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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.

Spend Out: Stationery, Fancy Ingredients, Perfume, Etc

By Gretchen Rubin on July 01, 2011 in The Happiness Project
This week’s resolution is to Spend out.

The Role of Anxiety Master

By Lisa Rivero M.A. on July 01, 2011 in Creative Synthesis
One important aspect of games such as D&D or Magic: The Gathering, especially in our hyper-connected world, is that they are, by their nature, communal, encouraging cooperation and face-to-face interaction.

Creative Insomnia: Genius Never Sleeps?

A closer look at productivity-based insomnia

Preventing Corruption with Your Neurons

Human beings evolved to follow a leader. New leaders highlight the flaws of old leaders to compete for followers, but they still focus on their own interests. One corrupt guru competes with another. To get a better deal, we must process information for ourselves.

Do You Decide What Clothes He Should Wear?

By Donna Barstow on June 30, 2011 in Ink Blots Cartoons
A cartoon about going on vacation, and compromises you may make with your husband, about what clothes he should wear..

Does Late-Night Snacking Make You Fat?

By Susan Carnell Ph.D. on June 30, 2011 in Bad Appetite
Some of the most enjoyable meals I have ever consumed have taken place late at night. But the unfortunate truth is that our bodies aren't well adapted for eating at night-time.

Be a Sexual Narcissist, Go to Jail

The narcissism of sexual assault suspects helps police catch them, especially when they post their activities on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.

Help Wanted Now: Are Summer Jobs Still Available?

The unemployment rate for teenagers is 25% so if you haven't found a summer job, you're not alone. But you won't find any opportunities if you don't keep looking.

Creative Mind-Body Summer Activities for the Whole Family Part 2

Cheers, it's summer again. And this is a great time of year-as are all others-to make good memories, for yourself, with your intimate partner, and/or your children.

Does Coffee Perk Up Your Brain . . . or Not?

If you like coffee, like we do, you probably justify excessive consumption by saying, and perhaps believing, that it fires up your brain, making you more productive and, well, smarter. You think the shot of caffeine you get from coffee is the perfect pick-me-up drug . . . but is it?

Drop The Case

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on June 30, 2011 in Your Wise Brain
Lately I've been thinking about a kind of "case" that's been running in my mind about someone in my extended family. The case is a combination of feeling hurt and mistreated, critique of the other person, irritation with others who haven't supported me, views about what should happen that hasn't, and implicit taking-things-personally.

In other words, the usual mess.

Where next after anorexia: death, recovery, or another eating disorder?

By Emily T. Troscianko on June 30, 2011 in A Hunger Artist
What determines whether or not anorexia nervosa turns into binge-eating disorder or bulimia nervosa? Here I explain and explore the stark fact that unless recovery occurs, there are only two options in anorexia: making the transition to another eating disorder, or dying. I give examples from my own experience of the factors that may make recovery possible instead.

Applause: Children, Music & Social Change

At a time when music and arts programs are being slashed from school budgets, research acknowledges its significant benefits to children. Some communities are stepping up to help all youth succeed.

The New Sexy: How to Sensualize Your Life

Sensuality is much more sexy than sex. With the help of Danielle Kershaw, "The Inner Bombshell Coach," we explain how to live your everyday life in a rich, delicious way that may even reduce your stress level.

When Hopes for a Happy Pregnancy Are Disrupted

It happens. The early joy of a much-wanted pregnancy is suddenly shattered by something unexpected: Your partner's betrayal, a troubling prenatal diagnosis or a family catastrophe. When this happens, you feel as if you are in the midst of an emotional balancing act with no acrobatic training.

New Study Calculates Exactly How Bad Heat Is For Your Health

A new study finds some unexpected links between heat and a wide range of health problems. Should you sweat about it?

How to Keep Reality TV from Ruining Your Life

By Gretchen Rubin on June 30, 2011 in The Happiness Project
At lunch today, I was part of a spirited conversation on the pros and cons of reality TV. That's a broad category, of course, covering a wide range of shows from The Real Housewives to American Idol to Jersey Shore to Project Runway. My older daughter loves that show where they do fancy cake decorations -- what's it called?

Same-Sex Marriage: A Queer Critique

The argument for gay marriage is indeed appealing because legally recognized same-sex marriage would provide gays and lesbians a shortcut to its legal and social benefits. However, there is simply not enough critical questioning of why such privileges are bestowed on marriage.