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Nine Types of Love

By Kimberly Key on February 14, 2017 in Counseling Keys
Cats may have nine lives. Humans have nine loves. In fact, we can benefit from all nine of these types of love.

Ignorance Is Not Bliss & Won't Make Concussions Go Away

By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on February 13, 2017 in Black Belt Brain
The world? Not flat. Smoking? Causes cancer. Heavy collisions in sport? Cause concussions. Major sports leagues need to stop assessing blame and invest in solutions.
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The Best Way to Apologize

Being human, it is unavoidable to hurt people sometimes. Yet it’s not always easy to recognize this an offer a genuine apology to repair the damage when we’ve injured or offended.

Who Was Valentine?

By Neel Burton M.D. on February 13, 2017 in Hide and Seek
The history of Valentine's Day.

Are You Addicted to Your Kid?

By Meredith Resnick L.C.S.W. on February 13, 2017 in Adoption Stories
It's possible for people to be addicted to other people—including their children.

When Your Teenager's "In Love"

By Steven Schlozman M.D. on February 13, 2017 in Grand Rounds
Why do you think we call first love a crush?

Emotional Trauma, Context, Authenticity

Emotional trauma discloses painful truths about our existential vulnerabilities.

The 4 Primary Principles of Communication

By Dan Mager MSW on February 13, 2017 in Some Assembly Required
Want your communication with others to be more skillful and successful? Paying conscious attention to these four universal aspects of the communication process is the key.

Minding Animals: Expanding Views of Human-Animal Studies

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on February 13, 2017 in Animal Emotions
Minding Animals International offers cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary perspectives on human-animal studies and the nature of human-animal bonds in many different venues.

Seeing Past Initial Attraction

How do you move from that "casual space" in a relationship where you haven't yet defined it to knowing whether to move forward or not?

Narcissistic or Not?

By Loren Soeiro, Ph.D. ABPP on February 13, 2017 in I Hear You
The entire millennial generation has been criticized as narcissistic and entitled. Can this really be true?

Why Gaslighters Accuse You of Gaslighting

Gaslighters frequently accuse their victims of manipulating, cheating, and being addicted. Why do gaslighters do this, and why does this tactic work so well?

Are Flowers on Valentines Day a Big Dumb Waste of Money?

You can't eat flowers (like chocolate). You can't use them to get coffee (like a gift card). Why do we still give people flowers as gifts?

Love Week

By Frances Kuffel on February 13, 2017 in What Fat Women Want
Today, on the eve of St. Valentine of Terni’s martyrdom 1700 years ago – for trying to convert Emperor Claudius – is International Self Love Day.

The Neuroscience of Deciding: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

By Christopher Bergland on February 13, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Neuroscientists recently pinpointed how subareas within the prefrontal cortex drive behavior. These findings could lead to new treatments for impulse control disorders such as OCD.

Risks and Unspoken Promises of Intimacy

Are you ready to flex your world to accommodate the needs of another? That's what is necessary for healthy intimate relationships.

The Privilege of Not Understanding Privilege

By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on February 13, 2017 in Feeling Our Way
I don’t want rich people to apologize for being born with money; I just want them to act like they know they didn’t earn it.

Falling in Love Online: Romantic or Risky?

A recent story in the The New York Times told of an online love connection that lasted nine years before it was realized in the real world. Romantic? Yes. Risky? Maybe.

Real but Not True

By Tara Brach Ph.D. on February 13, 2017 in Finding True Refuge
Uninvestigated, our limiting beliefs are a veil between us and reality. But when we deepen our attention and start seeing past them, the light of the stars starts shining through.

13 Ways To Put The Spark Back Into Your Relationship

Whether you have been together for a few months or several decades, here are some quick and easy tips to get that sparkle back!

A Conversation About Underage Drinking

It is silly to think that turning 21 makes one a responsible drinker. Knowledge, above all else, is the dividing factor, and education can start at any age.
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What Does It Take to Be Truly Happy?

By Joshua Knobe on February 13, 2017 in Experiments in Philosophy
Ever wonder what it means to be truly happy? New research suggests there may be more to it than just feeling good.

Change-A-Letter Puzzles

By Marcel Danesi Ph.D. on February 13, 2017 in Brain Workout
Try these ten puzzles that will test your verbal skills, getting you to associate verbal memory with the form of words.
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Rise Up: The Hidden Power of Your Phasic Strengths

By Ryan M. Niemiec Psy.D. on February 13, 2017 in What Matters Most?
How do you rise to the occasion? What strengths are part of "rising up" when we really need to?

Group Polarization and Support for the President

Social psychological commentary of CBS News data that shows four categories of support for Donald Trump.

Seeking Success and Patrolling Failure

By Rob Henderson on February 13, 2017 in After Service
What can sleeplessness, stress, and sexist attitudes tell us about how our minds work?

Three Relationship Tips, Courtesy of the Obamas

By Mark O'Connell L.C.S.W.- R. on February 13, 2017 in Quite Queerly
The exemplary relationship practices the Obamas shared with each other and the world, is a rare and valuable form of leadership that we benefitted from on a daily basis.

Be My Valentine - And Save Our Democracy!

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on February 13, 2017 in Intentional Insights
Want to have a great Valentine's Day while defending our democracy? Here are a few research-based tips.

Recommitment Vows and Honeymoons Part 3

I know a creative, dynamic man named Ken. When he got married, he enjoyed his wedding day so much that he said to his wife, “We should do this every year!” And they have...