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Fascinating Evidence Shows How Melatonin Can Help With GERD

By Lucy O'Donnell on September 15, 2016 in Cancer Is a Teacher
Are you suffering from a multitude of gastrointestinal problems. Look at the findings that suggest melatonin, aside from its other benefits, may greatly help.

Understanding Bipolar Disorder

By Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D. on September 15, 2016 in Brain and Behavior
There are many misconceptions about bipolar disorder, a lifelong disorder characterized by episodes of often persistent, highs, and often persistent, lows.

7 Ways to Make Conflict Healthy

By Amie M. Gordon PhD on September 15, 2016 in Between You and Me
It's not whether you fight, but how you fight that matters. Bringing understanding into your fights can transform them from negative experiences to positive ones.

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Unshrouding the concept of statistical significance so that psychological research can be accessible to everyone.

Can Thumb Sucking Be Addictive?

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on September 15, 2016 in In Excess
Thumb sucking is a common behavior in young children but a small minority carry on the behavior into their adulthood. Is this problematic and could it be described as addictive?

One-Two Punch of "Cue and Reward" Makes Exercise a Habit

By Christopher Bergland on September 15, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
Do you have trouble sticking with an exercise routine? If so, a new study has identified a simple one-two punch that improves your odds of making exercise a daily habit you enjoy.

Parenting That Made Me Cringe

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 15, 2016 in How To Do Life
Parenting lessons from watching what not to do.
Does Having a Plan B Sabotage Your Plan A?
Does Your Plan B Sabotage Plan A?
5 Facts About Back-Burner Relationships
The Back-Burner Relationship
It Might Be Time to Ditch the Backup Plan
Ditching the Backup Plan?

Is Extreme Childhood Obesity 'Nutritional Neglect'?

By Sylvia R. Karasu M.D. on September 14, 2016 in The Gravity of Weight
By the latest statistics, about 17% of children and adolescents in the U.S. are obese and of these almost 6% are extremely obese. To what extent should parents be held accountable?

Why Is It So Hard to Lose Weight After Antidepressants?

You needed the help of medication. You gained weight. You don't need the medication anymore, so why are you still chubby?
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5 Tips for Living a More Authentic Life

By Christine L. Carter Ph.D. on September 14, 2016 in Raising Happiness
It is far better to be ourselves and risk having people not like us than to suffer the stress and tension that comes from pretending to be someone we’re not.

Do You Have NDD?

By Samantha Boardman M.D. on September 14, 2016 in Positive Prescription
According to a recent survey seventy five percent of children spend less time outside than the average prison inmate.
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Why the Sex Addiction Model Is Not a Humanistic Approach

By Michael Aaron, Ph.D. on September 14, 2016 in Standard Deviations
Plenty of evidence suggests that harm reduction psychotherapy provides a more humanistic alternative to sex addiction treatment.

To Leave or Not to Leave

Do you have a client who is in an unhealthy "long standing" marriage or relationship? These questions will help her to formulate her decision "to leave or not to leave."

Were the 1970s Better or Worse Than the 60s?

Ah, the 1970s, when we used our own heads as one giant roller. When Jade East, English Leather, Herbal Essence, Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Pursettes filled our backpacks.

How One Pilot Calmed His Passengers With Just a Few Words

By Meg Selig on September 14, 2016 in Changepower
This pilot used 4 simple communication skills to soothe the minds of his passengers. While not a "Miracle on the Hudson," he made life better for a planeload of people.

What Is Psychosis, Really?

By Temma Ehrenfeld on September 14, 2016 in Open Gently
Twenty four hours without sleep can induce psychotic symptoms. So can alcohol and street-drug withdrawal.

The Pluto Effect

If there’s a chance that you might be affected by an ending or transition, consciously anticipating that it might happen might help.

What Do Brexit and Universal Grammar Have in Common?

By Vyv Evans Ph.D. on September 14, 2016 in Language in the Mind
Why are languages broadly similar? The Universal Grammar hypothesis meets Brexit: both are presently intangible.

Do You Confide in Your Dog More Than With Family Members?

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C. on September 14, 2016 in Canine Corner
New data shows that people confide in their dog during times of adversity but only about certain specific emotions

Colin Kaepernick’s Protest is as Patriotic as Apple Pie

By Rupert W Nacoste Ph.D. on September 14, 2016 in A Quiet Revolution
America is …ready for some football. But by not standing for the national anthem NFLer Colin Kapernick reminds us of Americas intergroup tensions; us-versus-them anger takes over.

I'm Not Sure How To Give My Daughter Relationship Advice

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on September 14, 2016 in The Teen Doctor
What To Say To Your Daughter Who Is Having Boyfriend Trouble

Can You Help a Narcissist Become Less Self-Absorbed?

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on September 14, 2016 in Evolution of the Self
This post takes a fairly optimistic stance toward helping some, maybe even most, people with unhealthy narcissistic qualities change their detrimental, self-centered behaviors.

Shift the Sadness of Losing Summer

Our brain brain is good at scanning for negatives, but you can wire yourself to focus on positives.

Listen To Your Heart

By Gaby Pfeifer, Ph.D. on September 14, 2016 in Mind Growth
Our ability to listen to internal bodily signals, such as our heartbeat, is known as interoception. How does interoception contribute to our emotional experiences?

Say It Forward: Presidential Debates and Verbal Abuse

By Toby Israel Ph.D. on September 14, 2016 in Design on My Mind
The power to keep the peace—not just abroad but within our own borders—starts with respectful interactions within our own families and communities.

The #1 Predictor of Relationship Success No One Talks About

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on September 14, 2016 in Feeling It
How You Relate To Yourself Predicts Your Relationship Success With Others

Tune Up Your Therapy with Healing Song and Support

By Lisa Aronson Fontes Ph.D. on September 14, 2016 in Invisible Chains
Feeling stuck or shy and lacking joy? Singing in a supportive group can help bring your groove back.

Understanding Shame: Symptoms and Prevention

Shame is insidious, corrupting our self-knowledge, inhibiting our self-love. What are shame's consequences? What can we do to prevent it's toxic bite?

#BecauseofArtsEd: Arts Education and Me

By Kimberly Sena Moore Ph.D. on September 14, 2016 in Your Musical Self
This week is National Arts in Education week. How did arts education impact you?