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Are You Working for a Company that Doesn't Trust You?

Does your company trust you? What's the culture like where you work -- trust enhancing or trust depleting? Here are 10 ways to tell if your company doesn't trust you.

That Time I Almost Wrecked My Personal Purpose

By Dan Pontefract on May 28, 2016 in Working on Purpose
I once lost my personal purpose. In the process I almost ruined my life. But then I realized, personal purpose is a lifelong journey. How did it end?

Are You Flirting More Than You Realize?

Whether or not you intend to, you may be sending out signals that you’re sexually available. See which of the 5 flirting types fits your own behavior.

OK No Cupid?

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on May 27, 2016 in Ambigamy
Do you dread the possibility that you'll end up single even as, with age, the odds increase that you will? If so, something has to change. Perhaps your attitude about singleness.

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For the Families: Notes On the Subtle Art of Listening

By Susan Noonan MD on May 29, 2016 in View From the Mist
Feeling lost on what you can say or do to help your loved one who has depression? Here are some tips to get you started…

A Hot Mess

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on May 28, 2016 in Obesely Speaking
The thin line between psychic survival against all odds and systematic self-destruction.

Three Steps To Getting Out of a Toxic Relationship

Are you struggling with criticism and contempt, avoidance, or negative energy in your romantic relationship? Moving on may be an emotionally healthy choice.

“It’s complicated..."

By Erica B Slotter Ph.D. on May 27, 2016 in Me, You, & Us
How does updating about your relationship on Facebook relate to how happy you are in your relationship, how happy others think you are, and how much others like you?

Do You Need a Communications Revelation?

Seven essential steps for getting your message across

When You and Your Child Are Stuck in a Bad Pattern

But children (and adults!) naturally rebel against force, so you can't actually control anyone except yourself. That's why change needs to start with us.

Learning to Relate

Learning how to relate is extremely complex—more so when, very early in life, a child’s parents aren’t effective caregivers.

We Need to Talk About Books!

By Jenni Ogden Ph.D. on May 26, 2016 in Trouble in Mind
Are you a reader of ‘light’ or ‘heavy’ books? Why do so many of us love books set in war time, yet that is the last place we would really want to be?

Balancing the Commitment to Self and Other

Balancing the commitment to self and other is one of the hardest things we do in a long-term partnership, requiring on-going calibration.

Warming to the Sensual Touch: The Science of Foreplay

How individual notions of reward can change over time. The art of foreplay lies in knowing when and how much – and can lead to deeply meaningful relationships.

Why Women Send More Double Messages Than Men

The term “double messages” refers to an individual’s message where the verbal and nonverbal meanings contradict each other.

Do You Know How to Get What You Want in Bed?

The science on what makes people sexually satisfied seems simple and obvious, but it doesn’t mean getting satisfaction is…
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Is "You're Too Sensitive" a Form of Gaslighting?

Being accused of being overly sensitive can be infuriating—but should you take it to heart?

4 Ways to Turn a Crush Into a Relationship

Summer crush season is upon us! Here's how to make the feeling mutual.

Playing With the Very Old

By Bernard L. De Koven on May 25, 2016 in On Having Fun
Where people with dementia and Alzheimers suffer most is where there is no one who can take the time to play.

On Being Your Own Houseguest

How to use your personal reactions as a couple’s therapist

10 Ways to Jumpstart a Better Social Life

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on May 25, 2016 in Friendship 2.0
Are you stuck in a friendship rut? Not enough friends, or too many superficial friends or toxic friends? Try these steps to work toward the relationships you've wanted.

How Nostalgia Can Improve your Love Life

Need to reenergize your romantic relationship? Try nostalgia.

Three steps to changing your life when a relationship ends

When you end a relationship, it's easy to be overwhelmed and wonder how you begin anew. Follow these three steps to changing your life and reaching your goals!

The CODES of a Good Date

By Eva Ritvo M.D. on May 24, 2016 in On Vitality
Learn the C.O.D.E.S of a good date! Cortisol, Oxytocin, Dopamine, Endorphins, and Serotonin.

Love Is Not Constant or Consistent

I know it’s scary to love like you’re not going to get hurt, but it’s the only way to get the goodies from the most wonderful of emotions.

What Opera Legend Andrea Bocelli Taught Me About Peace

What did world renowned opera singer Andre Bocelli teach me about inner peace?

Untangle Yourself From Your Loved One's Addiction

By Fran Simone Ph.D. on May 23, 2016 in A Family Affair
Sharing stories and taking action can help us deal with our loved one's addiction.

The Unconditional Love of Chonda Pierce

On the one hand, Pierce, the “Queen of Clean,” makes a successful living from laughter. On the other hand, Pierce has lived through years of tremendous sadness and tragedy...

Six Ways to Make Couples Therapy Work for You

Are you thinking about going to couples therapy? Avoid these common pitfalls for the best results.

People Who Prefer Dogs to Humans

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 23, 2016 in How To Do Life
A surprising number do...and it may not be so irrational.

We Don't Know if Dogs Feel Guilt So Stop Saying They Don't

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on May 22, 2016 in Animal Emotions
Myths about dog behavior abound. Individual differences must be appreciated and it's essential to get things right so dogs and humans can live together as harmoniously as possible.

In Politics, Is It Always Good to Be a Woman?

Should Hillary play the Woman Card or the Human Card? Counteracting the stereotype of the female political candidate.

The Radicalism of Romantic Love

Does romantic love as a cultural ideal serve to legitimize traditional oppressive relationship structures and mediate the degradation, disempowerment and oppression of women?

Is Pornography Helping or Hurting in the Bedroom?

Pornography continues to be a hot topic in society. Even well known experts are now entering the discussion. What are they saying?