Essential Reads

Pathological Resistance to Change Does Not Make Us Great

Looking backwards won't make us great. We need innovation to tackle big problems like energy outages and their impact on the elderly. Our collective resilience depends on it.

Ten Essential Success Hacks That You Won’t Learn in School

By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on June 16, 2017 in Motivate!
Achieving personal success and financial freedom requires more than knowing facts. Win at life when you master these essential lessons.

Why Do Man Buns Inspire Instant Vitriol?

By Gregg McBride on June 10, 2017 in The Weight-ing Game
With the advent of social media, we’ve all become a little more “brave” in regard to sharing our opinions. The parallels to other life disagreements have not been lost on me.

The Fatal Flaw in Dating Advice

By Ken Page L.C.S.W. on June 06, 2017 in Finding Love
Most dating advice promises lasting love, but erodes our chance of ever finding it. The secret to success isn't about your attractiveness. It's about your attractions.

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Everything in the Animal Kingdom Is in a State of Being

In contemporary world culture the philosophical concern of the mystery of both animal being and human being seems to have little credence.

Driving Me Wild

I'd like to remain detached when cheaters cut in and just let aggressive drivers have their way. Instead, I go wild. I get agitated and yell expletives.

Journey or Destination: What's Your Pleasure?

"Going" there is just as important as "getting" there.

Now What? How to Talk with Your Millennial Kids about Love

Young adults want their parents to talk with them about the complexities of romantic relationships. The "Marriage 101" professor shares some questions to help you get started.

Learning Stuff While Missing the Point

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on June 20, 2017 in Memory Medic
The best way to remember factoids is the thinking required to understand them.

Why Is There So Much Violence Today?

How can we get beyond this wave of violence? A new perspective can make all the difference.

A Meditation on Love and Loss

Can Laurie Anderson teach us about love and loss?

A Behavioral Science Solution to Lies in Politics

Tired of lies in politics? Here's a way to address the problem.

Getting Straight About Love and Hate

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on June 16, 2017 in Ambigamy
We say we have love, not hate, in our hearts. It's not that simple.

When Coaching, Not Talent, Wins

By Steven Berglas Ph.D. on June 13, 2017 in Executive Ego
The Warriors' win holds lessons for every executive, basketball fan or not.

What Would Gandhi Do About Trump?

The science of wisdom can help us deal with turbulent political times!

The Mind of God

"The Mind of God" is an elegant and wise book that leads us to wonder about and fashion our own unique answers to some of the most baffling and vital of questions.

The Three Hounds of Hell

Three forces deplete our well-being and that of our communities and countries.

How to Protect Yourself Against Pop Inspirational “wisdom"

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on June 06, 2017 in Ambigamy
Nothing stunts our learning of practical wisdom like embracing half-wit wisdom masquerading as whole, universal wisdom.

Breaking News—Is it Fake or Real?

These tips will help you avoid ‘myside bias,’ recognize types of fake news.

Couples Who Fight as a "Way of Life"

By Susan Rako M.D. on June 03, 2017 in More Light
"Some couples get a lot of love out of fighting like hell for years." -- Elvin Semrad

An Ordinary Life

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on June 03, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story

Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Sage Advice In Unwise Times

By Mark Matousek on May 30, 2017 in Ethical Wisdom
The wise American spiritual master talks about how to live skillfully, and happily, in a world where the "other" is denigrated, and causes for upset and rage abound.

Keeping a Dream Journal

One of the greatest values of a dream journal is the way it grows in power and depth over time.
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We All Talk To Ourselves

By Tim Carey Ph.D. on May 27, 2017 in In Control
Be prepared to be surprised and delighted at what your mind will accomplish for you if you let it do all that it is designed to do.
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Are You Grounded? Centered? Or Both?

Have you felt less grounded and centered lately? While these different, some of the self-help tools to ground you and bring you back to center are similar. Read more for tips.

The Retirement Party

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 22, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short short story.

The Bar-Mitzvah

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 21, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story about being judgmental.
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Are You Sure?

By Tara Well Ph.D. on May 16, 2017 in The Clarity
Does the question "Are you sure?" leave you feeling anxious? A few tips can help you enjoy the unknown.

Doubt

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 14, 2017 in How To Do Life
19 issues we shouldn't be so sure about.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Take an Earlier Train

By following through on promises, responding to what a loved one needs or wants, not making assumptions, and thinking of consequences before we act, we show love with sensitivity.

I Just Graduated. I Don’t Have a Clue.

Advice for parents of recent college grads

What Might You Be Telling Yourself That's Holding You Back?

By Gregg McBride on May 13, 2017 in The Weight-ing Game
What we say to and about ourselves matters. We hear it. We feel it. We embody it. It becomes part of our psychological makeup on every level.
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Darth Socrates: You don’t know the power of Philosophy

Experimental philosophy is all the rage in philosophy. But, like all other fads before, it will fall to philosophy's unanswerable questions.

Rats! Sometimes Psychiatrists Get It Wrong

Sometimes things are not what they appear to be in a locked psychiatric inpatient unit. This is a short story about a man who saw rats, and no one believed him.