Essential Reads

Toward a More Self-Correcting Psychological Science

By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on December 14, 2017 in Rabble Rouser
How to make psychology the true science it has always aspired to be.

10 Steps to New Year's Resolution Success

By Grant Hilary Brenner M.D. on December 14, 2017 in ExperiMentations
New Year's resolutions fabulously, hilariously, and horrifically fail. If you want to make real change, and sustain it, use evidence-based approaches and common sense.

Are You Ready for Change?

By David Susman, Ph.D. on December 13, 2017 in The Recovery Coach
Learn the "stages of change" to prepare to kick that difficult habit.

Seven In-the-Moment Tools to Lessen Anxiety

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on December 12, 2017 in Friendship 2.0
Are your tools for managing your stress and anxiety getting stale? It's time to try something new.

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Negative Self-Talk: Don't Let It Overwhelm You

By Fran Simone Ph.D. on December 04, 2017 in A Family Affair
Is negative self-talk wearing you down? You have the power to change it.
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How Screwing Up Can Boost Your Influence

By Tim David on December 04, 2017 in The Magic of Human Connection
He didn’t appear polished in any way. He literally almost fell off the stage. But when it was all over, more than half of the room rushed back to buy his product. Why?

What If You Could See What's Coming?

By Peter Bregman on December 04, 2017 in How We Work
Discover your seventh sense for perceiving tipping points, why there’s no “second place” in the connected world of the future, and what you can do to prepare your business.

9 Tips for Getting Better Sleep While Pregnant

By Dawn Kingston Ph.D. on December 04, 2017 in The Pregnant Pause
One of the biggest challenges in pregnancy is getting a good night's sleep. Getting solid rest is one of the best strategies to protect mother and baby.

Five Ways to Maintain a Predator-Proof LinkedIn Profile

By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on December 04, 2017 in Why Bad Looks Good
The vast majority of people who research you on professional social media platforms such as LinkedIn are legitimate professionals. The others, are virtual voyeurs, or predators.

What Sexy Dreams Say About Your Psyche

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on December 03, 2017 in Creating in Flow
One woman's sex dream is another's nightmare. But such dreams may tell you something about your real life, both in and out of bed.

8 Paths in Life

By Grant Hilary Brenner M.D. on December 02, 2017 in ExperiMentations
Collected thoughts, evolving, on the task of finding one's way in life.

4 Ways to Manage the Fear of Running Into Your Ex

Breaking up and divorce often bring on a fear in the broken-hearted that an ex will go forward to be amazing, while you just get sucked into the abyss.

Yoga Poses Could Boost Self-Esteem More Than "Power Poses"

By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on December 01, 2017 in Urban Survival
A few minutes of yoga can boost energy and self-esteem.

10 More Ways to Show Your Love

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on December 01, 2017 in Emotional Fitness
These are just a few ways to become closer to the one you love and who loves you. It’s never too late to increase the connection between you.
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How to Transform Stress This Holiday Season

Looking for a mindful way through the holiday season? These ideas may help.
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What's the World Coming to?

By Alex Pattakos Ph.D. on December 01, 2017 in The Meaningful Life
Where would Aesop be if he had been unable to craft his stories, each fable fitting a definite moral?

Sixteen, Going on HPV 16

By Mark Borigini M.D. on November 30, 2017 in Overcoming Pain
HPV, oral sex, oral cancer, anal cancer, other cancer, fingers, sex toys, oh my.

In Search of Constructive Conversations

Initiate, be humble, listen, find common ground, be cool, think big, keep it short, and end on a positive note.

How Attachment Style Affects Sexual Desire and Satisfaction

By Grant Hilary Brenner M.D. on November 28, 2017 in ExperiMentations
New research deepens our understanding of how attachment style affects sexual and relationship satisfaction in more diverse and real-world study populations.

When a Man You Know or Love Is the Victim of Partner Abuse

What do you do if a son, a brother, or a friend is the victim of battery by his wife or partner?

Five Tips to Help Accomplish Whatever You Want to Do

By Abigail Brenner M.D. on November 28, 2017 in In Flux
Change is inevitable. The step-wise process of change can be mastered to help you make the needed changes to your life and to accomplish desired goals.

Silence: Golden?

Quiet is worth the effort.

12 Workplace Wonders Authentic Trust Can Bring You

In an era of distrust, stepping up to authentic trust-giving at work can be difficult or confusing. Is it worth it?

Unloved Daughters and Holiday Triggers: Five Ways to Cope

By Peg Streep on November 28, 2017 in Tech Support
All families have their squabbles and tensions but when your family of origin is toxic and dysfunctional, the holidays are really hard. But you're not powerless.

The Power of Tiny Practices

By Dan Mager MSW on November 28, 2017 in Some Assembly Required
These five simple yet precious practices soften the heart, don’t cost anything extra and, to borrow a term from boxing, punch way above their weight.

Practice Self-Love to Become an Even Better Parent

Be the best parent you can be by loving yourself.

Why Are We Scared of Public Speaking?

Why are we so scared of public speaking?

The Inescapable Importance of Acceptance

Want an ancient life hack that's guaranteed to shift your life experience? Make acceptance a way of life.

Rushing Around for the Holidays?

Is holiday stress wearing you out? Here's a timely reminder from a classic study

What's to Like?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on November 27, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
We're wired to like some things but our liking or disliking depends a lot on what we pay attention to and on our own perspective.
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What You Can Expect From an Authoritarian, Part 3

Based on Dr. Maisel's primary research on authoritarian wounding, learn what you can expect from authoritarian contact and how you can heal the wounds inflicted by that contact.

Synchronicity at Play

Analyzing coincidences includes looking at how they impact you in your life right then!

“Don't I Know You?” How Curious Strangers Become Stalkers

By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on November 25, 2017 in Why Bad Looks Good
Familiarity breeds contentment. Be alert for signs that someone has formed a unilateral, imaginary relationship with you — and may expect something in return.
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Surrendering to Gratitude

By Diana Raab PhD on November 22, 2017 in The Empowerment Diary
Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the downer things happening in the news?This week is a good time to consider and write about all you have to be thankful for. There's plenty!