18 Questions to Ask Before Getting Married

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on May 24, 2017 in Friendship 2.0
The more love, the better, in marriage. But love can often blind you to differences that need to be worked out before the wedding. Here are some unexpected things to think about.

Consciousness and Information

Our conscious experience contains and depends upon many different kinds of information. What is the relationship between how information is processed and conscious awareness?

Grit, Talent, and Character

Talent and grit combine to influence individual performance, but for teams performing under high-stakes, high-stress conditions, other character attributes are necessary additions.

The Meaning of Disaster

Disasters have many different meanings for many different people. Here is a personal perspective on disasters from the point of view of a volunteer disaster responder.

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Is Kinkphobia a Crisis in the Mental Health Field?

Qualitative studies show that kinkphobia is a pernicious and pervasive problem within the mental health field.

What Is Holding Women Back from Success in Business?

Why are women at a disadvantage in the business world?
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Help! My College Student Is Coming Back Home!

College students coming home aren't used to being told what to do. Conflicts can arise if expectations aren't discussed. Mutual respect is the key to a harmonious home.

Can You Understand the Different Types of Dog Growls?

Not all dog growls are equivalent. Particular sound components determine how we interpret any growl.

Games Master Manipulators Play: Boundary Blindness

How to know when your personal boundaries are being crossed, and what to do about it.

Are Dogs Self-Aware?

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on May 24, 2017 in The Human Beast
The standard test of self-awareness is being able to recognize ourselves in a mirror. Although chimpanzees pass this test with flying colors, dogs flunk.

Born Both: Intersex and Happy

By Ariel Gore on May 24, 2017 in Women and Happiness
"I want parents to know that intersex kids can decide who they are for themselves and have that turn out beautifully."

The Unexpected Gifts of Desire

What can we learn if we don't automatically act to fulfill an urge or longing?

Christianity Is Dying in the United Kingdom

Latest study shows that Christianity in Britain is in deep decline.

The Number One Reason Relationships Fail

By Darcy Sterling Ph.D. on May 24, 2017 in Ask Dr. Darcy
There is one indicator that can predict, with amazing accuracy, the ending of your relationship story. It has to with how you fight.

Digital Silence, and Its Impact on Relationships

Why do we get so upset when we don't get a quick response to our text or email?
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My Best Advice for Graduates: 12 Tips for a Happy Life

What advice would you give to a graduate?

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This is not a drill: As right-wing totalitarian governments try to take over the world, it's up to us to do something. Let's grab our capes.

Is Happiness a Choice?

Researchers Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan on choosing happiness.
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Helping Kids Understand Frightening Events

How adults can help children cope with the Manchester bombing.

The Science Behind Why People Follow the Crowd

By Rob Henderson on May 24, 2017 in After Service
You think you are in control of your own thoughts and behavior. But social psychology tells a different story.

46 Uncommon But Useful Words

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 24, 2017 in How To Do Life
Good additions to the counselor’s vocabulary.

The Work Humans Are Wired to Do

By Caroline Beaton on May 23, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
While humans have evolved beyond just hunting and gathering, we're all still wired to fill basic human needs.

The Cloaked Pull of Persuasion in Marketing

When we understand some of the most effective marketing techniques, it’s easier to resist them, but knowledge alone isn’t enough to shield us from their persuasive power.

A Summer Project: Improve Your Handwriting

Learning any new skill changes your brain. Want a new project for the summer? Improve your handwriting. It will help your math and make you a more effective learner.
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Can Dogs Help Solve Our Childhood Obesity Problem?

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on May 23, 2017 in Animals and Us
What should we make of claims about the impact of dogs on obesity in children and teenagers?

12 Ways to Get Past No

It is possible to say "No" in a way that honors your own truth, while still staying in positive contact with your child.

Do You Feel Trapped By Your Social Roles?

The stories we tell ourselves about who we are can at times constrain us. So what should we do if we want to change the story and create a new narrative of who we want to be?

Four Books to Change Your Life This Summer

A list of books that could be a catalyst for positive change and growth in your life this summer.

Gutsy Third Person Self-Talk Utilizes Your Vagus Nerve

Excessive first person "self-talk" can increase egocentric bias. That said, using "non-first-person" pronouns and your own name has been found to promote healthy self-distancing.

The Power of Pilgrimage—Part 2: Designing Rites of Passage

By Gregg Levoy on May 23, 2017 in Passion!
Here are some practical tips for designing spiritual journeys—whether retreats, pilgrimages, or vision quests.

Finding Sanity in Today's Political Chaos

By Kimberly Key on May 23, 2017 in Counseling Keys
Research shows that recurring negative stories (on TV or engaging in repeated negative discourse with friends) can have a deleterious effect on our mental and physical health.
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You Are Not Your Circumstances

Start treating yourself like you’d treat a good friend and separating who you are from what happens to you with these 4 steps
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The Single Most Dangerous Word In Social Media

By John Nosta on May 23, 2017 in The Digital Self
Need to get a company's attention in the world of failed products and horrible customer service?