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To Be or Not to Be: School of Hard Knocks or the Quad?

By Dena Kouremetis on August 23, 2016 in The Unedited Offspring
You dream all your life of having a child who values what college has to offer, and then you find out otherwise. Have you failed at parenting? We don't think so...

Caregiving

By Roberta Satow Ph.D. on August 23, 2016 in Life After 50
Is taking care of an elderly parent making you feel guilty no matter how much you do?

10 Strategies to Try When You’re Sick of Being Sick

After fifteen years of chronic illness and writing a book titled "How to Be Sick," I still can feel sick of being sick.

International Overdose Awareness Day

By Indra Cidambi, M.D. on August 23, 2016 in Sure Recovery
Knowing the importance of International Overdose Awareness Day.

Two Minutes to Wapner

"If our son isn't doing what he wants, when he wants, than all bets are off." What to do when the problem is not "disobedience," but cognitive rigidity and anxiety.

Smoking in the Shower

What we do in private drives who we are in public.

Mindfulness Strategies for Anxious Children

Some children worry. Help your child become happier, calmer, and more productive with the Zorro Circle, the 20-Second Rule, or Gratitude at Bedtime.

‘7 Strengths’ Supports Emotional and Social Learning

By Pam Allyn on August 23, 2016 in LitLife
We all have a critical role to play in helping our children grow into engaged, empathic, and caring citizens. Reading and self-expression are key tools.

Dissection of a Food Binge

By Frances Kuffel on August 23, 2016 in What Fat Women Want
I wanted more than practicing normal. I wanted more than I had at hand. I wanted OUT – out of my apartment, out of my anger and resentment and loneliness.

Do Dogs Prefer Food or Praise?

A new study looks at whether dogs prefer food rewards more than social interaction with their owners by monitoring what goes on inside the dogs brain.

What Do Others Want?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on August 23, 2016 in Your Wise Brain
You have to actively look for good intentions. You'll find them all around you - the deep goodness in every being. Practice looking for good intentions that may make you happier.

It’s Better to Win Bronze

Measuring success by winning the Gold - or not.

Chimpanzees Choose to Cooperate Rather Than to Compete

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 23, 2016 in Animal Emotions
Comparative research continues to show humans aren't unique in displaying cooperative behavior. Nonhuman primates, other mammals, along with birds and fishes, show cooperation.

Big Pharma and the Question: Is ADHD Real?

By Claudia M Gold M.D. on August 23, 2016 in Child in Mind
Rather than assign blame for the ADHD epidemic, we must look to a new paradigm of mental health that is founded in contemporary developmental science.

On Doing Nothing

By Bernard L. De Koven on August 23, 2016 in On Having Fun
Both "having fun" and "doing nothing" can, at their deepest and most salubrious, become an art.

An Ultra-Simple Way to Choose and Succeed in Your Career

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 23, 2016 in How To Do Life
Career success and contentment in 9 simple steps...really.
6 Ways to Make a Bad First Impression
Don't Make These Mistakes on First Impression
Making a Good Impression Depends on Who You Want to Impress
Who Do You Want to Impress?
The 10-Second Take
The 10-Second Take

Is Neuroscience Today's Phrenology?

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on August 22, 2016 in Am I Right?
To reject the findings of science is to choose stupidity; to reject the liberal arts is to choose an immature heart.

3 Steps to Find a Business Mentor for Free

By Judy Carter on August 22, 2016 in Stress Is a Laughing Matter
Therapists get this all the time. Someone, under the guise of friendship wants you to solve their problems over a cobb salad. Isn’t that why you have an office?

Can This Marriage Be Saved?

How I failed at psychotherapy and why.

Talking About the Past With Your Child Builds Resilience

By inviting, validating, helping and supporting your child to construct coherent narratives, you teach skills for regulating emotions and building resilience.
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Our Anger Crisis: Anger Elevates Us By Pulling Others Down?

By Michael Cholbi Ph.D. on August 22, 2016 in Ethics in Question
Injustice tells the world that wrongdoers and their victims are not moral equals. Can anger and retribution symbolically restore their equality?

Leadership Lessons From The Godfather

What can a movie about mafia bosses and gangsters teach us about leadership?

Seduced by Abandon

By Kirby Farrell Ph.D. on August 22, 2016 in A Swim in Denial
"Throwing caution to the winds" can be exhilarating or dangerous. In politics the idea manipulates us in wild ways.

Doctors Say Cut the Lights at Night

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on August 22, 2016 in Sleep Newzzz
Protect your health and promote a good night’s rest by avoiding exposure to bright light for an hour before bedtime.

Are You Easily Conned?

Machiavellians love to con others. If you allow yourself to be deceived, they’ll figure you had it coming.

Why the World Needs New Leaders

By Megan Dalla-Camina on August 22, 2016 in Real Women
Are you ready for a new shift in leadership? Here's the latest research on what people really want from their leaders today.

Why the Loss of a Pet Hurts So Much

Losing a pet can be just as devastating as losing a human member of the family. Validating that grief in yourself and others is a step toward coping with the loss.

Making the Transition From High School and Home to College

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on August 22, 2016 in Head of the Class
First time college students and their parents both have to deal with big changes—what are some suggestions that can help make the transition a smooth one?

Who’s the Boss in Your Relationship?

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on August 22, 2016 in Compassion Matters
Equality is one of the most important elements of a relationship, and yet, countless couples fall into dynamics and roles that are inherently unequal and generate a lot of problems