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Can America Ever Regain Its Exceptionalism?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

The myth of American Exceptionalism stems from the idea that the U.S. was the product of an immaculate conception -- a virgin, fertile continent bordered by two vast oceans and free of the foibles and follies of the old counties in Europe.

Chemistry and Attraction: When It's Healthy and When It's Not

Joyce Marter | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

When individuals with healthy emotional backgrounds meet, the irresistible "love force" creates a sustainable, reciprocal and stable relationship. C...

Narcissists May Be More Likely To Be Leaders (But Not Necessarily Good Ones)

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Narcissists are more likely to hold leadership positions, but that doesn't necessarily make them more successful leaders, according to a new study in ...

The Plight of the Aging Narcissist

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 03.15.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

A narcissist's desire to be the center of attention and praise can create challenges in adjusting to the passing years. Society's association between youth and beauty can lead people preoccupied with their appearance feeling vulnerable. The question is whether, and how, they meet this challenge.

The Dark Side of Executive Narcissism: How CEOs Destroy Companies' Reputation and Employee Morale

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D.

If we can educate organizations, in particular board members, on the virtues of humility and the destructive consequences of narcissistic and charismatic leadership, we may see a smaller proportion of entitled, arrogant, and fraudulent CEOs -- to everyone's benefit.

Why Fame Makes Mindfulness Difficult

Posted 12.20.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Meditation is a well-documented favorite pastime of global celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Walters, but clinical psychologist Donna Rockwel...

What We Can Learn About Our Own Lives From Celebrity Narcissism

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 02.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The great thing about celebrity narcissism is that we hold the clicker. When we've had enough, we can simply move on to another distraction. In our lives, the closer the narcissist is, the hard it is to escape the vortex.

Celebrities Are NOT All Narcissists

Melissa Schenker | Posted 02.11.2014 | Celebrity
Melissa Schenker

It's interesting to see how often we relate narcissism to celebrities and how the media very quickly labels those folks narcissists. We have a thing about celebrities and prominent people these days.

10 Signs Your Man Is A Psychopath

Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce

Written by Kiri Blakeley on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir . Are you in a relationship with a psychopath? You might think that's something you'd know ...

Is Self-Interest Healthy or Narcissism?

Melissa Schenker | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
Melissa Schenker

Have you ever heard things like, "We're all a bit narcissistic, aren't we?" or "A little narcissism is healthy," or "Isn't everyone, at essence, a nar...

How To Make Yourself Happy (It's Not What You Think!)

Hippo Reads | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Hippo Reads

What does self-deception mean? As RadioLab's story suggests, self-deceivers are not only more successful, but often happier. Go figure.

Why Take the High Road When Dealing With a Narcissist?

Melissa Schenker | Posted 01.24.2014 | Women
Melissa Schenker

It is inevitable that the narcissist in your life will irritate you. A narcissist won't listen, will talk too much, will never ask what will work for you.

Codependency, Don't Dance!

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

The inherently dysfunctional "codependency dance" requires two opposite but distinctly balanced partners: the pleaser/fixer (codependent) and the take...

Working With a Narcissist? Tips to Identify the Signs

Melissa Schenker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Melissa Schenker

If you are having problems with someone at work, or you're hearing troubling things about an employee, you may be encountering a narcissist. It's useful to know the basic signs that can clue you in to get more information.

The Spiritual Crisis Underlying American Politics

John Amodeo, PhD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John Amodeo, PhD

While it is obvious to anyone who graduated from sixth grade that America is reeling from a chronic political crises, it may not be as apparent that the disabling political warfare is fueled by an underlying spiritual crisis.

The Narcissist in Your Life: The Best Teacher You'll Ever Have

Melissa Schenker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Schenker

I became a student of the narcissist, and you can, too. You'll come to understand that a narcissist has a way of being that is different from yours, and you'll find ways to interact or create distance that work for you, rather than exhaust you or put you at risk.

A Narcissist in the Workplace: Does It Matter?

Melissa Schenker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Melissa Schenker

If there is a narcissist in your workplace, the costs and benefits may need to be teased out. This process may need to take place as people and projects realign.

Are Selfies Ruining Your Relationships?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 12.01.2013 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The trick with selfies may be to look at why you're taking them -- and what they do for you. Posting affirming selfies can be empowering. But they can also help reinforce the idea that what matters most in this world is how things, and people, look.

Why Men's Self-Esteem Drops When Their Romantic Partners Succeed

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Taken together, these findings indirectly reveal a significant upheaval and transformation underway, regarding what men have traditionally learned to define as "manhood" and "success" in our culture.

Guilt: I'm Breaking Up With You

Cara Paiuk | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

Guilt is simply a manifestation of lack of self-confidence in your choices. You either say to hell with everyone else or you enter the hell of self-doubt.

The 5 Different Ways We Lie

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When it comes to the truth, it's important to think about whether you want people to trust you. This world may not be perfect, nor the truth always easy to take, but you can find peace and freedom in the security of knowing that the world you've created around you is as real as it gets.

Can Narcissists Change?

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

As a therapist, I've seen firsthand that changing relational patterns often transforms even the most inflexible "trait" into something softer, gentler -- not a fixed feature, but a protection that eventually yields to touch and intimacy in all the ways one would hope.

It's Never Too Late to Be Who You Might Have Been (Hope for Codependents)

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

You know you desperately want to be released from the shackles of self-doubt, self-loathing and fear. You, and only you, can make the determination to walk down a new path in life that will certainly bring you to happiness, serenity and improved self-esteem.

23 Signs You're Secretly a Narcissist Masquerading as a Sensitive Introvert

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

While introversion, sensitivity, and narcissism are all partially separate traits, hypersensitive covert narcissists are more likely to report that they are introverted and sensitive.

7 Great Tips For Parenting 'Emerging Adults'

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 10.30.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

By the time you're in your 50s or beyond, you expect that your heavy-duty parenting is nearing an end. If your kids are between the ages of 18 to 29, a period called 'emerging adulthood,' you most likely expect that they'll gradually become more and more independent and your official empty nest period can get underway.