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Charlie Sheen and the Science of Stand-Up Comedy

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on April 06, 2011 in The Squeaky Wheel
Charlie Sheen and Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino both tried their hand at stand-up comedy recently and failed miserably. Here is what happened to each of them—and why.

What Is an “Out of Body” Experience?

How ketamine is able to produce this bizarre experience.

Surprise! Shock Yourself into Creating Memorable Art & Good Word-of-Mouth

By Jeffrey Davis M.A. on April 06, 2011 in Tracking Wonder
Being open to delightful surprise. Every. Single. Day. That's a practice worth my time. And worth yours if you're an artist, designer, writer, advertising genius, or anyone who has an audience, tribe, or clients.

Perfection Didn't Always Look the Way it Does Today

By Nancy Matsumoto on April 06, 2011 in Eating Disorders News
Gloria Steinem on eating disorders, culture, and gender.

Emotional Freedom for Kids of Divorced Parents

Let me suggest that parents go on a personal crusade to figure out how to reduce tension with an ex-spouse and make the communication even a bit better and more natural – to have more normal conversations that are not booby-trapped but instead, permit a flow of discussion between parents, for the sake of the kids.

Treating Eating Disorders and the Depression or Anxiety That Often Accompany Them

By Nancy Matsumoto on April 06, 2011 in Eating Disorders News
Eating disorders clinicians are increasingly recognizing and treating co-morbid mood and anxiety disorders

The Great Divide: Working Moms Vs. Childless Women

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on April 06, 2011 in Singletons
As significant as the differences are between men and women in most workplaces, the biggest gap is between women with children and those without.

Video: Keep a Milestone Journal (Or a Milestone Book)

By Gretchen Rubin on April 06, 2011 in The Happiness Project
This week’s resolution is to keep a milestone journal.

You'll notice that I accidentally switch back and forth in terminology -- calling it a "milestone journal" and a "milestone book." Which phrase has a better ring? Or can you think of a better term, altogether?

Rebutting more outlandish statements about atheists

By David Niose on April 06, 2011 in Our Humanity, Naturally
Isn't it a bit insulting to tell an atheist that she will rush to God when she's under stress?

Aaron Sorkin to His Daughter: Smart Girls Have More Fun

By Nancy Matsumoto on April 06, 2011 in Eating Disorders News
What fathers can do to protect daughters from poor body image and eating disorders.

Don't Fret Over Regret

Everyone has regrets. The key, of course, is to try to make the best choices possible and hope that in the end the regrets will be few or none. But in uncertain times such as these, with bad news seemingly around every corner, it's common to find a lot of people struggling over new decisions or second guessing themselves about old ones.

Becoming a Turned On Woman

By Pamela Madsen on April 05, 2011 in Shameless Woman
In so many ways - I am an everyday woman. I own a mini-van and I don't have any tattoos. My hair is brunette with no pink or purple streaks. My nose is ringless. But I have a sexy swing to my hips, and a skip to my step. I have found the secret sauce. I am a turned on woman!

The ABC's of Psychotherapies for Borderline Personality

A review of the various psycho-therapeutic approaches to treating borderline personality.

Is this generation as resilient as were children of the Great Depression?

Many in this generation, groomed as they were to succeed and believe in themselves, are finding themselves on unfamiliar ground. Adversity is not in their vocabulary. They grew up amid affluence (even if that affluence was on paper only). And as biography meets history in this Great Recession, it remains to be seen how they will cope.

Passive Aggressive Behavior at Chore Time: Using Benign Confrontation

This article is a follow-up to the previous post, providing a detailed explanation and example of the six steps of Benign Confrontation of passive aggressive behavior.

Being A Superhero--It's About the Costume?

People dress in costume for a variety of reasons, including the "ego boost" that can come with the garb.

What Children with Autism Want You to Know

Over and over, I found I was hearing similar themes from children with autism. Each child just wanted to be heard. I share with you today a few of the most common and perhaps the five most important things they want to share.

Crazy About Money: How Emotions Confuse Our Money Choices And What To Do About It

Maggie Baker's book, Crazy About Money, offers a comprehensive look at our complex and variable relationship with money throughout the course of our lives.

What Do Names Tell Us? Part III—Race and Religion

Names communicate a lot of information, which is subject to both interpretation and misinterpretation. This discussion of what names tell us about race and religion is the third in a five part series.