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Cognitive Dissonance

Little Me, Stand up to the Big Doctor? Sometimes Cognitive Dissonance Is Worth The Toll It Takes!

Lisa Guest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

I got good news today at the City of Hope. No part of me went in there this morning thinking that the news was going to be good. What have I learned beyond how blessed I am?

When is Chiropractic Care a Scam? What About Reflexology? Magnetic Therapy?

Todd Kashdan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Kashdan

When someone is in chronic pain, unable to function, they are susceptible to charismatic people who claim to have the answers.

Masschusetts: Poll Coverage and Dissonant Ads

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

This morning, I'm sure of only one thing about the Massachusetts Senate race: The perception among Massachusetts voters that Democrat Martha Coakley i...

Why Is It So Hard To Make That Job Change?

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

In order for change to occur, cognitive dissonance is essential. What is cognitive dissonance? Cognitive dissonance is a conflict between two ideas that one holds at the same time in one's mind.

The March of Folly, Continued

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Obama can make many wise comments about past international affairs while proceeding with actual policies largely unfettered by the wisdom.

Why I Love Twitter (Right Now) More than Facebook

Tamar Chansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tamar Chansky

The same cyber detectives who have spied on me on facebook will no doubt be deployed to the new Twitter. It'll become a writ-small version of the invasive infomercials that plague late night television.

Why Some Smart Women Think Palin is a Good Choice

Pam Atherton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pam Atherton

A few of my very smart women friends think Palin has what it takes. I don't get it. Why can't they see what I see and what many conservative pundits are falling all over themselves to say? Palin is not qualified. I was so confused, I sought the advice of experts.