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Fusion Cuisine

The FATT Initiative: Food as Tasteful Therapy. Why it is good eats and good medicine for us all.
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Re-Envisioning Commitment

Many of us seek commitment in order to create safe, lasting relationships. But a deeper inquiry might suggest that we need to fine-tune what we're actually committing ourselves to.

Exercising our Freedom and Intelligence: Part 9

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on September 18, 2016 in In One Lifespan
Groups working to maximize their collective understanding of societal problems need a space where they are free to exercise their intelligence.

After a Breakup: Work in the Good While Working Out the Bad

A breakup is the best time to plot out the life you've always wanted and make your dreams come true. While working out the bad, work in the good and make your life happen now.

How Anxiety Hurts Your Health

By Temma Ehrenfeld on September 18, 2016 in Open Gently
Asthma, stomach problems and heart disease are all aggravated by anxiety.

How Self-Initiated Laughter Can Make You Feel Better

By Christopher Bergland on September 18, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
William James once said, "We don't laugh because we're happy, we're happy because we laugh." New research confirms that laughter improves psychological and physical well-being.

The Cutting Edge of Gut Health and Disease

By Emily Deans M.D. on September 18, 2016 in Evolutionary Psychiatry
What is the state of the science on gut health and disease? World experts shared their latest findings on the microbiota at a recent symposium at Harvard Medical School.

The Man Who Did Not Feel Well

How much has medicine changed since I was a boy?

The Truth About the Law of Attraction

By Neil Farber M.D, Ph.D. on September 18, 2016 in The Blame Game
Millions of people are unsuccessful at achieving goals using the Law of Attraction (LOA). The reason? The LOA does not exist! Hear why from a certified LOA expert.

Meeting the Intended

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 18, 2016 in How To Do Life
Musing on an underdiscussed signal moment.

The Professor’s Cheat Sheet to the Perfect College Tour

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on September 18, 2016 in Social Lights
20 things high schoolers and their parents should know about campus visits.

The Power of a Mentor

My friend Bill died today. Here's how an unlikely friendship turned into one of my most treasured ones.

How to Overcome Feeling Insecure in Your Relationship

When insecurity is present, we live and relate from fear. Fear is toxic to intimacy.

Fidgeting Has Benefits

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on September 17, 2016 in Cravings
Do you tap your fingers, shift your feet, squirm in your seat, and just generally have trouble staying still? That could be good news!

Conquer Public Speaking Anxiety Via Emotional Intelligence

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on September 17, 2016 in Intentional Insights
A few tips will go a long way to addressing any anxiety around public speaking

The Benefits of Avoidance

By Gregg Levoy on September 17, 2016 in Passion!
Resistance to your passions and callings may be a good omen. Why?

How to Express your Feelings Without Causing a Fight

By Jennice Vilhauer Ph.D. on September 17, 2016 in Living Forward
Do you fear expressing negative emotions because you don't want to cause conflict? Learn 3 steps to effectively express yourself and improve your relationships.

That Sneaky Devil, Projective Identification

By Nick Luxmoore on September 17, 2016 in Young People Up Close
In relationships, we need to stop and wonder whether the things we feel belong to us or are unconsciously projected into us by other people.

How Internet Use Is Shaping Our Brains

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on September 17, 2016 in Cravings
A new study shows how the Internet has changed the way we use our own minds.
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Simple Ways to Improve Sleep

By Matthew J. Edlund M.D. on September 17, 2016 in Getting Healthy Now
Lots of people can't sleep. What can they do?

What Teachers Need to Know About Their Students' Brains

By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on September 17, 2016 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
Hot-off-the-press research suggests a radically new way to teach

How Your Cellphone Is Like a Teddy Bear

Do you ever wonder if you’re too dependent on your cellphone? Are you distraught when you misplace it? New research suggests how attachment style affects our cellphone behavior.

Your Left Cerebellar Hemisphere May Play a Role in Cognition

By Christopher Bergland on September 17, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
Traditionally, the cerebellum has been considered a "non-thinking" part of our brain. However, a new study reports that specific cerebellar brain regions are involved in cognition.

The Mothers of Mankind

Proposed self-domestication of our species raises the issue of who the domesticators were. Insights of the imprinted brain theory argue they were ancestral mothers.

Unspeakables

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 17, 2016 in How To Do Life
What would you say to your mirror that you couldn't say to any person?
The Common Descent Doctrine
The Common Descent Doctrine
How Others See You
How Others See You
Why Do We Accept Harmful Shortcomings in Our Partners?
Harmful Shortcomings in Partners
A Post-Racial America?
A Post-Racial America?

Why We Need Closure

What is 'closure', really, and why do we need it to move on?

The Challenge of Connecting Dots

By Miki Kashtan Ph.D. on September 16, 2016 in Acquired Spontaneity
What I realized in a moment of sharp and instantaneous insight that came from nowhere and hit me at the core was utterly simple: the Waltons and I see a different reality.

Remembering 9/11, Who Are We, and Who Do We Want to Be?

By Ryan P. Brown Ph.D. on September 16, 2016 in Honor Bound
As Americans reflect on the meaning of 9/11, our response reveals our cultural values and beliefs.

The Psychology of Killing Wolves, Cats, and other Animals

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on September 16, 2016 in Animal Emotions
There are many unrelenting wars on a wide variety of animals. Often people who go out and kill animals say they actually love them. We need more psychological studies in this area.