The Feedback Loop

The Feedback Loop

How to dish it out, and take it in.

Simple Truths for Everyday Living

The truth shall set you free.

Tune Your Guitar to Happiness in Three Steps

Why Maslow's hierarchy of needs doesn't capture how happiness REALLY works

Freedom from religion as a civil right

America is behind other developed countries in freedom of non-belief.

Criticism Sucks

Subtle criticism hurts as much as getting ripped a new one

Rejection Stimulates Creativity

How a person deals with rejection determines whether they will be a success.

Self-blame: The Ultimate Emotional Abuse

Extending loving-kindness to ourselves

An Hour Later You're Hungry Again Not Just With Chinese Food

Stimulation relativity, expectation inertia and the happiness treadmill

The Hidden Cost of Righteous Anger

An experiment finds no conditions whatsoever in which getting mad helps.

Why We Lack Self-Insight

How well do you know yourself? Want to know yourself better?

Soft Criticism

The art of gentle correction -- it's not about offering praise.

Who’s Telling Whom How Many Kids to Have?

The audacity of people who believe they know what's best for you.

Are You Guilty of Humiliation Parenting?

Do you practice humiliation parenting without realizing it?

Are You a Poor Communicator? How to Improve

Are You a Poor Communicator? Stop the Damage and Improve Relationships


How to ruin a perfectly good relationship.

5 Ways to Handle Your Obnoxiously Political Facebook Friends

Remember these things to stay sane online.

Worst Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to Kids

Words can change your kid's brain. Learn to use the right ones.

Skip the Criticism Altogether. Give Feedback Instead.

Learn to minimize sting to increase the odds that your concerns will be heard.

Ten Keys to Handling Unreasonable & Difficult People

10 Strategies for Handling Aggressive or Problem Personalities

How to Express Feelings... and How Not to

Saying what you feel can intensify your connections...or can wreck relationships