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Are You Stressed Out and Exhausted?

Stress truly is the disease of the 21st century. Stress can affect all areas of our lives and yet most of us take stress for granted.

Focus on Older Adults: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 16 - 22 is Older Adult Mental Health Week. Depression, elder abuse and substance abuse/addiction are compromising the health and well-being of our older adult population.

Does Difference Scare You?

By Amy Banks on May 16, 2016 in Wired For Love
In this environment it is harder to dodge and hide from other’s opinions and beliefs when we disagree.

The Power of Positive Self-Talk

One of the ways to recognize, promote, and sustain optimism, hope, and joy is to intentionally fill our thoughts with positive self-talk.

Do We Have Any Control Over Depression?

In Part 3 of this epic downer of a comic dealing with a depression that makes Kafka look cheery, we find out if one can control depression by doing good deeds. Read on...

Stressed Out? Try Looking at Some Trees

When you’re feeling frazzled you might reach for a Xanax. Or a drink. Or you can take advantage of a natural and cost–free remedy: looking at trees. But why does it work?

Immigration and Family Dysfunction

The children of immigrants to the United States from traditional societies often get double messages about which cultural norms they should follow, creating serious conflicts.

Nonreciprocal Giving Isn't Generosity

When we give and give to others without reciprocation, it amounts to emotional manipulation NOT generosity.

More About Sex

Do men and women have different agendas when it comes to sex?

The Struggle to Unlearn Psychology

Many millennials have minimal exposure to extinction situations, because someone constantly reinforced them.

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.