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Shakespeare, Vermeer, and the "Secrets" of Genius Could just anyone produce a masterpiece like Shakespeare? What are the secrets of genius?
Rearranging the Furniture of the Mind A borderline succeeds in controlling her destructive impulses with the help of DBT and by rearranging her furniture.
Introducing Peace, Love & Childhood Adversity Many of us have had a difficult childhood. So difficult, in fact, that the remnants of that childhood — or lost innocence — remain with us to this day. It may be one of the building blocks of what’s made us who we are, for better or worse. But childhood...
Marriage Slippery When Wet   Wife : I Hope YOU’RE NOT Buttering me up!!! Caption: Frank’s obsession for the food channel was ruining his marriage. ( Marriage:  Butter is Slippery When Wet) Having the kids home all day for the summer has been fun.  It’s been very busy with dentist appointments and doctor visits. ...
Is Derek Jeter that Good? Somehow, Derek Jeter has become one of the most polarizing players in baseball. It is difficult to overrate a player who has won Rookie of the Year, five World Series rings, five Gold Gloves, All Star Game and World Series MVP honors, appeared in 14 All Star Games, and has...
Abstinence Feeds Desire Freud once wrote: “The strength of the ... wishes can ... be detected behind the prohibition behind them.” I think this line is essential to understanding the struggle of compulsion. Abstinence feeds (uncontrolled) desire whereas moderation extinguishes it (through controlled satisfaction). A caveat (to preempt misunderstanding):...
Friends Share More Similar DNA Than Strangers Your friends are as genetically related to you as your fourth cousins.Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:People Choose Spouses With Similar DNA Fear of Math: How Much is Genetic? Our Genes Respond Positively to The Right Kind of Happiness How to Teach Children to Share The Genetic Predisposition to Focus on the Negative
Best Yoga Music: 20 (Non-Traditional) Yoga Songs to Get I recently fell in love with Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band. My favorite yoga instructor plays them during every one of my favorite yoga classes, and eventually I started playing them at home while I practice (or work, or clean, or whatever — like I said, I fell...
Should Teammates Get Equal Pay? What matters more: equity or equality?
Best of Our Blogs: July 18, 2014 There is a great deficit in our country. But it doesn’t have to do with money. It has everything to do with love. It is the real reason why we’re unhappy, why our partners can never do anything right, and why our kids/parents are never good enough. Underneath our fancy...
How Did I Get So Old I need to write this post quickly, before I forget what I’m writing about. Wait, is that old age that causes that? Or is it ADHD. In actuality, I’m only 55 … but geez, even saying that makes me think “Who? Me? 55? Really?” You see, I feel, mentally that...
A Sign of Great Rudeness Last week’s cartoon,  about making sure you open the door,  is here.  All rights reserved, and content including cartoons is ©Donna Barstow 2014,  My main cartoon website is Donna Barstow Cartoons. And  you can Like me  on Facebook to get notified of new cartoons. Thanks! Today’s cartoon is about feeling...
A Buddhist Monk’s Answer to Life: Part II In part one of this article I told the story about the Buddhist Monk I met while in Kyoto, Japan. I astounded myself with how many people not only read the article, but then asked for more information. And there is more to the story because I went back to...
Smokers at higher risk for suicide Startling new research is finding that smokers may actually be more likely to take their own life.
Women’s professional self-identity impacts on childcare balance, but not men’s A new study finds that the more a woman self-identifies with her profession, the more paid hours she works and the less time she spends with the couple’s children, but the more equal the childcare balance is between a couple. However, the more a woman identifies herself with motherhood, the less time the father spends [...]The post Women’s professional self-identity impacts on childcare balance, but not men’s appeared first on PsyPost.
Measuring nurture: Study shows how ‘good mothering’ hardwires infant brain By carefully watching nearly a hundred hours of video showing mother rats protecting, warming, and feeding their young pups, and then matching up what they saw to real-time electrical readings from the pups’ brains, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that the mother’s presence and social interactions — her nurturing role — directly [...]The post Measuring nurture: Study shows how ‘good mothering’ hardwires infant brain appeared first on PsyPost.
International research team discovers genetic dysfunction connected to hydrocephalus The mysterious condition once known as “water on the brain” became just a bit less murky this week thanks to a global research group led in part by a Case Western Reserve researcher. Professor Anthony Wynshaw-Boris, MD, PhD, is the co-principal investigator on a study that illustrates how the domino effect of one genetic error [...]The post International research team discovers genetic dysfunction connected to hydrocephalus appeared first on PsyPost.
No evidence that California cellphone ban decreased accidents In a recent study, a researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder found no evidence that a California ban on using hand-held cellphones while driving decreased the number of traffic accidents in the state in the first six months following the ban. The findings, published in the journal Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, are [...]The post No evidence that California cellphone ban decreased accidents appeared first on PsyPost.
Help wanted: Principals who love change Training principals for new roles is key to U.S. Department of Education school reforms, according to a new report by SMU researchers. But insufficient training and support for principals to meet the new expectations is leading to a leadership crisis. Twenty percent of newly minted principals leave the profession after two years and seasoned professionals [...]The post Help wanted: Principals who love change appeared first on PsyPost.
Eye movements reveal difference between love and lust Soul singer Betty Everett once proclaimed, “If you want to know if he loves you so, it’s in his kiss.” But a new study by University of Chicago researchers suggests the difference between love and lust might be in the eyes after all. Specifically, where your date looks at you could indicate whether love or [...]The post Eye movements reveal difference between love and lust appeared first on PsyPost.