Closet Philia

Like the extra piece of chocolate we really should not eat, our closet becomes our guilty pleasure that we can indulge in.

Resolution Solution for Your Space

With our spaces we can plan and accomplish small easily attainable changes to help us feel better and keep our resolutions.

What's Scarier Than Halloween?

Fears of death, hauntings, and evil spirits are explored on Halloween- but what possesses our everyday lives is the culture of cruelty.

Gabby Douglas

Somehow amidst the excitement of her achievements is the rumble of conversation surrounding Gabby Douglas's hair.

Psychology, Fashion, and the Lab

We have long questioned the accuracy of first impressions, and these impressions begin with the external appearance, or as researchers found the shoe!

The Psychology of Vintage

In a world of high volume low quality clothing items, the search for something better may lead us to vintage dress.

Your Closets, Your Clutter, and Your Cognitions

Clear your head before you clear your closet.

The Psychology of Fashion

Underneath the seemingly surface exterior, Fashion Week is filled with deep psychological richness.

Maybe Narcissus Had It Right

On this Valentine's Day the love should start with you.

A Closet Makeover Case Study

It's a New Year! What are the internal issues lurking in your closet?

This is Your Brain on Christmas: The Psychology of Altruism

What prompts us to give to others? What happens to our brains when we give? And why do we continue to give to those in need?

Visualize It

Whether using imagery, vision boards, small objects, or wardrobe changes, visualization is a powerful tool for goal achievement.

Clothing Consciousness

Shopping for clothing can be an exercise in consciousness, and frankly should be! Here are some tips for raising your consciousness during clothing consumption.

The Sex, Drugs, and Rock n Roll of Back to School Shopping

In a world of designer fashion for infants, lingerie ads for children, and drug and alcohol promotion on clothing for teens finding appropriate pieces for your child may become much more than just back to school shopping.

Whitewash

There is only so much you can learn from books and lectures. It is when you have a true experience that knowing occurs. Surrounded by a flurry of paper scraps, Elmer's glue, and scissors, I learned the ugly truth about beauty.

I Want It...Now!

Veruca Salt ain't got nothing on us. We are a society that revels in instant gratification. Our food is fast, our Internet is high speed, and our shipping is next day. If we don't have to wait for something why should we?

Saying Goodbye

I had less than a month to sift through my stuff, leaving the extraneous and taking the necessary. The history, nostalgia, and memories attached to my buried treasures were brought up like silt in churning water.

Middleton Mania

Walk through any major department store or view the many shopping channels, and you will find Middleton’s influence on the fashion industry. So what are the psychological reasons that drive us to buy something that Kate wears?

And God Created Women

When the average size of an American woman is 14 and the average size of the ”ideal” woman has been one seventh of this amount, imagine the millions of women who feel that the body they have is not the right one! As I encounter women young and old, personally or professionally, I have thankfully noticed a subtle shift.

When Bad Clothes Are Good For You: Part III Weight

 After an entire year writing about the power of good dress, fit, form, function, and flattery, I am going to go against everything that I feel is right and true to teach you how to use your "bad" clothes to make you happier and healthier.

When Bad Clothes Are Good For You: Part II Dating

 After an entire year writing about the power of good dress, fit, form, function, and flattery, I am going to go against everything that I feel is right and true to teach you how to use your "bad" clothes to make you happier and healthier.

When Bad Clothes Are Good For You: Part I Shopping

After an entire year writing about the power of good dress, fit, form, function, and flattery, I am going to go against everything that I feel is right and true to teach you how to use your "bad" clothes to make you happier and healthier.

Life Lessons Learned from a Dog

Lady came to us literally at the end of her rope. After being tied to something somewhere in the DC she somehow snapped herself out of it.

Amazing Aging Grace

As my birthday looms over my head, and my friends tell me it is not so bad on the other side, I turn to those techniques I have used in clinical practice and Stephanie Dolgoff's book Formerly Hot Life: Dispatches from Just the Other Side of Young, to help me through another year.

What Men Wear, What It Means, What Men Want Women to Wear and Why

I have abandoned the men in my quest to understand the psychology of the wardrobe. When I was interviewed by Cosmo for the July men's issue, I decided that it was time to address them here. It was time to enter an alternative universe, the world of men.

Stop Embarrassing Yourself!

Be afraid, be very afraid! Dr. B. will teach you how to avoid the top ten fashion mistakes and give you tips to correct them.

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