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Examining the Link Between Racism and Health

There is a growing body of evidence that racial discrimination triggers a chronic stress response, leading to a variety of health problems.
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Recovering from an "Act of Pure Evil"

After the unthinkable happens, how do we get our lives back together?

Stress Makes It Harder to Recognize Danger

By Lydia Denworth on October 16, 2017 in Brain Waves
Sometimes stress heightens our awareness, but more often, it dulls our ability to respond to new threats. Recognizing the risk and reducing sources of stress can help.

Acute American Anxiety (AAA) Disorder: A New Diagnosis?

Serious stress, anxiety, and fear are in the air and seem pervasive in our country and culture with symptoms seemingly getting worse by the day. But we can cope better if we try.

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Grieving During The Holidays

Is "Happy Holidays" an oxymoron?

Social Media Is Harmful to Your Brain and Relationships

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in Obesely Speaking
Social media is making you fatter and sicker by the tweet.

Protesting God

By Andy Tix Ph.D. on October 19, 2017 in The Pursuit of Peace
Adversity can lead people to atheism or agnosticism. But what if questioning and anger were actually considered a critical component of a close, resilient relationship with God?

How Workplace Bullying is Impacting LGBT Employees

By Sue Scheff on October 19, 2017 in Shame Nation
Forty-one percent of LGBT workers who have been bullied at work have left a job because they have felt bullied.

Are You Confusing Comfort With Happiness?

By Peter Bregman on October 16, 2017 in How We Work
Discover the four pillars of meaning, why our culture has an obsession with happiness, and why happiness can’t be pursued.

Are Hormetins the New Fountain of Youth in Aging?

By Mario D Garrett Ph.D. on October 16, 2017 in iAge
The fountain of youth might be a fountain for living well in older ages.

3 Hidden Ways Natural Disasters Hurt Happiness

With this recent series of earthquakes, record-breaking hurricanes, and fires – it seems more important than ever to discuss the impacts of natural disasters on human happiness.

Strange Sound Sickening Cuban Diplomats? Don’t Believe It.

By Robert Bartholomew Ph.D. on October 14, 2017 in It's Catching
Mysterious "sonic attacks" on U.S. diplomats in Cuba are mass hysteria.

A 10-point strategy for responding to sexual harassment

By Peter T. Coleman Ph.D. on October 12, 2017 in The Five Percent
How can women protect themselves from abuse at work in the era of Harvey Weinstein and Bill O'Reilly?
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Better Sleep with 5-HTP

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on October 12, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
Relaxation, a strong bio clock, and better sleep: 5-HTP may help.
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6 Manipulations Used in Sexual Harassment

What manipulative tricks do sexual harassers use to get women to comply? A recently released tape of Harvey Weinstein talking to a model may hold some clues.

A Surprising Way to Deal with Stress

Looking for a new way to deal with stress? Here's one that may surprise you.

How to Manage a Type A Boss

Having a competitive, Type A boss can be challenging, but can also be rewarding—if you manage things.
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Keeping a Positive Attitude

By Diana Raab PhD on October 10, 2017 in The Empowerment Diary
Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the negative news and the apparent increase in mass murders in the U.S.? While disheartening, it's important to also be mindful of all the good.

Why You Should Come Out For National Coming Out Day 10/11

By John-Manuel Andriote on October 10, 2017 in Stonewall Strong
Coming out as gay is personal and political. It's also a powerful boost for your health.

Can Specific Rituals Before An Event Impact Our Performance?

By Peter Bregman on October 09, 2017 in How We Work
Find out how you can manipulate your environment to reduce anxiety, use mental visualizations to increase your confidence, and choose songs that get you in “the zone.”

What to Do When Doctors Haven't Helped You

By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on October 09, 2017 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
A new approach when the old ones fail.

Can You Take A Moment?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on October 09, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
Stop the urgency of the day and let a quiet fill the air let your thoughts slow down. There is presence in this moment, and no worries about the future.

Three Reasons Why “Quick Forgiveness” Is Not Phony

By Robert Enright Ph.D. on October 07, 2017 in The Forgiving Life
Not all quick forgiveness is phony forgiveness.
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The Las Vegas Massacre

By Ellen Kirschman Ph.D. on October 06, 2017 in Cop Doc
Another tragedy affects us all, including police officers.

Staying Grounded as the World Rumbles

Worried about the next fire, hurricane, earthquake, or other disaster? We're programmed to be on the watch for threats to our survival. Here's how to remain calm.

Why Ghosting Is Leading the World's Mental Health Crisis

Our social media bubble is about to burst. With so much information coming at us, we are quickly losing sight of the human connection it was meant to create.

4 Risk Factors for Burnout—and How to Overcome Them

Are you exhausted, cynical, and struggling to perform at work? Here's some tips for overcoming burnout and building work-life balance.

Is President Trump Mentally Healthy? The Pros Weigh In

Recently many leading mental health professionals have argued that the duty to warn provision (excuse the pun) "trumps" the longstanding Goldwater Rule when it comes to Mr. Trump.

Equanimity: A Practice for Troubled Times

Can the practice of equanimity help us weather the storms of life?

How Do We Laugh in Times of Tragedy?

By Judy Carter on October 04, 2017 in Stress Is a Laughing Matter
How do standup comics make people laugh in times of tragedy? In this article, comic Judy Carter recalls what happened in a show after 9/11
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Las Vegas Massacre: Why This Hurts So Much

We were warned. We were told this could happen. Its has happened in the past. Yet, we are shocked. Many are devastated. We all mourn.

Pushing Forward by Not Living in Fear After a Violent Attack

How do we, as humans, process fear after a violent attack while overcoming the obstacles of terror and loss through the power of resilience and compassion?