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Greta Gerwig on ‘Lola Versus’, Insecurity, and Marriage Before 30

The Daily Beast | Posted 06.06.2012 | Women

I started lying about my age when I was 7. It was first grade, and I had turned 7 in August. Having an August birthday meant that I would either be th...

We Get Old But Rejection Doesn't

Michele Willens | Posted 08.05.2012 | Women
Michele Willens

I know a man -- a highly successful one at that -- who is so fearful of rejection that he literally can't ask dinner guests if they want a drink. Why are we so afraid of the word "no"?

Coping With Economic Uncertainty

Noah Kass | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

Collective anxiety and increased tension go hand in hand with uncertainty. When individuals experience stress, they can slip into patterns of irrational behavior or thinking, rapid mood swings and highly unpredictable feelings.

The Daily Mail Woman

Anna Blundy | Posted 06.05.2012 | Women
Anna Blundy

A former employee told me that to get a feature into the Daily Mail you have to assure the editors that the female subject is photogenic.

No, Slim Doesn't Mean Fat

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 06.02.2012 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

I was a vulnerable, insecure fifteen-year-old when a guy I'll call Marty said, "With your pretty face and hourglass shape, you'd be a knockout if only you lost a little weight."

Jon Hamm's Fears And Insecurities (WATCH)

Posted 09.03.2013 | MarloThomas

Even the debonair star of Mad Men has insecurities! Here Jon Hamm reveals some of his fears and what he's done to overcome them. var src_url="http:/...

Why Do Women Bully Other Women in the Workplace?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 05.09.2012 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

I've seen it. I've experienced it and dear God I certainly hope that I haven't been guilty of it. Now, though, I feel validated in my observations and...

The Treasure Of Your Being

Logan Lynn | Posted 04.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Logan Lynn

I am still trying as a 32-year-old man to get to a place inside where I actually do treasure my own being. That reads sadder than it sounded in my head, but growing up gay in a bigoted church didn't help me develop self-worth as a child.

America's Middle Class Is Dangling Without a Safety Net

Amy B. Dean | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

The reason why the message of the Occupy movement has struck a chord with so many people is that it touches on an issue that goes beyond the standing of America's "top 1%." People are not merely resentful of inequality. They're scared due to insecurity.

Insecurity Kills

Princeton Irvin Parker | Posted 02.24.2012 | Black Voices
Princeton Irvin Parker

Many people today are mentally and spiritually bound by insecurity. Insecurity handicaps the mind, by becoming a filter that all thoughts pass through. This makes it so that your vision is blurred.

The Real Reason You're Single

Marnie Nir | Posted 02.22.2012 | Women
Marnie Nir

If you think "Online dating is in fact a sanctuary for satan. You are in hell. You know this for a fact: eHarmony = hell on earth," then this is the dating advice you need to hear.

New Mom Having a Hard Time Making New Friends

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 01.11.2012 | Parents
Dr. Irene S. Levine

When we're lonely, it's natural to think about reaching back into the past to resurrect relationships with old school chums -- but be cautious. You may realize that you have even less in common with these friends -- except for your shared history.

Why This Country (and World) Is So Screwed Up, In a Word

Donna Flagg | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Donna Flagg

It's what makes life so unpleasant, miserable even. It's the bosses who make employees feel worthless, it's the wives, husbands, boyfriends and girlfr...

4 Ways To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

Mike Robbins | Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

It's normal for us to compare ourselves to others. However, negative comparison can have serious consequences on our self-esteem, our relationships, our work and our overall experience of life.

Are You Making These 4 Life Mistakes?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 12.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

I was brought up and programmed to believe in a number of ideas that have turned out to be untrue. These false beliefs led me to make various life and relationship mistakes.

Case Closed

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 12.15.2011 | Fifty
Wendy Lustbader

As we get older, the quest to be somebody wanes. We know who we are, and have less need to seek external proof of our worth.

My Sort of True Love Affair With a Really Very Cool and Famous Person

Ilana Ross | Posted 09.27.2011 | College
Ilana Ross

They say the boulevards of Los Angeles are full of broken dreams, hearts, and now, more than few of my busted hubcaps.

A Short-Lived Tyranny (of Choice)

Jeff A. Katz | Posted 09.14.2011 | College
Jeff A. Katz

"A college campus is habitat of abundance and access, with a fluid and fairly ruthless vetting apparatus. A city also has abundance and access, especi...

Handling an Insecure Friend

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 09.07.2011 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Dealing with an insecure friend requires a proper mix of sensitivity and boundaries.

Relationship Security = Better Sex

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 08.21.2011 | Women
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Being secure has never meant so much to the quality of your sexual relationship.

Face It: See Life As A Series Of Favorite Moments

Michele Willens | Posted 08.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Willens

Unrealistic and inevitably dashed expectations has been my lifelong M.O. But when I break down the full screen into smaller bytes, things begin to look better.

Rationality And Irrationality In Believers And Atheists

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.04.2011 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

Science has much to say about spirituality, and vice versa. They aren't enemies or natural opposites.

Overcoming Shyness

Isha Judd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Isha Judd

The only thing you need do is find security within yourself -- to reach the point where what you think of yourself becomes more important than any external opinion.

Dealing with a friend who's a Drama Queen

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, I am in an awkward situation with a friend whom I'll call Carla and don't know how to handle it. She's noticed that I've been pul...

Valentine's Day: Celebrating The Insecurity of Love

Rabbi Irwin Kula | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Irwin Kula

If we want Valentine's Day to really work we have to do more than give our lover roses. We fearlessly have to hold the thorns.