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What I Learned From Taking Part In A Silent Dinner

By Tim Leberecht on March 21, 2017 in The Romance of Work
In a time when everyone's constantly talking and rudeness seems legitimate, silence is not only golden - it can be disruptive.

Safe Spaces and Free Speech

Find out what students think about this polarized issue, and give us your own thoughts on the matter.

A Single Act of Amnesty: the Heart of Com-passion

By Gregg Levoy on March 20, 2017 in Passion!
Passion comes from a word meaning "to suffer," and compassion means shared suffering. As with last month’s post, this month's features a second story about the power of com-passion

Life Decisions

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on March 20, 2017 in How To Do Life
Three poems by a career and personal coach.

Impact of Traumatic Stress on Brain Development

New research points to neurobiological sex differences in youth with PTSD.

A Story of Personal Loss

My response to personal loss? I always get what I need; occasionally get what I want. Can I rely on a law of attraction to return it to me or should I hope for an honest soul?

Want Insights on Executive Psychology? Ask a Wise Old Jew

By Steven Berglas Ph.D. on March 20, 2017 in Executive Ego
Leaders of all kinds would do well to heed what many grandfathers could tell them.

Radical Self-Honesty

By Tara Brach Ph.D. on March 20, 2017 in Finding True Refuge
We can see in our society how dishonesty poisons our world with cynicism and mistrust. This suffering calls for a deepening commitment to being real with ourselves and each other.

The Caring Effect

Great leaders identify, measure, recognize, and reward meaningful efforts and achievements. Why should managers and leaders celebrate more?
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Safe Spaces Can Be Dangerous

By Liz Swan Ph.D. on March 20, 2017 in College Confidential
What's so safe about "safe" spaces? They prevent students from growing and adapting which is, in fact, really scary.
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Self-Deception Helps Us Accomplish Goals

By Tim Cole Ph.D. on March 20, 2017 in Intimate Portrait
More often than not, we lead with our goals and desires, not the facts. New research on how our ability to delude ourselves can be quite useful.

Why We Care Whether the Earth Is Flat

Much of life is Jeopardy, not Family Feud. We want to know the actual state of affairs, not what the survey says.

10 Ways to Find More Happiness

Happiness can be as confounding as Indiana Jones looking for lost treasure. Just when you think you have a clue, some giant boulder comes rolling toward you.

How to Have a Happy Day

How- and why- to be happier. 3 tips to greater happiness in your life.
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For the International Day of Happiness

By Gretchen Rubin on March 20, 2017 in The Happiness Project
If someone asked you, “What’s the most important thing you’ve learned about happiness?” what would you answer?

The Life Lessons of Children

Adults who can recognize children as teachers can learn some life skills that might improve their own life experience.

Five Findings About Masculinity and Anger and Aggression

By Ryan Martin Ph.D. on March 20, 2017 in All the Rage
Just a few of the ways that masculinity can be toxic.

Life Expectancy Projected to Increase Worldwide

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on March 20, 2017 in Cravings
Researchers find U.S. lags behind other high-income countries.
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Adolescence and the Parental "No"

A parental "no" is a barrier to adolescent freedom. Parents have to decide when to keep the barrier up and when to let it down.

You Are What You Think

Ways to change common negative thoughts and make positive life changes.

6 Tips for Determining If A Doc-in-the-Box Is Right for You

By Peter A. Ubel M.D. on March 20, 2017 in Critical Decisions
Consumers should keep these 6 tips in mind so they make better use of such clinics.

Killing Us Softly

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on March 20, 2017 in Obesely Speaking
From our brains to our veins - the real problem with politics.

Time Spent in an Art Museum Can Be Good Therapy

By Linda Wasmer Andrews on March 20, 2017 in Minding the Body
Researchers Lisa and Jeffrey Smith have spent years studying how people behave in art museums and what they get out of the experience. Here's what the Smiths' latest study shows.

Mindful in the Classroom: New Lessons in Mental Literacy

A new age of neuroscientific literacy is beginning in the classroom.

Improv Muscle

To shed light on what makes improv such an important muscle for introverts to develop, I had the privilege of interviewing Carl Kissin, a New York City-based improv master.

Should You Become an Uber or Lyft Driver?

The economics will vary dramatically depending on your incremental costs.
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Mirror Neurons, Empathy, and the First Memories of Life

By Arthur J. Clark Ed.D. on March 19, 2017 in Dawn of Memories
How neuroscience informs the meaning of early childhood recollections.