Sweet Temptation

Willpower is invaluable—but giving in has its own rewards.

Temptation in The Aisles

By Nir Eyal
What makes us want to buy?

Avoiding Alcoholic Temptation

By Sian Beilock Ph.D.
Working memory training decreases alcohol use in problem drinkers.

The Sincerest Love - The Love for Food

By Mark Banschick M.D.
The Food Network and other kinds of true love

How Desire Fools Us: The Benefits and Dangers of The Chase

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D.
Desire brings us joy. Learn to harness its benefits while avoiding its dangers.

Eat More Chocolate to Be a “Sweeter” Person

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
Chocoholics rejoice in surprising new discoveries!

Satisfied? Jealous? On Deciding Not to Be Monogamous

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Still jealous even if you agree to not be monogamous?

A Tween Halloween

By Jennifer Powell-Lunder Psy.D.
Quick tips to address common concerns.

Halloween treats teach children to overeat

By Michael Ungar Ph.D.
Halloween is one of many times eating is made into a competition for kids.

The Tricks of Treats

By Meg Selig
Use the self-talk of "later" to help overcome "now" temptations.

Are You Tempted by Adultery Even Though You Believe It's Wrong?

By Mark D. White Ph.D.
Are you strong enough to resist cheating?

Warning Signs of Dangerous Relationships

By Joni E Johnston Psy.D.
Why we ignore them on first, second and third dates

When to Say “No” or “Not Now”

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Setting skillful boundaries is an act of self-protection and self-compassion.

Life—the Great Escape

By Jeff Skolnick M.D., P.h.D.
Are you running from or to life?

Halloween Candy and the Winter Blues

By Judith J. Wurtman Ph.D.
Doesn't chocolate cheer everybody up...at least temporarily?

Is Porn Changing Women?

By J. R. Bruns M.D.
Is today's generation of women coming of age mimicking pornography?

8 Keys to Healthy Relationships

By Will Meek Ph.D.
What does a healthy relationship look like? This.

Why Our Brains Love Sugar - And Why Our Bodies Don't

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
How sugar affects our brain chemistry making us want more and more

When Willpower Fails: How to Build Your Resistance to Temptation

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
7 ways to resist the 7 deadly sins

Two Unbelievable Things About Quitting Addictions

By Stanton Peele
Drug addicts quit more readily than smokers/alcoholics; duration doesn't matter

Calling Halloween Switch Witch as the Sugar Show Begins

By Rita Watson MPH
Can a sweet-tooth be tamed as we consume 31 five-pound bags of sugar per year?

Beyond the Rules: Faith, Freedom, and the Chance to Soar

By Julie J. Exline Ph.D.
Yes, religion does have its rules. But check out what's behind and beyond them.

The "Baloney Detection Kit" and 3 Reasons Why It's Critical

By Katrina S Firlik MD
Impressive medical claims make the headlines but don't always make sense

The Adultery of Cooking: A Dialogue

By Gina Barreca Ph.D.
We don't cook for love. We cook for appetite and not for our own appetite.

“Fat Letters” Are Cruel to Kids

By Eileen Kennedy-Moore Ph.D.
Helping overweight children doesn’t require humiliating “fat letters”

The Republican Party's Kinky Sex Gap

By Stanton Peele
Republicans fall farther behind in the era of "Fifty Shades of Grey"

Beyond the Rules: Faith, Freedom, and the Chance to Soar

By Julie J. Exline Ph.D.
Yes, religion does have its rules. But check out what's behind and beyond them.

Adolescence and Attitude toward Ignorance

By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
To be ignorant, to be called ignorant, to display ignorance can feel not OK

How Texting Can Improve or Ruin Your Relationship Happiness

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Can texting improve or ruin your relationship happiness?

So What If the Mayor of Toronto Smoked Crack?

By Stanton Peele
People, including politicians, take drugs—then what?

Eight Keys to Life Hardiness and Resiliency

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Helpful Reminders During Challenging Times