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A Survival Guide to Dealing with Difficult Colleagues

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 10.07.2015 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Professional behavior should be a given expectation among working adults but in reality, most of us have experienced unprofessional conduct in the workplace. You can choose your friends but you don't always have the luxury of choosing your colleagues.

How Catnip Affects Your Kitty's Behavior

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Believe it or not, scientists have yet to discover why catnip drives kitties wild. They've identified the chemical substance in catnip that causes the...

The Science Behind Our Preferences

Quora | Posted 10.06.2015 | Science

Typically we explain taste -- in food, music, movies, art -- in terms of culture, upbringing, and sheer chance. In recent years there have been several attempts to explain taste from biological perspectives: either neuroscience or evolutionary psychology.

Buzzed Runners to Buzzing Neurons via ColorfulCortex Weekly

Jess Carson | Posted 10.05.2015 | Science
Jess Carson

ColorfulCortex is a weekly digest of neuroscience news in social, vice, tech and more.

The New Science of Stress: What You Need to Know

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

It's time for us to start having a more balanced conversation about stress. While chronic stress exists and isn't good for our mental or physical health, there is so much more to the stress story than "stress is bad."

Apologies and Their Complexities

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To acknowledge imperfections, some of us have to confront our idealized image, a narcissistic view of the self that dictates we must be perfect. In this case, a mistake and the need to apologize, can be experienced as like a blemish that needs to be hidden.

NASA Secrets for Your Success

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business
Dragos Bratasanu

Dearest friend, Are you familiar with the pain of having a dream and not knowing how to make it a reality? I am too but this shouldn't be like this...

Has Your Doctor's Success Required More Competitiveness Than Compassion?

Matthew A. Weed PhD | Posted 09.22.2015 | Science
Matthew A. Weed PhD

Our physician training system currently increases suffering for patients like me and the millions of community caregivers who help us. It raises healthcare costs and adds significantly to physician burn-out because we neither select for empathy nor prepare future doctors to understand how patients work, live, and die.

How to Keep Your House Clean When You're Owned by a Cat

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 09.17.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dr. Karen Becker

If it seems like you're spending all your free time cleaning up after Tiger, don't despair. Here are a few tips and tricks for keeping up with cat clutter than can make the chore much easier and less time-consuming.

Can We Change How We Parent? Unlocking Your Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Do you ever wonder why your child behaves the way she does? How many times in a single day do you ask yourself, "Why did she do that?"

Did You Know That Websites Can Identify You by the Way You Type?

Jeff Fox | Posted 09.15.2015 | Technology
Jeff Fox

Every new technology can be used for good or ill. Such is the case with the newly developing field of behavioral biometrics, a technology that's not the same as the physiological "biometrics" many of us know well. The chart below differentiates the two categories.

Dream Work by Process of Imagination

Paola K Amaras | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Paola K Amaras

I was a teen when I learned about Gestalt dream work, and I liked the idea of the self-awareness that it espoused. Being in the present, understanding sensations, emotions, and behaviors was intriguing to a young girl on the verge of becoming a woman and falling in love. I was confused.

Poker-Face Meets Volcano: Invisible Force Fields and the Clash of Emotions in International Business

O'Brien Browne | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

A significant yet under-researched area in intercultural business communication is the impact of our emotions on our business partners.

Hiking Safety Tips for You and Your Dog

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Hiking can be a wonderful activity and also great exercise for dog owners and their canine companions. There's nothing like a few hours on the trail i...

Future Lawyers Should Be Screened and Trained for Empathy

Mark Baer | Posted 08.27.2015 | Divorce
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Mark Baer

Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem.

Sadness: The Heroic Emotion (Inspired by the Movie 'Inside Out')

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Although often used interchangeably, an emotion differs from a feeling. The movie "Inside Out" inspired me to explore that distinction as well as t...

The Crucial Factor in Making Real Change in Your Life

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

In addition to creating an agreement with our partner, collaboration with others can give us new ideas of regarding specific practices that may support the changes we wish to bring about. This kind of support can help us to trust that real change is an actual possibility.

Matter of Time Before Every Health Plan Has a Rewards Program

Michael Dermer | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Michael Dermer

Health plans are entering a new competitive landscape. Rewards will not only be an essential component, but will also drive a healthier population - creating a win-win situation for all.

Psychology in Fiction

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.17.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Over the last few years, I've been writing fiction. For decades, I've been a psychiatrist. As a novelist, I now write with a reader's sensibility, and read with a writer's eye. I'm struck by the degree to which fiction and psychology share certain crucial elements.

Handcuffs Do Not Belong in Schools

Dr. Wendy Rice | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendy Rice

A sheriff's deputy from Kentucky is currently facing federal lawsuit because he handcuffed at least two elementary school students who were acting up....

Regrets and What to Do With Them

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Approaching regret from a cognitive point of view, reframing our thoughts from the past to the future, and asking, "What's next?" can also help to process regrets.

Are You a Dysfunctional CEO?

Mike Harden | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Mike Harden

Over the years, I have worked with and witnessed CEOs who were completely dysfunctional. They had angry outbursts, belittled their employees, micromanaged everyone, refused to spend money when needed and treated "A" players like school kids.

6 Mistakes Dog Owners Make

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Raising a good canine citizen doesn't come naturally to every dog guardian, which is one of the reasons so many unlucky pups are relinquished to anima...

The Expletive Explosion

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.10.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

In the social media world, we communicate briefly without full sentences and offer quick letter combos (LOL) that further discourage open dialogue with any complexity. In a world chock full of anger and anxiety, this rapid fire practice of communication could lead to widespread misinterpretations and deeply hurt feelings.

8 Subconscious Behaviors That Are Keeping You From Having The Life You Want

Brianna Wiest | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Brianna Wiest

Here are eight of the daily behaviors and unconscious habits that are keeping you from the life you really want.