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Our 70-Year-Old President Behaving Badly and Immaturely-- Like No Child or Adolescent I've Ever Known

Christopher Phillips | Posted 01.26.2017 | Home
Christopher Phillips

This drives me bonkers. Just bonkers. Trump is depicted again and again as the poster child for a child. A child behaving most badly, wildly, out of ...

Politics and the Psychotherapist

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 12.30.2016 | Home
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The world has changed drastically since the results of the November 8th election, and with it the psychotherapist's task. The focus on our personal li...

"I Don't, So Neither Should You!"

Ellie Newman | Posted 12.19.2016 | Home
Ellie Newman

"I don't, so neither should you!" is a constant and reliable companion to "I did, so you should, too." I personally like to counter this wayward opini...

How To Select The Best Assessment

David B. Nast | Posted 12.02.2016 | Home
David B. Nast

Assessments can help you evaluate candidates, develop employees, and give you confidence and accuracy in the selection and development of talent that ...

When Irrational Behavior Can Be Beneficial

Quora | Posted 11.30.2016 | Home
Quora

What are some examples from history of people behaving irrationally in a way that was beneficial? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing...

The Way You Think About Willpower Is Hurting You

Nir Eyal | Posted 11.22.2016 | Home
Nir Eyal

Not so long ago, my post-work routine looked like this: After a particularly grueling day, I'd sit on the couch and veg for hours, doing my version of...

The Need For People Data

David B. Nast | Posted 11.07.2016 | Home
David B. Nast

People-related issues can tear apart a company, eroding even the most solid foundation built on the best products or services. On the talent acquisit...

Cats and Kitchen Counters

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 10.26.2016 | Home
Dr. Karen Becker

According to one survey in which more than 1,000 veterinary professionals and 167 cat owners were asked if cats should be allowed to freely roam the k...

How Telling Small Lies Can Make You Stop Caring About Big Ones

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 10.24.2016 | Home

Some cheating spouses, corrupt financiers and dishonest politicians learn this the hard way: Lies that start small often spiral into something much bi...

History Repeats Itself

Ellie Newman | Posted 10.18.2016 | Home
Ellie Newman

History repeats itself unless we learn from it and do things differently next time. And if that's not ringing any bells, think about the old cliche, "Insanity means doing the same thing and expecting a different result."

How To Raise An Environmentalist

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 10.18.2016 | Home
Greater Good Science Center

We read it in the news every day. From climate change to overfishing to deforestation, it seems that we are on the brink of a natural disaster on an epic scale. If we cannot do something to reverse these trends, we will surely make our planet uninhabitable.

This Is How to Raise Well-Behaved Children

Quora | Posted 10.10.2016 | Home
Quora

How do you raise well-behaved children? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people...

How To Deal With Your Whole Lotta Nothing

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.07.2016 | Home
Deirdre Maloney

So embrace the intermission as best you can. Use it. Know that the new act will begin. Get yourself ready.

How mass media can tap into human biology to advance the Sustainable Development Goals

Aric Noboa | Posted 10.10.2016 | Home
Aric Noboa

Discovery Learning Alliance/Patrick Toselli Philo Farnsworth believed television would help bring about world peace. It hasn't quite worked out that ...

Do We Have The Courage To Prune The Behaviors That Refuse To Die? Can We Cut The Ego Down To Size?

Beth Green | Posted 09.27.2016 | Home
Beth Green

Photo by Sarah via Flickr To many of us, fall feels like a new beginning because we associate fall with the start of school and the end of that langu...

When Life Laughs At Your Best Laid Plans

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.27.2016 | Home
Deirdre Maloney

This month found me exploring the country of Japan for the first time. Those of you who know me won't be surprised to learn that I did a whole lot ...

Friendship And Our Vagus Nerve

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.23.2016 | Home
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We don't often think that the nature of our friendships has a profound or major impact on our health and well-being. But a recent New York Times, art...

How Two Companies Hooked Customers On Products They Rarely Use

Nir Eyal | Posted 09.22.2016 | Home
Nir Eyal

Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet (the company formerly known as Google), has a quirky way of deciding which companies he likes. It's called "The Toothbrush Test." According to the New York Times, when Page looks at a potential company to acquire, he wants to know if the product is, like a toothbrush, "something you will use once or twice a day."

There's No One Solution to Improving Interactions Between Police and People with Mental Illnesses

The Stepping Up Initiative | Posted 08.28.2016 | Home
The Stepping Up Initiative

By Michael D. Thompson This piece was originally published in Scientific American on Aug. 28, 2016. You've undoubtedly heard about the recent report...

Enabling Success For Your Child This Year (And Every Year)

Byron Garrett | Posted 08.24.2016 | Home
Byron Garrett

What lessons that you learned as a youngster have stuck with you? What do you wish your parents or teachers had focused on all those years ago? Share them here so we can all learn from each other!

Our Curative Breath

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.09.2016 | Home
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We can wake ourselves up by increasing our oxygen level by breathing deeply. Or conversely, we can put ourselves to sleep with a kind of meditation of shallow breathing, and repeating silently the words to the rhythmic "in" and "out" like a mantra.

The Domino Effect: How To Create A Chain Reaction Of Good Habits

James Clear | Posted 08.17.2016 | Home
James Clear

Human behaviors are often tied to one another. For example, consider the case of a woman named Jennifer Lee Dukes. For two and a half decades during ...

How To Stop The Racist In You

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 08.05.2016 | Home
Greater Good Science Center

There are many fronts in the campaign against bias, both implicit and explicit, but they all have one thing in common: us. We are all potentially part of the problem--and we can all become a part of the solution.

The Scientific Argument For Mastering One Thing At A Time

James Clear | Posted 08.02.2016 | Home
James Clear

Many people, myself included, have multiple areas of life they would like to improve. For example, I would like to reach more people with my writing, ...

There's a Behavioral Revolution Coming. Will Mobile Apps Be Ready?

Quora | Posted 07.28.2016 | Home
Quora

How can mindful apps be successful if the internet's primary revenue stream is advertising? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing netwo...