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Do Some People Sense the Unseen? Part 2

By Michael Jawer on November 07, 2011 in Feeling Too Much
Research shows that highly sensitive individuals are much more likely than the general population to report feeling an unseen presence.

Sexual Harassment in the Animal World

Big-brained animals avoid aggression by exchanging favors. Humans seeking political office are giving and receiving favors most of their waking lives. They get good at asking for things. People often comply because they expect favors in return. How can democracy-loving primates choose a leader who's likely to respect the rule of law?

Children Learn Aggression From Parents

By Nathan A Heflick Ph.D. on November 07, 2011 in The Big Questions
What causes children to be aggressive? Can parents teach their kids to be peaceful?

Can You Be Damned by Strong Praise? Understanding Innuendo

You can still inadvertently send a negative message, even when you say only unambiguously positive things—a kind of "accidental" innuendo. The reason has everything to do with context.

Is Light Keeping You Awake?

By Faith Brynie Ph.D. on November 07, 2011 in Brain Sense
A lot of people question why they cannot sleep, but for neuroscientists, the more intriguing question may be why we ever wake up.

Was Steve Jobs Smart? Heck Yes!

Steve Jobs was not "the 99 percent" intellectually or financially.

4 Steps to Gratitude in Happy Times or Sad Ones

By Rita Watson MPH on November 07, 2011 in With Love and Gratitude
Take a chance on finding out how smiling, sending out thank you notes, making gratitude visits, and simply saying the words “thank you” can plant a seed in your heart for a happier day. The challenge is to practice gratitude during sad times as well as happy ones.

The Family that Eats Together Stays Healthy Together

Having family meals can help improve your child's eating habits and reduce the likelihood of childhood obesity or developing an eating disorder. But what do you do when you've got conflicting schedules and your kids won't talk at meals?

How Good Intentions Make Us Dumb and Mean

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on November 07, 2011 in Ambigamy
We say "The road to hell is paved with good intentions," without specifying how and why. Here's specifically how and why, a necessary counter-balance to our tendency to think of good intentions as purely virtuous.

Parents, Adolescents, and the Subject of Sex

Once early adolescents reach puberty, sexual maturity and the journey to young womanhood and young manhood begins.

Circuses: Wild Animals Do Not Belong in the Cruelest Show on Earth

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on November 07, 2011 in Animal Emotions
Circuses do nothing for the animals themselves or for other members of their species despite claims to the contrary. Circuses make no contributions to conservation. They serve no purpose other than "entertainment" if you dare to call watching abused and terrorized animals performing stupid and unnatural tricks "entertainment".

Four Building Blocks for Ecstatic Sex: It Starts in the Mind

By Pamela Madsen on November 07, 2011 in Shameless Woman
Let's take apart sexual pleasure. It's by taking it apart and learning it's essential components that we can truly understand how it all works.

The Negative Side of Self-Evolution

The deep structures of a relationship are situated early on. Roles are established, patterns of behavior set and agreements made. Going forward, these elements outline both the context and trajectory of the relationship. Very often when a significant change in these rules is introduced, the relationship destabilizes, sometimes to the point of unraveling.

Sleuthing for Truth in the Information Age

By Marietta McCarty on November 07, 2011 in Life Saving Philosophy
Responsibility for assessing the accuracy of a news report or a candidate's track record falls to each of us. I have work to do. How about you?

Do You Have an Impossible Ex?

By Mark Banschick M.D. on November 07, 2011 in The Intelligent Divorce
What do we do with an impossible, malignant ex?

Self-Reliance Paradox: Why They Underappreciate Your Generosity

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on November 07, 2011 in Ambigamy
We take for granted our most reliable support. Like a little boy running away from home, saying "Who needs parents?" we all tend to underestimate our dependence on the people and things that we depend upon most. The under-employed, set free, feel less independent. The uber-rich over-estimate their independence.

The Psychological Response to Obstacles

By Art Markman Ph.D. on November 07, 2011 in Ulterior Motives
Few important things in life come easy. How do you deal with obstacles?

"Soup of the Evening, Beautiful Soup!"

By Ina Lipkowitz Ph.D. on November 07, 2011 in Words To Eat By
There are two types of people in the world: those who like soup for dinner and those who don't.