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Saved or Lost? AA and American Perfectionism

By Stanton Peele on October 05, 2011 in Addiction in Society
AA—rather than comprising some universal theory of wellness—expresses a peculiar kind of American, religious-based perfectionism. This perfectionism writ large led to the disaster of Prohibition. And it leads to disaster for many individuals who are exposed to AA as well.

Women, Beauty and Botulism

Women have “bad hair days,” we have “nothing to wear,” our shoes hurt and we “feel fat.”

Identical But Different

The biggest study to date of identical twins discordant for major psychosis strongly endorses epigenetic causation and corroborates the basic contention of the imprinted brain theory.

Spiritual Maturity: The Case of Etty Hillesum Part 2

"The radio has reported that 700,000 Jews perished last year alone in Germany. I know about everything and am no longer appalled by the latest reports. In one way or another, I know it all. And yet I find life beautiful and meaningful... The only certainties about what is right and wrong are those that spring from sources deep inside oneself."

More People Choose Money Over Sleep

Happiness is based on more than money. But a new study shows people would sacrifice sleep for a bigger paycheck. Really?

Government Mistreatment of Women Exposed

Federal Agents' Restraint and Psychological Torture of Pregnant Immigrant Women

R.I.D.E. the Wave of Panic

By Linda Walter LCSW on October 04, 2011 in Life Without Anxiety
Have you ever ridden a boogie or body board in the ocean? Imagine the wave as being an anxiety or panic attack and you can learn how to manage that wave and manage your panic.

Chercher le Choix

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on October 04, 2011 in One Among Many
In large swaths of Western culture, having a choice is perceived as a birthright and a foundation of freedom. To learn from psychological science that having a choice feels good feels good. If this sounds like a truism within a cliché wrapped in a tautology, it is fun to look at the exceptions.

What Will You Do When You Are Free?

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on October 04, 2011 in Wander Woman
Your "someday I will do" list is one of the greatest sources of guilt you have. It's time to clear the clutter of your lists. What is left will be what is truly important to you.

5 Steps for Turning Stressful Situations into Learning Opportunities with Kids

As helping adults, we have the power to make a situation worse or better--a relationship damaged or improved.

10 Ways to Slim Down and Shape Up with Your Lover

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on October 04, 2011 in Emotional Fitness
Unfortunately working out alone is boring; it's also time consuming. I decided to get creative and find ways to exercise and not take time away from priority number-one, my relationship. These ten activities can help to strengthen your body and your relationship at the same time. Everyone is different so be sure to get medical advise before you start any exercise program.

The Eternal Honeymoon

By Jennifer Hamady on October 04, 2011 in Finding Your Voice
Standing on the edge of our great adventure, I've been thinking about this tradition that our culture bestows. And I've concluded that this 'period of great sweetness' is available to every one of us, at any time, regardless of our marital status.

Wall Street Protests and the Four Pillars

By Ravi Chandra M.D. on October 04, 2011 in The Pacific Heart
Protests and discontent are growing about greed and corruption. Here's more fuel for the fire, as well as a giveaway for a new book.

Just How Offended Are We by Racist Events?

People anticipate feeling anger and indignation when they imagine witnessing a racist event. The operative word here: Anticipate. What actually happens is different.

Yet One More Reason Races Don’t Exist

Do “racial” features vary together in “syndromes?” What can we learn by observing people on a New York City subway?

The Ari Gold Syndrome: Can Smartphones Make You Stupid?

By David F. Swink on October 04, 2011 in Threat Management
Do you have trouble going "off the grid" to the point that you sometimes damage your relationships? Do you know someone who has this problem?

Eating Disorders Affect Relationships

For many individuals, eating disorders are attempts to fix externally what is internally vulnerable in an individual. Yet the cause of an eating disorder can often be traced back to attachment patterns that are weak or failing in childhood, which leave someone vulnerable to a whole host of self-esteem, self-worth and relationship issues later in life.

Can Psychology and Parapsychology Help Each Other?

By Anneli Rufus on October 04, 2011 in Stuck
Can pursuing one of them overflow into the territory of the other?

Size Discrimination: Shame on You, David Letterman

Speaking out against those who would dismiss Christie as a viable candidate because of his weight.