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Why Can’t We Just Say “Thank You” to Our... Money and sex are often considered prime factors in couple conflict and unhappiness. Yet an important but overlooked factor that erodes relationships is the lack of expressed appreciation. It’s not … ...
Are School Shooters Running Amok? School shootings in the U.S. are similar in many ways to a SE Asian variety of sudden mass assault called “amok.” Does it make sense to think of American-style school shootings as a culture-bound syndrome?
6 Tips to Stop Being a People-Pleaser Has anyone ever accused you of being a people-pleaser at work? You might have felt put off, thinking, “Yeah, I like making sure everyone in the office is happy. What’s wrong with that?” The answer? Nothing. It’s admirable to be a pleasant co-worker and a … ...
Faster brain waves make shorter gaps in visual stream 'Blink and you'll miss it' isn't only for eyelids. The human brain also blinks, dropping a few frames of visual information here and there. Those lapses of attention come fast -- maybe just once every tenth of a second. But some people may be missing more than others, according to psychologists.
How Can Smart People Sometimes Be So Stupid? If ignorance is bliss, we must be living on Planet Euphoria.
Aphrodite’s Wound: Women and Sex Addiction The Greek Goddess of love, beauty and pleasure is Aphrodite. Her mythic story begins with a violent birth with absent parents and a castrated father. We can conjecture that her violent birth contributed to her cruelty and vindictiveness in which she used her beauty as … ...
5 Reasons Smart People Have Trouble Accepting Themselves... Let’s talk about five specific struggles of people who are above average in intelligence. Research suggests that someone with an IQ of 120 is brighter than 91% of the population. … ...
Coopting and Redefining Religious Words by the Non-Religious Philosophical naturalism denies the existence of supernatural entities such as angels, demons, elves, fairies, ghosts, gods, souls, and spirits, except as figments of imagination. How is it possible, then, that some naturalists describe themselves as "spiritual" and describe some aspects of nature as "sacred?"
Seasonal Depression: Increase my Meds? I suffer from seasonal depression, and every Holiday season I start to panic that a depression will take hold, and I won’t have medication to help curb it. My depression has … ...
Preparing for Seasonal Depression I suffer from seasonal depression, and every Holiday season I start to worry that a depression will take hold, and I won’t be ready for it. My depression has started to … ...
2 Epic Psych Insights From Your Friend With That... Quick knowledge you can’t pay for… First: You want to help me avoid mounds of hate mail? Please don’t link this post to your friend with that objectively bad tattoo! Unless … ...
Pauline Black and the Art of Confrontation Pauline Black, considered by many as the "Queen of Ska," shares her story of discrimination and advises young people to challenge and confront the world that they see.
Don’t Give a Monkey the Finger In a recent viral video, a young male is attacked by a monkey after giving it the middle finger. This incident provides exceptional evidence for features of emotion systems that cut across primate species while providing some guidance on cross-species etiquette at the same time.
Death and depression: Two questions you must ask I am now in the midst of watching a loved one die – slowly. This is the third time I’ve been down this road. The first two deaths were my … ...
The Stories We Tell From the moment we are born, we are once-upon-a-time, living, breathing story beings. Most children like to hear about their birth and recollect fun memories about their childhood. Tales that … ...
When Triggers are Everywhere I know my triggers and I’m really good at avoiding them whenever possible, but lately I’ve noticed three things that have become quite overwhelming:   I have started to recognize … ...
Creativity and Psychiatric Illnesses Small effects of many genes may increase the risk of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Some of these same genes may also contribute to creativity. Increased creativity may be helpful in terms of human evolution.
Peace Begins With Me If we want peace in the World we need to begin with creating peace in our personal lives....
Prenatal alcohol exposure: Services insufficient in supporting those affected There is an urgent need to do more to recognize prenatal alcohol exposure at an early stage and to integrate better pathways for diagnosis, assessment and support. The importance of raising awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders is the focus of new research, as there are unclear protocols and guidelines in place to adequately support those directly affected.
6 Simple Solutions to Cure Your Procrastination   Last week I wrote about the most common causes of procrastination: negative perceptions of the task, poor time management or organization, feeling overwhelmed, low self-confidence, distractions, and perfectionism. Now … ...