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Are You Secrectly Ashamed of Your Kid?

It's normal to feel shame about certain family members. Here's the solution to "secondhand shame"

More Women Are Choosing Career over Motherhood: What’s Leading This Trend?

According to a recent New York Post article, 43 percent of college-educated women between the ages of 33 and 46 are childfree.  And many of these women appear to be bypassing motherhood altogether, as opposed to simply postponing it.

Dangerous Sex Toys: What You Need to Know Now About Phthalates

By Pamela Madsen on August 07, 2011 in Shameless Woman
In the United States the FDA cites Phthalates as a probable human carcinogen. But there is no legislation pending to keep them out of our sex toys. In studies, they were found in high doses to cause cancer in rats, and even in lower doses - the rats had some serious problem such as genital development and fetal development, which produces stillborn rats.

Job Satisfaction Ranked Lower than Benefits

Benefits and salary outweigh the need for job satisfaction when considering a job change as the world recession clings relentlessly.

My BFF Can't Stand My Boyfriend!

During the four months after my break up with a guy, my best friend was a great support during this horrible time of my life. After the breakup, I found an amazing guy whom I have been dating for 5 months. When my friend first met him, she pointed out he was perfect for me. Now she doesn't like me spending time with him.

The Noise of Summer

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on August 07, 2011 in Am I Right?
Can we have a little quiet, please?

Empathy: The Royal Road to Intimacy

By Frances Cohen Praver Ph.D. on August 07, 2011 in Love Doc
"Where should I put Sam's sneakers?" Ian asked.

Holding an ice pack to her face, Celine responded, "Anywhere. I'm in pain."

Raising his voice, Ian retorted "What's anywhere? They're dirty so maybe they need to be washed."

"You clod, can't you see that my face is swollen?" Celine said.

Epigenomics: End of the Beginning for the Imprinted Brain Theory?

Two recent reviews of progress mark the end of the beginning for the imprinted brain theory

Are Your Loved Ones Hazardous to Your Health?

Social relationships are as important to human survival and wellbeing as food and shelter. Yet some aspects of close relationships may threaten our health. Read on to see whether you are at risk.

Twice Bombed – Legacy of A-Bomb survivors and the many forms

By Ravi Chandra M.D. on August 06, 2011 in The Pacific Heart
Thoughts on the 66th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
August 6th, 2011

We See in Others What We Fear in Ourselves

By Nathan A Heflick Ph.D. on August 06, 2011 in The Big Questions
Participants were given feedback that they were high or low in anger, and then assessed other people's anger level.

Why we pay more attention to beautiful people

By Ray Williams on August 06, 2011 in Wired for Success
They say that physical beauty is only skin deep. But is there more to it? Research has shown that individuals tend to find attractive people more intelligent, friendly and competent than others. But do we pay more attention to attractive people?

From Mistrust to Collaboration

By Miki Kashtan Ph.D. on August 06, 2011 in Acquired Spontaneity
Many managers who try to embrace a collaborative approach to management run into a persistent challenge in doing so. Their own residual habits; unrealistic expectations from employees; and fear and disempowerment - all combine to make collaboration difficult to achieve. With specific practices and persistence, the shift can happen over time.

The ABC's of Assertiveness

By Craig Malkin PhD on August 06, 2011 in Romance Redux
Trying to stand up for yourself but worried you'll make things worse? Learn your ABC's. A simple, foolproof guide to standing up without stepping on toes.

The Brain Region That Shouldn't Be There

By Ben Y Hayden Ph.D. on August 06, 2011 in The Decision Tree
Exploring the function of the mysterious middle parts of the brain.

New Research on Comfort Eating

By Susan Albers Psy.D. on August 06, 2011 in Comfort Cravings
The surprising new finding about why we comfort eat. A new study gives us some interesting insights...

Breastfeeding Resources

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on August 06, 2011 in Moral Landscapes
Supportive resources and information are available for all families who want to raise their children naturally.

What's With the Windup?

By Seth Slater M.F.A. on August 05, 2011 in The Dolphin Divide

Ever noticed the strange things some Major League pitchers do in the moments just before hurtling a fastball toward home plate? The pitching mound dance, and displays like them, may seem silly. But the truth is, we all perform similar behavioral ceremonies.

The Social Transformation of Self-Injury

What’s happened to self-injury? Everyone’s doing it! Has it become a silent epidemic? What does it mean?


By Judith Eve Lipton M.D. on August 05, 2011 in Pura Vida
"Almost no mothers, as almost no part time, part self persons have created enduring literature." In the 20th Century, college literature courses deemed female authors worthy of note, one female for every 12 male authors!
in order to write, it helps to have a "wholly surrendered and dedicated life; time as needed, and totality of self".

Beating Swimsuit Anxiety

By Sarah Brokaw LSCW, PCC on August 05, 2011 in Fortytude
I'm a woman. Phenomenally.
 Phenomenal woman, 
That's me."

What Do You Really Know?

By Harry Beckwith J.D. on August 05, 2011 in Unthinking
A chance encounter with an intriguing book, The Wave, exposes just how vulnerable our thinking is to several powerful outside influences. What can you learn from this, too?

Obama’s Brilliant Rope-a-Dope

By George Davis on August 05, 2011 in Modern Melting Pot
The debt crisis deal he signed Aug 2, 2011 shows how much wiser, smarter, and freer Obama is than the rest of us.