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Nature vs Nurture

Eating Disorder Causation: A Call For More Research

Judith Brisman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Brisman, Ph.D.

I don't think we will ever be able to know exactly why an eating disorder develops in one person and not another. However, I do think it always helps to be curious about one's family -- whether there is an eating disorder crisis or not.

8 Surprising Facts To Put The Nature Vs. Nurture Debate To Rest

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

I teamed up with the well-known developmental psychologist David S. Moore to list eight facts about genes, twin studies and the heritability statistic that may come as a surprise to many people, even biologists!

Is There a Genie in the Genome?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

My own hope for genomic advances lingers. But at its best, that hope was and is a small flicker in comparison to the luminous promise of lifestyle.

What Genetics Can, and Can't, Tell Us

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

We have emerged into the post-genetic-inheritance era, where we are facing the limitations on what our DNA can tell us about ourselves and how we can modify our lives.

Nurture Vs. Nature: Which Determines Our Personality More?

Brian Gresko | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brian Gresko

I am actually a good case study in this regard, having been brought up by a man who is not my biological father.

Can You Change Your Personality?

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It's an age-old question: can we change the personalities we're born with? Now, a new study from the University of California Riverside is weighing in...

How You Nuture Your Health Could Change Your Genetic Nature

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

What this study suggests is quite provocative enough for now: take good enough care of yourself, and even your genes will get a makeover.

The Tyranny of the Body in the Quest for Spiritual Life

Eric Simpson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eric Simpson

When physical appetites obscure the human spirit, we enter the chaos of interior and exterior conflict, addiction, enslavement, and hypocrisy.

A Tribute to Mothers

Deborah Jiang-Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Jiang-Stein

What is there to achieve in 'happiness' if we are at peace, contented, and fulfilled? Isn't life enhanced when we feel contented and fulfilled, backed by a positive attitude and positive outlook on life?

Nature and That's It

Earl Pomerantz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Earl Pomerantz

"Nurture" doesn't really exist. It's simply expressed "nature." Where's my evidence? I don't have any. I offer my opinion unencumbered by study or research. I have no patience for that stuff.

Shark Attack!

Dave Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dave Hill

Australian Eric Nerhus had half his body inside a shark's mouth, which is kind of gross and also really bad for Eric Nerhus because -- as seafaring attack animals go, sharks are pretty much the worst.

Gay Marriage is Natural

Paul J. Zak, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul J. Zak, Ph.D.

Much of the anti-gay-marriage argument rests on two assumptions: Life-long exclusive mate-bonding for purpose of rearing offspring is natural, and homosexuality is not. Both have little basis in fact.