Many parents searching for an effective intervention for their children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have been drawn to therapies involving animals. What do we know about them? How well do they work? Here's what parents and all of us need to know.
The kind of grind that less-educated women struggle with is a grind that Sheryl Sandberg and Anne-Marie Slaughter and their followers know nothing about. They may be stressed and exhausted from the juggle, but it is not the kind of stress that leaves them empty and hopeless. It is that kind of stress that can harm the mothers' children.
Emotional control is as important in romantic relationships as it is in life in general.
Tiger Woods is an interesting example of that because he has operated at the outer extreme. Woods has gone full circle now with his win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational which means after his spectacular career stalled he is again ranked number one in the world.
By Gordon S Livingston M.D. on March 26, 2013 in Lifelines
Why is punishment such an important concept? If one believes in the idea of original sin, that human beings are by nature prone to selfish and immoral behavior, then societal rules and rigid child-rearing practices are the only means by which these instincts can be controlled.
Do anti-depressants offer the possibility of exceptional happiness and fulfillment? Or do they open us up to a host of side effects and threaten our sense of self? The psychological thriller, Side Effects, evokes both of these reactions and parallels the issues raised 20 years ago by Peter Kramer's non-fictional book, Listening to Prozac.
Looking back over 5 years of writing the Living Single blog, I collect the most popular posts that were on-topic and the most popular of the off-topic articles. I also ‘fess up about the post that was the biggest loser, and describe some surprises as to what does and does not interest Living Single readers.
Long gone are the days of chocolate bunnies and a few handfuls of jelly beans. Now, almost every candy maker has gotten in on the Easter basket action. Peanut butter cups in pastel foil, spring-colored M&Ms, gummy-bunnies (instead of bears), and chocolate-coated, sugar-covered marshmallow chicks are just a few examples of the myriad of choices we have this season.
Even when your students adore you as much as Linus from "Peanuts" adores Miss Othmar or Lisa Simpson adores her substitute teacher, Mr. Bergstrom, you don’t take advantage of their affection. To be more specific, even when adoring students perch on your desk like attractive hood ornaments, you make sure that they feel safe enough to know the crushes only go one way.
Research done by BeyondThePurchase.org finds that present-oriented people are extraverted, they experience positive emotions as well as value stimulation. However, they also less financially clear and less likely to save money.
From a psychological perspective it was Sigmund Freud who made the first serious contribution to the psychology of gambling by claiming that gambling was a repetitious substitute for masturbation. But what are the similarities between sex and gambling addictions?
When we agonize and ruminate over past decisions that didn't turn out the way we wish they had we harm ourselves and our health. We get caught on The Pain Channel. And that's no way to live. Especially as we age, we do better to let go of those "what if?" tapes. Are you ready to let go?
Researchers say that when we recall our most vivid, positive memories and associate those memories with physical objects or locations that surround us, it makes it easier for us to not only recall those uplifting, positive memories, but "to elevate our mood in the long-term."