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Are Kids Born, or Made Into, Emotional Overeaters?

Are the roots of emotional overeating in childhood?

Hire Emotionally Intelligent People

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on November 29, 2016 in A Sideways View
It is not difficult to spot those who are, or are not, emotionally intelligent. Certainly emotional intelligence is a high benefit in the work place for all concerned

Is My Son Being Abused By His Girlfriend?

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on November 29, 2016 in The Teen Doctor
What to do when you don't like your child's partner

The Wizard of Oz

By Abigail Brenner M.D. on November 29, 2016 in In Flux
This beloved story is one of self-discovery and transformation. Every time we venture forward into unknown territory we change, transforming into a fuller expression of ourselves.

How Parents Raise Children to Fit In

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on November 29, 2016 in The Human Beast
There is a lot of skepticism about whether parents truly affect their children. Comparing kids in different societies finds links between parenting and outcomes.

Happiness Without Sadness Has No Meaning

The intensity of happiness can only be measured by the intensity of sadness.

The Power of Curiosity

Might one consider eliciting the child's interests, rather than imposing interests upon the child?

The High Costs of Multitasking for You and Your Kids

By Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed. on November 29, 2016 in Radical Teaching
Explain-Motivate-Prove-Guide is the four-step approach to help your kids reduce time lost into the black hole generated by multitasking (and improve family harmony).

Recovering From PTSD With the Right Help

By Eric Newhouse on November 29, 2016 in Invisible Wounds
I personally know the exhilaration of sitting atop a mountain peak in Montana. Building positive memories like this are important in overriding the memories of trauma.

Electro-Cures Largely Unproven

By Temma Ehrenfeld on November 29, 2016 in Open Gently
Electro-cures for depression are largely unproven, but may give you hope, which is not nothing.

Don’t Be Fooled on Giving Tuesday: Give Wisely!

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on November 29, 2016 in Intentional Insights
Some ineffective charities try to fool you by appealing to emotions. This article can help you make the best decisions in your giving!
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Boys Dressed as Girls Who Became Serial Killers

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on November 29, 2016 in Shadow Boxing
Some serial killers recall being dressed as girls when young, despite being male. It might have had a negative impact.

How to Detect Fake News

The Internet abounds with Fake news and misrepresentation. Our brains are powerful lie detectors, let’s use them.

How to Remain Optimistic Through Change

Are you feeling overwhelmed with the change that's happening in your world? Use optimism to transform your overwhelm into confidence.

How to Get Past Fears, Setbacks and Failures

By Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on November 29, 2016 in Making Change
It’s easy to be self-critical and feel demoralized in response to fears, setbacks, and failures. But you can choose a different path of feeling stronger and achieving your goals.

Modern Hunter-Gatherers Show We Evolved to Stay Active

By Christopher Bergland on November 29, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
New research on the lifestyle habits of a rare population of hunter-gatherers reaffirms the universal health benefits of staying physically active.

You Can Catch a Bad Mood

We must be mindful of the people we associate with in order to protect our psychological health.

How the Trump-Romney Paradigm Shows Up at Work

Donald Trump's consideration of Mitt Romney for Secretary of State is reminiscent of a management style often seen in the boardroom at your work place.

Staying Calm

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on November 29, 2016 in How To Do Life
Tips for being less reactive in response to annoyances
What We Need Now — A Little Civility
What We Need Now — A Little Civility
Beware the "All Trump Supporters Are Like That" Trap
Peaceful and Protesting
Only Penguins Look Alike
Only Penguins Look Alike
The Psychology of Insults
The Psychology of Insults
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'Tis the Season to Stay Calm

By Dora Calott Wang M.D. on November 28, 2016 in The Kitchen Shrink
Expecting people to change is unrealistic—especially during Christmas dinner.

7 Secret Ways to Test the Strength of a Relationship

How committed is your partner? Use these tests to find out.

Not Trusting the Happy

One reader asks if it is possible to be happy as a secondary in a polyamorous relationship. Dr Eli says go for it -- with two cautions.
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Deathbed Visions: Part ll

End-of-Life visions comfort the dying.

You Can't Oppose Hate by "Opposing Hate"

By Michael Mascolo Ph.D. on November 28, 2016 in Values Matter
We often think that protesting against bigotry will make it go away. It won't.

Holiday Parties? Talk to Me!

By Katherine Bouton on November 28, 2016 in What I Hear
If you have a hearing problem, the holiday fun can be frustrating.

Anxious About Hate Crimes?

By Patty Chang Anker on November 28, 2016 in Some Nerve
Hate crimes are in the news, minorities feel vulnerable and friends feel powerless to help. Here are 5 ways we can meet bias incidents head on.

Elections and Teams

By Chester S Spell Ph.D. on November 28, 2016 in Team Spirit
Can research in groups and teams help us understand today's politics and the implications of Donald Trump's success?

The Dangerous “Reveries” of HBO's Westworld Series

By Amy Fries on November 28, 2016 in The Power of Daydreaming
What do Stephen Hawking and HBO's new series Westworld have in common? Dire warnings of ways in which artificial intelligence can learn to out-maneuver us.

Morally Decent Trump Supporters

By Michael W. Austin Ph.D. on November 28, 2016 in Ethics for Everyone
I don’t believe that Donald Trump is the answer to what ails us, but neither do I believe that the way forward is to demonize all of his supporters.