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Friendervention - That Awkward Moment we Confront a Friend

Sometimes, an all-out “friendervention” is the last hope for that friend in the group whose behavior drives everyone else a little too crazy.
The World's Most Expensive Sunglasses

The World's Most Expensive Sunglasses

If you lose some of your sunglasses, you might be happier.

Young Men and Bad Sex: Women Are Being Shortchanged

By Rita Watson MPH on August 21, 2015 in With Love and Gratitude
Too many smart women are being shortchanged by sexually inadequate and callous men. Can men learn the art of loving just as a seal can learn to balance a ball on its nose?

Using Attention to Get People to Do the Right Thing

By Art Markman Ph.D. on August 21, 2015 in Ulterior Motives
We want people to take the stairs rather than the elevator, to eat fruits and vegetables rather than candy bars, and to help others rather than thinking only about themselves.
For the Love of Dogs: Three Ways Companion Animals Help

For the Love of Dogs: Three Ways Companion Animals Help

By Richard Taite on August 21, 2015 in Ending Addiction for Good
According to a Gallop Poll, sixty percent of Americans have a pet. Most of those who have a companion animal have a dog.
These 8 Holistic Therapies Will Literally Change Your Life

These 8 Holistic Therapies Will Literally Change Your Life

The good news is that there are many activities we can participate in that will improve our overall health and lifestyle.
How Introverts and Extroverts Can Make Professional Magic

How Introverts and Extroverts Can Make Professional Magic

By Sophia Dembling on August 21, 2015 in The Introvert's Corner
Introverts and extroverts can achieve extraordinary results when they learn how to work together, according to author Jennifer Kahnweiler.

Why Doesn't Anyone Return Messages?

By Victor Lipman on August 21, 2015 in Mind of the Manager
Are people just too busy these days? Or lazy? Or oversaturated with media? And does anyone (besides me) care?

"Pink Viagra"—No It Isn't

By Marty Klein PhD on August 21, 2015 in Sexual Intelligence
FDA approves Flibanserin—and the search for sexual desire continues.

Want Your Relationship to Work? Give Up Yelling

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on August 21, 2015 in Emotional Fitness
By giving up yelling, you are giving a gift to those around you, and you are giving a gift to yourself, because yelling actually sends uncomfortable feelings throughout your brain and body. Now you can relax and enjoy your days, knowing that you have removed this destructive habit.

9 Reasons You Need a Personal Motto

By Meg Selig on August 21, 2015 in Changepower
When complicated ideas get lost in space, a good motto can remind you of what's really important.

Media Use, Escapism and Procrastination

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on August 21, 2015 in Don't Delay
We use media for many purposes including information, entertainment, social interaction and to escape the stresses of daily life. A recent study by a German colleague answers the question: “Is this escapism the same as procrastination?”

Is Technology Ruining Romance?

By Azadeh Aalai Ph.D. on August 21, 2015 in The First Impression
Forget those handwritten letters or poems written to you by lovers.

4 Things Pixar's Inside Out Can Teach Parents About Emotions

By Tamar Chansky Ph.D on August 21, 2015 in Worry Wise
Every time we see tears in our children's eyes our inner control panel goes through the same process —we want to body dive sadness and get it off our kids — fast. I would say that this lesson to not fear our children's sadness is the one that we have to relearn just about every time we see tears. I don't want my kids to be sad.

All or Nothing

Gretchen Rubin describes habits as, "the invisible architecture of our everyday lives," and she is correct. Studies show we repeat about 40 percent of our behavior almost daily. Habits are powerful. Why not make them good ones?

Pet Ownership and Mental Health

By Azadeh Aalai Ph.D. on August 21, 2015 in The First Impression
Does the research on pet ownership validate the notion of man's best friend?

Humans Are a "Unique Super-Predator" Claims New Research

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 21, 2015 in Animal Emotions
A new study shows humans have incredibly broad negative effects as predators that are unsustainable. While a BBC essay and others that summarize this study do not make for especially pleasant reading, I urge everyone to read something about this new groundbreaking study, for its results are important for every single human. No one is spared from our predatory ways.

Sometimes I Hate Him

By Joseph A Shrand M.D. on August 21, 2015 in The I-M Approach
The I-M Approach is a strength based model of radical acceptance applied as easily to psychiatry and addiction as to every day life. This is the first of a series of stories inviting discussion from the readers about this model of care and approach to life in general. It is based on our human desire to be valued, and what can happen when we worry that we are not.
Helping Kids Thrive in Middle School and High School

Helping Kids Thrive in Middle School and High School

Early adolescence is a time of vulnerability and possibility, and whether they realize it or not, young people need their parents as much as they did as toddlers. Kids are moving toward independence, but parents still have an enormous role making sure they are safe, and increasing their chances of creating happily productive adult lives for themselves. Here are 10 ideas.

Men, Women & Children (& Technology)

By Azadeh Aalai Ph.D. on August 21, 2015 in The First Impression
In what ways is the digital world changing what it means to be human? This question, and many other provocative ones, are raised by Reitman's new film, Men, Women & Children

The Same Old You, the Same Old Us

By Bernard L. De Koven on August 21, 2015 in On Having Fun
I think, my love, that this is the gift we give to each other getting old together. Me, being this old self – the self that I always was – with you the same old you that I so thoroughly fell in love with: we becoming evermore so totally in play.

Is Extreme Weather an 'Act of God'?

Researchers from Northwestern University, University of Arizona and Stanford University, have recently published an investigation into first-hand accounts from survivors of two major natural disasters--Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Chilean earthquake in 2010. Describing the disasters as an 'Act of God' was among the most common explanations.

This Is Your Brain On College Football

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on August 21, 2015 in Obesely Speaking
Beyond Social Tribalism, BIRGing, CORFing, and Tailgating - the brain needs its football.

Dealing with an Intense Person

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 21, 2015 in How To Do Life
Hard-driving people can be invaluable...if you know how to bring out the best in them.

Is It Love Or Is It Confusion?

Stimulating and exciting features of a relationship can motivate you to ignore the warning signs that it won't meet your needs.
Josh Duggar, Porn Addict?

Josh Duggar, Porn Addict?

By David J Ley Ph.D. on August 20, 2015 in Women Who Stray
Embattled Christian reality television star Josh Duggar has blamed porn addiction and a battle with Satan for the latest sex scandal, as he is revealed in the Ashley Madison data dump.

The Psychology of Dual Enrollment: The K14 Model

Dual enrollment offers a pathway that enables high school students to concurrently enroll in college courses and earn credits toward high school diploma and a college degree. This is a breakthrough strategy and a must read in order to have the full perspective!

Free Will Depletion

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on August 20, 2015 in One Among Many
After tortured administration of surgery and double-blind medicinalization, free will remains clinically dead. Here's another dyslogy.

Can You Escape Bias?

Is is possible to be completely bias free? Even with the best of intentions, the forces of social conditioning can interfere with our perceptions and constructions of one another. Have you ever misjudged someone, or been on the receiving end of wrong assumptions? How can we overcome these limiting tendencies in favor of embracing and appreciating our many dimensions?
3 Common Fears that May Be Affecting Your Relationships

3 Common Fears that May Be Affecting Your Relationships

Everyday fears of abandonment and rejection show up in the form of tension, anxiety and relationship problems. Such "garden variety" fears are not just about what might happen, but what’s already happened in the past. We tend to close the barn door after the horse has bolted. Doing so can cause new problems, as we seek to right what isn't wrong.