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7 Ingredients for a Healthy Relationship

By Ralph Ryback M.D. on December 05, 2016 in The Truisms of Wellness
Every relationship has different interactional conflicts and needs. Although there are no one-size-fits-all recipes, we've noticed seven common ingredients in happy relationships.

What to Do When You're the Target of Negative Gossip

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on December 05, 2016 in Feeling It
When it comes to being the target of negative gossip, you can make yourself resilient and avoid letting it get the best of you.

Are You in a Commitment Dilemma?

If you're in a dating relationship, are you both equally committed? Here's new research on the asymmetrically committed relationship.

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Men Who Refuse to Satisfy Women

Cunnilingus is not the only way to stimulate a woman to orgasm but it is an effective way and one that can lead to a very intense orgasm. Yet some men refuse to perform.

Countering Isolation at Work

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 29, 2016 in How To Do Life
Ways to connect with people, even if your worklife doesn't feel isolating.

Addicted to Your Phone? Science Has Good News.

Our addiction to mobile technology sends us into frenzies of highs, lows, and longings. Science and mindfulness training have good news, weird answers, and a solution.
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2 Weight Control Pathways Anyone Can Take

By Ryan M. Niemiec Psy.D. on October 28, 2016 in What Matters Most?
Losing weight is not the battle, keeping it off is. There is no perfect solution for weight control maintenance but one thing is clear— new tools are needed. Try out these two.

12 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Relationship

These 12 common missteps can prevent your from having a satisfying, long-term relationship.

Do You Have to Buy a House to Love Where You Live?

By Melody Warnick on October 28, 2016 in This Is Where You Belong
Studies show that homeowners are more civically engaged—but you don't have to buy to get involved.

How to Get Over Being Blindsided by a Breakup

Try these four ways to cope with your breakup blindside. They'll make the unreal real and help you avoid being blindsided again in the future.

Are Ghosts Haunting Your Marriage?

By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D. on October 28, 2016 in Suffer the Children
When a couple comes to therapy for marital issues, there are often more than the three of us sitting in my office.

Men Can Now Take Birth Control, Too

A new study confirms the efficacy of an injectable birth control method for men. But is it safe enough to bring to the market?

10 Common Expressions You Should Stop Saying Now

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 28, 2016 in How To Do Life
To maintain your credibility, avoid saying these 10 common phrases.

Body-Love, Body-Shaming, and Health

By Ruth C. White Ph.D. on October 27, 2016 in Culture in Mind
As Americans get fatter, there is a sense of a 'new norm' and the language regarding how we frame our bigger selves is changing. But is this change good for our health?

Family Matters

How do family relationships influence how we feel as we age?
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9 Things Manipulative People Do

By Abigail Brenner M.D. on October 27, 2016 in In Flux
Manipulative people prey upon your good and caring nature and then pull you into intrigue and drama of their own making.

Breaking Up Isn't That Hard To Do

By Samantha Joel on October 27, 2016 in Dating Decisions
Breakups are tough. But not as tough as we expect.

6 Ways to Overcome the Fear of Confrontation

Does the thought of confronting someone terrify you? Here's how to conquer your fear of confrontation once and for all.

Happy Childhood, Happy Marriage

By Temma Ehrenfeld on October 27, 2016 in Open Gently
Happy childhoods are a big advantage, but we all can learn the skills that preserve relationships and health.

Love Is a Classroom

By Alexandra Solomon Ph.D. on October 27, 2016 in Loving Bravely
It takes guts to admit that you don't have it all figured out when it comes to love, but being a student of love goes a long ways to creating an amazing relationship.

7 Traits of True Friendship

What makes a perfect friendship? Think of that person who you can call at any time of the day when you need some advice, are feeling down, or when you just need a good laugh.
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Relationships Viewed Through a Prism

On-line groups, physical communities, and close personal relationships profoundly influence our physical and emotional well-being. Appreciating qualities of each aids well-being.

What if Your Child Crosses the Line?

How to teach your children so they learn that they are loved unconditionally.

For the Love of a Ball: Dogs as Conservation Biologists

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in Animal Emotions
Dogs have been a great benefit for helping conservation biologists and they enjoy the work. Here is an fascinating interview with Pete Coppolillo of Working Dogs for Conservation.

Dancing With Change

By Tim Leberecht on October 26, 2016 in The Romance of Work
A conversation with Lorna Davis, Chief Manifesto Catalyst of food company Danone, about how to bring manifestos to life and why even Fortune 500 businesses are like families.

Some Thoughts on Changing for the Better

By Audrey Nelson Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in He Speaks, She Speaks
The androgynous communication style grasps the differences and uses them to improve the interactions between men and women.

Why Do We Do What We Do?

By Andy Tix Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in The Pursuit of Peace
Nature and nurture almost never influence behavior in isolation. Rather, nature and nurture almost always interact to influence behavior in complex ways.

The Trump Profile: Narcissistic and Predatory?

By Stanley O. Gaines, Jr. Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in Deep Focus
Narcissism, especially in its most maladaptive versions, consistently emerges as higher among perpetrators than among non-perpetrators of sexual assault. Is this Trump's profile?

The Thin Line Between Passion and Obsession - Part 1

Is being passionate all that it is hyped up to be? Yes, but in moderation!

Psychological Projection: Rubber/Glue Syndrome

Psychological projection is another manipulative crazy-making technique in the arsenal of the personality disordered.

How I overcame my phobia of dogs.

By Roberta Satow Ph.D. on October 25, 2016 in Life After 50
I was afraid of dogs. But I needed to get over it to help my son.

Lies, The Election, And A Grandmother's Intuition

By Rita Watson MPH on October 25, 2016 in With Love and Gratitude
New research confirms what we learned from my grandmother, "Lies generate more lies."

I Am Caught Between My Daughter And Her Stepmother

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on October 25, 2016 in The Teen Doctor
What To Do When Your Wife Dislikes Your Child