Obsession or Addiction?

Obsession or Addiction?

They're not the same thing—and they may not be as bad as you think.

Addicted to Doomed Love

Why we seek the same (bad) type of partner.

Obsess Success!

How to make an obsession function positively.

The Earliest Addiction

We can learn lots from how kids conquer thumbsucking.

Healthy or Unhealthy?

Your personality may determine what type of obsession you have.

The Seduction of 'Addiction' Language

Does being an 'Addict' mean you get a free pass?

Stealing or Stealing Madness? And Is There A Difference?

Almost all of us are above reproach when it comes to stealing.

The sexual obsession

Why conservatives cannot control their sexual urges.

How to Be Ultra Productive — 10 Tips for Mastering Your Time Now

The key to time management is self management

Considering Co-Dependency

Face it, we're addicted through love.

Change of Face, Change of Fate

Is our national obsession with appearance a new sickness or a perennial human concern?

How Do You Spell a Better Amercia

Amercia, we have a spelling problem.

Mary Kennedy and the History of Addiction of Political Wives

How far have we come in treating addiction in five decades?

Understanding the Dynamics of Workaholism—Obsession

"Has your attention become narrowly fixated on your work?"

Why I Covet the iPad

The psychology of the "must have"

Dressed to Kill:

Serial killers who wore Prada.

How to Focus Like a Laser

The latest fad is snorting Adderall

Understanding the Continuum of Addiction and the Addictive Personality

Just because you're not drinking doesn't mean that you're sober.

Orgasm Remorse

John Edwards and the “Oh shit, what have I done?” orgasm.

Maybe You Only Need to Be Good at One Thing

I have a problem with GPA and other overall evaluations

Lessons About Happiness from Reality TV

Pursuing peace and well being is a work-in-progress.

The Great Porn Debate

How do we determine the appropriate age for viewing sexual images?

Five Guilty Pleasures You Should Stop Feeling Guilty About

The case for chocolate, reality TV, and more.

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

Ninety Percent of High Performers Possess High EQ

Stop it - You're Not Addicted to "The Bachelor"

Almost everyone I know has claimed themselves an addict at least once

Avoidance, Sobriety and Reality: The Psychology of Addiction

The antidote to addiction is learning to tolerate reality.

Endorphment: Why Some Breakups Are Much Harder Than Others

“Let us be lovers, we’ll marry our fortunes together.” Paul Simon

Want to, Don't Want to: The Psychology of Craving

How is a craving different than plain old wanting?

Cutting back on compulsive online shopping

Does overspending on eBay mean you're a compulsive shopper?

7 Ways to Diagnose Your Caffeine Habit

Are you actually hooked on caffeine or do you just think you are?

Q&A With Novelist Dan Barden

Author draws on struggles with addiction, recovery, and being a good man

Could Neuroscience Have Helped Amy Winehouse?

Do roots of the troubled rock star's death lie in brain chemistry?

A visitor from another planet walks into a NA meeting

Unintelligent design and recreational drugs.

Eight Keys to Life Hardiness and Resiliency

Helpful Reminders During Challenging Times

Icy Intimacy II

Is your chemically dependent partner hurting you?

Food-Addicted, or Food-Obsessed?

How the brain's reward circuits misbehave in obesity and anorexia.

Seven Ways to Say “No” and Keep Good Relations

Set your boundaries without feeling guilty.

Gambling and the self: A sure bet (to lose money)

On the psychological appeal and trappings of gambling.

Convert Your Obsessions into Productivity

Put your brain to work -- be productive, not just obsessive.

I’m a social smoker: Who are you kidding?

The slippery slope from social smoking to two packs a day

Is Your Partner Addicted to their Phone or Blackberry?

Is your partner addicted to their smartphone?

Taming the Want Monster

The if-I-don’t-get-it-I’ll-die type of desire that we think is tied to happiness