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5 Tips to A Guilt-Free Thanksgiving Meal

By Susan Albers Psy.D. on November 23, 2010 in Comfort Cravings
Already fretting about how many calories are in pecan pie? Here are five tips for enjoying your Thanksgiving meal guilt-free. 

Starvation study shows that recovery from anorexia is possible only by regaining weight

By Emily T. Troscianko on November 23, 2010 in A Hunger Artist
There is one finding about anorexia which seems to me more crucial to treating it successfully than anything else. For the anorexic, gaining weight is the prerequisite for mental recovery, rather than vice versa, because most of the symptoms of anorexia are the symptoms of starvation

More Reasons To Be Thankful We're Living NOW and Not in the Good Old Days

Vacuums, George Clooney, and votes for women: Isn't there plenty for which we should give thanks? What have I left out? Any ideas?

When love fails us

By John Elder Robison on November 22, 2010 in My Life With Asperger's
Lies, evasions, and half-truths. All deceits. Yesterday’s white lie, discovered, reveals last month’s big deception. What seemed sweet and sad becomes shabby and tawdry. It’s easy to demand honesty, but hard to deliver it, and harder still to know if we receive truth in our most intimate exchanges. Revisited in the light of dishonesty, everything changes

Poor Man's Polygraph Part 3

 The Forced Response is designed to increase cognitive load. A truthful person has little difficulty processing new information. Conversely, liars use all or most of their cognitive processing capacity to maintain their deception.      

The Brain Doesn't Lie

By Susan Pinker on November 22, 2010 in The Village Effect
How can you tell if someone will really do what they say they're going to do? Only their neurologist knows for sure!

10 Steps to Handling Unfair Criticism

Let's take a close look at how we can manage--or mismanage--the process of receiving unfair criticism.

A low-calorie Thanksgiving? Really?

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on November 22, 2010 in Off the Couch
Thanksgiving can be emotionally difficult and physically demanding. Here are some suggestions for getting through the day without feeling like a badly stuffed turkey.

Four Things to Know About Depression

By Melissa Kirk on November 22, 2010 in Test Case
Four things I think it's important to realize about depression, for people on both sides of the therapy couch

Children aren't sociopaths

By Rosemary Joyce Ph.D. on November 22, 2010 in What Makes Us Human
Children as young as 3 can already reach sound moral judgments and act on them.

Avoid a Surprising Holiday Hurt

By Jane Bolton Psy.D., M.F.T., on November 22, 2010 in Your Zesty Self
Do you find it hard to imagine how someone would not like appreciation or compliments?

Alternet Says: Living Single Can Be Great for You and Your Future Relationships

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on November 22, 2010 in Living Single
In one of the most popular stories on Alternet last week, Greta Christina made the case for the profound personal rewards, as well as the lighthearted joys, of living single. She is now married and thinks that her dozen years of single life made her marriage happier and stronger.

Don't Stuff the Wrong Turkey

It's time to have fun, and look and feel good after it's all over.

"Wherever I Am in the World, All I Need Is the Smell of Eucalyptus to Recover That Lost World..."

By Gretchen Rubin on November 22, 2010 in The Happiness Project
“Wherever I am in the world, all I need is the smell of eucalyptus to recover that lost world of Adrogué, which today no doubt exists only in my memory.” -- Jorge Luis Borges

Stuff Your Turkey with Giving Thanks

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on November 22, 2010 in Just Listen
Don't settle for a "Thank You" when you can give a "Power Thank You."

Takeaways From the Rebound and Recover Panel at the Texas Conference for Women

The panel, Rebound and Recover: Strategies for Emerging from the Recession and Taking Control of Your Finances, definitely delivered on the promise of giving the audience members practical skills and tools and I was delighted to be a part of it.

How to Be an Effective Workplace Asshole

By Robert I. Sutton on November 22, 2010 in Work Matters
Tips For Jerks Who Want to Get Ahead

The Harsh Business of Health

By Ken Eisold Ph.D. on November 22, 2010 in Hidden Motives
The Contradiction of Profit and ServiceThe conflict between the profit motive and the desire to serve others is something many of us live with every day.So I think we often miss out on the fact that it is very different for businesses.

The Art of the Small Goal

Focusing only on a long range intended result may both frustrate and discourage us and may take our attention away from what we need to do.

The Paranoid Style In Today's Politics

By Ira Rosofsky Ph.D. on November 22, 2010 in Adventures in Old Age
Paranoia in politics would be of no consequence if confined to disturbed minds. "It is the use of paranoid modes of expression by more or less normal people that makes the phenomenon significant."

Biology of Caring

The brain is wired to react empathetically to someone in pain in order to warn others of danger and elicit help.

When a Gun Cuts Silence

By Julie K Hersh on November 22, 2010 in Struck By Living
A personal experience brings the danger of guns in homes to life.