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When the Lying Starts

By Kyle D. Pruett M.D. on July 20, 2016 in Once Upon a Child
How to understand and discourage lying

The Search For Happiness

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on July 20, 2016 in In Excess
"Beware of Destination Addiction - a preoccupation with the idea that happiness is in the next place, the next job and with the next partner" (Robert Holden)

How Common Is Road Rage?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on July 20, 2016 in Media Spotlight
A new research study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety suggests that road rage is far more common than you might think.
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For Athletic Success, You Pay Now or Pay Later

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on July 20, 2016 in The Power of Prime
You’re going to pay for what you do or do not do in your conditioning in one way or another. You can pay now with temporary fatigue and pain or you can pay later in lasting regret.

4 Keys To Leaving A Bad Relationship

By Craig Malkin Ph.D. on July 20, 2016 in Romance Redux
So you’ve decided to leave a bad relationship, but something keeps pulling you back. Here are 4 strategies to leave for good.

5 Good and Bad Ways Nature Impacts Your Emotional Health

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on July 20, 2016 in The Squeaky Wheel
By 2050, 70% of people will live in urban areas. Now consider how powerfully nature affects our minds, brains, and body as illustrated by these recent studies:

The Logic of How to Quit Smoking

Having trouble quitting smoking or sticking to a healthy diet? I explain why common strategies so often fail, and offer practical, effective tips for living a healthy life.

Thinking Visually With DeAngela Napier

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on July 20, 2016 in Brick by Brick
DeAngela Napier is a visual thinker. Napier, who works as a photographer, video producer and editor, thinks of her work as visual storytelling...
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Coping With Large Scale Tragedies

By Susan Noonan MD on July 20, 2016 in View From the Mist
Are you caught in the trap of information overload when bad things happen?
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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Is grit over-rated? As Angela Duckworth's new book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance dominates the best-seller charts some interesting questions are starting to be asked.

A 60 Second Journey Deep Into Your Unconscious

Venture into the unknown...if you dare!

An Interview with Tony Robbins

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 20, 2016 in How To Do Life
The famous self-improvement expert's advice on achieving success in career, weight loss, resiliency, and public speaking.

The Rainbow Link

A new book helps young children process the death of a pet and learn to grieve in healthy ways.

The Dangers of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Programs

The New Cointel-pro? Although well intended, countering violent extremism programs violate basic rights and threaten to disrupt communities and turn care providers into spies

See Food

Can we supplement our way to good health?

Plagiarism and Google

By William Poundstone on July 19, 2016 in Head in the Cloud
Is there an epidemic of celebrity cribbing—or does it just seem that way?

Sitting Is the New Smoking and Mindfulness Is the New Black

The Aspen Brain Lab convenes experts on living life to its fullest

Renewed Faith in Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatment

I have witnessed staff conduct insurance utilization reviews advocating for additional days of treatment for clients desperately in need—sometimes successfully and sometimes not.

Emotional Support Animals: The Therapist's Dilemma

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on July 19, 2016 in Animals and Us
Should therapists provide letters that will allow their clients to bring dogs on airplanes and have access to no-pets housing?

7 Questions to Help You Decode Your Child's SOS and Respond

As you set the limit—calmly and kindly—remind yourself that there’s a reason for your child’s behavior. It may not be what you consider a good reason, but it’s her reason.

The Pressures of Social Media: Should I Disconnect?

Some people talk about giving up social media as the answer to the always-on pressures of connectivity. A better solution is "Social Media Mindfulness."

Can Pokémon Go Reduce Loneliness?

Pokémon Go has had a dramatic rise in popularity. Can this game impact players positively, including reducing feelings of loneliness? It is quite possible!

The Writing Life: An Interview With Natalie Goldberg

By Mark Matousek on July 19, 2016 in Ethical Wisdom
The groundbreaking author of Writing Down the Bones talks about creativity as a spiritual practice, her cancer journey, and choosing passion over discipline

Feeling a Fraud? It's Not Your Fault!

By Katherine Hawley Ph.D. on July 19, 2016 in Trust
What if a toxic workplace environment is making you feel like an imposter?

Pokémon Go—Addiction to Mobile Tech No Laughing Matter

By Jon E. Grant, JD, MD, MPH, Brian L. Odlaug, PhD, MPH, and Samuel R. Chamberlain, MD, PhD on July 19, 2016 in Why Can't I Stop?
Research shows that those with a behavioral addiction—including gaming addiction—have similar brain dysfunction to those with cocaine or gambling addiction.

Tidying Up Craze: Toss Clutter, Forgive People

Tidying up seems to be a new craze. While it might be helpful to eliminate toxic people in your life, be certain to look inward and embrace forgiveness.

Is Atheism Just Another Religion?

By Phil Zuckerman Ph.D. on July 19, 2016 in The Secular Life
Lacking a belief in the supernatural, atheism is not a religion.

Think Before You React to Mrs. Trump's Speech

By Jamie Krenn Ph.D. on July 19, 2016 in Screen Time
Quick to judge others on character rather than situational factors? Social psychology and media processing is used to process the recent events surrounding Mrs. Trump's RNC speech.
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The Energy of Anger

By Matt James Ph.D. on July 19, 2016 in Focus on Forgiveness
Is it just me or are there a lot of angry folks out there? It just seems to be getting worse and worse. How do handle the energy of anger?