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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...

Here's What The Oscar Nominations Should Look Like If They Were Announced Today

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.24.2015 | Entertainment

We are days away from the unofficial start of Oscar season, which routinely begins around Labor Day with the Telluride, Venice and Toronto film-festi...

The Film Inside Out Resurrects the Lost Prayer of Lament

Jade C. Angelica | Posted 08.12.2015 | Religion
Jade C. Angelica

The character of Sadness was representing -- unearthing -- the aspect of human nature that the ancient authors of Lamentations knew: feelings of loss, hurt, despair and all other forms of emotional pain must be identified, expressed and received.

Emotions Aren't "Just in Your Head"

Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D.

Like all animals, we are information seeking creatures, using our senses to navigate our environments. But we will find ourselves mistaken and confused if we focus too much attention on words and ideas and not enough on the amazing wealth of information our bodies are sending and receiving.

Which Food Riley Hates In 'Inside Out' Depends On Whether You Saw It In The U.S. Or Not

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.01.2015 | Entertainment

It's a small scene with a smaller modification, but it highlights an odd cultural difference you may not have known: Japanese kids can't stand green b...

Inside Out: A Response To How Pixar Misses The Mark

Joni Edelman | Posted 07.27.2015 | Parents
Joni Edelman

I am a fat woman. I spent 20 years of my adulthood agonizing over my body in an exhausting attempt to make it equal to what I had been told, and shown, was beautiful. I want the fat women I love and the thin women I love and my children to be able to see worth beyond the physical.

Disconnected in an Overconnected World (Part 3)

Menas C. Kafatos | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Menas C. Kafatos

Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D Jay Kumar, Ph.D. Your brain craves more downtime! We all know the benefits of what a relaxing summer vacation can do to rechar...

Pixar's ‘Inside Out' Reminds Us to Manage Emotions by Training Our Brain

Richard J. Davidson | Posted 07.24.2015 | World
Richard J. Davidson

Thanks to neuroplasticity, we know that the brain's structure and function can change throughout life, even as adults. It means you can train your brain to better manage which emotions surface when and for how long. So how do you move emotions like anger and sadness to the backseat to make room for more joy and to increase well-being?

Thoughts and Emotions

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

Maybe if we start early enough we can better control our emotions through observing our thoughts: We can manage our anger, avoid succumbing to our fear, handle our sadness and find peace and serenity in our day-to-day joys of life.

Let's Turn Learning Inside Out

Janine Ingram | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Janine Ingram

And with this simple, beautiful illustration of Joy finally understanding the role of Sadness in "Inside Out," I fully understood the focus on embracing failure within "Creativity Inc." Failure is to learning as Sadness is to Joy. We don't want to spend the majority of our time experiencing failure, but it plays a vital role in our life and our growing understanding of the world around us. And like Joy's attempt at minimizing Sadness, many of us parents minimize our children's risks because we lack understanding of its role in learning, we are robbing our children of the opportunity to fail.

GOP Inside Out Characters

Ted McCagg | Posted 07.22.2015 | Comedy
Ted McCagg

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This Crazy Pixar Theory Actually Makes Sense

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.16.2015 | Entertainment

Who's your friend who likes to play -- and makes you cry like a baby in front of everyone at the movies? It's Bing Bong! (Thanks a lot for that, bro....

Love and Mercy; Inside Out; Infinitely Polar Bear -- Mental Health in the Age of Cinematic Violence

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 07.15.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Fighting re-animated dinosaurs, threatening creatures from the future and all manner of the undead may be somewhat of a diversion. But more useful and in these cases more entertaining, as well, are those films which provide clues for dealing with our real life, daily challenges!

Four Lessons from "Inside Out" to Discuss With Kids

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2015 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

Though Inside Out has artfully opened the door to these conversations, it can still be hard to find the right way to move through them or respond to kids' questions. So for parents and teachers who want to discuss Inside Out with children, here we have distilled four of its main insights into our emotional lives

Working Moms Inside Out: Guilt Gone Wild

Alyssa Westring, Ph.D. | Posted 07.14.2015 | Women
Alyssa Westring, Ph.D.

The central message of Inside Out is that all emotions serve important functions in our lives, even those that we would prefer not to experience. So, what role is guilt playing in the lives of working mothers? And how can we use that knowledge to help manage it?

Inside the Healthy Mind

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

If you have the time to play mobile video games or check your news feed, you have time -- even if it's five minutes -- to turn off your screen and focus on your emotional health. Whether this is through prayer or meditation or simply sitting quietly in a serene place, the "mornings" of our lives can give us the strength from within to achieve optimal mental health.

Everyone Should Be Required to See "Inside Out"

Mark Baer | Posted 07.13.2015 | Entertainment
Mark Baer

I want to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the production and development of Disney•Pixar's film "Inside Out." The film is named "Inside Out" because it is about the inner workings of the mind, which controls how people behave.

Disney, Brain Science and Understanding Emotional Intelligence

James E. Porter | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
James E. Porter

I never thought seeing a kid's movie would become the inspiration for a new blog on emotional intelligence. Seeing Inside Out, the new movie from Disney/Pixar got me thinking about how we think.

Hilarious Parody Answers The Burning Question, 'Was That Racist?'

Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 07.09.2015 | Black Voices

The latest video from MTV News Decoded hilariously explores what goes on in one woman’s head as she tries to answer the ever-confusing question: "Wa...

Is the Psychology Behind Inside Out Real?

Quora | Posted 07.08.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

I just saw Inside Out over the weekend with my family and I really enjoyed the movie. I'll leave it to the experts on memory to comment on whether the way the film portrayed the way that short-term memories are encoded, stored, and used is close to accurate. I loved the way it was done using the little balls, tinted with the color of emotions.

How to Make Worry Your Friend!

Noelle Nelson | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Noelle Nelson

Worried about something for which you can't figure out solutions on your own? Ask for help. Ask as many people as you need to, then sort through their different ideas and choose the one that feels best to you.

Inside Out

Francis Levy | Posted 07.07.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Remember those cartoons that were shown to you as a kid in which tooth decay would be presented as a kind of medieval epic with mighty white knights battling their evil counterparts?

'Inside Out' And 'Jurassic World' Terminated The 'Terminator' At The Box Office

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 07.05.2015 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving ...

Tears, Tears and More Tears: On Crying at the Movies

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.02.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Crying at movies seems to happen more frequently of late. A side effect of aging? Perhaps that's just the way it works. I am not embarrassed by the fact that I have this tendency more often of late. Not that I don't take grief about it from my grown sons.

More Than a Feeling: The Importance (and Necessity) of Pixar's Inside Out

Alaina Baker | Posted 07.01.2015 | Entertainment
Alaina Baker

Inside Out is an extraordinary creation that is both heart-wrenching and so very real; if you see one movie this summer, let it be this.