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Cultivating Resilience Through Story

Unlock the power of story to help you navigate life's disasters.

The Age Of Dissociation

We are past the point of anxiety, and our defenses are maxed out.

When Friends Believe Nonsense

By Temma Ehrenfeld on May 19, 2017 in Open Gently
Do you discourage your loved ones' silly medical treatments?

Negotiating with Your Teenager

Your child is not your enemy. You have to be willing to negotiate and prepare your own thoughts and reasons for why you say what you do and to share those reasons with your child.

Coping with the Death of a Friend

When a good friend dies, no words can fill the void in your life.
Monica Riordan

Emojis: Tools for Emotions

Communicating affect in text messages. 

How to Deliver Bad News with Compassion

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on May 19, 2017 in Adaptation
We all want to deliver bad news well. If you follow these tips, you'll have a better chance.

Goofing Off: Psychological & Physical Benefits of Having Fun

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on May 19, 2017 in Animal Emotions
Playing for the hell of it, simply because it's fun, is very important to do. Nonhuman animals do it with great vigor and joy, and so too should human animals. It's good for all.

Ethics and Trust at Work

Avoiding wrongdoing isn't the same as doing what's right when it comes to building trust at work. Neither is quiet compliance.

Acknowledging Children's Emotions

Acknowledging anger does not encourage it.

Loaded: Coincidences in the Family

The intense emotions of family relationships and their necessary transitions create elaborate and complicated coincidences. How can we make sense of them?

How Trauma Impacts Us

Hold onto your dreams.
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A Scientific Perspective For Making Better Decisions

By John Nosta on May 19, 2017 in The Digital Self
While multiple factors must be considered in any decision, the intrinsic stability or instability of a system or scenario can be a powerful tool in guiding decision making.

Reclaiming Human Dignity

Have you experienced religiously-based abuse or violence? This post explores the ideological basis for Judeo-Christian patterns of aggression.

Do You Trust Your Partner?

Trust is one of the keystones of any relationship—without it two people cannot be comfortable with each other and the relationship lacks stability.
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Postpartum Depression: Mothers and Babies Are Still Dying

Scores of pregnant and postpartum women continue to suffer in silence and wonder if letting someone know will make things better or worse.

The Evolving Evidence on Chiropractors for Low Back Pain

The traditional medical establishment has long frowned upon chiropractic care for lower back pain—until now.

Face-to-Face Connectedness, Oxytocin, and Your Vagus Nerve

A new study reports that oxytocin "love hormone" levels surge during a romantic crisis. These findings reaffirm a link between the vagus nerve and our need to "tend-and-befriend."

“Are You Going Crazy?”

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 19, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short short story about middle-class doubt.
Handling Toxic People
People Who Step All Over You
Aggression and Violence Are Possible, Not Inevitable
Aggression and Violence Are Not Inevitable
Don't Be the Victim

Managing People

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 18, 2017 in How To Do Life
What you may not learn in business school.

Why Eating Avocado Toast Can Set You Back Financially

It’s not eating avo-toast that matters so much as what the choice signifies.
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Mental Illness Splits Families

By Susan Noonan MD on May 18, 2017 in View From the Mist
Does mental illness in one person create anger and resentment in your other family members?

Fell on Black Days: Mourning the Suicide of Chris Cornell

By Joe Pierre M.D. on May 18, 2017 in Psych Unseen
Reflections on suicide, celebrity, and selfishness

Why Do We Roast the Ones We Love?

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on May 18, 2017 in Pop Psych
Why do are insults between friends cordial, but insults between stranger not?

Why Are Some States "Tighter" Than Others?

State-level differences in making and enforcing rules can help us understand why illicit drug use is lower—and levels of cautiousness are higher—in the South than in the West.

When Do Friends Matter Most?

By Lydia Denworth on May 18, 2017 in Brain Waves
Having friends is strongly associated with health and longevity, but scientists are only starting to ask when the effects of social relationships emerge and how long they last.

Rewarding Exercise with Food: A Novel Approach

Is it wrong to run that extra mile for a slice of guilt-free cake?

5 Tools to Heal Your Ability to Love Unconditionally

Before we can experience unconditional love from outside, or give it to our children, we need to give it to ourselves.

The Rising Tide of Caesarean Births

By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on May 18, 2017 in How We Do It
C-sections have been multiplying out of control worldwide. Evidence for side-effects has mounted in tandem, but in the USA at least it seems that the tide may have turned.