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Finding the "Ideal" Partner When You Feel Insecure

Many people - too many people - are drained by efforts to cover up their sense that they are essentially inadequate and flawed. This causes many problems in their lives, including feeling chronically distressed about their intimate relationships.

September 24, 2014 — Leslie Becker-Phelps
Take Care of Your Brainand Your Friendships

Take Care of Your Brainand Your Friendships

Fighting back emotion, Tony Dorsett, the former Dallas Cowboys running back, told ESPN last fall: Its painful, man, for my daughters to say theyre scared of meits painful.

January 7, 2014 — Ingrid Wickelgren
The Psychology of Giving Thanks

The Psychology of Giving Thanks

As we all sit down tonight to feast on turkey and pumpkin pie, many of us will be going around the table giving thanks for our everyday sources of gratitude, like friendships, relationships, and good health.

November 28, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum

Is Data Really Changing the Nature of Wearable Technology?

Do you have a FitBit story? Last November, S came home with a Fitbit Flex. For those of you who don’t have one of these increasingly ubiquitous devices, it’s a small, plastic band that you wear on your wrist (there are other tracker options as well).

September 8, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa

Catfishing: The Truth About Deception Online

The growing popularity of online dating The dating scene has been changing over the last decade. According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, approximately 6% of Internet users who are in a marriage or other committed relationship met online, compared to 3% who reported this in 2005.

April 25, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa
What does it mean to be an introvert online?

What does it mean to be an introvert online?

Did you take public transportation today? And where did you sit? Did you take the seat on the end? What about your phone at work? Did it actually ring today?

March 27, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa

Sex and the Married Neurotic

There are few things in this world that I truly loathe. One of those things is the showEverybody Loves Raymond. Why, you might ask? First of all, its actually quite hard to really love Raymond.

February 14, 2014 — Melanie Tannenbaum

How To Make The Most Of Your Valentine’s Day!

Whether you’re single or partnered up this Valentine’s Day, psychology has all sorts of tips for you on how to find your next great love or improve your existing relationship with the one you’ve got.

February 14, 2015 — Melanie Tannenbaum

The Making of a Tough Mudder.

In November 2011, I participated in my first Tough Mudder, an event officially billed as a “hardcore, 10-12 mile obstacle course designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie” (and unofficially billed as “probably the toughest event on the planet”). Since then, I’ve participated in 3 Super Spartans [...]

January 15, 2015 — Melanie Tannenbaum

Calling It Sex When They Mean Love

The saying "Why do they call it love when they mean sex?" is often used when a person feels a strong physical attraction toward another person and they camouflage it as love or a special connection.

December 9, 2014 — Pere Estupinyà
Did You Have A Good Pee, Mr. Rhino?

Did You Have A Good Pee, Mr. Rhino?

Thanks to a recent study on the urine flow of differently sized mammals (yes, small mammals “drip” and large mammals “jet”— more here), I came across a gem of a YouTube video where three out-of-frame tourists on safari observe and narrate the public urination of a rhino.

November 26, 2013 — Julie Hecht
Repent for Your Sins—or Turn Them into Something Good

Repent for Your Sins—or Turn Them into Something Good

The November/December Scientific American Mind is a tribute to the seven deadly sins. Not that gluttony, envy, greed, sloth, wrath, lust and pride are necessarily laudable traits, but we can learn a lot from them.

October 24, 2013 — Ingrid Wickelgren

How to Help the Growing Female Prison Population

Orange Is the New Black, the popular Netflix show based on the memoir by Piper Kerman, brought female prisons into America's living room, highlighting several issues that are plaguing the correctional system.

April 7, 2015 — Mary Ellen Mastrorilli

The Stories Our Refrigerators Tell

The refrigerator gives us a claimable space that serves as a center in our home. In fact, if you were spend 10 minutes anywhere in someone's home, I'd argue that the refrigerator would probably tell you the most about that person.

May 20, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa

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