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The Manliness of Donald Trump

Not since Ronald Reagan has America had a manly president, and maybe that’s a good thing. Trump’s “us vs. them” mentality appeals to our visceral, unthinking instincts.

5 Ways to Get a Better Read on People

By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on May 16, 2016 in In Practice
Don't make these common mistakes when reading other people.

Five Myths That Can Derail Your Summer Travels

By Jaime L. Kurtz Ph.D. on May 16, 2016 in Happy Trails
Think that just getting away from it all will make you happy and calm? That's just Step 1.

Teams and Health in Space

By Chester S Spell Ph.D. on May 16, 2016 in Team Spirit
Can six astronauts share a tiny apartment for 5 years without driving each other crazy? NASA and the emerging private space industry are searching for answers.

When We Were Zombies: Why Time Consciousness Matters

By Marc Wittmann Ph.D. on May 16, 2016 in Sense of Time
Break with some of your daily routines. Surprise intensifies the feeling of your self and expands subjective time.

Busyness As Usual—How to Know When to Stop (Part 1)

By Gregg Levoy on May 16, 2016 in Passion!
'Occupation' refers to both work and to being 'taken over.' Here's how to know when one turns into the other, and the imperative of knowing when to knock off.

5 Instant Energy Boosters You May Not Know

Your mental energy can sag in the face of tough challenges. It’s nice to know that your brain can release good feelings while you tackle challenges.

5 Principles to Unleash Your Power of Communication

Would you rather be right or would you rather be loved and (happy)?

Is That Perfect College Really Worth It?

By Marcia Eckerd Ph.D. on May 16, 2016 in People Skills
Are parents and kids missing critical skills for college and life success?

5 Pieces of Advice We Should Stop Giving Graduates

These pearls of wisdom get recycled every graduation season. But these messages are actually bad advice.

Who Deserves Healthcare and Unemployment Benefits?

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on May 16, 2016 in Pop Psych
Understanding why people often hold fundraisers for cancer but not for unemployment

Asking Yourself the Tough Questions

If you blame someone else for your troubles, it really doesn’t matter, because you are now the only person who can change things for the better.
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Are You Clutter-Blind? Or Do You Know Someone Who Is?

The fact is, very often, people in a couple or in a group have different levels of tolerance for clutter, and the ones with the least tolerance end up doing the most tidying...

Put That Muffin Down, I Said!

Your car tells you to buy a banana instead of a muffin. Futuristic nightmare? Joseph Kvedar, MD, author of ‘The Internet of Healthy Things’ thinks the future is here.

A New Medication on the Horizon for Depression

We are still a long way from having a fast-relief drug for depression that is safe for human use. But while we wait, you are not without options.

Does Someone Like You? You May Soon Be Able to Know for Sure

By Jen Kim on May 16, 2016 in Valley Girl With a Brain
Does your date find you attractive? A new device will tell you.

Sleep Deprived? Got Brain Fog? Chocolate to the Rescue!

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on May 16, 2016 in Cravings
After a poor night's sleep, chocolate may give you a brain boost.

Is Weight Loss Impossible? The Value of Data

Most people regain the weight they've lost. But not everyone. If 65% regain, 35% keep that weight down. Logging your food can help.
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Why Do We Use Emojis?

What do emojis tell us? Sometimes our words benefit from the addition of pictures.

Your Birthday

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 16, 2016 in How To Do Life
What do you really want from your birthday and other special events? What do your loved ones want from theirs?

Is Positivity Dangerous for Us?

How trying to be positive all the time can prevent us accepting the range of emotions we experience and living an authentic happy life.

When Bad is Good for You

By Tania Luna on May 15, 2016 in Surprise!
Trying to feel better might be causing you to feel worse.

Can Women Change the Way They Compliment Each Other?

By Amy Green M.A., C.C.C. on May 15, 2016 in Psy-curious
When women praise each other for their looks, it can actually do more harm than good.

12 Fight-Back! Strategies to Sexually Survive Breast Cancer

Beating cancer means being and feeling alive and having hope. Beating breast cancer mean that and feeling like a fully-alive female and sexual being.

5 Steps for a Better Sex Life

By Lisa Thomas LMFT on May 15, 2016 in Save Your Sex Life
Is having a more satisfying sex life something you desire? Then read these 5 tips for how to get started, tonight!

Is Heat an Antidepressant?

Before psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy, there was a third therapeutic tradition in psychiatry--and it involved heat. And it was very successful.

How "The Self-Made Man" Myth Feeds the American Dream

By Ray Williams on May 15, 2016 in Wired for Success
Our beliefs in the “self-made man,” and "the American Dream" largely myths, don’t serve society well, and may perpetuate economic and social inequality.

Decision Making: A Major Life Challenge

By Susan Rako M.D. on May 15, 2016 in More Light
Do you suffer when you have to make decisions?

Are Wedding Traditions Outdated?

Would you still call him a "Best Man," if you knew where that term came from? Probably not.