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Are Wealthy Men More Likely to Cheat?

Recent studies suggest money makes men see more flaws in their female partners' appearance and inclines them to cheat. Do women experience the same effects?

7 Types of Stalkers and How to Spot Them

An estimated 12 – 16% of women and 4 – 7% of men will be stalked in their lifetimes. Most stalkers are men, but one type of stalking is perpetrated almost exclusively by women.

How to Survive Divorce

It may be wedding season, but getting over a divorce is a year-round thing.

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The Best Mindfulness Exercise Most People Don’t Know

Do you use the mindful pause? People are reporting it helps them improve their mindfulness and bring out the best in them. See several examples here.
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If I Know What I Need to Do, Why Can’t I Just Do It?

While the desire for change is something that we are aware of, there is a counter desire that we may not be aware of to prevent change, regardless of what it is.

Sad Day When Your Prince Dies

Prince's death has shocked us all. When I was Prince's opening act, I learned firsthand why Prince was such a prince. Here's the story ...
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Do You Have to Love Yourself Before Someone Else Can?

By Erica B Slotter Ph.D. on April 21, 2016 in Me, You, & Us
Loving yourself is traditionally viewed as crucial in your ability to love others. That said, what does it mean to "love yourself" in a way that benefits your relationships?

3 Clues to Help You Figure Out if It's the Real Thing

These three clues can help you to determine whether your relationship is marriage material.
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From the Boardroom to the Bedroom

Sexual Assault Awareness month is a time to re-examine workplace culture in order to detect the red flags that signal a proclivity toward sexual harassment and sexual assault.

How Dogs Help Men in the Dating Market

What makes dog owners more attractive romantic partners?

The #1 Thing You Can Do to Help Your Town Thrive

Want to feel happier in your town? Do this.

How to Create a Set of Family Boundaries

What would we do if the borders (boundaries) on our maps changed without anyone telling us. If the same thing happened to our family boundaries we would also be lost.

5 Ways to Help Me Through My Breakup

By Suzanne Lachmann Psy.D. on April 20, 2016 in Me Before We
Here's how to help your loved ones help you.

Good Grief

Although grief can be painful physically and emotionally, it can also be beneficial. As we live with loss, we can grow through grief.

My Name Is Laura and I'm a (Recovering) Perfectionist

Many of us go through our entire lives feeling inferior because we never felt quite "good enough" as children.

"All Muslims Are Terrorists!"

By Izzy Kalman on April 19, 2016 in Resilience to Bullying
News about terrorism has fostered Islamophobic bullying. Here is simple advice, consistent with Islamic teachings, on how Muslims can cope with Islamophobic bullying.

4/20/16: Now That It's Nearly Normal...

By Eliezer Sobel on April 19, 2016 in The 99th Monkey
I certainly hope the rest of you have a great time, if and when widespread legalization comes to pass. And I’ll be really sorry to miss the party.

Why Management Rapport Leads to Employee Productivity

By Victor Lipman on April 18, 2016 in Mind of the Manager
An old HR colleague of mine was bothered by how little our managers talked with their employees. What were the implications for engagement and productivity?

Making a Meaningful Blog

What is constructivism and why blog about it?

The Cornerstones of Marriage – Fidelity

What does infidelity do to a marriage? Can marriage survive infidelity?

Is It Worth It?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on April 18, 2016 in Your Wise Brain
Sometimes getting a raise is worth the awkwardness of asking for one; and deepening intimacy is worth the vulnerability of saying "I love you."

The Two Hour Cure: Coupled Harmony

Dr. David Kelley coaches coupled harmony for introverts and extroverts

How Women Refer to Their Ex’s Without Using His Name

If your marriage has gone up in flames, fuelled by grief, pain and acrimony, speaking or even hearing the name of your former spouse can become a trigger for all that was lost.

3 More Common but Toxic Beliefs and Their Antidotes

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on April 17, 2016 in Think Well
The thought is not the fact or just because you believe it doesn't make it true. Here are three more, common beliefs that impede people's happiness and relationship success.
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“Why Would I Do Something So Stupid?!” 3 Tools for Answers

By Karen L Smith MSS, LCSW on April 17, 2016 in Full Living
Find yourself stuck in repetitive behaviors, making the same poor relational choices? You have a good reason, you just have to be curious enough to figure it out.

Straight Talk About Relationships

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 17, 2016 in How To Do Life
An interview with Psychology Today's Editor-at-Large, Hara Marano.

A Workplace Friendship Turns Sour

It’s nice to forge friendships at work; they can make time at work more enjoyable and some studies suggest they enhance productivity—unless they get derailed.

The 10 Most Frequent Mistakes Therapists Make

How to recognize therapy moments gone awry.

Championing Your Inner Child

Harness it and start to flourish.

Among “Old Married Couples,” Does Sexual Quality Decline?

By Michael Castleman M.A. on April 15, 2016 in All About Sex
In long-term relationships, time takes a modest toll on sexual satisfaction. But with a little effort, "old married couples," can rekindle the fire.

The Secret to a Billion Dollar Success Story

By Craig Dowden Ph.D. on April 15, 2016 in The Leader's Code
What are the secrets behind the world's first billion dollar open source company? Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst talks about the importance of openness and vulnerability.

The Most Important Part of an Apology (and the Least)

Science explains how to say 'I'm sorry' in a way that will repair relationship.