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The only way to really detect when someone is lying

The only way to really detect when someone is lying

How can you tell when someone is lying? If you Google this question, you will find that there are mountains of books, an endless supply of youtube videos, and thousands

Adjusting holidays to the pandemic

Adjusting holidays to the pandemic

Shireen Anne Jeejeebhoy :Marlene told me in her interview for Lifeliner about how Judy Taylor was unusual in her rapid adaptation to living without eating. She had been a

Path toward the national healing

Path toward the national healing

Glenn Geher, Ph.D :let me start by saying that 2020 has been a mess. In this context, I guess it's not surprising that the 2020 presidential election here in the

Painting the Pandemic

Dr. Friedberg M.D :"I'm so damn frustrated," said my patient Paul.  He actually wanted to talk in person because, he insisted, "all this virtual stuff is ruining my life."  Paul

Five grounding tips for strange time

Five grounding tips for strange time

Lise Deguire, Psy.D :2020 is the year which keeps on giving. Having contended with COVID, racial unrest, and economic uncertainty, we now have the election-which-will-not-end. My phone dings with

Cope with the loss of a dream

Cope with the loss of a dream

Alice Boyes, Ph.D :Many of us know what the loss of a dream feels like.Perhaps you ...tried to get into veterinary school but didn't.opened a restaurant and it went

Danger of pursuing status

Danger of pursuing status

Marty Nemko, Ph.D :My most read recent post is Deciding Not to Live Up to Your Potential-almost 50,000 views in the five days since it was published. As is

Must we always be striving for a better life?

Must we always be striving for a better life?

Nancy Colier, LCSW, Rev :The workshop started with a simple question: What do you want? That question was followed shortly with What is your deepest intention?  And then, What

The Enlightenment Gap

The Enlightenment Gap

Gregg Henriques, PhD :Although the Enlightenment revolutionized human thought and transformed the world, it failed to produce a coherent theory of knowledge. The central reason is that the modernist

Flexibility in the face of grief

Flexibility in the face of grief

Emily B. Kroska, PhD :I recently spoke at a conference for patients with C3 Glomerulopathy (C3g) and their families. C3g includes a group of rare kidney diseases for which

World Heart Day: Take care of your heart

September 29 is World Heart Day. The day is celebrated in Bangladesh as well as in other countries of the world to raise public awareness about heart disease around the

Friends: The best in this world Kazi Yaminur Rashid Turjo

To me I always see the friends in a different way than others. If you ask me, I would say there are 4 types of Friends:a) True Friends b) Good

Willpower is nonsense

Willpower is nonsense

Meredith Atwood :When I was a little girl, I was a bit of a chubby thing.  Like many growing up in the fat-free-craze era, I ended up at Weight

Quit smoking : Why science matters

Quit smoking : Why science matters

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D :In today's world, apps and websites are how people get a great deal of their mental and behavioral health information.That's a good thing, in principle.

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 Desk  :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