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How much should you tip?

By Donna Barstow on February 18, 2011 in Ink Blots Cartoons
It depends. Was your service just adequate, or will you ask the waiter to be your new Facebook friend? A new Funny Friday cartoon.

Chairs: The Carbohydrate of Furniture

By Seth Roberts on February 18, 2011 in Personal Science
We need certain things from our environment just as we need certain things from our food.

When a friendly lunch leaves a sour taste

By Irene S Levine Ph.D. on February 18, 2011 in The Friendship Doctor
A few years ago, I started meeting a couple of old friends for lunch every month or two. Well, the longer we do it, the less I enjoy it.

The Person-Language Bond

By Francois Grosjean Ph.D. on February 18, 2011 in Life as a Bilingual
Bilinguals often have a preferred language they use with bilinguals they know well. The language-person bond is particularly strong in very young bilingual children; it helps them acquire and differentiate their languages.

30 Quotes on Healing

Healing, like forgiveness, is a big part of the healing process.  Learn from some of the world's experts on healing and self-care.

What Your Teenager Wants You to Know But Won't Tell You*

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on February 17, 2011 in Just Listen
Every time one of His children kill themselves, God thunders down at us: "That is not why I gave you the gift of life!"  And then God cries...

Exercise for Better Sex

By Maryanne Fisher Ph.D. on February 17, 2011 in Love's Evolver
Sex can be physically tiring, just like any other physical activity, particularly if it's sustained for a long duration. With the spring around the corner, and people's thoughts turn to love (and lust), now is a good time to think about exercise.

Turn Me Evil Once, Shame on You—Turn Me Evil Twice, Shame on Me!

A comic book writer complains about superheroes being turned evil again and again, reminding this comic book fan and blogger of a philosopher named Kant...

Why Passion Is a Gift

By Scott Barry Kaufman Ph.D. on February 17, 2011 in Beautiful Minds
Why don't we view passion and interest as gifts?

The Importance of Fish Oil to Your Health

By Jacob Teitelbaum MD on February 17, 2011 in Complementary Medicine
If you suffer from depression, poor memory or a number of other conditions, there's a good chance that you suffer from omega-3 deficiency and would benefit from adding fish oil to your diet.

The Keys to Finding Work + Life Fit

Like a lot of working parents, I find myself constantly juggling both professional and personal goals, trying to find time for everything that matters, and sometimes feeling like I'm screwing it up big time. So for a little wisdom and practical advice, I turned to Cali Williams Yost, the CEO of the Flex+Strategy Group / Work+Life Fit, Inc.

Why Do Men Use Silly Pickup Lines?

Cheesy or witty pickup lines - which one is more effective?

Coyotes: Victims of their own success and sensationalist media

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on February 17, 2011 in Animal Emotions
Coyote attacks on humans are incredibly rare so why the media hype? These awesome adaptable animals are victims of their own success and irresponsible sensationalistic media hype. Let's appreciate their presence and let them be and strongly encourage more accurate portrayals of other animals. 

How a Baby's Brain Develops

By Kimberly Key on February 17, 2011 in Counseling Keys
What every Mom and Dad wants to know so they can raise their baby to be healthy and resilient (and how that same healthy parenting helps shape and save our world!).

Levis: The Karma Capital That Got Away, Part 2

Brands and corporations have significant social impact. In Part 1, we said Levi's irresponsible Go-Forth campaign ignored the psychology and cultural sensibilities of the market.  Here are 7 take-aways from this marketing faux pas to create serious Karma Capital by aligning social goals with the bottom line.

The Myth of Militant Atheism

By David Niose on February 17, 2011 in Our Humanity, Naturally
Atheists have a negative image in America, and we all pay a price for it. After all, when's the last time you saw an open atheist run for office? When we vilify atheists, we should realize who we are validating and empowering.

Does Marijuana Cause Cancer?

By Jann Gumbiner Ph.D. on February 17, 2011 in The Teenage Mind
Just because no large scale, epidemiological studies show a correlation between marijuana and lung cancer, doesn't mean it can be ruled out.

Will Watson Put Humanity in Jeopardy?

By David Kyle Johnson Ph.D. on February 17, 2011 in Plato on Pop
Now that Watson conquered the world’s best and brightest, what is next? The world itself?

Snorting With the Stars - the Revenge of Swamplandia!

Few recognized the tectonic shift in popular American history when O.J. Simpson moved from southern California to Florida.  Now the Sunshine State story of five young men snorting the remains of two Great Danes they believed was cocaine reveals an increasing national public health disaster. 

Generosity

By Jennifer Hamady on February 17, 2011 in Finding Your Voice
In spite of what many people think, generosity is more than an idealist’s ideal. It is a requirement for anyone who wants to be truly successful... in performance, in relationships, and in life.

Friends and Enemies in the Movies

By Frank Pittman M.D. on February 17, 2011 in Reel Life
The six movies contending for Best Picture Oscar confront us with what people go through in real life.

Watson Is So Cool, Part II: Relevance

By Art Markman Ph.D. on February 17, 2011 in Ulterior Motives
Watson, the computer that won the Jeopardy tournament, is amazing because of its ability to figure out what information is most relevant for answering questions.

Author Ellen Meister Talks About The Other Life

By Jennifer Haupt on February 17, 2011 in One True Thing
What if you pop through a portal and enter another life with a sexy lover, more exciting career, even ditch the kids? That's the premise of Ellen Meister's clever and engaging third novel The Other Life. But, of course, even escaping into an alternate universe has a few catches... Here's more from Ellen: