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4 Ways to Not Beat Yourself Up Over Your Breakup

Instead of self-criticism, use an agonizing breakup or divorce to grow and to better know what to look for (and look out for) the next time around. Here are four ways.

Why Do People Cherry-Pick Which Science They Accept?

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on April 21, 2017 in Ambigamy
By not explaining why anything matters, science becomes dubious enough that we can easily escape its inconvenient truths.

Our Partner Is a Magic Mirror

"When the practice of love invites us to enter a place of potential bliss."

Barry Goldwater’s Moral Foundations of Conservatism

In 1960, Barry Goldwater made observations about the differences between Liberals and Conservatives that were later supported by Jonathan Haidt's work on moral foundations.

The Good Reasons We Get Involved in Bad Relationships

Getting involved in bad relationships is not just bad luck. There are good reasons supported by research why we choose relationships that will ultimately be unfulfilling.
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Don Rickles: Can Humor Go Too Far?

By Jane Greer Ph.D. on April 21, 2017 in Shrink Wrap
Can't you take a joke?

What Is Happiness Worth to You?

Are you so caught up with chasing goals that you don't have time to appreciate where you are? Does the "happiness finish line" keep moving, leaving you never able to reach it?
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The Risk of Stroke and Dementia Masked by Simple Colors

By John Nosta on April 21, 2017 in The Digital Self
New data suggest that sugar substitutes might be dangerous. The trick is to hide this issue with simple and powerful branding.

Why it Pays to Be Rich (in More Ways Than One)

Rich Americans continue to live longer. And this means they collect more government benefits. What should we do about it?

The O’Reilly Factor: Men, Power, and Sexual Abuse

Love him or hate him, Bill O’Reilly had the ear of America. He’s rich and famous, and we seem to have a different set of rules for those folks.

Aaron Hernandez: Tragic Choices or Brain Trauma?

With a football player again in the news—one whose brain is being sent to BU for examination—young athletes and professionals will be reminded of the risks.

10 Reasons Why Silence Really Is Golden

Could the answer to improved health be as simple as silence?

What Is the Difference Between Conflict and Bullying?

Gratuitous references to bullying will create a “boy who cried wolf” phenomenon in which adults no longer act with urgency to protect the children who need them most.

LeBron James Goes Dark

LeBron James is a trail blazer. Is he on to something with #zerodark23?

Friends as Allies

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on April 21, 2017 in One Among Many
Friends are allies, but not all allies are friends.

How to Calm Your Restless Nights

We know sleeplessness is "all in our head," but here's how you can put your head to bed.

Is Divorce Bad for Your Health?

By David Ludden Ph.D. on April 21, 2017 in Talking Apes
Those who are ill-equipped for the demands of marriage won’t survive divorce very well either.

Intelligence, Education, Personality, and Social Mobility

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on April 21, 2017 in In One Lifespan
What predicts upward social mobility? We identified four important factors—education, intelligence, higher openness and lower neuroticism.

39 Tweets to Improve Your Worklife

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 21, 2017 in How To Do Life
Sometimes, bits of advice can be the most time-effective.

18 Tweets on Emotional Health

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 20, 2017 in How To Do Life
Sometimes, a bit of advice can be a time-effective source of improvement.

Teen Prescription Med Abuse Skyrockets, Parents Clueless

7 warning signs for parents and how to protect kids.

How to Break the Cycle of Shame With Your Child

The more empathic you are as you set the limit, the more your child will accept the limit, and WANT to shift gears to channel his impulses into more acceptable behavior.

The Dreams of a Religious Cult Member

What can a thirty-year long dream journal reveal about the life of an ex-member of a religious cult?

Consciously Consuming Media and Narratives

By Barnet Bain on April 20, 2017 in Doing and Being
Are messages and media wearing you down? Here are some ways to approach it.

Difficult Sexual Negotiations

By Ari Tuckman PsyD, MBA on April 20, 2017 in Sex Matters
Big sexual differences can derail your entire relationship, but they don’t have to.
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An Open Letter to People Who Talk Too Much

By Sophia Dembling on April 20, 2017 in The Introvert's Corner
Introverts are often sitting ducks for chatterboxes. This is what we're thinking as we sit and listen and listen and listen.

The Science of Religion for Everyone

Why insist that religion is immune from scientific study when cognitive and evolutionary theories have already made great strides in explaining a wide array of religious phenomena?

How to Have Healthier, Happier Relationships in the Future

Making a commitment to what you want in a relationship is the first step to getting it.
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Results Aren’t the Only Criterion of a Successful Season

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on April 20, 2017 in The Power of Prime
The end of a competitive season is a time to look back and evaluate what kind of season you had: one to be proud of or one to reflect on with disappointment.