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The Absolute Best Way to Start Your Happiness Journey

Are you ready to jumpstart your happiness. Here's some tips for getting started on the right foot.
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Fighting Dementia Through Vision and Hearing

By Matthew J. Edlund M.D. on October 19, 2017 in The Power of Rest
Small changes in vision and hearing affect future dementia. What can you do?

How to Get the Most Out of Emotional Eating

By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on October 19, 2017 in Think, Act, Be
We've been trained to believe that eating for comfort is "bad"—which doesn't necessarily make it easier to avoid. Dr. Pavel Somov provides an alternative: better emotional eating.

A Nobel Nod to the Irrational

By Michael F. Kay on October 19, 2017 in Financial Life Focus
The University of Chicago’s Professor Richard Thaler walked off with the Nobel Prize in Economics for his work researching Behavior Finance.

Walking Study Corroborates Hippocrates’s Prescriptive Wisdom

By Christopher Bergland on October 19, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
A new landmark study on walking and mortality backs up Hippocrates' favorite prescription for health and longevity.

When a Sibling Dies by Suicide

Samantha recounts the grief she experienced after losing her brother to suicide.

How Workplace Bullying is Impacting LGBT Employees

By Sue Scheff on October 19, 2017 in Shame Nation
Forty-one percent of LGBT workers who have been bullied at work have left a job because they have felt bullied.

Gambling Sports Advertising

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on October 19, 2017 in In Excess
Sports gambling advertising is now commonplace, but there is little research on it. Two studies examine junk food, gender and alcohol in gambling ads.

The Kilgrave Effect: Why People Don't Report Their Rapists

By Janina Scarlet Ph.D. on October 19, 2017 in The Real Superheroes
Recently the surge of the #MeToo hashtag made people wonder about why many of the sexual assault survivors do not report their perpetrators.

Ben Weinman Passes the Torch to God Mother

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on October 19, 2017 in Brick by Brick
I realized music can sound in many different ways and that these guys were doing it just for the love of music and not for anyone else. That grew a seed in me...

Untitled Creativity Post

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on October 18, 2017 in Pop Psych
Thinking about when creativity is liable to thrive and wither.
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Practicing Empathy in the Dating World: A Long Lost Skill

On the romance merry-go-round, many people will keep others in their lives until they find the next best thing while others may choose to "ghost" last night's date.

Secrets, Fear and Sexual Harassment

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on October 18, 2017 in The Teen Doctor
How to handle sexual harassment.

Here’s Why We Don’t Speak Up Against Harassment

By Zoe Chance Ph.D. on October 18, 2017 in Make It So
If you're confused about why women don't speak up against harassment, this piece will explain why silence makes sense.

What Is the Sexiest Emotion for Women to Display?

By Alec Beall, Ph.D. on October 18, 2017 in Aesthetics 101
Emotion research may provide happy women with yet another reason to smile.

#MeToo Meet #ImperfectMen

Why aren’t #ImperfectMen speaking out?

How to Be or Not to Be, That Is the Question

How to be is critically important in our current climate.

Does a Good Relationship With the Dog Mean More Walks?

By Zazie Todd Ph.D. on October 18, 2017 in Fellow Creatures
New research finds that taking your dog on a walk is better for your health—and the human-animal bond plays a role in dog walking behavior.

Is Monogamy Still a Thing?

Sexual fidelity and emotional fidelity have typically held different meanings and values for romantic partners based on gender. Is this still true today?

How to Wield the Power of Vulnerability

Think about the last time you tried to have a conversation with someone who didn’t already agree with you. How well did it go?

Fathering in the Quiet Moments

How can fathers create meaningful relationships with their children? A few simple tasks can go a long way.
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What Is a Health Care Proxy and Do You Need One?

Who would decide what was best for you? Who would advocate on your behalf?
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Find Your Motivation Every Day in Your Sport

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on October 18, 2017 in The Power of Prime
Without motivation, you wouldn't go to the gym in the early morning, you wouldn't put in the time practicing your sport, and you would give up quickly if training got difficult.

#MeToo and Preventing Sexual Harassment at School

How to talk about #metoo and reduce sexual harassment in schools.

St. John's Wort for Depressed Mood?

Considering trying St. John's wort for your problem with depressed mood? Some people respond well, however, research findings are mixed and there are outstanding safety problems.
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When Do We Change Our Minds? Think of a Jenga Tower

By Ryan Smerek, Ph.D. on October 18, 2017 in Learning at Work
The next time you seem to be in an intractable conflict, think about where you are in the Jenga Tower (and what this says about belief centrality).

Don't Call Harvey Weinstein a Sex Addict

All too often everything from having extramarital affairs to watching porn to desiring different sexual experiences with a reluctant partner is lumped together as sex addiction.

Bitter Sweet

By Sophie Sabbage on October 18, 2017 in The Cancer Whisperer
There are days when gratitude and grief walk hand-in-hand.