The Best Way to Counteract Rude Behavior

Whether they intend to or not, people may at times behave rudely. A new study on incivility’s effects shows why rudeness hurts so much, and how you can negate its effects on you.

Should Kids Be Allowed to Take Mental Health Days?

You wouldn't think twice about letting your child stay home from school for a physical illness like the flu. But should you let him take a mental health day?
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Relieving Severe Anxiety in Children

By Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D. on November 20, 2017 in Brain and Behavior
Behavioral therapy should be combined with medication for childhood anxiety.
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Will Internet Mechabots Destroy My Toddler’s Mind?

By Anya Kamenetz on November 20, 2017 in The Art of Screen Time
The existence of gross content on YouTube is not proof that children at scale are being traumatized by it.

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How to Put a Stop to Catastrophic Thinking

By Toni Bernhard J.D. on November 21, 2017 in Turning Straw Into Gold
Catastrophizing is also called “magnifying.” This is a good way to think of it because it emphasizes how often we magnify unpleasant experiences way out of proportion.

The 7 C's of Thanksgiving

By Alexandra Solomon Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in Loving Bravely
Feeling nervous about an upcoming family gathering? The 7 C's of Thanksgiving can help you prepare you, body, mind, and spirit, for any family dynamics that come your way.

Sexual Harassment

By Roberta Satow Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in Life After 50
In 1991, 20 million viewers watched as Anita Hill was compelled to answer humiliating questions by contemptuous male senators. Has the worm turned?

Animals Aren't Sentient and Can't Feel Pain, Tories Claim

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in Animal Emotions
The inane claim that animals are unfeeling beings counters a vast amount of science and opens the door for horrific abuse. Let's stop pretending and lying to ourselves and others.
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Thanksgiving: Why Happy is More Important than Healthy

You've been inundated with advice on how to makeThanksgiving healthy. Do what you want, but don't try to make your kids eat differently than they desire. Here's why.

Why has self-harm tripled among tween and teen girls?

By Jean M Twenge Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in Our Changing Culture
Why are three times as many girls harming themselves? There's a likely culprit

Where Psychotherapy Goes Wrong

By David M. Allen M.D. on November 21, 2017 in A Matter of Personality
Does your therapist seem to think your problems are all just due to your diseased mind or poor coping skills? They should be paying more attention to your social environment.
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No Place For Any Feelings

By Elizabeth Young on November 21, 2017 in Adaptations
"I can see you're a good girl, and that you'll work hard," she says, and her affirmation of me makes me sure that I am and I will, without question.

The Space Between Mindfulness and Self-Confidence

By Linda Esposito LCSW on November 21, 2017 in From Anxiety to Zen
Think it's too late to build your self-worth? Think again. Research reveals the connection between confidence, competence and aging.

Be Home

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
The Responsive and Reactive modes of living are the foundation of human nature. We have no choice about the vital aims they serve. Our only choice is which mode we’re in.
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Making Causal Judgment

By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in Science of Choice
Causal and counterfactual reasoning inform our judgments of causality.

Navigating the Holidays

Holiday gatherings are a mixture of joy and stress. People planning can reduce stress and increase joy.
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You Can’t Make Someone “Care”

Five things you can do if you find yourself in a relationship where you have done everything you think you can to make your partner care and they just don’t respond.

Can a Relationship Recover From Resentment?

Can a relationship recover from resentment?
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“Am I the Problem?”: Sexual Harassment Can Drive You Crazy

From Weinstein to Rose: Part 2 of 2-part series on the impact of sexual harassment on mental health.

The Practice of Mindfulness

Be mindful of this life you are living - it is going to happen, day by day, until it expires, regardless of how you approach it. Might as well enjoy the ride.

Remorse and Gratitude

As journalist and author Mignon McLaughlin stated, “True remorse is never just regret over consequence; it is regret over motive.”

How to Weather Life’s Emotional Times

By Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in Making Change
Strong emotions can leave you feeling helplessly tossed about. Before giving up all hope of grounding yourself, try this counter-intuitive approach: accept and observe them.
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How to Help People with Challenging Behaviors

By David Susman, Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in The Recovery Coach
What to do when someone is acting strangely or aggressively? Here are some effective strategies.

Intelligent Men More Likely to Marry and Stay Married

By Robert Burriss Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in Attraction, Evolved
Intelligent men are more likely to be married. But is this because a smart man is more alluring or because brainboxes happen to possess other desirable qualities?

When Bilinguals Borrow from One Language to Another

By Francois Grosjean Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in Life as a Bilingual
Many bilinguals borrow words from different languages. Dr. Shana Poplack, an expert on this phenomenon and the author of "Borrowing," tells us how this takes place.

How to Quickly Spot High-Conflict People

This three-step method can help you quickly decide whether to engage or back off.
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Split-Brain Researchers Are Split

By Michael Corballis Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in The Recursive Mind
Is the split brain really split?

You Can’t Go Home Again

By Kirby Farrell Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in A Swim in Denial
“Home for the holidays” promises “all the comforts of home,” but also brings the sorrows of home. Why do we do it? Is it a homing instinct? An addiction? Just unfinished business?
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37 Questions to Help You Clarify Your Callings

By Gregg Levoy on November 20, 2017 in Passion!
Without questioning there’s no discovery. Here are 37 questions that can help you discover your callings.

Frozen: What Do We Know about Cryolipolysis?

By Sylvia R. Karasu M.D. on November 20, 2017 in The Gravity of Weight
There is a relatively new cosmetic "lunch-time" procedure for removing unwanted fat bulges. Are you a candidate? What is cryolipolysis?

How to Metabolize Painful, Dark Emotions: A Letter

By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in Theory of Knowledge
A letter writer asks for advice on dealing with painful, dark emotions.

Ferdinand the Bull Can Teach Your Kids About Their Strengths

The classic story of Ferdinand the Bull is now an animated film. Ferdinand is family-friendly but it can be so much more if you use it to help your kids find their strengths.
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Will I Be Good Enough for the Holidays?

Eight tips for dealing with criticism from narcissistic families.