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Fake Friend Real Friend

Enjoy people whenever you can, but take caution to never get lost in your desire for friendship.

Will Eternal Life Be An Exclusive Club?

By Sonia Arrison on September 07, 2011 in 100 Plus
Could class conflict or even warfare break out over life-extension technologies?

Buy a Book and Save a Life?

By Jeffrey Davis M.A. on September 07, 2011 in Tracking Wonder
What if in putting together a book no one intends to profit financially from the book's proceeds? Even though the book might sell a million copies? And over 80% of the proceeds go to save lives? Welcome to a new way of thinking about editing and publishing a book. It’s the brilliant concept behind the book released today called End Malaria.

Victoria Barrett Launches Literary Press as Act of Faith

By Jennifer Haupt on September 07, 2011 in One True Thing
“Creativity is an expression of faith every time you exercise it. Faith, of course, means something different for each of us. But when we talk about creative work, we talk about our gifts. Some of us mean that our art is a gift we give, but most often, when that term is employed, it’s meant to signify the gifts we’ve received…”

Boy? Girl? Now You Can Decide, but Should You?

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on September 07, 2011 in Singletons
Should safe, early gender selection be a personal choice?

To Increase Your Self-Control, Boost Your Energy Level

By Gretchen Rubin on September 07, 2011 in The Happiness Project
Last month's theme was neighborhood, and last week’s resolution was to Call up past memories. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness? This month’s theme is Self-control.

Your Secret Destination: Every Life Is a Labyrinth

By Mark Matousek on September 07, 2011 in Ethical Wisdom
"Every life has a secret destination of which the traveler is unaware."

I Don't Like My Teen!

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on September 07, 2011 in The Teen Doctor
What to do when you and your child are mismatched.

Why People Say Yes to Sex!

Sexual desire is motivated by many things, from love and emotional expression, to lust, insecurity, and jealousy. Learn to see and influence the reasons for your partner's sexual interest. Do they love you? Do they want you? Are they just "scratching an itch"?

How To Be More Compassionate Toward Yourself

By Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on September 07, 2011 in Making Change
Stop self-criticism by responding more compassionately to yourself. You can do it simply by understanding your thoughts, validating your feelings, and finally responding with a more compassionate alternative.

A Child's View of 9/11

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on September 07, 2011 in Am I Right?
What do we say to a five and six year old about 9/11? They had the answers themselves.

Why Open Marriages Sometimes Work

By Deborah Anapol Ph.D. on September 07, 2011 in Love Without Limits
I am the first to admit that polyamorous relationships have their fair share of dysfunction, but there are also many healthy and happy open marriages.

The Right Way to Come Back From Vacation

By Peter Bregman on September 06, 2011 in How We Work
Your 3 step plan to coming back from vacation without being overwhelmed.

How We Misinterpret Grief

Ideas about what is normal about grieving should not be imposed; as outsiders we never really know the true story of a close relationship.

Blame Throwers, Credit Grabbers, and You

By Nancy Ancowitz on September 06, 2011 in Self-Promotion for Introverts
From cubicle to corner office, workplaces are crawling with what Ben Dattner, Ph.D., author of The Blame Game: How the Hidden Rules of Credit and Blame Determine Our Success or Failure, calls credit grabbers and blame throwers.

Novak Djokovic and the Crowd Whisperer of the U.S. Open

By Sam Sommers on September 06, 2011 in Science Of Small Talk
A video making the internet rounds shows tennis star Novak Djokovic dancing himself silly at the U.S. Open. The clip's backstory involves Cameron Hughes, the so-called "SuperFan," a professional riler-up of crowds at sporting venues across the globe. I recently spoke with Hughes to explore his skill for manipulating situations to shape group behavior...

Did The FDA Drink the Child Bipolar Kool-Aid?

"Drinking the Kool-Aid" is a metaphor used in the United States that means to become an unquestioning believer in some ideology, or to accept an argument or philosophy wholeheartedly or blindly without critical examination.

Rugrats vs. Dear Abby: The Wisdom of Chuckie

By Greg Markway Ph.D., on September 06, 2011 in Shyness Is Nice
Recently, there was a letter to Dear Abby about a little girl who was too shy/anxious to talk with her aunt on the phone. When the aunt would visit, the girl would hide in her bedroom and not come out. The aunt asked Abby for confirmation that this girl was rude.

Loving and Letting Go

Letting go is not easy for any parent. But when you have a child with a disability, it can be devastating. Sisters Patricia Konjoian and Gina Gallagher share the lesson of how the unexpected loss of their mother helped them gain perspective on the importance of fostering love and independence for their special children.