suicide attempts, and how he gets by one day at a time. I hope you appreciate it as much as I did.

Happiness Booster: Take Time for Projects

By Gretchen Rubin on July 20, 2011 in The Happiness Project
This month’s theme is Creativity, and last week’s resolution was to Force yourself to wander. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness?

Can—and Should—Humor Be Explained Once and for All?

By Peter McGraw Ph.D. on July 20, 2011 in The Humor Code
One of the hallmarks of civilization has been to take the disparate and chaotic elements of the world around us and wield them together in tidy, eloquent explanations and then test them. It's time to do the same for the wide world of comedy.