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The Biggest Mistake People Make in Choosing Gifts A new review of years of research on the science of giving and receiving gifts offers some good advice.
The Illogical Roots of Denial: The Fallacy of Composition... They say that discovering Narcissistic Personality Disorder in your family is akin to losing a loved one. We go through the five stages of the grieving process — denial, anger, … ...
Personality Check for Depression and Anxiety Those of you who suffer from anxiety and depression understand that it can be a lonely road. You may feel isolated, alone and that you have no one to turn … ...
How the Elderly Are Finding Happiness Online Much has been written about the increase in loneliness and isolation that has accompanied the internet. This is said to be caused by shallow online friendships which are no substitute for genuine relationships. Being exposed to the heavily curated lives of others on social media … ...
Today I Love The Reality Of Saturday Today I love the reality of Saturday and the fact that my friend Caitlin Carpenter thought it was a school day and then realized the reality of Saturday was upon … ...
Study investigates married couples who attend swinger conventions An ethnographic study published in the journal Sexuality & Culture examined married spouses who attended a swinger convention. PsyPost interviewed the author of the study, Claire Kimberly of the University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg. Read her responses below: PsyPost: Why were you interested in this topic? Kimberly: My research interests have always surrounded romantic relationships. [...]
On Becoming Eclectic Part 1: Assessment I was once told by a famous therapist that being eclectic is a mark of sloppy thinking. I respectfully disagreed. I still do. Yes, most of us go to school to learn a particular theory and practice. It’s a useful way to start. In order … ...
4 Ways to Face Your Fears and Overcome Phobias We all have them — fears, phobias, anxieties that shorten our breath, quicken our heartbeats, and sometimes can outright disable us. Some of us shut our eyes and hold our breath as we ride the elevator to the tenth floor of an office building, while others pray … ...
Lose Weight Without Counting Calories: Why it’s all about... I’ve been asked how one can maintain or lose weight without counting calories.  This is a great question, as the central tenet of most diets is to monitor our daily … ...
Psychology Around the Net: December 10, 2016 My neck of the woods had its first snow yesterday! It wasn’t anything major — just some steady flurries, really — but it lasted several hours and made me happy. I love the first snow of the season; it’s just…magical to me. It always puts … ...
Is My Child A Narcissist? With the definition and examples of narcissism so prevalent in our culture, it is easy to wonder if a child is a budding narcissist. This is especially concerning when those examples are prominent sports athletes, glorified actors/actresses, or dominate leaders in politics or business that … ...
Shutting the Shades Reclusive Dennis Goodrum tells his story
Does Trump’s Election Disprove the Existence of God? Trump's handy win among Christians, who value traits such as kindness, humility, and non-violence, raises interesting questions about the psychological functions of religion.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids And Bipolar Disorder Introduction According to everydayhealth.com, the following has been noted about the correlation between Omega-3 fatty acids and mental health: Omega-3 fatty acids appear to be important to brain function. Omega-3s … ...
6 Tips to a Joyous and Peaceful Interfaith Holiday... The holiday season is one of the most joyful times of the year; unfortunately, it is also one of the most stressful times of the year, and in an interfaith relationship, many conflicts may arise. Consider that approximately 40% of Americans wed outside of their … ...
Sometimes It Doesn’t Work Out I had a task and I sucked at it. I tried. I guess I failed. I thought I was getting along just fine, but apparently. Sometimes that is just how … ...
Haunted Houses: What Keeps the Legends Alive? Whether a place seems truly haunted can very much be in the mind of the beholder.
How Can You Know if You’re Depressed? Though we’ve come a long way in the treatment of mental illness, there still is not consensus on the diagnosis and treatment of even the most common metal illnesses, including … ...
When Obstacles Paralyze Your Creative Process Maybe you’re working on a blog post or newsletter. Maybe you’re penning a poem, a short story, your memoir. Maybe you’re playing with a new painting style. Maybe you’re mapping … ...
My Bipolar Routine: How I’ve Kicked Most of My... It’s Tough Being Bipolar I won’t lie to you because enough people already have. Enough people have already told you that you can “get over it” that it’s “all in … ...