Essential Reads

Tap Into the Inner Genius You Didn’t Know You Had

Research show that genius is inside each of us, but how can we access it?

The Absolute Best Way to Start Your Happiness Journey

Are you ready to jumpstart your happiness. Here's some tips for getting started on the right foot.

We Project Onto Romantic Partners Our Own Desires to Cheat

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on October 19, 2017 in ExperiMentations
We are often convinced that mistrust of our romantic partners is well-founded. Sometimes it is but research suggests that suspicion also comes from our own attraction to others.

Genetic Research Uncovers Traits Associated With Longer Life

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on October 18, 2017 in Cravings
Scientists are digging deeper into the secrets of longevity.

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Go With Green

Thinking of sprucing up your home before end-of-year entertaining begins? Use what scientists have learned to select your hues.

Are you Self-Nurturing?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on October 23, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
Stress builds up over time, so it's important to do small things throughout the day to keep the stress meter in the "green zone." There are many ways to lower stress.

How To Have Better Sex & Enhance Relationship Satisfaction

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on October 23, 2017 in ExperiMentations
New research begins to tease apart how sexual and relationship satisfaction are distinct yet interrelated, describing ways to enhance both by communicating differently about each.

Practice Empathic Parenting to Help Cultivate Healthy Anger

Being mindful to be an empathic parent can be extremely challenging. Doing so can powerfully impact how you and your child manage anger.
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Clearness Committees: Using Community to Clarify Your Calls

By Gregg Levoy on October 22, 2017 in Passion!
You alone are called, but that doesn't mean you have to do it all by yourself.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Imagine an Invisible String

An imagery exercise can help us explore how we feel about a loved one and our connection to them.

What Happens When We Are Too Self-Protective?

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on October 22, 2017 in ExperiMentations
Reflections on emotional vulnerability and risk-taking.

Nine Ways to Get Emotionally Stronger

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on October 21, 2017 in Emotional Fitness
There may come a time in your life when your emotions have been depleted, and you need to find ways to recharge yourself.

Cutting-Edge Research Shows That Love Is All Around Us

How can our precognitive abilities help tune us in to timeless love?

Go With the Flaw

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on October 21, 2017 in Wander Woman
The moment you realize you made a mistake and feel stupid, whipped, or embarrassed, you can be powerful. Learn how to master your mind before you beat yourself up.

Do You Confuse People's "States" With Their "Traits?"

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in Think Well
It's common for people to use overgeneralizations when criticizing others. Here's why they're almost always untrue and reflect a basic lack of understanding human nature.

Time Present and Time Past: Obesity and Chronobiology

Does it matter when and how often we eat as much as what we eat when it comes to controlling our weight?

7 Strengths for 7 Stressors of Today

You don't need a cape to be a superhero.
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To Forgive or Not to Forgive

By Alex Pattakos Ph.D. on October 19, 2017 in The Meaningful Life
If you don’t learn from unavoidable suffering, then your life becomes meaningless.

Consumed by Anger Long After the Marriage Ends

Abandoned wives say that they hate feeling angry all the time but they can't stop. They seek revenge and wish they could make their ex-husbands suffer what they have suffered.

Is Monogamy Still a Thing?

Sexual fidelity and emotional fidelity have typically held different meanings and values for romantic partners based on gender. Is this still true today?

Don't Call Harvey Weinstein a Sex Addict

All too often everything from having extramarital affairs to watching porn to desiring different sexual experiences with a reluctant partner is lumped together as sex addiction.

Solve 5 Baffling Problems Using the Latest Psych Research!

By Meg Selig on October 17, 2017 in Changepower
You've got problems. The latest psychology research has answers. Learn to: Look more attractive, ease depression and anxiety, decide when to socialize and when to work...and more.
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When Life is No Longer an Endless Upward Slope

By Glenn C. Altschuler Ph.D. on October 17, 2017 in This Is America
Although there may be no clear and compelling solutions to midlife crises, there are ways in which we can sort through some of the apprehensions and angst of adulthood.

What is a Remarkable Coincidence Telling the Statistician?

Even when confronted personally with a low probability coincidence, a major statistician clings tightly to his belief in the full explanatory power of coincidences.

Are You Confusing Comfort With Happiness?

By Peter Bregman on October 16, 2017 in How We Work
Discover the four pillars of meaning, why our culture has an obsession with happiness, and why happiness can’t be pursued.

"Me Too" and the Limits of Internet Empathy

The "Me Too" campaign on social media highlights the prevalence of misogyny, sexual harassment and assault. But our online engagement may take us farther from resolution.
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The Free Secret to Happiness

Embracing nature is one of the most powerful healing tools we have.

How to Quiet the Little Voice in Your Head

Tired of your inner narrator? How to press the mute button.
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Teresa of Avila: Mystic, Visionary, or Flourishing Woman?

By Ryan M. Niemiec Psy.D. on October 16, 2017 in What Matters Most?
Learn the top strengths of one of the most popular and influential saints, Teresa of Avila. How might this mystic inspire you to flourish?

Are You Taking Care of Yourself?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on October 16, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
Make sure they are getting enough sleep and that they are eating correctly, doing exercise regularly, avoiding health hazards, and having regular checkups.

5 Reasons Fear of Failure Sustains Toxic Love

There is far greater risk in holding onto unhappy relationships that do not meet an individual’s needs than there is in moving on. Five reasons fear of failure keeps people stuck.

Sometimes the Simple Sound of “Sorry” Stinks

"Sorry" can be a sorry excuse for an apology, especially in a text. Here's a better way.

3 Hidden Ways Natural Disasters Hurt Happiness

With this recent series of earthquakes, record-breaking hurricanes, and fires – it seems more important than ever to discuss the impacts of natural disasters on human happiness.

Emotions Drive Synchronicities

Emotions are the very life of us. They connect us to each other at a distance, forming the basis of many profound coincidences.