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Is There Really a Boy Crisis?

By Rob Whitley, Ph.D. on June 22, 2017 in Talking About Men
Some scholars have long stated that we are in the midst of a ‘boy crisis’, manifesting itself in educational under-achievement and poor mental health. But is this the case?
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Can Marriage Survive When Your Child Dies Under Your Watch?

Marriage can survive the tragic loss of a child. Having these tools in place helps.

Lawsuit Filed Over Brain-Eating Ameoba Death

Teen's death blamed on U.S. National Whitewater Center.

Toxicity as a Stealth Teacher

By Kaja Perina on June 22, 2017 in Brainstorm
Nothing absolves bad actors, but shifting your focus from reactive to proactive and intentional allows you to master your own mind, which is all that you can ever control.

The Question of ADHD

Is ADHD really biologically based? Genetic? Or a socially constructed disorder? Read on for why we should be careful of what we readily accept as true.
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The Number One Reason Marriages Fail

The sad reality is that most people who marry never really have a WE-dding.

One-Hit Wonder

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on June 22, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story about a has-been, who feels his best days are behind him.

Two Captive Elephants Save a Youngster From Drowning

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on June 22, 2017 in Animal Emotions
A 45-second video of a young elephant named Hope being saved by two adults could change people's views about the emotional lives of other animals. Watch them keep Hope alive.

Hating the Elite

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on June 22, 2017 in The Human Beast
Many deride the wealthy elite as symbols of inequality in democratic societies supposedly founded on equality. Why do people hate them so much?

A Diverse Spectrum of Positive Emotions Reduces Inflammation

Experiencing a wide range of daily positive emotions such as being calm, cheerful, enthusiastic, excited, inspired, etc. can reduce systemic inflammation, according to a new study.

Twins With Two Daddies

By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on June 22, 2017 in How We Do It
Paternity suits triggered by strikingly different fraternal twins have revealed bizarre cases with two different fathers. Split paternity is the visible tip of a sizeable iceberg.
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How to Really Attract What You Want In Life

By John Kim, LMFT on June 22, 2017 in The Angry Therapist
There are two different mindsets we have as we maneuver through the world. We are either chasing or attracting.

Interviewing a Criminal: Who Is Interviewing Whom?

Criminals case others out for their own purposes in all sorts of situations.

Seven Steps to Money Success

By Michael F. Kay on June 22, 2017 in Financial Life Focus
We all desire a self-defined level of financial comfort. For some, this might mean having the ability to pay the bills and have no debt. For others, it's elaborate mansions.

The Loneliness Epidemic and What We Can Do About It

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on June 22, 2017 in Feeling It
Our need to feel special may be feeding a loneliness crisis. Here's what we can do!
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Why We Share Our Private Stories

By Barb Cohen on June 22, 2017 in Mom, Am I Disabled?
How do we find our place in the world? By standing up and telling the stories in which we play the starring role.
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How to Win at Sports

Can changing internal temperature make muscles stronger? Can biological clocks make you more fit?

Some Resources for People Interested in Sleep and Dreams

By Patrick McNamara Ph.D. on June 22, 2017 in Dream Catcher
Big data initiatives in sleep and dreams will revolutionize sleep and dream research.

Four Reasons Why People Become Empaths: Trauma to Genetics

Why do people become empaths? As a psychiatrist and an empath, I’ve seen that there are four main factors that can contribute to heightening one's sensitivities.

Are You Working for the Right Reasons?

In the second of three posts on defining success for yourself, I talk about the dangers of working without knowing what you're working toward.
Does Birth Order Affect Personality?
Does Birth Order Affect Personality?
The Trophy Child
The Trophy Child
 6 Steps for Dealing With Adult Sibling Rivalry
The Adult Sibling Rivalry
Insights into Adoption

Why Flowers Make Us Happy

Flowers trigger the dopamine of excitement and the oxytocin of social trust. A wildflower hike triggers all the happy brain chemicals at once!

Why Are Toddlers So Stubborn and Teens So Aloof?

You can spend a lot of time, nearly all of your time, raising children and still not be given the opportunity to reflect on how odd some of the stages are.

How to Keep Disagreements from Becoming Fights

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on June 21, 2017 in Ambigamy
Supreening: posturing or preening like you're the supreme judge deciding who's right—you or your opposition.

Involuntary Celibacy

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on June 21, 2017 in Minority Report
There's a growing subculture of men who identify themselves as "incels" (i.e. involuntary celibates) and they are expressing their frustrations online.

Media Framing Effects

In light of a recent wave of acts of mass violence, it is timely to revisit scholarly work identifying when the media uses the term 'terrorism' and its potential effects.
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Hypnotherapy and Its Benefits for Autoimmune Disease

How you too can manage pain without medication and use hypnotherapy to manage many Autoimmune Disease symptoms.

Aggression and Fear Can Be Reduced in Specific Dog Breeds

New data provides a possible alternative to breed-specific legislation to control aggression and fearfulness in dogs.

The Art of Choosing a Romantic Partner (Part Two)

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on June 21, 2017 in Media Spotlight
Why do we choose the romantic partners that we do? And what shapes the choices we make? New research provides some interesting insights into partner selection.

ADHD and Opioid Addiction

ADHD and substance abuse are commonly co-occurring disorders. Let's look into the correlation vs. causation.