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Why Do Bad Leaders Always Seem to Win?

Why does it seem that the very worst bosses - the bullies, the egomaniacs, and the bad leaders - always seem to come out on top, leaving a trail of victims (and broken organizations) in their wake? How to fight back!

Secrets of a Great Vacation

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on July 02, 2011 in Off the Couch
Nine tips to make this vacation great!

6 Benefits of Alone Time

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on July 01, 2011 in Creating in Flow
Negative stereotypes about only children abound. Many are sheer myth. Alone time is a plus for learning to enter creative flow.

Sexual Love for the Long Haul

By Victoria Costello on July 01, 2011 in
The passion in a long-term relationship, really any relationship over two years old, inevitably cools, but it can be revived with a process of rediscovery and a conscious effort to deepen intimacy between two partners.

O.J. Revisited: Will the Casey Anthony Jury Acquit If They Can't Make It Fit?

By Stephen A Diamond Ph.D. on July 01, 2011 in Evil Deeds
"Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it." For criminal prosecutors, one of the biggest lessons from the O.J. Simpson double-murder trial back in 1995 should have been that, especially in circumstantial cases, psychology plays at least as powerful a part in jurors' decisions as so-called scientific evidence.

Oh, Say, Can You See?

The most memorable rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" I've ever witnessed, one teenage girl demonstrated that it's not always about being your best. It's about the process of becoming your best that counts.

Strauss-Kahn: Is It OK Because It's Only Adultery?

There seems to be some kind of attitude formation rule here: If an alleged criminal act is shown to be untrue, then we find relief when we are left with only a moral failing.

10 Summertime Marketing Tips

Need some ideas to help you grow your private practice this summer? Enjoy these 10 summertime marketing tips.

Executive Functioning and the Troubled Brain

Many young people who find themselves in trouble have had psychological exams, and almost all have scored well within the normal range on IQ tests. But it is when these young people are asked to connect the dots, to put everything together, to use the information embedded in the deep recesses of their brains, that everything seems to fall apart.

Are The Most Creative People Those Who Have Power, or Those Who Want It?

Where should you look to find the most creative, flexible, forward-thinking people in any organization - at the top, or in the rank-and-file?

How the Rich Think About Investments

By Ken Eisold Ph.D. on July 01, 2011 in Hidden Motives
Are They Different From the Rest of Us?

The rich, the super-rich and the merely rich around the globe are getting richer. A report in The New York Times confirms what we already know, but it also tells us something about how they are thinking.

Why Reading Makes You Self-Confident

One of the luckiest things that ever happened to me was being born into a family that elevated reading to a religious activity.This was great luck for the obvious reasons: reading is fun, reading is illuminating. But lately I've been thinking that there's another reason I was blessed to land in a family of book-lovers: self-esteem.

When Did Losing Our Virginity Become a Tedious Chore?

By Anneli Rufus on July 01, 2011 in Stuck
At some point, losing your virginity no longer meant, "This is my wedding night." At that point -- thanks, Jimi Hendrix and Ms. magazine -- losing it finally meant nothing at all. It had become a procedure, almost medical.

Are SlutWalks the New Feminist Revolution?

By Pamela Cytrynbaum on July 01, 2011 in Because I'm the Mom
Why Are Women Wearing Bikinis and Stiletto Heels and Marching All Over the World?

Police Officer Fears: The Harvard Professor – Cambridge Police Sergeant Clash Revisited

What some critics see as racial profiling by the police, may be more about the officer's own fears about his or her safety and survival.

You End Up Believing What You Want to Believe

By Art Markman Ph.D. on July 01, 2011 in Ulterior Motives
When you evaluate new evidence, how are you affected by what you already believe to be true? How about what you wish were true?

Conquering Fear of Technology Helps Parents Teach Babies and Toddlers to Read

To learn more about how parents are using new technology for reading lessons, I recently participated in interviews with 17 parents who are having success with baby-reading technology. Rather than fear technology they are using it sensibly. Here’s what they report.

Waging War Against Procrastination

Win victories over procrastination with a master strategist on your side.