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What’s Wrong With Smart Drugs for All?

Smart drugs are just modern technology which means they are a good thing ... doesn't it?

Making a Difference

By Jennifer Hamady on April 06, 2011 in Finding Your Voice
My background is as a professional singer, which has afforded me the privilege of participating both musically and personally in many extraordinary moments. Yet some of the most powerful experiences of my career and life have been off stage- in coaching young artists, volunteering my time, getting to know my readers and listeners, and mentoring.

Opioid prescription overdose and abuse - Staying safe while reducing pain

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on April 06, 2011 in All About Addiction
Accidental prescription overdoses are the 2nd leading cause of accidental death. Make sure you know how to reduce the chances that your house will be the next.

Writing the Dreaded Cover Letter

Of all the writing-related activities of the job search, the one task most universally hated is the cover letter. It seems to cause anxiety for many otherwise well-qualified job seekers. And there's a reason for that: it's not an easy document to write.

Is Atheism Just Another Faith?

By Raj Raghunathan Ph.D. on April 06, 2011 in Sapient Nature
To an atheist, the idea that people could change their beliefs about God under duress shouldn’t feel threatening. At worst, it should feel like it doesn't apply to you, and at best, it should feel like a hypothesis worth entertaining.

The Introverted Boss: How to Be a Quiet Leader

Doug Conant, the celebrated CEO of Campbell Soup, opens up about his life as an introverted leader -- including his decision to let people know that he's shy, not aloof.

Diet Tips from a Non-Dieter

By Jen Kim on April 06, 2011 in Valley Girl With a Brain
How a non-dieter loses weight: Simple tips that will actually help you to eat less and exercise more.

What Distinguishes Erotica from Pornography?

Even though many people regard these two orientations to depicting human sexuality as overlapping (and some even as identical), I see them as existing on essentially different planes. In this brief--and, I'm sure, controversial--essay, I'll attempt to explain why. . . .

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?

By Gary L Wenk Ph. D. on April 06, 2011 in Your Brain on Food
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?