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5 Robot Animals You Need to Know About

Inverse | Posted 04.12.2016 | Technology
Inverse

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Kastalia Medrano Lifelike robots are kind of a gamble. When they're human-shaped, they're perpet...

Does the U.S. Need a Legal Right to Be Forgotten?

Brad Reid | Posted 04.11.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

Within the past ten years, the European Union (EU) has enacted laws creating a "right to be forgotten." The basic idea is that individuals should not ...

Why Children Need to Learn to Play Alone

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Children learn from observation. As your child learns to read, model reading on your own for them to see how an adult enjoys reading for pleasure. They will want to copy your pastimes.

When Do You Start Raising Your Kids?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.14.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Raising kids is a life-long process that begins in utero. When the pregnant mothers voice resonates in her uterus the fetus hears it and recognizes it...

When Three-Year-Olds Stand Up for Themselves

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.03.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

There's no one like your own child but three-year-olds often have a lot in common in the way they express their new found autonomy and desire to stand...

Who Should Bear a Dying Man's Burden?

Pranay Sinha | Posted 03.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Pranay Sinha

As physicians, we know that the patients are suffering. We know that their chances of returning to the life they desire are nonexistent. We know that this is a difficult decision. Should we respect their right to self-determination and help them continue this difficult existence until they decide to stop?

Future of the workplace

Pioneers for Change | Posted 03.01.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Paulina 'Pow' Sygulska I'm under no doubt that the world of workplace as we know it is changing in front of our eyes, never to be the same agai...

What Does It Mean to Be a Feminist?

Maria Laurino | Posted 02.19.2016 | Women
Maria Laurino

Contemporary American feminism has primarily come to mean championing women's autonomy and challenging the privileging of male over female. But a feminism that is chiefly about autonomy is bound to liberate one person at the expense of another.

8 Tips on Coping with Your Antagonistic Teenage Daughter

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.16.2016 | Teen
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Remember your daughter in grade school? Lively, your best friend, carefree, happy to confide in you? Then when she was fifteen a switch turned on. She...

Stop Infantilizing Old People, Please

Randall Horton | Posted 01.13.2016 | Fifty
Randall Horton

Although I am not yet extremely old, I've already noticed that younger people I hardly know sometimes refer to me as "sweetheart" or "sweetie." This seems to be a particular problem in health care settings.

Whose Homework Is It, Anyway? How Parents Can Help, Not Hinder, Their Child's Success

Tamar Chansky | Posted 10.26.2015 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

With parents at the helm, kids aren't learning how to learn, at best they're learning how to get the right answer and in many cases may be led astray by parents -- however well meaning -- who don't understand the work. The conclusion? Parental engagement in children's education has no appreciable impact on their success in school.

Driverless Cars and the Myths of Autonomy

David A. Mindell | Posted 10.14.2015 | Technology
David A. Mindell

Every robot, like every person, is autonomous within a social setting, and must navigate its relationships to others. Working in isolation is conceivable, indeed appealing to a certain mindset, but unrealistic in the human world.

Does Flextime Lead to Better Health and Less Burnout?

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Without question, more and more employees are asking their employers for more flexibility, but does flextime really decrease rates of burnout and lead to better health outcomes? What do you think?

Lessons from Amazon about the Importance of Thriving at Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
Paula Davis-Laack

Simply using the word "together" can have a profound impact on how work teams operate. New research by Priyanka Carr and Gregory Walton shows that using social cues that signal an invitation for folks to work together can fuel intrinsic motivation even when people work alone.

5 Habits of People Who Love Their Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 07.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Because so many workplaces don't give employees the ownership they crave, employees essentially "rent" their jobs. Alternatively, Dr. Shane Lopez discovered that people who love their jobs do these five things regularly:

6 Criteria Of Well-Being, According To Scientists

David Sze | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Carol Ryff's model of psychological well-being provides a powerful framework through which to analyze and organize one's life and to generate ideas about how to live better. So why isn't the popular media talking about the model? Perhaps it is time Ryff hired better marketing staff.

Is the Sexual Healing Movement the New Sexual Revolution?

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

The entire sexual recovery movement and growing number of therapists and centers devoted to sexual healing is at the forefront of a new wave of sexual liberation.

When Your Career Becomes a Job

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Laura Berman Fortgang

A certain amount of accountability proves to help performance, while being micromanaged or needing approval for every move grossly reduces one's creativity and life force. Like being chained to the floor, a lack of autonomy will quickly frustrate you.

That Frightening Time When Your Child Is Learning Autonomy

Rachel Toalson | Posted 05.16.2015 | Parents
Rachel Toalson

2-year-olds: It doesn't matter if shoes don't match or if they're different sizes. Just put them on. Shoes are shoes are shoes. Stop trying to match them and put them on the right feet, parents.

People Leave Bad Bosses, Not Companies: Here's Why

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Paula Davis-Laack

People crave good leadership, and when it doesn't measure up, good employees leave and companies lose lots of money and valuable talent.

What's Your Excuse?

Wendy Reese | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

There are moments when reality hits you like a medicine ball upside the head. I was silently complaining to myself about all the things that I am stru...

Same-Sex Marriage and Physician-Assisted Dying: The Connection

Ronald A. Lindsay | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Ronald A. Lindsay

Religious institutions have always wanted to exercise as much control over the individual as possible, but especially in the critical areas of marriage, birth, and death.

Scotland and Catalonia: Fraternal But Not Twins

David Morris | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
David Morris

Scotland and Catalonia are brothers in arms. Independence movement leaders communicate regularly. On September 18, when Scotland voted on uncoupling from the United Kingdom Catalans were there.

Autonomy: The Self-Driving Car and You

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Paul Schwennesen

We could be forgiven for thinking this is a vaguely interesting gewgaw in a world benumbed by technological gadgetry. The iPhone Six is out, for crying out loud... But like those who scoffed at Karl Benz's strange "Motorwagen" in 1900, we'd be overlooking a revolution.

Aborted Thinking

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We all like autonomy, and all concede it has to end somewhere. As I once heard an ethicist quip, my autonomy to swing a stick certainly ends where your nose begins.