Essential Reads

Body Confidence, the Most Potent Aphrodisiac of All!

Treat your body well and it will reward you throughout your life

Quantify Here Now

What wearable technology reveals and obscures about ourselves

Using Attention to Get People to Do the Right Thing

To change people's behavior, you don't necessarily have to convince them.

Hot Enough for You? Sweating at Night Undermines Sleep

Do you ever experience night sweats?

Recent Posts on Health

3 Ways Your Beliefs Can Shape Your Reality

By Juliana Breines Ph.D. on August 30, 2015 in In Love and War
Beliefs may not single-handedly determine your physical health, financial status, and chances at finding love, as some claim, but they are powerful nonetheless.

Guns, Mental Illness, Substance Abuse, Trauma and Murder

By Kathryn Seifert on August 30, 2015 in Stop The Cycle
Restricting guns and increasing access to mental health treatment is only part of the answer to violence in the US. We need to look at the role of substance abuse and family violence that surrounds children with violence. There is a need to examine our cultural tolerance of substance abuse and guns as a rite of passage and family violence as nobody else's business.

Checklist Medicine Makes For Checklist Monkeys

Why is your doctor only looking at her monitor?

Tips for Parents to Increase Physical Activity in Children

According to research, physical activity plays an important role on academic achievement in children and adolescents. As a parent, your child is dependent on you to guide their healthy habits to cope with life. Here are a few tips to help increase physical activity in youth.

Decaf, OK?

By Joseph A Shrand M.D. on August 28, 2015 in The I-M Approach
Anger is a powerful and scary emotion designed to change the behavior of someone else. But respect is equally powerful, a behavior designed to change the emotion of someone else. Read how respect is used in this story.

Body Confidence, the Most Potent Aphrodisiac of All!

By Atalanta Beaumont on August 28, 2015 in Handy Hints for Humans
Body confidence, the most attractive aphrodisiac there is.

The Superhuman Athlete

Find out how Olga Kotelko stays fit physically and mentally at the age of 95.

The perils of our “on-call” work culture

By Craig Dowden Ph.D. on August 27, 2015 in The Leader's Code
It may surprise you that we are all "on-call" and it is taking a toll.

Law Does NOT Treat ADHD but Medical Intervention Does

By Shimi Kang M.D. on August 27, 2015 in The Dolphin Way
There are plenty of us who might not know how to react upon meeting people with ADHD. So what exactly is ADHD? What does it mean for those who have it? And how can we help?

Could Psychiatrists Have Prevented the Virginia Shootings?

As reports began to appear of the disturbed background of that shooter, the media seems to have universally decided when reporting that case, that mass shootings are readily explained by severe mental illness.It is possible that the same media reaction and deductions may follow these tragic Virginia Live TV shootings, though it is early days in coverage of the case.

Why Are Today’s College Students So Emotionally Fragile?

Brain research reveals why controlling parents stunt their children's growth.

All About Coconuts: The Perfect Food

By Leslie E. Korn Ph.D. on August 25, 2015 in Rhythms of Recovery
Coconut is a premiere food for mental health and brain function.

When Working Shifts Works Against You

By Shelby Harris Psy.D. on August 25, 2015 in The Land of Nod
A discussion of Shift Work Sleep Disorder

Quantify Here Now

By Bruce Poulsen Ph.D. on August 24, 2015 in Reality Play
In a culture that places a high value on quantitative self-knowledge, wearable devices obscure as much as they reveal. While no one doubts their potential health benefits, they keep us transfixed on some aspects of our experience while hiding others.

5 Stress Resilience Strategies for Students

A recent APA Stress survey, reporting specifically on the stress levels of teens, found that during the school year many teens report stress levels higher than reported by adults. Teens often underestimate the potential impact stress has on their physical and mental well-being. Teens and college students can manage the effects of stress by building their stress resilience

Vegetarianism and Money: Surprising Results from a New Study

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on August 24, 2015 in Animals and Us
What the results of a new survey of the diets of Americans reveal about the connection between vegetarianism and household income.

Groovin’ on Movin’: A Model for Movement

Kate McFetridge, US silver medalist in the 2015 Pan American games, hopes to row for the US Olympic team in 2016. Join us at Vesper Boat Club as she teaches Ava, 9 and Sara, 5,how to avoid pediatric obesity and grow to adulthood intelligent, beautiful, and groovin' on movin".

Using Attention to Get People to Do the Right Thing

By Art Markman Ph.D. on August 21, 2015 in Ulterior Motives
We want people to take the stairs rather than the elevator, to eat fruits and vegetables rather than candy bars, and to help others rather than thinking only about themselves.

For the Love of Dogs: Three Ways Companion Animals Help

By Richard Taite on August 21, 2015 in Ending Addiction for Good
According to a Gallop Poll, sixty percent of Americans have a pet. Most of those who have a companion animal have a dog.

These 8 Holistic Therapies Will Literally Change Your Life

The good news is that there are many activities we can participate in that will improve our overall health and lifestyle.

Pet Ownership and Mental Health

By Azadeh Aalai Ph.D. on August 21, 2015 in The First Impression
Does the research on pet ownership validate the notion of man's best friend?

Hot Enough for You? Sweating at Night Undermines Sleep

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on August 20, 2015 in Sleep Newzzz
Don’t suffer at night because of night sweats. This soggy, uncomfortable experience will interfere with how much sleep you get, and how well you sleep.

Walk in Nature: Good for Brain, Good for Spirit

By Azadeh Aalai Ph.D. on August 20, 2015 in The First Impression
How can exposure to nature enrich our brain and mental health?

The Less Sweet Side of Artificial Sweeteners

By Nicole Avena Ph.D. on August 20, 2015 in Food Junkie
Learn about the less sweet side effects of consuming artificial sweeteners!

After a Suicide Tragedy, Will There Be Copycats?

A recently published study entitled 'One followed by many?--Long-term effects of a celebrity suicide on the number of suicidal acts on the German railway net', found the number of railway suicidal acts, in the following two weeks, more than doubled in Germany.

The Perilous Ethics of 'Zero Suicide'

By Michael Cholbi Ph.D. on August 19, 2015 in Ethics in Question
Sweden sets 'zero suicides' as its public health goal. Should we follow suit?

7 Tips For Waking Up on the Right Side of the Bed

Starting the day on a positive note can lighten up your whole day and help you to perform demonstrably better. Here are easy techniques to start your day off right.

How to Balance Rhythms to Enhance Trauma Treatment

By Leslie E. Korn Ph.D. on August 18, 2015 in Rhythms of Recovery
The major rhythmic disruption in PTSD and complex trauma is circadian rhythm; the 24 hr. sleep/wake cycle that follows the dark/light cycle of the sun’s rising and setting.

Psychologist vs Psychiatrist & More—What's the Difference?

By Sherry Hamby Ph.D. on August 18, 2015 in The Web of Violence
The Data Doctor answers a question about the differences between the alphabet soup of all the psychology degrees--Ph.D., M.D., PsyD, Ed.D., DSW, DPH, etc.

Living with Type-A Behavior

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 18, 2015 in How To Do Life
You're a hurried, angry person. Now what?