Dealing with Mid-Life Crisis

Everything seems to happen at mid-life: The empty nest, menopause, affairs, and growing unhappiness with a job. It's no wonder you bought that red convertible. Interestingly, mid-life is more of an issue in some cultures than others. Western societies hold on to youth more tightly than others.

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5 Types of Decisions We Regret Most

By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on January 04, 2017 in Science of Choice
Psychologists suggest that the capacity to acknowledge what is regrettable in life emerges from maturity and contributes to maturation itself.

Set Your Theme of the Year Before You Set Your Goals

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on January 01, 2017 in Wander Woman
Before setting, resetting, or trashing your goals, set a Focus or Theme for the year to ensure what you choose to do fulfills you.
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What Parents Have Trouble Admitting About College Admissions

By Brad E Sachs Ph.D. on December 05, 2016 in Emptying The Nest
Are you becoming overly preoccupied with your high school senior's college plans? Paying close attention to the underlying issues may help you and your child survive and thrive.

10 Essentials About Midlife Love Relationships

By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on November 27, 2016 in Life, Refracted
Adaptations face us as we enter and move through love in midlife. We must re-examine our needs, wants and dreams as well as allow alternate ways of loving into our lives.

Pandora’s Pillbox: The Age-Old Quest for Longer Lives

By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on November 23, 2016 in How We Do It
Prolonging human lifespan is a long-cherished goal. Medical science has boosted average life expectancy, but can it increase the maximum? Not according to evolutionary biology.

How to Reinvent Your Career

By Brad Waters on November 14, 2016 in Design Your Path
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Myth: I’m Too Old to Find Love

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Study: More Exercise Isn't Necessarily Better for Your Brain

By Christopher Bergland on September 10, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
Do you hate to exercise? If so, I have good news. A new study reports that you do not have to be an exercise fanatic to reap the neuroprotective benefits of physical activity.

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So many of us had negative experiences in our past revealing our feelings and needs. We have been shamed and blamed for feeling the way we do.

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The Paradox of "Tasteful" Gold Digging

By Ruth Lee Johnson J.D. on July 18, 2016 in So Sue Me
Find out why the most unethical forms of gold digging are also the most likely to evade penalty.

What Happens When the Narcissist's Bubble Bursts

Whether you intend to or not, it’s very easy to get swept into the narcissistic bubble where you feel unusually special and entitled. When that bubble bursts, how will you survive?

Baby Boomers Have Shorter Lifespans

By Kimberly Key on June 17, 2016 in Counseling Keys
While increasing numbers of the Great Generation are living past 100, Baby Boomers are facing earlier deaths at alarming rates, making Millennials the largest population group.

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We all have bad days, and some are much worse than others. A really bad day can be very unsettling, and you may end up feeling low and obsessing over what may have gone wrong.

Living in the Limelight and the Underbelly of Superfluidity

What can we learn from Prince's tragic death? This blog post offers some insights based on the latest neuroscience of opioid addiction and the common pitfalls of fame and fortune.

Cannabis Use Associated With Few Health Problems in Midlife

Cannabis use in midlife is associated with surprisingly few health problems, according to a new study.

Our Identity: "Who Am I (Really)?"

"Identity" is taught to college students exactly when they're expected to be struggling with their sense of self. The truth is we wrestle with our identity throughout our lives.

Female, Over 50, and Over-qualified

Is the continued under-employment of professional women in a post-recession job market discriminatory, or an instance of institutionalized bullying?

When It's Time to Find Love Again

You see, there really is someone out there who wants to be with you too, but don’t expect him or her to come knocking on your door.

Molesley’s Dilemma

By Rebecca Coffey on April 26, 2016 in The Bejeezus Out of Me
Downtown Abbey's Molesley finally got his dream job—after spending years working at a lowly, "make-do" one. How do employers today respond to evidence of make-do jobs on résumés?

23 Everyday Ways You Can Say 'I Love You'

By Jennifer Haupt on April 25, 2016 in One True Thing
We all appreciate a bit of bling every once in awhile, but it’s the everyday actions and romantic gestures that really add up to long-lasting love.

Changing Career in Midlife and Later

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 15, 2016 in How To Do Life
Combining two or three of your key attributes to get a better career.

Long-Term Marijuana Dependence Linked to Problems at Midlife

A new longitudinal study, released today, reports that persistent, heavy use of marijuana throughout early adulthood is associated with social and economic problems at midlife.

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Midlife can truly make us happier. Here's how.

Gregg Levoy on Meaningful Work

The future of mental health interview series continues with Gregg Levoy on meaningful work.

Managing Midlife Malaise

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 27, 2016 in How To Do Life
Is that all there is? Is it all downhill from here?

5 Reasons the 'Mid-Life Crisis' Theory May Be a Myth

By Christopher Bergland on January 12, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
Recently, two Canadian studies reported that the 'mid-lfe crisis' may be a myth. Is the same true for Americans?

Gifted When Young, Healthy When Older?

Although it’s true being intellectually gifted can come with certain challenges, there are also many benefits associated with higher intelligence, including midlife health.

Will Moving Make Me Happier?

By Brad Waters on December 16, 2015 in Design Your Path
People move to find something. Find work. Find love. Find happiness. Find themselves. Does moving actually help us find what we’re looking for?