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What our faces say to our children

Vanessa LoBue, PhD :One of the most famous psychologists of all time, William James, described a baby's first experiences with the world as a "blooming, buzzing confusion." Indeed, when they

Disruption, sports and pandemic

Over the past months the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone across the globe. Unfortunately for the human race, this is not the first time (or last) a pandemic has brought

How Pets May Improve Our Immunity

How Pets May Improve Our Immunity

Austin Perlmutter MD :This year has taught us all about the importance of immunity. Many of us are doing our best to improve immune function. Strategies to reach this

Psychology of False Confessions

Psychology of False Confessions

Ruth Lee Johnson J.D. :While popular understanding may suggest that innocent people simply do not confess to crimes ("I would never confess to doing something that I did not actually

Philosophies of pricing

Philosophies of pricing

Marty Nemko, Ph.D :"How much should I charge?" I'm often asked that by clients who are or are contemplating going into private practice.Of course, it varies with the situation,

Men die more when taking selfie

Men die more when taking selfie

Sebastian Ocklenburg, Ph.D :Millions of selfies are uploaded to social media sites every day, making it difficult to attract attention to any newly uploaded picture. Social media enthusiasts therefore

Travel without leaving house

Matt Johnson, Ph.D:Few movies capture the spirit of travel like The Beach. The film tells the story of a young American traveler (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), hungry for genuine adventure,

Use extra time wisely Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D

Right now, due to the pandemic, many people have a little too much time on their hands. Our days seem to run together without our usual routines, and I'm no

You can't control the coronavirus

Leslie Schweitzer Miller, M.D :Covid-19 has played havoc with the mental and emotional stability of many of us. Some people feel helpless and out of control, while others may

Does the coronavirus increase sociability?

Glenn Geher :Worried about the coronavirus? Me too. Here's an evolutionary take on how this virus may bear on the human social experience.From an evolutionary perspective, organisms that come to

Drug Addiction vs. Drug Dependence Difference is often misunderstood

Jonathan N. Stea :It is no secret that misinformation about addiction is rampant in popular media. One particular area of misinformation concerns how the use of language is employed when

Changing Behavior

Changing Behavior

Marty Nemko :The following distills what most often helps my clients effect behavior change. While I frame it as what I do as a counselor, much of it should

Dealing with Difficult People

Loriann Oberlin :During the holidays, I offered pointers to cope with the discontented characters that we all encounter in offices, schools, families and social circles, in Keeping Holiday Spirits

Dealing with Difficult People

Loriann Oberlin :During the holidays, I offered pointers to cope with the discontented characters that we all encounter in offices, schools, families and social circles, in Keeping Holiday Spirits

Experiencing Unimaginable

Experiencing Unimaginable

Margaret M. Quinlan :Throughout our interviews for our recent book, we examined particular health crises possible during the "life-cycle of early motherhood" (pre-conception through early toddlerhood). These crises include

Health hazards due to tobacco

Health hazards due to tobacco

Life DeskĀ  :A total of 161,000 people annually die in Bangladesh due to diseases like heart attack and cancer caused for use of tobacco products - a major factor

Children in grief

Children in grief

Erin Walsh and David Walsh :I had a summer screen time blog all written and ready to post on this website. Then our family dog got very sick and

The Case of Sadness

The Case of Sadness

Marty Nemko :Of course, no reasonable case can be made for debilitating sadness, let alone for depression. But society, which values upbeatness, deems even mild sadness to be a

Do we all have a duty to warn?

Do we all have a duty to warn?

Joe Navarro :Do you and I have a "duty to warn"? Clinicians, nurses, school administrators, and other professionals are often confronted with this issue or are required by law

Do we all have a duty to warn?

Do we all have a duty to warn?

Joe Navarro :Do you and I have a "duty to warn"? Clinicians, nurses, school administrators, and other professionals are often confronted with this issue or are required by law

Facts about iMRI aided surgeries for brain tumour

Facts about iMRI aided surgeries for brain tumour

Dr. Ravi Suman Reddy :Neurological diseases affect a person's ability to do deal with school, work and personal tasks independently. Immediate rectification of anomalies in brain such as tumors,

Do your friends expect too much?

Do your friends expect too much?

Suzanne Degges-White, Ph.D :It's pretty normal that we let a friend know that we're in need of advice or need to share about something significant in their lives .

Working Fathers Need to Exercise

Russell Clayton, Ph.D :As a working father, like many of you, I pride myself on being available and spending time with my children when I'm not at work. And why

Diabetes Complications and control measures

Md Billal Hossen :Diabetes is one of the most prevalent and serious non-communicable diseases all over the world. It is the leading cause of death, disability, and economic loss, and

Can we all get along?

Anatasia Kim :On March 3, 1991, Rodney G. King was horribly beaten by the LAPD. Viewed all over the world, the infamous footage became a visceral symbol of police brutality

Power of smells

Roni Beth Tower :I boarded the express train, settled into the window position of the three-seater on the side of the car that follows the Hudson River, and prepared to

The making of a scientist

The making of a scientist

Marty Nemko :You probably wouldn't have bet on Lauren Reynolds winning a prestigious young-scientist award.Her father was a mechanic, her mother a stay-at-home-mom, and later, a school-cafeteria worker. Lauren

What Matters for Women at Work?

What Matters for Women at Work?

Audrey Nelson, Ph.D :Organizations cannot ask employees to check their emotions and basic human needs at the door. For women and men, work needs to be a place for

How should we react to a betrayal?

How should we react to a betrayal?

Sheila Kohler :I have recently been reading two books about betrayal: Elena Ferrante's "Days of Abandonment" and Domenico Starnone's "Ties." Interestingly these are stories of betrayal by a husband

Failure Is a Power Tool Make your way to success

Failure Is a Power Tool Make your way to success

Amy Alkon :In the summer of 2018, I trained to become a mediator. A mediator is basically a trail guide out of conflict, helping quarreling people hear and understand