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Patrick Kennedy Discusses His Brain, Because He Fears Discussing Himself

By Stanton Peele on May 20, 2011 in Addiction in Society
Dr. Sanajy Gupta, a neurosurgeon, will talk "addictive brain disease" with Patrick Kennedy, which is a fantasy Patrick has been led to believe is true. And which he wishes to spread to others, as the only way to account for feelings and life conundrums he fears and can't cope with.

Do Your Teammates Lord it Over You?

By Donna Barstow on May 20, 2011 in Ink Blots Cartoons
Why do so many (Mac) people think Steve Jobs is all that? Does he have something that other people in business don't, besides that Apple logo?

Teaching and Living with Two or More Languages

Teachers of a second language belong to the "special bilinguals" category. They share many similarities with regular bilinguals but they are also characterized by a number of interesting differences. In addition, they help lay the foundations of interlingual and intercultural communication among their students.

A Question of Stigma

By Carrie Arnold on May 19, 2011 in Body of Evidence
Our society doesn't understand eating disorders. They're seen as an uber-extreme diet of control freak teen girls, a phase that people will grow out of, a desire to look like models and celebrities, a choice, a teen trying to find freedom from her (and it's always a "she") from her over-controlling family, an expression of vanity.

Racism: A Power Struggle by a Different Name

Equally shared power between the rulers and the ruled does not exist under any form of government or in any social circumstance.

Sexual Spieling

"Power is the great aphrodisiac"

10 Tips to Having Arguments the Right Way

Even the most caring couples will have a big argument that will cause hurt feelings for both people. Rather than going to your own corners to lick your wounds, here are some tips that will help you heal your pain and help you avoid having another round.

Speak From The Heart

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on May 19, 2011 in Your Wise Brain
Speaking from an open heart can seem so vulnerable yet be the strongest move of all. Naming the truth - in particular the facts of one's experience, which no one can disprove - with simplicity and sincerity, and without contentiousness or blame, has great moral force.

Rejuvenate Your Brian

Aside from the physical benefits of exercising, one should exercise for the positive cognitive, social, and emotional effects.

All Together Now – So Many Perspectives on Singlism

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on May 19, 2011 in Living Single
The widespread stereotyping and discrimination against people who are single has long gone unrecognized, unnamed, and unchallenged. With the publication of “Singlism: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Stop It, by Bella DePaulo and 28 other contributors, singlism is finally getting its comeuppance.

Optimism Is Your Best Medicine

Optimism is not a toy. It’s not meant to be invoked blindly, as an escape from reality, to make us feel better, or to avoid problems. Genuine optimism means staying grounded in the real world, sizing up situations accurately, facing problems, seeking solutions, and keeping perspective. Optimists play the hero in their own lives, which fosters resilience and recovery.

24 Seconds to Roadkill

Who knew LA would ticket a "cane wielding woman" for not getting across the street fast enough? We need walking to be safe, not just for ourselves, but for the nation's physical, economic, and environmental health.

Rebounding from Springtime Stress!

Even as bright flowers, longer hours of sunshine, and gradual warmth abound in the spring, many of us have encountered potholes in this otherwise cheerful season. Whether you are rebounding from the stress of Spring holidays, winter weight gain, or infertility, here are some thoughts on how to set your sights on moving forward!

Why Rich and Powerful People Cheat: Part 1

Many people think sex with lots of women is a side benefit that comes with being powerful, whether that power is political, economic, or social.

Journal of Animal Ethics: Banning Common Words That Describe Pets and Other Animals

The Journal of Animal Ethics defends its call for a ban on words like "pet", "dog owner" and "master" when describing our relationship to our "companion animals."

Why would someone have NO friends?

I am an only child and sometimes just feel very alone. Other times I feel okay with having no friends. But all in all, I wish it were different. Do you have any advice for me?

What Are the New Rules of Texting?

For the current generation, texting has become one of the primary forms of communication. Yet, unlike other mediums where the rules are more clearly defined, the rules of texting remain somewhat ambiguous.

Abusing Women R Us: We LOVE the "Entitlementer"

By Stanton Peele on May 19, 2011 in Addiction in Society
What do the Kennedy's and Schwarzenegger have in common? They like to have sex with women whom they can toy with. That's why Maria loved the big lug!

6 Tips for Battling Loneliness

The more I've learned about happiness, the more I've come to believe that loneliness is a terrible, common, and important obstacle to consider.

Assisted Suicide? How About A Dutch Treat?

Is the sin of omission, allowing someone to die, less egregious than the sin of commission, killing them?

Public School in Switzerland

By Jenny Lind Schmitt on May 19, 2011 in Lifestyle Design
A public school system has an assembly line approach, with the end goal of a predictable and similar-looking product. With this approach comes the loss of the ability to discover and train the unique interests and capabilities of individual students.